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Quiz the Coach - My Cheer Team Sucks!

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Quiz the Coach - My Cheer Team Sucks! - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
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Kidzworld's Quiz the Coach has advice, help and tips on camps, skateboarding, skateboard tricks, basketball rules, fouls, cheerleading tryouts and practice, making the team plus tons of other stuff! - Page 8

So ya dig sports but need some help with your game? Don't understand some of the rules of football, basketball or hockey? Got a gripe about P.E. class, skateboarders, cheerleading, teammates or coaches, or anything? Why not ? The Kidzworld Coach can help ya work out team problems or give ya tips and advice to improve your game - all ya gotta do is ask!

1Hey Coach,
I have basketball tryouts coming up. There is this guy that I have played b-ball with for two years at the YMCA and now we are trying out at high school for junior varsity. This guy is telling me that he doesn't have to try out because he's already made the team because his dad knows the JV coach. Is he just trying to psyche me out or will he actually be on the team that way? He is no better than I am. In fact, many people tell me I am better. Please help.
bball9th

Hey ball9th,
Your friend could be just talking trash so he can get inside your head, so ignore him and concentrate on playing your best during tryouts. Don't worry about the things you can't control, like who's best friends with the coach. If you've got the better game, then you should be on the team ahead of this other guy. Unfortunately, coaches often pick players based on who the player is, rather than how good the player is. This is called "playing politics" and it happens all the time in pro sports, the business world and in just about every other area of life. It's not fair, and certainly doesn't belong in youth sports, but sadly it does happen.

1Hey Coach,
I am on a JV cheer squad and I'm an elite gymnast. The squad I am on is very small and everyone who tried out made it. So basically, it's like whatever we could get. Although we are doing better, I feel as if I should be at a harder level. The work is so easy since they're trying to teach the unexperienced cheerleaders. I am homeschooled and don't have anywhere else to cheer except the sad cheer team. Although I love to cheer, I feel like I should be with more people of my own level. What should I do?
qtcheerchic

Hey qtcheerchic,
It's tough to soar with the eagles when you're trotting with the turkeys. Unfortunately, sometimes you don't have much of a choice. Instead of being frustrated about the other cheerleaders holding you back, try doing everything you can to make the team better. Think of it as a challenge to bring the rest of the squad up to your level. You can help the other cheerleaders with their technique, gymnastics and cheers. At the end of the season, you can look at how much better you've made the rest of the squad. It may be frustrating at first when all the other cheerleaders aren't at your level but keep a positive attitude. Your team will appreciate your efforts and you'll feel good about making a difference.

Do you have a question on sports, skateboards, skateboarding, fitness, P.E. class, rules to sports or health concerns? to the Kidzworld Coach. Keep in mind peeps, the Kidzworld Coach isn't a doctor or a professional athlete or anything like that. He's just a dude who digs sports, plays 'em and knows a lot about 'em. You should always talk to your 'rents, a doctor or your school gym teacher before starting a new sport or a new exercise.

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