I mean there are plenty of gyms who participate in the existing Worlds divisions and do well as the only Worlds team in their program?
And if this is for small gyms that also makes no sense because there are small programs gyms with more than one worlds team who would not be eligible to participate.
Agree 100%Personally, it is difficult for me to understand why "one competition" can't be kept special,
were only the very best of the best at the top level have a shot at winning Gold.
These new divisions are especially ludicrous and unnecessary given the relatively small gyms that finished near/at the top in XS at 2021 Worlds. Just because YOUR gym didn't place that high doesn't mean it's not possible or that we should invent new divisions so that you and literally everyone and their mother can win a WORLD TITLE. If a World title can't be prestigious in a sport, what can be?
It's completely false to claim that mega gyms have taken over and are dominating the XS divisions. When a Mega gym does enter XS, it's usually either a team from one of their smaller satellite locations, or a team that's more like their "D, E, or F team" rather than the Mega gym's "A team". A Mega gym's D team isn't so far superior to a typical random gym's A team to justify these new divisions. What a joke for the sport of cheerleading. The point of competitive cheer is to COMPETE, otherwise we can go back to sideline cheer. We shouldn't be looking at the Large Sr Coed division and hoping for every division to have hardly any teams--- we should WANT to compete against a lot of teams at Worlds. That FB post from that small gym owner got me heated.
Looking at the top 4 in XS All Girl and Coed from 2021 Worlds, not one of those gyms is "Mega". They are all small or medium-sized locations, I believe (someone correct me if I'm wrong). I don't think any of them have more than 3 Worlds teams (whether they have 1 or 3 doesn't really matter). This is a JOKE.