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Columbus native

Athens, OH

#1 Mar 21, 2011
Wow. I attended the middle school cheer meeting tonight. Really it's not that serious. You would think that these girls were signing up for Harvard.
My favorite part was when the advisor told us not to tell our daughters they were any good, because we were not doing them any favors. She also went on to say that it didn't matter what we thought, only what they thought. They repeated things over and over and I'm just wondering if you think the parents are a bunch of non educated deaf people because Im pretty sure the second time you repeat something we all got it. We are all really impressed by your 22 years of handling the program but the first 20 mins you spent defending how there is no favortism and it's all fair. If you were really that confident that everything is fair, you wouldn't spend so much time defending how you handle things. We all know how the Wheeler$burg politic$ work so save your breath and the parents and kids alot of time. Go around and pick your girls based on their mommy and daddy's check books because clearly, it's not based off cheer ability.
not always

Logan, OH

#2 Mar 21, 2011
My daughter didn't get picked a few years back, I'm not saying the exact year. Id say my wife and I are in the top 5 percent income earners in Wheelersburg. We live in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the area. I will say no more about that, because I want to protect our privacy. My daughter wasn't picked on the middle school cheer team, while a girl from Garden city was picked. I'm not saying anything about garden city, and I'm not a snob. Also my friends daughter didn't get picked as well, and he is a pharmaceutical rep, and his wife is a nurse..also the same year, again not mentioning names....I'm only holding our names as to not embarrass our daughters....Basically Columbus native I'm only saying this, everywhere you go, you will find some sort of politics in everything you do..Its human nature. That is everywhere from Wheelersburg to Harlem High to Columbus and back. But I don't think they are taking middle school cheerleaders at Wheelersburg based on checkbooks...If they are, then someone forgot to ask me to write the check..because I would have.
orange and black

Portsmouth, OH

#3 Mar 21, 2011
Oh, the days of cheerleading. Brings back memories. The girls are convinced early on that making cheerleader and staying one is everything. It happened to me. You then get your mother involved into doing everything she can to keep you in the mix of everything. You look back later and feel kind of silly of some of the things you did and what you sacrificed to do it.
Columbus native

Baltimore, OH

#4 Mar 22, 2011
OK well thanks for sharing your opinion. Can I get a loan?

Maybe take 2 mins and read the rest of what my post said.

Take care
not always wrote:
My daughter didn't get picked a few years back, I'm not saying the exact year. Id say my wife and I are in the top 5 percent income earners in Wheelersburg. We live in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the area. I will say no more about that, because I want to protect our privacy. My daughter wasn't picked on the middle school cheer team, while a girl from Garden city was picked. I'm not saying anything about garden city, and I'm not a snob. Also my friends daughter didn't get picked as well, and he is a pharmaceutical rep, and his wife is a nurse..also the same year, again not mentioning names....I'm only holding our names as to not embarrass our daughters....Basically Columbus native I'm only saying this, everywhere you go, you will find some sort of politics in everything you do..Its human nature. That is everywhere from Wheelersburg to Harlem High to Columbus and back. But I don't think they are taking middle school cheerleaders at Wheelersburg based on checkbooks...If they are, then someone forgot to ask me to write the check..because I would have.
not always

Logan, OH

#5 Mar 22, 2011
What are you doing up at 3:45 am posting on this crazy site anyways?..I run a construction company and we are doing night shift work in Ashland right now. Only reason I was on here anyways is because my office help had the site pulled up on my laptop ..I think I'm going to have to fire her..lol....as for the loan, I'm not a banker..just construction..and the only reason I posted about our income and my friend is because neither of our daughters made the team....And yes I read your whole post, I'm still trying to decipher your actual complaint other than a lot of information at the meeting was redundant, and it sounded like denfending themselves to you...Don't ever go to my church, if thats your gripe, my pastor will surely upset you, he repeats things 3 and 4 times...I think I do the same thing here to my guys working, but it isit about me thinking they are stupid, its just to drive a point I'm very serious or concerned about...Like 3 weeks ago we had a guy get hurt, and I have had 6 meetings since then to stress safety, and I go over and over the same things...The reason for this is not only the guys safety, but its also to cover my ass, because there is always that one person who is who is screaming we didnt have safety procedures in place or we didn't care, etc, etc....So if I didnt have these talks then I have a law suit on my hands.....I bet that is going on with the middle school cheer advisor, because I'm sure every year she has some parent screaming about an injustice, and I'm talking about every school, everywhere in America , not just in the Burg.......Not in a million years would I ever be a cheer advisor, or a coach, or anything you would have to deal with parents..they only get paid a few thousand dollars per year, and everyone thinks they are just raking it in. When in reality they truly are just good people who are doing a job that most of us wouldn't want. The headache far outweighs the joy of it, or pay for that matter.
OMG

Portsmouth, OH

#6 Mar 22, 2011
not always wrote:
What are you doing up at 3:45 am posting on this crazy site anyways?..I run a construction company and we are doing night shift work in Ashland right now. Only reason I was on here anyways is because my office help had the site pulled up on my laptop ..I think I'm going to have to fire her..lol....as for the loan, I'm not a banker..just construction..and the only reason I posted about our income and my friend is because neither of our daughters made the team....And yes I read your whole post, I'm still trying to decipher your actual complaint other than a lot of information at the meeting was redundant, and it sounded like denfending themselves to you...Don't ever go to my church, if thats your gripe, my pastor will surely upset you, he repeats things 3 and 4 times...I think I do the same thing here to my guys working, but it isit about me thinking they are stupid, its just to drive a point I'm very serious or concerned about...Like 3 weeks ago we had a guy get hurt, and I have had 6 meetings since then to stress safety, and I go over and over the same things...The reason for this is not only the guys safety, but its also to cover my ass, because there is always that one person who is who is screaming we didnt have safety procedures in place or we didn't care, etc, etc....So if I didnt have these talks then I have a law suit on my hands.....I bet that is going on with the middle school cheer advisor, because I'm sure every year she has some parent screaming about an injustice, and I'm talking about every school, everywhere in America , not just in the Burg.......Not in a million years would I ever be a cheer advisor, or a coach, or anything you would have to deal with parents..they only get paid a few thousand dollars per year, and everyone thinks they are just raking it in. When in reality they truly are just good people who are doing a job that most of us wouldn't want. The headache far outweighs the joy of it, or pay for that matter.
You've got issues pal. That's all I am going to say.
not always

Logan, OH

#7 Mar 22, 2011
huh?..issues?..Its called debate..I didnt say anything negative about anyone..I was just explaining that people with money are not automatically given special treatment on that team. If you think by reading my comments that I have issues then I guess you need to not say anything else, because then truly you are just a moron, and some mom that just wants to cause problems..Go back to Columbus
OMG

Chicago, IL

#8 Mar 22, 2011
not always wrote:
huh?..issues?..Its called debate..I didnt say anything negative about anyone..I was just explaining that people with money are not automatically given special treatment on that team. If you think by reading my comments that I have issues then I guess you need to not say anything else, because then truly you are just a moron, and some mom that just wants to cause problems..Go back to Columbus
Mom from Columbus? Not me. You're showing more and more that you have issues though.
portsmouth girl

Chicago, IL

#9 Mar 22, 2011
I'm a PHS graduate. I cheered since the time I was very young. I married a Wheelersburg graduate, and I live in Burg now, & we plan to send our kids there. I can honestly say that Portsmouth chose their cheerleaders based on ability, attitude, teacher evaluations, etc. That's why our squad was awesome. We had very strict coaches, & they were crazy about picking the best of the best. That said, it saddens me to hear that Burg starts with politics so young. I want my daughter to enjoy the same carefree childhood and teenage years that I did. I want her to succeed based on ability and attitude. I don't want someone to decide if she should cheer based on anything besides those factors. This doesn't just go for cheerleading, but anything my kids choose to participate in. Come on, Burg. Don't disappoint me!!
toots

Circleville, OH

#10 Mar 22, 2011
portsmouth girl wrote:
I'm a PHS graduate. I cheered since the time I was very young. I married a Wheelersburg graduate, and I live in Burg now, & we plan to send our kids there. I can honestly say that Portsmouth chose their cheerleaders based on ability, attitude, teacher evaluations, etc. That's why our squad was awesome. We had very strict coaches, & they were crazy about picking the best of the best. That said, it saddens me to hear that Burg starts with politics so young. I want my daughter to enjoy the same carefree childhood and teenage years that I did. I want her to succeed based on ability and attitude. I don't want someone to decide if she should cheer based on anything besides those factors. This doesn't just go for cheerleading, but anything my kids choose to participate in. Come on, Burg. Don't disappoint me!!
BOY OH BOY, Are you in for a rude awakening. I am friends with a former cheerleaders mother. The cheerleader expects too much from the girls and their families. I'm talking major money, time, and stress just for a little cheerleading. You would think they were getting a grade or something. Its CHEERLEADING!! But it takes over their lives ALL year long!Their advisor doesn't have any other life so she makes this her life and everyone suffers. By the time the girls are seniors, they are so sick of the daily grind from being a cheerleader they are ready for it to be over with and so are the parents of these girls. You should be thankful that your daughter didn't make it and get her involved in sports of some type. At least sports is just one season. Like I said , a cheerleader at Wheelersburg works at being a cheerleader all year.
Wondering

Portsmouth, OH

#11 Mar 22, 2011
You r in for a ride awakening burg is nothing but who's kids parents did what in school
portsmouth girl wrote:
I'm a PHS graduate. I cheered since the time I was very young. I married a Wheelersburg graduate, and I live in Burg now, & we plan to send our kids there. I can honestly say that Portsmouth chose their cheerleaders based on ability, attitude, teacher evaluations, etc. That's why our squad was awesome. We had very strict coaches, & they were crazy about picking the best of the best. That said, it saddens me to hear that Burg starts with politics so young. I want my daughter to enjoy the same carefree childhood and teenage years that I did. I want her to succeed based on ability and attitude. I don't want someone to decide if she should cheer based on anything besides those factors. This doesn't just go for cheerleading, but anything my kids choose to participate in. Come on, Burg. Don't disappoint me!!
lady

Waverly, OH

#12 Mar 22, 2011
Wow, what if the kids read this? Their going to think that their nothing. And I'm pretty sure this is all adults. Pathetic. I'm a freshman and would NEVER say anything like that because it lowers the girls self esteem. It's junior high cheerleading? And yes, we take everything seriously, that's why were one of the best schools around here. And I'm not being conceited. It's the truth.
former cheerleader

United States

#13 Mar 22, 2011
toots wrote:
<quoted text>BOY OH BOY, Are you in for a rude awakening. I am friends with a former cheerleaders mother. The cheerleader expects too much from the girls and their families. I'm talking major money, time, and stress just for a little cheerleading. You would think they were getting a grade or something. Its CHEERLEADING!! But it takes over their lives ALL year long!Their advisor doesn't have any other life so she makes this her life and everyone suffers. By the time the girls are seniors, they are so sick of the daily grind from being a cheerleader they are ready for it to be over with and so are the parents of these girls. You should be thankful that your daughter didn't make it and get her involved in sports of some type. At least sports is just one season. Like I said , a cheerleader at Wheelersburg works at being a cheerleader all year.
You are exactly right. The sad part is girls are pretty much brainwashed into thinking that being a cheerleader and doing cheerleading stuff takes complete priority over everything else. Like you said they wake up when their days of high school are nearly over and say, "did I really just spend all that time, money and head ache the past four years for this?" When all said an done, the pros don't outweigh the cons.
portsmouth girl

Washington, DC

#14 Mar 23, 2011
former cheerleader wrote:
<quoted text>You are exactly right. The sad part is girls are pretty much brainwashed into thinking that being a cheerleader and doing cheerleading stuff takes complete priority over everything else. Like you said they wake up when their days of high school are nearly over and say, "did I really just spend all that time, money and head ache the past four years for this?" When all said an done, the pros don't outweigh the cons.
Ahh man. This all makes me quite sad!! Maybe my kids will be musicians.:)
Dulcenia

Waverly, OH

#15 Mar 25, 2011
It's not always how much money you have, it's how far your mom's nose is stuck up the cheerleader "coach's" behind. I don't any daughters, just an observation I have made through the years of being in the Burg.
Burg Student.

Greenup, KY

#16 Mar 26, 2011
hahahahahahahahahaha! you crazy parents. getting all worked up over middle school cheerleading. I'll have you know that my two best friends made cheerleading both 7th & 8th grade year and I know for a fact that their families are struggling over money. quit getting all salty because your daughter didn't make it. wake up call, she's not the best child in the whole wide world like you probably think. and it's very possible that she had no talent. so go back to work, try to bring in more income, and see if your daughter makes it next year. because I doubt she will.
Mature one here

Portsmouth, OH

#17 Apr 2, 2011
WOW! We have some Haters in the building! Both cheerleading advisors know exactly what they're talking about. This is why Wheelersburg has the best squad around. Highschool & jr high. And before you come in and say all this crap that your daughter has to go through,(not crap, just responsibility) maybe you should think about it first before you think your daughter should try out? All you people who are hating, need to stop because you all are WRONG Especially for you people that don't even have a daughter who's tried out.
well

Portsmouth, OH

#18 Apr 2, 2011
I've got to agree with the very first person who posted here about the talent of the girls. Although (sadly) it is true that Burg has the best cheerleaders in the area currently, that is not to say that they are that good. They're mediocre at best. Very few of them have proper form, & cheerleading 101 will teach you that the voice is to come from the diaphragm. These 2 BASIC ingredients are majorly lacking. Thirdly, the cheerleaders are to LEAD their cheer block. Burg doesn't have a grip on that either. This all reflects poorly upon the coaches. Sorry. I actually do not know who the coaches are or anything about them, so I can assure you this opinion is completely unbiased. These are just observations from a very knowledgeable cheerleading fan.
former cheerleader

Portsmouth, OH

#19 Apr 2, 2011
I cheered all through school at Wheelersburg. Wheelersburg always has had a good cheerleading program but I cannot honestly say it's always the best. Also, it is very demanding. Whoever said it's simply having responsibility, you're a little off. I had fun but felt a little overwhelmed from time to time. Not with the actual cheering but the other demands of it.
answer to your problem

United States

#20 Apr 19, 2011
just take your daughter to minford and move there too!!! What are you really teaching her! To me you really have to get what you want. This bull shit wasnt on here last year when she made it!

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