Discussion in 'NCA' started by SthrnCheerMom, Sep 24, 2018.
I saw a tweet from Justin that said by Feb 12th.
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The team listing has been released on Justin Carriers twitter. My life is a little happier! He said an updated block schedule will be released tomorrow
Observations from the team list:
1. Whoa at the growth in XS All Girl v. how small Small AG has gotten.
2. Same in looking at Open Coed 5 and All Girl Open 5 v. their IOC5/IO5 counterparts.
I knew that a lot of shifting had happened with the new divisions, but it is a lot more striking when you look at lists for a big comp like NCA.
How about the splits for D1 and D2? No wonder why I've been feeling as if there is so much less competition this season, they are going to D2...
Additionally, when they announced those new Prep divisions (3.1, 2.1 Prep, etc.) I did not think many gyms would field them right away.
I stand corrected. I don't know if it's because NCA is huge or if prep is huge at other comps - but one of those prep divisions easily has 10 teams.
It's not necessarily a bad thing as I think the goal was new and different entry points to cheer that are not a full-year elite travel experience.
1. Do the prep teams have to be composed of completely separate kids from your those in your regular AS program? Are there Prep crossover rules? Ex: Can Shady Athletics take a bunch of kids from Junior 3 and make a Junior 1.1 Prep for winsies?
2. I know Prep is supposed to have limitations in theory (i.e. not even starting til Oct, limited travel, less expensive uniforms) but in real life does it? I've seen some gyms offering a true prep type experience (like 3 comps, all driving distance, etc.) but wondering if the more competitive Prep teams are like that?
Athletes can cross over to prep but not at the same competition. CP was on prep level 2 last year and they had a few people cross over from full year level 1. It was a good way for them to start using their new skills at comps. We only did 2 comps, no travel. (She's on full year non prep now.)
1. Per the new rules/divisions this season, athletes can't move down to prep from AS without approval from USASF. IDK if this is how it is actually happening though.
2. For us prep starts in April/May when AS starts. They have cheaper uniforms and compete in our city and about 2 hours away. Less practice time, cheaper tuition, less competitions.
Is there a chance divisions will be combined? There are some with only 1 or 2 teams.
Additional thing I did not know: there is apparently still one Y5 (at a CEA location.)
I can't imagine that they ever compete against anyone? Most Y5s went JuniorR5 or J5 when the age grid changed?
Updated block schedule with division times. Getting closer to team performance times.
In my experience no they won’t combine. The only division I saw with one was Youth 5 and there isn’t really anyone to combine them with. And I saw the large jr5R has 2 teams but in theory that’s all ready combined (coed and all girl-there just happens to be no all girl large competing). There really isn’t any other way to combine that division. I’m not a fan of combining large and small unless you have to- meaning there is only one team. I’m ok with combining coed/all girl in jr restricted since there isn’t coed stunting required.
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