Michigan High School Cheer

Discussion in 'High School Cheerleading' started by ryann3794, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. ryann3794

    ryann3794 When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    ok so I keep seeing threads about the boy getting his team disqualified so I thought i'd clear some things up as I'm from michigan and have done high school cheer.

    In michigan school cheer become a recognized sport by the MHSAA about 5 years ago. When they did this they completely changed competitive cheer. Boys were no longer allowed, no music is allowed, and it is split in to 3 rounds (middle school has 2 rounds). There are no divisions its just JV and Varsity. Sometimes they split it up by class (1-4) but this rarely happens besides at states. Teams are also not allowed to compete at any all star events and if you cheer all star you can not compete with your high school for 2 seasons. heres an example of what high school cheer is like (this is the state runner up by .04 points and my high school )


    round 1 (this round is jumps)


    round 2 (this round requires a mandatory 8 count of motions that every school performs along with jumps, flexibility skills, and 2 standing tumbling skills)


    round 3 (stunting round)
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  2. retiredl5cheer

    retiredl5cheer Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    This is the weirdest format of cheerleading I've ever seen. :eek: I don't think I like it.
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  3. ryann3794

    ryann3794 When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    exactly why I switched to all star lol.
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  4. Katybugmom

    Katybugmom They call me Susie

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    They are amazing at their sharpness and synchronization.
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  5. dream2beCOACH

    dream2beCOACH They call me Susie

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    i don't think i have ever seen back walkovers THAT sychronized. wellll done :)
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  6. Seeker30

    Seeker30 I think I can mix Cheer Music

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    i wouldnt know who to put in the front lol
  7. GeorgiaCheerleader

    GeorgiaCheerleader Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    for round 2, were you guys using socks instead of shoes? looks like it lol
  8. ryann3794

    ryann3794 When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    yeah teams can either wear gymnastics slippers or slip ons that are similar to ballet shoes. Teams aren't required to wear shoes unless you are a flyer in round 3.
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    laughAlittle Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    it is unfair, but the guy/ coach knew that he couldnt be on the team. you have to follow the rules that are in place.
  10. ryann3794

    ryann3794 When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    Its completely sexist IMO. But it's all because of title 9, there has to be an even number of boy/girl sports and thats the reason why girls can join wrestling or football, but since there are more men's sports boys can't join the cheer team and in Michigan there aren't enough boys to even have a coed division in high school. Even in all star there are only a handful of boys that cheer.
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    HeresAThought Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    They're really sharp...great jumps..great stunting.... however...I was beyond bored
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  12. GeorgiaCheerleader

    GeorgiaCheerleader Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    i knew i was onto something ;)
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    mkatherine13 Cheer Stalker

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    They've actually changed that rule for this season. We are no longer allowed to wear slippers; we must wear cheer shoes in all rounds.
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  14. Emily Stalions

    Emily Stalions I Fierce Board instead of work/study

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    They were really good but I wish I could understand what they were saying.
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  15. ryann3794

    ryann3794 When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    thats interesting. Armada high school practices at my gym and they still practice in slippers