All-Star Fair?

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Do you think its fair when a large team is combined in a small division? I personally have been on a large team and a small team and honestly theres ALOT more that could go wrong in a routine with 36 people. But i do know how much my coach doesnt like going to a competition and being the only ones in the division, but honestly it doesnt phase me haha
 
but also i think large teams have the possibility of looking better with more stunts and commanding the floor out of sheer numbers, so it could be favored that way
 
Well since everything is scored in ratios in theory it should be fair, but large teams have so much more potential for creative transitions and choreography. Also, large teams have many more potential sources for deductions, just because of sheer numbers, so I think in the end it evens itself out.
 
This happened to our squad once this year and it was the only comp our girls lost. The comp organizers said there would be allowances made, but how can a small squad reasonably compete with a large squad with their greater number of stunts, tumbling passes and command of the floor. Our girls had only 1 slight bobble, the large team had two dropped stunts and a busted tumbling pass and numerous steps off the mat. The large team won.
 
My small team beat a large coed team, both teams hitting very well. We won because of our difficulty, and the team size had no affect in the scoring. Although I do think large teams look a little better to the eye *if they are clean* = better overall impression score.
 
aggie1983 said:
This happened to our squad once this year and it was the only comp our girls lost. The comp organizers said there would be allowances made, but how can a small squad reasonably compete with a large squad with their greater number of stunts, tumbling passes and command of the floor. Our girls had only 1 slight bobble, the large team had two dropped stunts and a busted tumbling pass and numerous steps off the mat. The large team won.

That is def alarming sounding but I'd need to see the videos of both teams. Pace, difficulty and choreography are big contributing factors.
We have beaten large teams and been beaten by them. I see both sides of this one and I do think it equals out
 
for me, i think it depends on the performances of both teams. a large team can beat a small team, but i've also seen small teams beat large ones. i think it's unfair if a higher level team goes down a level to compete, but other then that it's all circumstantial.
 
I can't argue with any of that and you're absolutely right when you can't compare the videos - for all you know our team's routine was not up to par. (I would beg to differ, and obviously I would be completely unbiased:rolleyes:) but our girls were very frustrated because they didn't understand. We actually had parents from the other team tell us we should have won, which was incredibly nice.
 
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