This year, the head coach and I were thinking about doing things differently. Everyone who tried out, makes the varsity cheer team. And it seems like the new thing to do is have 12-14 girls on the mat competing. We are thinking about trying that. My only concern is that those teams that have such few girls on the mat are amazing! Full team tumbling/standing tucks/insane stunts. Our girls are nowhere at that level. We have around 8 back handsprings total. Only a couple of them have good tumbling passes. Our stunting isn't bad, although we haven't really stunted a whole lot yet. So is it really a good idea to cut the team down to such a small number when we don't really have the tumbling and mediocre stunting? There are a lot of girls that attend tumbling classes, and unfortunately it is always the case of "shes working on it and is really close" and never gets it. Just wondering everyone's thoughts about this. I feel like we can do more with a bigger team, but is that worth it too?