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  1. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    If you thought the cheer community was toxic, I guess the running community is ten times worse.


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gJUtepVRloE&t=646s


    Can you imagine chiming in on some level 4 team’s video: “SAD TO SEE THIS PATHETIC GROUP OF TEENAGE GIRLS.” Like under your own name and photo, because you’re proud of yourself?
     
  2. luv2cheer92

    luv2cheer92 Moderator Staff Member Bracket Winner Video Curator

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    I've been a part of the running community for almost 10 years now and I've never experienced anything negative. Like at all. Not saying it doesn't happen, but it's always been an incredibly positive experience for me. I usually comment to others how genuinely supportive everyone is at races. Though probably over 50% of my interactions are in Disney-related running groups, so that could be part of it haha.
     
  3. UCFKnights07

    UCFKnights07 Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    ive been running for years, even done a few disney marathons. While i never have personally experienced negativity, im not to surprised. But also very confused.... most people run marathons to beat their personal best times, or have a timed goal in mind, maybe a certain finisher place, but i dont think the mass majority of people who run marathons, run to actually win. Probably a very small percentage of people train for marathons for the sole purpose of winning. Plus plenty of people run marathons and dont train for them, i know i have. Plus you can train for months and the day of the race have the worst run ever. And i guarantee the first marathon you ever run, you will think to yourself mid run "i didnt train enough for this " lol.
     
  4. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    I think every sport has its pockets and good and bad people. And for the most part, I do think people in any given sport are positive if only because it’s easier than being negative all the time.

    But I think the reason this video stood out was because it was a bunch of adults crapping on HS kids who were literally still growing and learning. And I felt a certain pride in knowing that, however toxic cheer can be, if anyone tried that crap with a cheer video there’d be at least forty preteens there to correct them.
     
  5. cac4life

    cac4life Last Pass... on International Open 1

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    THATS HOW YOU DO IT!!
    A HIT ROUTINE BOTH DAYS, A 98 BOTH DAYS, AND LEVEL 4 GRAND CHAMPS!!!!
     
  6. quitthedrama

    quitthedrama I buy my Insta followers

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    Agree - every sport and every activity has it's share of good and bad, even livestock showing. I haven't had a chance to see it yet, but Pig Royalty looks like the livestock version of Dance Moms
     
  7. catlady

    catlady Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I 100% agree with this statement and believe it's because it is a lot more gratifying to be positive. We get together with a group of neighbors a couple of times of month and everyone's kids are involved in different sports. Every parent used to talk about their kid's sports as if it were some anomaly with outrageous cost, STP, coaches arrested, governing body issues, private lessons, scoring/umps, over the top parents, etc. and we quickly realized these are just the issues and reality of all youth sports. We, also, determined these anon accounts are the worst thing that's happened to sports and work diligently to keep the focus on negativity and drama, because people will follow it. Every single one of us would tell you our experiences at events/tournaments and with our gym/league was overwhelming positive with the odds of humanity insuring a very small percentage of negativity.

    @quitthedrama lol, Pig Royalty?
     
  8. quitthedrama

    quitthedrama I buy my Insta followers

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    Lots of similarities to many sports/activities except who knew the prize money in pig showing?!
     
  9. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    If you grew up in the 90’s at all, watch Kid90 about Soleil Moon Frye growing up with other young actors of the time (Sarah Gilbert, Mario Lopez, DiCaprio, Corey Feldman, etc.).

    If you’re anything like me, you’ll tear up a little at seeing young Jonathan Brandis.
     
  10. dat.jpp

    dat.jpp Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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  11. dat.jpp

    dat.jpp Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    Maryland Twisters Reign is back! They also proposing Reign to come back as an International Open Coed 6 this upcoming season, not just that but I'm hoping I can try out for it as well! My dream of becoming a Twister might come true
     
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  12. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    Too early for Worlds brackets?
     
  13. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    Wedding this weekend and Worlds the next. This whole week will be even more stressful than when LAG and Large Coed awards fell on the same day as the Game of Thrones finale two years ago.
     
  14. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

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    CONGRATS!

    Places I have had to try and watch Worlds coverage:

    *tee ball tournament.
    *waterpark birthday party
    *church Mother's Day tea type event with my in laws.
    *church dinner for youth missions while my pastor was speaking.
    *a school-sponsored band concert as I was handing out refreshments.
    *at work

    I am working remotely on Worlds Monday this year and I am oddly excited!
     
  15. CoachTamara

    CoachTamara Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    My wedding was Worlds weekend and I spent my post-wedding brunch watching LAG finals. Totally worth it.

    The next year I had a baby during worlds weekend, so I don't want to say anything butttttt....