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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by taylyn View Post

This is the only part that Shocked me...They are chosen As in kids as young as 5 Try their Hardest and don't Make it?? ...I wouldn't want my Young child to deal with that.

I KNOW!! Isn't that crazy!?!

Here's exactly what it says:

We will be starting our K-2nd grade cheering squad. Anyone interested in trying out will need to attend practice. There will be 4 students from each grade who will be chosen to be on the cheer team. Those students who make the team will be expected to attend practice every time, and also cheer camps. Students will also be expected to participate in fund raising...."

Sounded like alot of work to me, for a Kindergartener!!
And I also didn't like the fact that they would be "chosen". Forget that!! She's too young for all that!! Time to homeschool!!

On a side note: I don't DARE even tell DH about this. He's already freaked out about her growing up too fast. You know, the whole "My Little Girl" thing. I'll just keep this one to myself! (ha)
post #12 of 17
Okay I HAD to chime in, as I coach a team of 1st and 2nd grade cheerleaders.... my girls LOVE cheerleading.

Our town has cheerleading starting at 4 and 5 years old. They cheer for Flag Football.

We cheer for midget football, and our team is the Giants. Samantha wanted to try it this year, so I volunteered to coach and I'm having a BLAST. I love it. I have a GREAT group of girls and they just LOVE stunting! My Sammie is the flyer for most of our stunts because she is so little and she is easy to lift. I get compliments on my girls all the time because they are such great little athletes. We are not allowed to go higher than a half extention and my girls all BEG to be a flyer. We also work on a dance routine and we go to competition. I can honestly say I have the best little squad.

I think its just like any sport, and it demonstrates team man ship, and good sports. I think it also fosters commitment and responsabitlty. And its FUN! The girls on my squad get along great. (Sammie wants to me type that 'Halftime is extremely fun' LOL) My girls work hard at their routines and love to go out for halftime and perform what they have practiced. And I like to make sure my girls are having fun, I think thats the most important part.
post #13 of 17
However, I agree with this!

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Originally Posted by LuvMySoldier View Post

I KNOW!! Isn't that crazy!?!

Here's exactly what it says:

We will be starting our K-2nd grade cheering squad. Anyone interested in trying out will need to attend practice. There will be 4 students from each grade who will be chosen to be on the cheer team. Those students who make the team will be expected to attend practice every time, and also cheer camps. Students will also be expected to participate in fund raising...."

Sounded like alot of work to me, for a Kindergartener!!
And I also didn't like the fact that they would be "chosen". Forget that!! She's too young for all that!! Time to homeschool!!

On a side note: I don't DARE even tell DH about this. He's already freaked out about her growing up too fast. You know, the whole "My Little Girl" thing. I'll just keep this one to myself! (ha)

I think thats WAY too much pressure for a little girl in kindergarten, to MAKE a team??? Like I said in an earlier post, I coach the girls in our town, and we just sign up. There is no tryouts (unless they have too many kids for one team, then they start moving them around, but everyone makes a team)

CRAZY!
post #14 of 17
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Maybe when she's older, and shows interest, I would think about letting her join. I mean, whatever she's interested in - that's what I'll go along with. I just think it's too early for "competition" like that, and right now I don't even think SHE knows what she's interested in...Except maybe a little boy named Orin!!...
post #15 of 17
Our school has a 'cheerleading camp' for K-3 grades. The kids have to go to a practice for a couple hours to learn a cheer and then at one of the halftime basketball games, they will do their cheer. It gets them a little exposure to cheering. I tried to get my dd to do it last year in K, but she is soo quiet that she didn't want to do it.
post #16 of 17
How cute!! If cheer were to be offered when dd reaches kindergarten, I'd put her in - she's so physical!

However, two things I don't agree with, with what your school is doing: this should be fun at this age, NOT competitive. And a requirement is to participate in fundraising? Good God. Are they trying to turn our kids into little car salesmen? This IS getting a little crazy!
post #17 of 17
We have something like Flag Football- called Pop Warner. I think it starts in the 1st grade here. I have alittle cousin who is in 2nd grade. This is her 2nd year-she loves it. My dd already told me she wants to do it next year.
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