Worlds Predictions 2021

Discussion in 'Allstar Cheerleading' started by Sterling von Shimmer, May 5, 2021.

  1. wishfulthinking

    wishfulthinking Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I'll throw my hat in the ring for divisions I've actually paid attention to. This year has been wild.

    X-Small Senior : Cali Vixens. They look SO good. They've been a solid team ever since they entered the division. One of my favorite teams to watch.
    Small Senior : SSX. I think they have the highest difficulty, but could clean up a bit. Though I'd think their difficulty would outweigh their execution. I would LOVE for Aqua to at least globe. Their routine is by far my favorite in the division. It just flows so nicely.
    Medium Senior : Generals. They're the most solid team for me. I really like this routine, though Peach could give them a run for their money.
    Large Senior : Senior Elite? I feel like Large Senior is such a tossup. I could literally see anyone take it.
    Senior Open : CJA Bombshells. It's time. Give them a ring.
    Int. Open AG 6 : I don't know who's in this division?
    Int. Open AG 7 : University of Louisville
    Int. Open NT 6 : Lady Lux. Favorite routine of this division.
    Int. Global 6: Ladycats? I don't know who else is competing

    X-Small Coed : Fever. They're so robotic it's insane.
    Small Coed : BSB. Point-blank. Period. Next.
    Medium Coed : SoT Royalty. I've really been feeling this routine. WE Black Ops' routine is just missing something for me.
    Large Coed : Cheetahs. Every year they've won NCA, they've won Worlds. 2012, 2016, 2018. This is the prophecy. I don't make the rules.
    Senior Open SC : Which one is Beatles in? Is it this one?
    Senior Open LC : My heart says Cali Coed, but I'm thinking Wildcats. I love both routines.
    Int. Open SC 6 : Beatles is winning both of these divisions.
    Int. Open LC 6 : OO
    Int. Open SC 7: Reckless? Though their NCA scores were concerning
    Int. Open LC 7: University of Louisville
    Int. Open Coed NT 6 : Code Black? I guess
    Int. Global coed 6: Crewcats?
     
  2. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

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    I recently posted upthread that I will likely miss LAG6 on Sunday because of my family's brunch time choices. Boo.

    Additionally, I was informed literally 10 min ago that a certain spouse (who was supposed to leave early, take the child, go fishing and leave me a quiet house) would like me to FOLLOW THEM up to the fishing spot tomorrow morning because they are not confident in towing my dad's (VERY small) fishing boat that far (it's a good hour and he drives slow so longer than that.)

    Awesome.

    Pls update for me y'all! I'll be in and out for the weekend til later in the day. At least I work remotely Monday.
     
  3. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    I’ll be making my Worlds Day 1 post shortly so we can basically have a livestream. Worked really well two years ago.
     
  4. cac4life

    cac4life Last Pass... on International Open 1

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    Say screw yall, it’s worlds weekend
    That’s far more important lol
     
  5. TealArmySparkle

    TealArmySparkle When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    Thank you for correcting me! Genuinely getting to the stage where years blend together now can’t believe that was half a decade ago!
     
  6. fullinitup

    fullinitup I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    there are definitely too many divisions in allstars. we need to consolidate and get rid of some of these. too many and it’s diluted worlds and summit way too much - international small coed, open, open coed, large open, etc. at least a few need to go
     
  7. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

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    Update: Swoosh broke my heart again you guys.

    But Coed and Medium Gens globed like I wanted as did Super Seniors!
     
  8. TUMBLR

    TUMBLR They call me Susie

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    I took a break from cheer before these new divisions were established and now I’m so confused.
    I’m sure there’s a very good reason for all these overlapping divisions that are almost the same thing but with a different name… right? :confused:
     
  9. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

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    If you took a break and/or have not followed cheerleading in the last 2-3 seasons, you are going to need 3 degrees, an abacus, 14 different copies of the age grid, and a scientific calculator to figure out what's going on now.

    It's like following Greys if you missed a season.

    Things got a little complicated while you were gone.

    To start with Level 5 is now 6 and 6 is now 7.

    I cannot begin to detail everything else.

    Good luck.
     
  10. luv2cheer92

    luv2cheer92 Moderator Staff Member Bracket Winner Video Curator

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    The 3 divisions (really 6 total, 3 on each side between USASF and IASF) that overlap with each other were created mainly because people got tired of the 3 per country rule in the international divisions.
     
  11. TUMBLR

    TUMBLR They call me Susie

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    Oh wait… that’s actually a pretty good reason. Thanks for the reply.

    I guess what confused me initially was that I saw teams like Super Seniors and Cali Coed switching over to these new open divisions and my first thought was that it looks like people are flocking to other divisions just to scramble for a globe and that USASF created these new divisions to ‘spread the wins out’. I thought the same thing for extra small and just-small because that wasn’t a thing when I was cheering either. But I competed in i5 before so having more teams advance to day two is super cool. It really really really sucks not being able to advance.

    Still not used to seeing people do a cheer/chant before their routine but I’ll adjust. I’m sure there’s a perfectly good reason for that too lol!
     
  12. luv2cheer92

    luv2cheer92 Moderator Staff Member Bracket Winner Video Curator

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    The reason for global divisions (the ones with the cheer) is more for other countries who compete at ICU. It kind of mimics those routines and allows them to use the skills from that routine instead of redoing a routine to better fit a different division.
     
  13. UCFKnights07

    UCFKnights07 Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    im a fan of the extra small divisions at this point, the small division was SO large for both coed and all girl, i think it helped ease that issue, but also probably helped smaller gyms form more competitive teams with a smaller talent pool.
     
  14. TUMBLR

    TUMBLR They call me Susie

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    Very true! I didn’t think about that.

    Y’know I have to admit I really enjoyed watching Miss Silver thrive in this division. It’s so satisfying to see smaller gyms shake things up in any division.
     
  15. Knowcheering

    Knowcheering Somewhere... some one.... is giving me a slow clap

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    Yup, Extra Small benefits many gyms, whether you have a small talent pool where it's not easy to field one Worlds team, or if you have a bigger talent pool and are looking to field multiple Worlds teams without crossovers. I enjoy the best XS teams just as much as Small teams, and in some cases more. It only gets tough when you see some teams only put up 2 stunts and look kinda depleted. Teams have definitely gotten smaller; there aren't many Large or Medium teams. But I'll take XS any day over throwing in the towel and competing in Non tumbling. (I realize not every NT team is the result of throwing in the towel in a regular division, but I know some that are).