Yes! Summit has raised the bar.
Something I’ve noticed in Summit teams in the past years is that as the bar gets raised, you almost have to be a level ABOVE the team’s level to make the team and be successful on it.
For example, to make a Summit-winning Senior 1, you probably need to basically be a level 2 athlete.
Sort of like when schools have required minimum skills. It might require a BHS, but it is beyond required when everyone in the tryout pool has a tuck.
These proposed changes are going to further promote that (Which has some pros and cons.)
There almost needs to be a true beginner type event specifically for kids who don’t have those experiences.
Like a prep or rec version or starter version of regional Summit if you will.
Even those "true beginner type events" will soon have teams there that are far too advanced because gyms want to win.
You can't influence which kids make what team at the gym level, therefore gyms can continue to put level 3 athletes on a beginner level 1 team just to up their chances of winning.