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New Cheerleading Policy At New Jersey High School Sparks Controversy

New Cheerleading Policy At New Jersey High School Sparks Controversy


AFTER A MOTHER COMPLAINED THAT HER DAUGHTER WAS NOT PICKED, THEY DECIDED THEY NEEDED TO BE MORE INCLUSIVE. SHE HAS BEEN PRACTICING FOUR DAYS A WEEK FOR THE LAST DECADE, DREAMING OF MAKING IT TO THE TOP TIRE CHEERING SQUAD KNOWN AS THE BLACK SQUAD. THE SCHOOL WAS USING A SCORING SYSTEM WITH JUDGES SCORING ON JUMPS AND CHOREOGRAPHY. SHE AND A NUMBER OF GIRLS MADE THE TEAM. BUT THE PARENT OF A CLASSMATE WHO PLACED ON A LOWER LEVEL SQUAD COMPLAINED TO THE SCHOOL. IN A LETTER THIS WEEK, THE SUPERINTENDENT WROTE, THE PROCESS WAS INVALID AND NOW THE HISTORICALLY ELITE TEAM WOULD BE MADE UP OF EVERY CHEERLEADER IN THE 11th AND 12th GRADES. ALL OF THE TIME THAT I HAVE SPENT PRACTICEs, CONSTANTLY FLIPPING, PRACTICING MY JUMPS ALL WAS JUST LIKE GONE. I WAS LIKE I CAN’T BELIEVE LIKE MY HARD WORK JUST DROPPED. IT IS LIKE TELLING A FOOTBALL PLAYER YOUR STAR VARSITY IF YOU PLAYER THEY CAN’T PLAY BECAUSE WE WANT TO MAKE IT ALL INCLUSIVE. IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A CHANGE, DO IT FOR THE NEXT SEASON. DON’T DO IT FOR THIS SEASON. YOU ALREADY HAD THE TRYOUT. Reporter: WE DID REACH OUT TO THE PARENT THAT COMPLAINED AS WELL AS THE DISTRICT’S SUPERINTENDENT. BOTH DECLINED OUR REQUEST FOR ON CAMERA INTERVIEW. IT IS A BAD PRECEDENCE BECAUSE THIS ISN’T THE WAY THAT THE WORLD IS. EVERYBODY DOESN’T GET A TROPHY. WHAT ABOUT LIFE, GETTING A JOB. ARE YOU GOING TO HAVE YOUR MOM COME WITH YOU TO HOLD YOUR HAND. FORMER CHEERLEADERS ARE SHOCKED. I WAS THE HEAD CHEERLEADER AND MY SISTER DIDN’T MAKE IT. MY MOM SAID YOU BETTER GET TO WORK. Reporter: THE CHANGE COULD MAKE IT LESS LIKELY FOR COLLEGES TO RECRUIT CHEERLEADERS FROM THE SCHOOL. THESE KIDS ARE MUSCULAR AND STRONG. IT IS NOT GOOD FOR THE I AM ACCORDING. YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT OUR SPORT HAS FIGHT TO BE RECOGNIZED INTO FOR A SCHOOL WHOSE MASCOT IS THE HORNET, IT IS TURNING INTO QUITE THE HORNET’S NEST. THE STATE ORGANIZATION WHICH GOVERNS THE RULES OF HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SAYS IT DOES NOT

26 thoughts on “New Cheerleading Policy At New Jersey High School Sparks Controversy”

  1. a parent complained??? A parent had that much time on there hands??? You are crying cause you daughter didn't make the squad??? Now you are so pathetic and embarrassed you won't do an on camera interview??? Get over it that's life there is always next year…I don't know what's sad this story or the parent

  2. I thought the Pep Clubs were established to alleviate this problem. Why not have the Pep Club rather than the cheerleaders select the cheerleaders?

  3. This is ridiculous did you help your daughter or hurt her thats life all can't be chosen another snowflake crying cause she didnt get what she wanted we swallowed Obama for 8 years still had to deal with it

  4. Wow. A mother complained because their kid didn't make elite/varsity?
    And their kid still could have cheered at a lower level?

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news New Jersey High School darlings but you are going to have to dumb down those jumps you perfected to make it fair for the girls that can't jump so good.

    Think I'm kidding? You'll see.

    P.S. I'm so sorry for you

  5. Do these young girls receive any payment for their "work they have done". No in high school these are extracurricular activities that are not recognized as work of any kind. What is their rate of pay: Hourly, Daily, Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Semi-Annually, Annually? I thought so. If these young girls and their parents do not like the rules then just quit and do something else.

  6. Doing something like this just helps to create a precedent and teaches children that they don't have to work hard to accomplish something. That's not the way life works. The parent is doing her daughter and extreme dis-service. Never mind the backlash she's going to get from others who have worked hard to EARN a chance to compete.

  7. hmmmmmm? which one couldn't perform the jumps at an elite level?…….2:10……figure it out……so mom intervened?……shame on mom …..instead of encouraging her to work harder, get to the required performance level, she screws the system for the rest of the team……bullying the entire squad……guaranteeing her child will never succeed and her weight problem will become worse…….mom of the year award goes to………..

  8. And these cheerleaders just learned how liberalism is a cancer. Life doesn't mean you get everything handed to you if you pout, hold your breath and complain. You are not entitled nor are you special.

  9. Gee that means even the shittiest should be on the sports teams lol. I want to see that too !!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Give me a break!! Stupid little snowflakes!! That's life!! Get over it!! Bad parenting!!! Her parents should be ashamed of themselves!!! #bratt

  11. More snowflakes. STOP helping lazy people. The Left/Socialist crowd just wants to take away incentives and give everyone food stamps, tv and a couch. Sloths.

  12. well that's the problem with Socialism. I remember all the kids saying they wanted Bernie Sanders well this is what you get. their is no reason to better yourselves or try harder because there is no reward. you can be  worthless , lazy and still get the same as those that work really hard for it.

  13. There is a reason for this thing called "Try out(s)". The schools should not change it policies to fit one's agenda like this parent's complaint. They should of encourage the complainers that there's always next year for tryouts. The parent is disabling this child how to cope with the real world by sheltering her and with the help of this school now. Society will pay for it later on in the girl's (the one who didn't make the tryouts) life. It will be her mom's fault like it is now. Surreal!

  14. While some of these fuckfaces blame Liberals for all this, I'm all like "Fuck cheerleaders. Cancel the whole damn team! We don't need them. They're a cancer to society!". This shit is all pointless.

  15. Lib•ral•ism- ladies… this is what the womens March was fighting for. The evil opression of meritocracy in the west or something.. you are now free.. why are they mad? ( sarcasm)

  16. When I was a freshman in high school, a junior on our cheer team didn’t make the Varsity squad for the senior year and was upset. Instead of letting her join Varsity squad, the coaches told her that she could choose to either stay on the Junior Varsity squad or leave the team. She chose to leave the team. There’s no point in having tryouts if anyone can make the squad.

  17. You call this fair? It sure isn't! Not the school's fault that the daughter didn't make the team Stephanie is a complete peanut butter and jelly mumbo jumbo head jabroni mad because she didn't make the team give me a break. Another thing is 1998 was and still is a favorite year of mine miss that year! What's this generation coming to?.

  18. well that blond is one bitchy cheerleader ! and the parents are even worst.

    US has a obesity crisis, making dancing more inclusive is one way to go to improve this. There no need to make competitive and I seen plenty of squads all size and shapes do awesome things on youtube.

  19. An it not all that uncommon for kids parents to get their kids their first interview or even jobs, I know plenty of people who kids first interviews was with their mums friend or their mum bosses. It how the rich block out non rich kids from plum jobs by selecting their friends kids.

  20. I knew so many of the girls most were my coaches and I found this unfair. I moved but I want to go back for cheer and my brother went to the school and we knew the girl who complained

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