I can't believe I'm about to do this... BUT I'm gonna. I'm about to defend the rookies bad dancing even though I'm not a fan of all of them. Training camp was what 3 weeks for these girls? Instead of 8-12? They had to, I mean absolutely had to have been learning dances on their own at home which is bound to lead to errors that haven't yet been corrected. They are dancing in one row which means they don't have vets in front of them to watch for clues. They aren't all dancing next to a vet, which could be in part to the fact that 4 of them had to sit out a game, or it could just be shitty planning on Judy's part since she does the blocking, I'd say it's probably a combo of both. If you're going to put two rookie side by side they need to be towards the middle with a strong vet on either side so they each have a good reference. The leader "calling" the dance should be in the middle but even if she is it's going to take longer for the dance to get down to each end than it would in a regular two line set up for a single group so they're just not going to be in sync this year it's just not going to happen without a ton of dedicated practice to just that. All that said I think we have to give the rookies a break on this one and yes that hurt to type bc I don't want to give Marissa a break on anything, she does not do it for me at all!
They really should have skipped rookies this year, kept proven vets and yes I mean even Meredith who is gorgeous but not the best at power pom. Fewer girls would make it easier for them to get in sync.
Dancing facing the field is bizarre, dancing at all during the game seems unnecessary, stick to quarter changes and halftime unless the girls are sitting/crouching down as soon as the plays start so the fans can see the game which Kelli, dear dear delusional Kelli is what the fans came to see. Having the girls dance there with their backs to the crowd is inviting catcalls from people when all they see if cheerleader @ss shaking at them.