USASF and IASF keep creating more-- and separate-- divisions despite shrinking fields, and the competition gets further diluted. The Summit is also to blame for smaller Level 6 fields. When you give kids an end-of-the-year trip to Disney as soon as they get to Youth Level 1, they won't have as much incentive to work up toward Level 6. You'll see some kids inspired to continue striving for Worlds success, but others will be content with one or two trips to Florida and then quit. Levels 1-3 should feel like introductory levels, but instead they are cutthroat and full of bid-chasing. Competition schedules used to be a healthy mixture of local 1-day comps and a few 2-day comps instead of this continuous bid chasing at 2-day "Nationals" that occurs now from the time a kid is in Youth Level 1. This burns out both kids and parents and kills some of the incentive to ever get to Level 6. And gyms have no choice but to fill their competition schedules with constant 2-day Nationals because this Summit bid-culture has essentially killed off 1-day events and meaningful local competition. I've never seen so many lower level teams compete against themselves at in-state competitions as I do now. Without any real local competitions, a sport is very expensive and time-consuming. The sport in general felt healthier before the Summit. Also, the non-tumbling divisions may serve a purpose, but they also create an easy avenue for cheerleaders to get to Worlds without having to obtain many Level 6 skills. It's easier than ever to make it to Worlds, and that's not a good thing. So true. The number of little kids claiming to be "cheer models" and ambassadors on Instagram (with accounts run by their delusional stage moms) is staggering. Why ever strive for Worlds success when you can pretend to be famous and important on Instagram at 8 years old?