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Parent

Russellville, AR

#1 Jun 30, 2010
Why is it that a coaches daughter(elementary) gets to perform and compete against Jr High Students in a sport that has tryouts??????? What is good for one should be good for all.........Why even have tryouts.....let all the kids join the squad....What about all of those poor little girls that did not even make the team.
Mama of 4

United States

#2 Jun 30, 2010
I saw that in the paper this morning and was wondering the same thing. Also, I thought in order to wear a Booneville cheer uniform, you had to have actually tried out for the squad and make it. Isn't there a handbook/rule that states if a person, who is not a cheerleader is caught wearing any piece of the uniform, then the person responsible for that uniform is immediately suspended? Does this mean that the coach is now suspended from the team?
bsn

United States

#3 Jun 30, 2010
I agree that is not right. What was the cheerleader sponsor thinking.........
CONCERNED CHEER PARENT

United States

#4 Jun 30, 2010
What really upsets me about the whole thing is that the coaches kid was also nominated (by her mother, the coach) for All-American Cheerleader. That is a patch worn on a letter jacket. Why in the world would a fifth grader be nominated for that, when there were other little girls ON THE SQUAD that could have been nominated instead. This is just terrible. It is not fair to all of the little girls in Elementary school who can't try out for Junior high. It is TRAGIC for all of the junior high cheerleaders and their parents.
grazie

United States

#5 Jun 30, 2010
CONCERNED CHEER PARENT wrote:
What really upsets me about the whole thing is that the coaches kid was also nominated (by her mother, the coach) for All-American Cheerleader. That is a patch worn on a letter jacket. Why in the world would a fifth grader be nominated for that, when there were other little girls ON THE SQUAD that could have been nominated instead. This is just terrible. It is not fair to all of the little girls in Elementary school who can't try out for Junior high. It is TRAGIC for all of the junior high cheerleaders and their parents.
I do believe the administration should look into this.
Mom

Russellville, AR

#6 Jul 1, 2010
Wow! Is this how we run things here? Wonder if this will be swept under the rug?
another mom

United States

#7 Jul 1, 2010
Mom wrote:
Wow! Is this how we run things here? Wonder if this will be swept under the rug?
Probably yes.
booneville cheer mom

Ozark, AR

#8 Jul 1, 2010
I see all these comments from everyone not living in Booneville, I mean if it doesn't concern you why are you here leaving comments on our page? Seriously, who really cares?
Parent

Russellville, AR

#9 Jul 1, 2010
booneville cheer mom wrote:
I see all these comments from everyone not living in Booneville, I mean if it doesn't concern you why are you here leaving comments on our page? Seriously, who really cares?
I see that you are not from Booneville but yet your name is Booneville Cheer Mom.........Hmmmmmmm.......Gla d that You are not running our school....So if it doesnt affect your child then its ok for others to be treated wrong.
Neighbor

Fort Smith, AR

#10 Jul 1, 2010
CONCERNED CHEER PARENT wrote:
What really upsets me about the whole thing is that the coaches kid was also nominated (by her mother, the coach) for All-American Cheerleader. That is a patch worn on a letter jacket. Why in the world would a fifth grader be nominated for that, when there were other little girls ON THE SQUAD that could have been nominated instead. This is just terrible. It is not fair to all of the little girls in Elementary school who can't try out for Junior high. It is TRAGIC for all of the junior high cheerleaders and their parents.
Maybe she was the best one. Have you considered that?
Bjhs Mom

Russellville, AR

#11 Jul 1, 2010
A 5th grade student better then the girls that made the team. Is that what you are saying, or is that what the Cheer Sponsor( Mom) is saying? Either way that is not the point and you know it. If she is that good maybe we need to notify the news media and lets all get a look at this cheerleader.
Bearcat 35

United States

#12 Jul 1, 2010
In case you hadn't noticed, this forum automatically generates a location for the individual who's posting. What bothers me most about your post is the who really cares comment. Aren't we, as parents, responsible for teaching our children right from wrong? How can you, as a parent, approve of the lack of judgment, ethics
and morals this sponsor has(d)? By allowing this child to participate when she wasn't qualified, set the tone for all of our children to believe that it doesn't matter how much effort you put into something, it all boils down to who you know. For me this is a sad day for our young people.
Proud Bearcat

United States

#13 Jul 1, 2010
The child was not the best...and regardless, she's not qualified to hold that position. If any elementary school aged child is allowed to compete and try out, then let's have open to the public try outs with a non-biased judge and we'll see.
Teacher

Fort Smith, AR

#14 Jul 1, 2010
I think this does teach children some hard lessons. LIFE ISN'T FAIR!! That is something that they need to know. Yes, it sucks for the kids, but they will learn it at some point. You can't keep them sheltered from everything as much as we would like. We feel that way because we're parents.

But if they can learn that lesson about something as insignificant as elementary school cheerleading then when they have to face it in something that is relevant they will be more prepared. I'm not advocating what she did, nor am I condemning it, but if the roles were reversed some of you would do the same thing I would be willing to bet.
Mom

Russellville, AR

#15 Jul 1, 2010
Teacher wrote:
I think this does teach children some hard lessons. LIFE ISN'T FAIR!! That is something that they need to know. Yes, it sucks for the kids, but they will learn it at some point. You can't keep them sheltered from everything as much as we would like. We feel that way because we're parents.
But if they can learn that lesson about something as insignificant as elementary school cheerleading then when they have to face it in something that is relevant they will be more prepared. I'm not advocating what she did, nor am I condemning it, but if the roles were reversed some of you would do the same thing I would be willing to bet.
So then what you are saying is this, Parents sit your children down and explain to them that "life is not fair" and this will be a lesson taught to you by the teachers/coaches of your school. This way you will be prepared for the hard lessons of life. Stop trying to cover this up and make it about life not being fair, that is way over used. Why even have tryouts to any sport lets just make this a free for all. 7th grade and Bjhs cheerleaders are getting robbed it has turned into a joke the way she runs the program. If i had a child I would not let them tryout until 10th grade.
Tim

United States

#16 Jul 1, 2010
You call yourself TEACHER and your advice is to tell Elementary School children that LIFE ISN'T FAIR? You should be ashamed of yourself; how pathetic. I'm sorry your mommy and daddy didn't give you enough attention when you were a child. We're talking about a BJHS Cheerleader being robbed of an opportunity because the sponsor apparently is greedy and places her wants above the rules. Maybe the two of you should sit around drinking coffee while deciding how to teach another child an 'unfair' lesson.
Bearcat

Russellville, AR

#17 Jul 1, 2010
I wonder if She had to pay the same amount for the Camp as the BJHS Cheerleaders?
BJHS Graduate

United States

#18 Jul 1, 2010
Bearcat wrote:
I wonder if She had to pay the same amount for the Camp as the BJHS Cheerleaders?
I doubt it...if she is willing to be blatantly dishonest in front of the people of Booneville, imagine what secrets are going on behind our backs.
Bearcat 35

United States

#19 Jul 1, 2010
booneville cheer mom wrote:
I see all these comments from everyone not living in Booneville, I mean if it doesn't concern you why are you here leaving comments on our page? Seriously, who really cares?
In case you hadn't noticed, this forum
automatically generates a location for the individual who's posting. What bothers me most about your post is the who really cares comment. Aren't we, as parents, responsible for teaching our children right from wrong? How can you, as a parent, approve of the lack of judgment, ethics
and morals this sponsor has(d)? By allowing this child to participate when she wasn't qualified, set the tone
for all of our children to believe that it doesn't matter how much effort you put into something, it all boils down to who you know. For me this is a sad day for our young people.
PROUD BEARCAT

Siloam Springs, AR

#20 Jul 1, 2010
THIS ACTUALLY DID DISMAY ME WHEN I SEEN THIS IN THE PAPER AND I CAN NOT BELIEVE THAT THE ADMINISTRATION IS LETTING THIS GO ON! I AM FROM BOONEVILLE AND AS A BEARCAT FOOTBALL PARENT THIS IS JUST EMBARRASING AND I AM VERY SORRY FOR THOSE POOR OTHER CHEERLEADERS THAT DID NOT GET A CHANCE TO TRYOUT FOR ALL AMERICAN! HOWEVER THIS SAME LITTLE GIRL GOT IN A UNIFORM AND PERFORMED AT GAMES WITH THE SQUAD LAST YEAR.. DID ANYONE HEAR THAT JUNIOR HIGH WAS GETTING A MASCOT??? I DIDNT THINK SO EITHER!

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