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Unread 03-05-2006, 11:29 PM
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Re: Team Spirit

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The only chance you really have to change their behavior is to institute such behaviors in your team and make such actions mandatory (we practice cheering EVERY MEETING. We start off the meeting with a cheer and we end the meeting with a cheer). Embed it into their conscious and perhaps they will take it more seriously and will be more alive.
Quoted for truth.

I was head cheerer for Team 1073 (for those of you who went to BAE--I brought the drums. I'm terribly sorry.)

Basically, you need one loud person, who would be considered obnoxious if they weren't well liked, who is not afraid to risk making a fool of themselves by starting ridiculous cheers at every second during the matches. Start cheering alliances with other teams. Start a wave.

Don't worry. Once you've primed them, it's all about the head cheerer (not said to be a masturbatory or immodest, but that's what I've noticed from my team, TJ squared, and others) and their willingness and ability to drag the rest of the team, kicking and screaming if necessary, into a spirited state.

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Re: Team Spirit

Assign someone particularily loud and spirited to be the "cheerleader." They should lead the team in their cheers and chants. Even something simple like yelling out your team number or colour repetedly can be helpful. The "cheerleader" does not have to be female, ours is male. It's not like they're going to be in a mini-skirt and pom-poms, although we're thinking of getting pom-poms for our team for the GTA regional
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Re: Team Spirit

hahaha
well...i was one of the main "cheerleaders" for the devil duckies last year. there were 3 of us who were "designated" and we created some simple cheers that we adapeted from softball chants and real cheerleader chants lol.

i think that if you dont have your team in the crowd cheering either 1)they're dead asleep 2) have lost their vioce from cheering or 3) just dont really care.

i think almost everyone on our team cheered, no matter what their posistion on the team.
I know one thing we did last year was make signs for our rookie teams who went with us on trips, we all mobbed together and cheered on each others teams.
We also brought a whiteboard to write our alliances team numbers on and hold up for more chants haha

but i LOVE cheering and being on pr...
and i was cheerleader so i wore a skirt..and had pom poms...BUT being a devil duckie..it was a red plaid skirt, fishnets(tights and armwarmers), boots our team shirt, red and black pom poms and the ocasional red hairspray and red and black makup! hah

if you have the older students in it..they will follow! (like, "if you build it they will come" haha)
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Re: Team Spirit

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hahaha
well...i was one of the main "cheerleaders" for the devil duckies last year.
So let me get this straight: Your username is Nightmare angel, and you're a cheerleader? Somehow, this isn't suprising.

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[quote=hansTP2S][quote=NiGhtMarE_AnGeL]hahaha
well...i was one of the main "cheerleaders" for the devil duckies last year.
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So let me get this staright: You'r username is Nightmare angel, and you're a cheerleader? Somehow, this isn't suprising.
How the heck did you get your rep back up? You were doing so well and now look. You have to make up lost time.
You're not even in the bottom 10 anymore.

(oops! I stand corrected. You're ninth lowest. Get busy!You have a reputation to live down to)
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This might be a crazy way of getting your team more spirity is CAFFEINE!!! get some high caffeinated energy drinks and BOOM on a caffeine high (I know its crazy but it works!!!)
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Re: Team Spirit

[quote=hansTP2S][quote=NiGhtMarE_AnGeL]hahaha
well...i was one of the main "cheerleaders" for the devil duckies last year.
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So let me get this staright: You'r username is Nightmare angel, and you're a cheerleader? Somehow, this isn't suprising.
For those who are offended by the above post, I suggest that you don't take it seriously. Despite what this user thinks, most people in FIRST don't think this way if you don't know already, with many believing that gracious professionalism is one of FIRST's most important aspects. Don't get down by this comment, what you are doing in terms of spirit is the right thing, and pretty much everyone here will agree with me on that.

Anyway, back on topic... Even if your team isn't competing, going out and just cheering is great! Me and another member of my team were the only ones from our team at the NJ regional, and we just decided to go up as close as we could to the field and cheer along with everyone else. There's nothing wrong with joining another team in a bunch of random cheers...
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Re: Team Spirit

I have always had the complaint that my team has lacked spirit, and the lack of cheering at regionals drove me crazy. However that has changed over the past year.

I think what helped our team was new members, our team was always very small, 15 dedicated people which left little room for a cheering section. Now we have over 30 people plus parents so that has helped. Also the robot has improved and we have a better marketing strategy which has helped inspire spirit. The SPIKE cheer really began at last years Philly Regional, and has carried on this year, its a rallying call and highly addictive.

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M-O-R-T MORT MORT MORT!
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Re: Team Spirit

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M-O-R-T MORT MORT MORT!
Ooo! Do you guys have a baseball bat labeled motivation support?
I've always wanted one of those!
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Re: Team Spirit

we are pretty small team; consist only 20-25 students. Most of the time half of our team is invovled with scouting adn half in pit, so when it comes to mathces, we all are hyper enough to cheer for our team. Downside is that we don't get to reserve chairs in stands so most of the time we are in the back, but still we cheer for out team. Its just somethign our team is born with, no one has to push anything or as someone said before 'beat with a baseball bat'.
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Re: Team Spirit

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hahaha
well...i was one of the main "cheerleaders" for the devil duckies last year.
How the heck did you get your rep back up? You were doing so well and now look. You have to make up lost time.
You're not even in the bottom 10 anymore.

(oops! I stand corrected. You're ninth lowest. Get busy!You have a reputation to live down to)
Yeah, I really should work on getting that down.
As for how I got it up, I made fun of somebody's spelling in one of those "You know you've been working to hard..." threads by quoting him and saying "you forget how to spell." Some folks had a heart guffaw at this and decided to give me positive rep. I really don't know why. Apparently Amanda Morrison and Karthik can swing me out of a negative 350 or whatever deficit. Also, I saw a picture of some robot that didn't look like it had a way to get balls, so I asked them about it. Someone gave me positive rep for that.

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Re: Team Spirit

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Yeah, I really should work on getting that down.
As for how I got it up, I made fun of somebody's spelling in one of those "You know you've been working to hard..." threads by quoting him and saying "you forget how to spell." Some folks had a heart guffaw at this and decided to give me positive rep. I really don't know why. Apparently Amanda Morrison and Karthik can swing me out of a negative 350 or whatever deficit. Also, I saw a picture of some robot that didn't look like it had a way to get balls, so I asked them about it. Someone gave me positive rep for that.
So there's hope for you after all.
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So there's hope for you after all.
Unfortunately, yes.
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Re: Team Spirit

my team has been having the same problem.

infact, i was telling everyone to have spirit, and i was told to shut up.

i asked them, aren't you proud?

"yeah, but i'm not gonna cheer"

me- THEN YOU'RE NOT PROUD ENOUGH!!! I WANNA HEAR YOU SCREAM!

(NJ regionals had a lot of spirit, and our team, 1923, was VERY small. about 10 kids.)

also, a nice tip:

if a team near you is cheering for a team you don't necessarily love, don't be un-GP and say "(team they are cheering for) SUCKS!!!!"

this happened to me during the semi-final matches.

i was cheering for a certain team, and the team in front of us was like THEY SUCK!!! AND SO DO YOU!!!!

honestly, how rude. be a little more GP next time, eh?


what time is it?


IT'S KNIGHT TIME!!!!!



by the way, i like the baseball bat for motivation support method.

i may just get one for the team. =]

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