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Jul 18, 2011
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Before I came to all star cheer, I heard that all the teams were really friendly and teams love getting to know other teams, but whenever I'm at competitions, it seems like noone really tries to get to know anyone outside of their gyms. Maybe it's just me, but I'd love to meet all types of people different ages, levels, everything. Opinions ?
 
I am with you in wishing there was more interaction between gyms. However, I think one explanation may be that when you get to the venue before going on, your mind is completely on getting ready to perform, so there is tension and just not the most conducive environment for chit- chat, the team needs to focus. After performing, most are ready to leave and chill until the next day. (and unfortunately, some may not be in the best moods if they busted. ) That is one of the reasons I am such a fan of the gym trading pins, it is a good excuse to go and talk to members of other gyms - hopefully without seeming like a creeper. ;)
 
I love meeting new people from different teams! It can just be really hard if you are focused and the team has to stay together as a group. Normally my mind is only thinking about the upcoming performance or I'm sitting watching other teams till its finally time for my warm-ups. But after performing, I don't see why people can't go around talking, trading, and meeting eachother! I personally love meeting new people. The cheer friends that I have met at competitions tend to be some of the nicest people I have ever met!!
 
One way is to get to "know" someone on the boards and then see them at a competition. They will introduce you to people and you can introduce them to people. Before you know it, you'll know about 2,000 more people and see someone everywhere you go.

I know because it's happened to me. At this point, I doubt it would be possible for me to attend a competition anywhere in the US and not know someone there.

It doesn't happen over night, but it does happen.
 
My coaches have just opened up a cheer gym to house all the stand-alone teams to come together under one roof. We all stay with our respective programmes with the exception of a few that cross compete together in groups or partner stunts under the coaches own allstar name. We have open stunt and gym sessions that anyone can attend (three diff programmes were there last night!) and closed individual team training. It's so nice to have this feeling of unity and cheer each other on when we go to travel comps. It sounds complicated and like a recipe for disaster, but they're such good people and everyone respects them enough to keep a harmonious environment. I love it. Can't wait to start putting up everyone's banners and trophies and celebrate their successes!
 
I know because it's happened to me. At this point, I doubt it would be possible for me to attend a competition anywhere in the US and not know someone there.

"ACEDAD IS real..."
 
"ACEDAD IS real..."

One of the funniest times ever was this past February at Cheersport. Before the tumbling competition, Kevin Brubaker brought me up on stage to introduce me and acknowledge my retirement.

There were 3-4 girls in front that actually said "Oh my God, ACEDAD IS real!" Absolutely cracked me up.
 
Before I came to all star cheer, I heard that all the teams were really friendly and teams love getting to know other teams, but whenever I'm at competitions, it seems like noone really tries to get to know anyone outside of their gyms. Maybe it's just me, but I'd love to meet all types of people different ages, levels, everything. Opinions ?

I see you're from Kids Spot, and I coach at Madtown Twisters. Our girls ALWAYS love meeting new people, so come up and say hi sometime. I think you guys are at a lot of the same Chicago competitions as us.
 
I see you're from Kids Spot, and I coach at Madtown Twisters. Our girls ALWAYS love meeting new people, so come up and say hi sometime. I think you guys are at a lot of the same Chicago competitions as us.

i'd love to . are you all at Jamlive this weekend ?
 
I see you're from Kids Spot, and I coach at Madtown Twisters. Our girls ALWAYS love meeting new people, so come up and say hi sometime. I think you guys are at a lot of the same Chicago competitions as us.

Yep. I coach a junior 2 and a senior 3, so we will be around both days. @beetle. and @bwana cheer for me and are around on fierceboard quite a bit. I am sure they'd love to make some new cheer friends.
 
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