Successful/elite Gyms - Who Are Your Top 5?

Discussion in 'Allstar Cheerleading' started by anythingforcheer, May 21, 2013.

  1. dawgshow

    dawgshow Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I believe that part of the reason is that when the thread was originally posted it was the 3rd or 4th by the OP essentially asking the same question.


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  2. EnglishRose

    EnglishRose I nugget in the back

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    In no particular order, the gyms where I would send my (imaginary) future 4 year old tiny CP with the hopes of a safe and successful cheer career, to learn beautiful tumbles, solid stunt skills and a great attitude, to compete successfully and hopefully end with a worlds ring and a college place would be...

    1. Cheer Athletic
    2. Stingrays
    3. Cheer Extreme
    4. World Cup (who doesn't want to be a twinkle!?!)
    5. Woodlands

    Of course, I'm in England so this all presupposes I have a child AND move to the USA!
     
  3. anythingforcheer

    anythingforcheer Last Pass... on International Open 1

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    Were you referring to me as the poster that asked this question before? As a parent, I've been on this board since the proxy board etc. Never caused any drama and once in a while get in the mood to reach out and ask questions, no pun intended, no fishing for anything because I've never mentioned any affliation with any gym, I respect all of them. Usually, when I go on post rampage, its to gather information for someone that is clueless to what their particular cp should do in a situation or better yet, I really don't have the knowledge to answer the question so I turn to the FB where we have the experts. That's all folks and thanks for the responses.
     
  4. Allstar1316

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    Champion Cheer has a LOT of great lower level teams. They'd have to be on my list along with CA, Cali, Rockstar, and of course Rays:)


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  5. hawkeye87

    hawkeye87 I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    In no particular order.
    1. World Cup
    2. Cheer Atheltics
    3. California Allstars
    4. Stingray Allstars
    5. Maryland Twisters
     
  6. taytaydaubs

    taytaydaubs Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    1) Stingrays
    2) Cheer Athletics
    3) California Allstars
    4) ICE
    5) Green Bay Elite
     
  7. chyeeaaa69

    chyeeaaa69 The Beygency. . best GIFs/Memes

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    I got excited that I could have a slight brag-about-my-gym moment, but as the OP said "across the country", I will refrain from mentioning that my gym had somewhere around 50 teams last season.
     
  8. dawgshow

    dawgshow Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Oops, I had you confused with another poster. My answer makes no sense now. I hereby cow myself ;)


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  9. AndrewSky

    AndrewSky Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    and even though your gym isn't even in this country they're in the top 5 largest programs in the country.
     
  10. CEA_ATC

    CEA_ATC When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    You guys crack me up with everyone leaving CEA off these lists. I look at it this way: we strive for advancement and development.... Pushing to the next level. Consequently, CSP asks us to trust her with our kids, and there will be bumpy road ahead, but it will make them better. That means being on a team that should probably be level 2, but starts the year level 3 to drive them to get better and develop. By the point in the year where our CPs teams are getting super competitive and winning at their original level, they bump up to level 4 (this is all from experience the past few years).

    Does it mean every time we step out on the mat, we win? No. Does it mean we sometimes looking up at other teams in our division and trying to figure out how to compete? Absolutely. You know what it DOES mean? It means that when our girls to get to those "high end" teams, they are seasoned, ready to go, and unflappable.

    You think that is a horrible idea, and you need to have your CP win everything they enter? Even if that means staying level 1, 2, or 3 for a few years longer than necessary? you want your CP with level 3-4 skills on a level 2 team so they can win every time? Our gym is not for you, probably. I cannot be more pleased with how CSP leads our girls. She personally spoke to ours after her tearful "Teal Reveal" letter opening for youth elite, to tell her that "This is going to mean a lot of work for you, but you deserve this." Courtney Pope, who gets vilified so much for philosophy, and business decisions, and percieved personal decisions, wanted so badly to see my CP open that letter that she followed her over to watch the reaction. I was honored, and touched by the gesture, but also by the trust she showed in my kid, a kid she knows will have to bust it to be a "Butterfly". Would she win more by stacking levels 1-3 with those types of kids? Of course she would, but that would be more about HER than it would be about them. Not how she or CEA rolls. I am happy to say my kid went through a tough year last year, and did not win a ton, considering they were cheering a level up all year, but it was worth it. She learned what it takes to work and win, and I will pay off. I'll take that over more trophies and t shirts any day.

    Much respect to Cali and Stingrays and Cheer Athletics and all of them, but I won't trade my gym for any of them!


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  11. ACEDAD

    ACEDAD Named "Best Veteran" meaning "Most Attractive".

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  12. Cheeranswers

    Cheeranswers Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I understand that you're from CEA so that might be why you're commenting this, but i really dont see a need to get defensive. There's no reason for you to feel victimized that CEA is getting left of people's PERSONAL list.. Its not like people are saying "cali, ca, NOT CEA, world cup" etc..
     
  13. AndrewSky

    AndrewSky Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I feel the same way about my program, Tranny Elite.
    we've won worlds and NCA... It's so annoying ;)
     
  14. Cheeranswers

    Cheeranswers Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    side note: am i the only one that thought of this while reading that post?
     
  15. CEA_ATC

    CEA_ATC When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    People making arguments for gyms, I am making one for mine. Call me Kanye all you want, but the "CEA is weak at lower levels" argument that is so common around here will not go without an answer from me.

    Don't even get me started on Ellenwood at lower levels, as a couple on here mentioned. I'll add CAO Elite to the list, though, for smaller gyms. Love watching them go.


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