21-22 Teams & Divisions

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  1. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

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    (Figured I'd start the thread for this because this one can't go in the 20-21 thread!)

    I just saw that Stingrays at Johns Creek will have tryouts this May for a new Worlds team.

    Name and division are TBA.
     
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  2. BlueCat

    BlueCat Roses are red, cats are blue National Champion

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    Before anyone asks, we don't know what teams we will have until late in the tryout. We anticipate having similar teams to the previous season, but we will form the best teams and divisions out of the athletes who have participated in tryouts.
     
  3. luv2cheer92

    luv2cheer92 Moderator Staff Member Bracket Winner Video Curator

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    They've had a couple Worlds teams. Crystal and Smoke.
     
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    So I take it the age grid is staying the same? I was really hoping they would fix the junior ages at a minimum.
     
  5. BlueCat

    BlueCat Roses are red, cats are blue National Champion

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    It looks like they just advanced the birthday/cutoffs a year across the board - so essentially it is the same.
     
  6. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

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    Forgot about those! What years?
     
  7. luv2cheer92

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    Crystal was small senior in 2015 and Smoke was small coed in 2016.
     
  8. Jenniferg482

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    I despise the Jr spread in the age grid. Was really hoping they would change it. Especially with the press this year surrounding inappropriate behaviors in some gyms.
     
  9. cac4life

    cac4life I make my own voiceovers

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    Agree 100%
    One of my teams is junior, and it's just really weird to have a 9-year-old with 17-year-olds. And one of our other junior team I'm pretty sure has a 7-year-old. It's just crazy.
     
  10. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

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    I think 6 or 7 has been the typical bottom of Juniors in recent memory. That does not bother me.

    The issue is the newer top age being SO HIGH.

    At one point, you were the oldest kid on the team if you were in 8th/9th.

    I am routinely floored that you can (potentially) be in your SENIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL (you can turn 17 on Juniors now) with teammates in first or 2nd grade.

    Like, someone reviewed that and said "GREAT IDEA!"
     
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    It’s so weird to compete also. My daughter crosses down to J1. Most of the squad is 9/10 she is the oldest at 13 and they compete against stacked teams of 17 year olds. It’s crazy.


     
  12. SL&AM

    SL&AM Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    A 7 year old on a team with 14 year olds is 100% why my CP is an ex-CP.

    This new age spread is entirely inappropriate.
     
  13. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

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    Before, I feel like your average successful Junior teams had a variety of younger flyers with bases usually in MS.

    Not sure what it looks like now.

    Are they mostly stacked with HS kids (because why have littles if you can use experienced HS aged kids both flying and basing?)

    Or are you seeing the team of HS bases with 6-8 year old flyers that you thought you'd see?
     
  14. 123jump4!

    123jump4! Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    My CP is 12. She’s too big to fly. With the old junior top age of 14 she would probably have had more chance of basing. Now with a lot of 15-16-17 year olds she is not in most of the stunts. She is basing in the pyr though so getting some basing practice. The flyers are around 10 I think.

    This higher jr max age has also killed the senior divisions for level 1-3 especially. There are almost no sr teams at most comps. It’s weird and I don’t like it. Are the people in charge not seeing this?

    Please lower the junior max age by one birth year!
     
  15. california cheer mom

    california cheer mom Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    My CP is on a junior team, about a third of the girls are in high school. Most of the rest are in middle but a few flyers are 10-11. The wider range of junior ages has hurt senior teams I think. I also think Covid kept a lot of kids out for the season last year. We're in California, we couldn't stunt until like September. And some counties couldn't stunt at all.