Cheersport 2021

Discussion in 'Allstar Cheerleading' started by Keep_Believing, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. Belinda

    Belinda There are Cheeropedia articles about me!

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    I'm about to shock you all, Sweden just released the age grids for next season and Junior Elite (J6) is up to 18. Granted you can't be 6 on a junior team, not even on a youth team..

    They upped the ages this year so teams can stay intact for next season, because you know, covid.. You're also not allowed to officially compete under the age of 12, just exhibition. And all senior teams are open.

    This is also because we're working towards a more international sport status, looking at other sports like biathlon and cross country skiing you're still a "junior" at age 23..

     
  2. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

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    1. Eighteen is old, but it looks like Junior in Sweden mirrors (give or take a few years) the SENIOR grid in America so it is more acceptable.

    Also, am I correct in reading that cheer does not start til you are 12 there? What opportunities do kids under 12 have for cheer?

    2. I FEEL LIKE "MASTER" DIVISION IS A MUCH COOLER DESCRIPTOR WORD FOR OLDER CHEERLEADERS THAN "OPEN TEAM." Can we get Les and USASF to change it? THE VOICEOVER POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS.
     
  3. Jenniferg482

    Jenniferg482 Last Pass... on International Open 1

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    so late to this party but I saw diamonds a few months back and I really dislike the Dora theme- I’m
    Not a huge theme fan I. General but this is ridiculous.
     
  4. Jenniferg482

    Jenniferg482 Last Pass... on International Open 1

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    Agree! My daughter is on a Sr 2. Last year there were a lot of teams in her division. This year most comps have no one for her to compete against. But Jr 2 has 12 teams.
     
  5. Knowcheering

    Knowcheering Somewhere... some one.... is giving me a slow clap

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    So no competitions under 12 years old? That might work in biathlon, but cheer is a sport you have to learn when you're young. It's also easier to tumble and fly when you're young. I don't think they should try to put cheer in the same category as cross country skiing where ages tend to skew much older. But I had heard about some European countries doing that to keep pressure off young kids, allow them to try a wide variety of sports, etc.

    Also, I think it's a real longshot for cheer to end up in the Olympics, but if we ever want a chance of that happening, we probably eventually need a universal age grid (and not 384025 divisions) instead of every country doing their own thing.
     
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  6. UCFKnights07

    UCFKnights07 Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    im kinda surprised by how lackluster TGLC dance is this year compared to so many previous years.... i think cheersport is the first time i noticed it.
     
  7. emo_wifey

    emo_wifey Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    Tribe sent two teams to CS and both won!!

    Smoke in junior 5 and Chiefs in senior coed small 5!
     
  8. Keep_Believing

    Keep_Believing Moderator

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  9. Keep_Believing

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  10. Knowcheering

    Knowcheering Somewhere... some one.... is giving me a slow clap

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    2AM Cheersport time and still no Day 2 scores on the results page for XS Sr 6. They should probably hire CheerUpdates to plug in scores for them.
     
  11. Melissa Starke

    Melissa Starke I nugget in the back

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    Yeah I would disagree here on the "cheer NEEDS to be learned young standpoint.

    While it might be easier to learn tumblingskills when you're younger,stunting/being a flyer can definitely be taught from age 12 and up.
    More than enough teams here that take their new members and make them in succesful cheerleaders that can compete with flyers/stunters that have done it for years.

    It isn't as easy but definitely worth the work if you truly want to learn the sport.

    We don't have the same age grids as Sweden currently has though..
    Tiny 4-6
    Mini 6-8
    Youth 8-11
    Junior 12-16
    Senior 15+
     
  12. Jenniferg482

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    If cheer goes to the Olympics what do you think it would look like?
    I think it would be closer to STUNT or UCA style. I don’t think it would look anything Allstar as we know it now.



     
  13. TealArmySparkle

    TealArmySparkle When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    It seemed to stick around in international rules for longer than that! I remember still doing one in 2010. But I really do miss having a wee chant in the middle of a routine, allowed you to have a second to breathe!
     
  14. cac4life

    cac4life I make my own voiceovers

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    OMG OMG OMG!!!
    THE WORLDS TEAM AT MY GYM GOT A BID TO WORLDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    IM SO HAPPY AND THRILLED FOR THEM!!!
     
  15. tuckxandxtwist

    tuckxandxtwist Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    The international/U divisions have a different age grid, for example -
    U17 Level 1 = 2003-2011
    Junior Level 1 = 2004-2014

    U19 Level 1 = 2001-2007
    Senior Level 1 = 6/1/01-2008