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Nov 11, 2011
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Hey All! So obviously level 5 is everyone's dream and they are awesome and very well respected... but I have a pet peeve... Why do gyms w/ multiple teams really only care about level 5! I hate hate hate when I am at a competition and every other team from a specific gym is sloppy and just you can tell they don't get the same attention as the level 5's and the level 5's are phenonimal... With that being said, there is always the group that may have less decicated athletes, but when you see gyms over and over and over and the lower levels never clean up, it's honestly not OK!! EVERY team should be a focus! Honestly... your other levels speak for your program also, and if you are only focusing on your level 5 teams, you can tell and it is really terrible.
 
Hey All! So obviously level 5 is everyone's dream and they are awesome and very well respected... but I have a pet peeve... Why do gyms w/ multiple teams really only care about level 5! I hate hate hate when I am at a competition and every other team from a specific gym is sloppy and just you can tell they don't get the same attention as the level 5's and the level 5's are phenonimal... With that being said, there is always the group that may have less decicated athletes, but when you see gyms over and over and over and the lower levels never clean up, it's honestly not OK!! EVERY team should be a focus! Honestly... your other levels speak for your program also, and if you are only focusing on your level 5 teams, you can tell and it is really terrible.
I completely agree. I don't think it's very fair or professional for gyms to prioritize higher level teams. **NOTE**I understand not all gyms are like this, I'm just saying that it is unfair of the gyms that do, do this. I think all teams should be treated equal no matter what the age, or skill level. :)
 
Hey All! So obviously level 5 is everyone's dream and they are awesome and very well respected... but I have a pet peeve... Why do gyms w/ multiple teams really only care about level 5! I hate hate hate when I am at a competition and every other team from a specific gym is sloppy and just you can tell they don't get the same attention as the level 5's and the level 5's are phenonimal... With that being said, there is always the group that may have less decicated athletes, but when you see gyms over and over and over and the lower levels never clean up, it's honestly not OK!! EVERY team should be a focus! Honestly... your other levels speak for your program also, and if you are only focusing on your level 5 teams, you can tell and it is really terrible.

We don't have a level 5, but our teams are generally cleanest the older and higher levels they are. So our senior 3 is cleaner than our mini 1. It's probably for a few reasons. Our mini 1s practice a lot less, they're younger and are less focused (generally, haha), and they're less experienced. Do we love our mini 1s? Of course, but are they going to be as clean as our seniors? Probably not. I think you're comparing apples and oranges here.
 
We don't have a level 5, but our teams are generally cleanest the older and higher levels they are. So our senior 3 is cleaner than our mini 1. It's probably for a few reasons. Our mini 1s practice a lot less, they're younger and are less focused (generally, haha), and they're less experienced. Do we love our mini 1s? Of course, but are they going to be as clean as our seniors? Probably not. I think you're comparing apples and oranges here.
Well, i mean, the younger and less focused part I understand. I also understand that cleaness and tightness and technique is going to be different with each age level.
 
We don't have a level 5, but our teams are generally cleanest the older and higher levels they are. So our senior 3 is cleaner than our mini 1. It's probably for a few reasons. Our mini 1s practice a lot less, they're younger and are less focused (generally, haha), and they're less experienced. Do we love our mini 1s? Of course, but are they going to be as clean as our seniors? Probably not. I think you're comparing apples and oranges here.
Your absolutely on point with that statement. The younger teams also may not have the cheer experiance to be as sharp and clean as the older higher levels. At level 5 you should be at the top of your game. I agree with the thread tho, I dont like to see that as well.
 
I have seen this too so I know what you mean. Sometimes it's very evident when a gym neglects their younger teams. My mini 1's get a routine that is just as creative and difficult (at their level) as my sr 3. If I had a L5 they would practice more and be better than the rest bc they would be my elite athletes. But in no way will anyone ever think that my teams don't get an equal amount of effort and attention from me and my staff.

Mini and youth are bread and butter too. Gym owners have to be ignorant to neglect those customers.
 
I have seen this too so I know what you mean. Sometimes it's very evident when a gym neglects their younger teams. My mini 1's get a routine that is just as creative and difficult (at their level) as my sr 3. If I had a L5 they would practice more and be better than the rest bc they would be my elite athletes. But in no way will anyone ever think that my teams don't get an equal amount of effort and attention from me and my staff.

Mini and youth are bread and butter too. Gym owners have to be ignorant to neglect those customers.


EXACTLY!!!!!!! :) Just wanted to see if any others notice it also :)
 
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