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In the click

Snellville, GA

#1 May 10, 2013
Just wonder if some other folks notice that some kids that made it is because of there moms that teach at that school just saying
Madea

Alma, GA

#2 May 10, 2013
Yep, I noticed that all of the teachers daughters made it. They deserve each other though. They are all snots and have their big noses in the air. Instead of try outs next year, they should let the public know that the teachers family members are guaranteed a spot. The Bacon County School will always have their buddy system.
Jenny craig

Waycross, GA

#3 May 10, 2013
Most likely those girls are in gymnastics/tumbling classes and have been for years. That really makes a difference in their abilities.
Susieq

Blackshear, GA

#4 May 10, 2013
Maybe your kid sucks?
In the click

Snellville, GA

#5 May 10, 2013
Susieq wrote:
Maybe your kid sucks?
. I don't have kid but I know of a friend that does and she made it but one of her friends didn't and she thinks she should have so there u go
Parents these days

Alma, GA

#6 May 10, 2013
This is probably why one of the coaches didn't come back this year. There is just no way to please everyone. I know these girls well and I know for a fact that the majority have been taking gymnastics, cheer, or dance for several years. That makes BIG difference in their abilities. It's not fair to say that the only reason some of the girls made it was because they are "teachers kids". They simply have more experience because their parents care enough to put them in extracurricular activities since they were little. If I'm not mistaken there were at least 2 teachers' kids that tried out last year that DIDN't make the team. So, you might want to try to come up with a difference excuse as to why your child didn't make the team. I'm sure the coaches would love you to come take their job and find out what kind of work goes into coaching a team of 20 something girls.
Parents these days

Alma, GA

#7 May 10, 2013

Thank you for providing everyone with the perfect definition of ignorance. I sincerely hope you're refering to the adults as 'snots' and not the children. However, you probably aren't and THAT is what's wrong with kids these days....they adopt the mindset of their parents. They automatically get mad and play the blame game instead of asking "What can I do to better myself?". IF you are referring to the adults as 'snots', just remember those 'snots' are teaching your kid!
bchs1987

Atlanta, GA

#9 May 15, 2013
I looked at list and a lot of those kids take dance and gymnastics. When you do routines it helps to know how to do 8 counts. I understand they did a routine in tryouts and several of the kids could not get it. It is not rah Rah. Rah anymore. You have to be able to move.
Out of the click

Griffin, GA

#10 May 15, 2013
Guess that's how to shut a post down,just facts
Well said
marge22

Alma, GA

#11 May 16, 2013
tumbling is a must in cheering for the school systems....rec cheer is just rah rah rah as it should be. cheering for the school COMPETES!!! both schools have competition squads. the girls r evaluated on their ability to cheer, tumble,and stunt. if the child that didnt make it isnt in a tumbling class then the parent needs to get them enrolled in a tumbling class!!! if they dont want to do that then continue to cheer for the rec dept. and quit whinning!!! just saying!
lucy

Baxley, GA

#12 May 18, 2013
we are going to have a great competition team this year...GO GIRLS!!!!!!!!!
Farrell Landon

Hilton Head Island, SC

#13 May 18, 2013
lucy wrote:
we are going to have a great competition team this year...GO GIRLS!!!!!!!!!
Whut they gonna compete in??? I competed in a root beer chuggin fart contest years ago and took first place!!!! I think it would be awesome if they chugged a rootbeer keg and could see who could rip a** the hardest.
Elmo McElroy

Douglasville, GA

#14 May 19, 2013
Who gives a shit? Its middle school cheerleading for christ sakes. If they didnt make it sign them up for another sport. One that could actually have a future.
CUriOs

Alma, GA

#15 May 19, 2013
If you or your daughter didnt make try outs I would consider it one of God's unanswered prayers. Cheer leading in a football team town usually comes with popularity, and that kind of pressure on someone to live up to their peers expectations is more than enough to break a person.
Most of the girls (not all) that were cheerleaders when I attended school suffered from crippling self-expectations, as well as high expectations from their peers and their teachers. You must be all things to everyone. They hid it well, but there were a couple of moments when some of these girls would let down their guard and you could see their bleak misery. They often lashed out and rebelled in extreme ways to deal with this pressure of "perfect". Many of them did more drugs than the "druggies" and were often promiscuous , I assume to fill some void.
Many of them grew up to be lost and lonely. Many of them will never be satisfied with life, will never be content.
While the lure of popularity and the spot light can be alluring, many often don't see the backlash that can happen. Think Brittany Spears on a small town scale.
I often had many of these girls break down their deepest problems to me, though I was not in their "group". Even as a teenager I knew they were desperate for someone to listen, for someone to not judge them for their obvious humanity and normalcy.
Positions like that often come with a price, and if you didn't get that position, count it as gods good will.
These teachers, these parents who place their children on these teams do so with hopes of popularity...and even those who do it out of love of the sport still suffer the tremendous pressure of a position such as that. Their parents are doing them no favors by "pruning" them into their "mold".
If my daughter ever wants to dance or do gymnastics, or even cheer leading, she will do so out of the spotlight of public school. I will give my daughter every chance to grow into "herself" without such heavy outside influences and expectations for something so useless as shallow popularity.

Never be ashamed to be average. Average has all the advantages of self discovery.
Out of the click

Alma, GA

#16 May 20, 2013
CUriOs wrote:
If you or your daughter didnt make try outs I would consider it one of God's unanswered prayers. Cheer leading in a football team town usually comes with popularity, and that kind of pressure on someone to live up to their peers expectations is more than enough to break a person.
Most of the girls (not all) that were cheerleaders when I attended school suffered from crippling self-expectations, as well as high expectations from their peers and their teachers. You must be all things to everyone. They hid it well, but there were a couple of moments when some of these girls would let down their guard and you could see their bleak misery. They often lashed out and rebelled in extreme ways to deal with this pressure of "perfect". Many of them did more drugs than the "druggies" and were often promiscuous , I assume to fill some void.
Many of them grew up to be lost and lonely. Many of them will never be satisfied with life, will never be content.
While the lure of popularity and the spot light can be alluring, many often don't see the backlash that can happen. Think Brittany Spears on a small town scale.
I often had many of these girls break down their deepest problems to me, though I was not in their "group". Even as a teenager I knew they were desperate for someone to listen, for someone to not judge them for their obvious humanity and normalcy.
Positions like that often come with a price, and if you didn't get that position, count it as gods good will.
These teachers, these parents who place their children on these teams do so with hopes of popularity...and even those who do it out of love of the sport still suffer the tremendous pressure of a position such as that. Their parents are doing them no favors by "pruning" them into their "mold".
If my daughter ever wants to dance or do gymnastics, or even cheer leading, she will do so out of the spotlight of public school. I will give my daughter every chance to grow into "herself" without such heavy outside influences and expectations for something so useless as shallow popularity.
Never be ashamed to be average. Average has all the advantages of self discovery.
Sounds like you didn't make it when you where in school.Anybody that writes that much must be heart broke.
CuRiOuS

Alma, GA

#17 May 20, 2013
Out of the click wrote:
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Sounds like you didn't make it when you where in school.Anybody that writes that much must be heart broke.
Actually I did make it. For a short time in elementary school. As well as softball. I wasn't really into sports and only signed up and tried out because my mother really wanted me to have some extra circular activities. It wasn't my thing though and I quit shortly after. I was more artistic than athletic. And not heart broken, just insightful. Well, I guess a little heartbroken. Many of those girls showed so much promise, but the pressure was too crippling. Not for all. But for many.
I think people hide behind politically correct ideas so often that they don't really see the consequences of their actions. It's just my opinion and you don't have to agree. I will take a good old fashioned debate!:D
Jenny craig

Waycross, GA

#18 May 20, 2013
CuRiOuS wrote:
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Actually I did make it. For a short time in elementary school. As well as softball. I wasn't really into sports and only signed up and tried out because my mother really wanted me to have some extra circular activities. It wasn't my thing though and I quit shortly after. I was more artistic than athletic. And not heart broken, just insightful. Well, I guess a little heartbroken. Many of those girls showed so much promise, but the pressure was too crippling. Not for all. But for many.
I think people hide behind politically correct ideas so often that they don't really see the consequences of their actions. It's just my opinion and you don't have to agree. I will take a good old fashioned debate!:D
Did you go round & round?
CuRiOuS

Alma, GA

#20 May 21, 2013
Jenny craig wrote:
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Did you go round & round?
I'm sorry, is that a fat joke? It's a sad day when someone can't even come up with a decent insult, especially in a reply to a post that wasn't offensive!

Sweetie, did you not understand the big words and only slightly complicated psychological references? I'm apologize, I wasn't trying to confuse anyone. You must have felt frustrated reading my posts and the only way you could lash out was to insult me.....or to try.

If your going to disagree or even dislike something I say then come at me with something a little more intelligent than a sadly worded fat joke and a Jenny Craig name. You, my friend, have no place in an intelligent discussion.

I clearly stated I was up for an intelligent discussion on anyone who disagreed...and you clearly weren't up for the challenge. Haha....give it another shot lets see if you can do better next time!
rootbeer fart

Alma, GA

#21 May 28, 2013
why dont they let them all make the team?? Thats what they do at highschool aint it. Never seen so many. competition squad , football squad, basketball squad. didnt even know that many girls go to school in Alma And what would it hurt??really these are junoir high cheerleaders drop any competition and let them all root the boys on.
Jenny craig

Waycross, GA

#22 May 28, 2013
CuRiOuS wrote:
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I'm sorry, is that a fat joke? It's a sad day when someone can't even come up with a decent insult, especially in a reply to a post that wasn't offensive!
Sweetie, did you not understand the big words and only slightly complicated psychological references? I'm apologize, I wasn't trying to confuse anyone. You must have felt frustrated reading my posts and the only way you could lash out was to insult me.....or to try.
If your going to disagree or even dislike something I say then come at me with something a little more intelligent than a sadly worded fat joke and a Jenny Craig name. You, my friend, have no place in an intelligent discussion.
I clearly stated I was up for an intelligent discussion on anyone who disagreed...and you clearly weren't up for the challenge. Haha....give it another shot lets see if you can do better next time!
That was absolutely not a fat joke. You said you participated in CIRCULAR activities. I think you meant curricular. It just struck me as funny. Sorry it offended you. Have a great day!

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