Age Grid 2020-2021

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  1. ErinS

    ErinS Slow your roll, Sparkle. World Champion GIF Poster

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    My niece is going to 10th grade and has cheered for the feeder high school since 7th (1 yr JV, varsity since 8th grade). Practice was at 4:15pm and the middle school let out at 3:40. The schools are less than 2 miles apart and they middle schoolers had to have their own transportation. JV was primarily 7th and 8th grade with less than 5 high schoolers. And in 8th grade she was one of 2 8th graders on V. Most of the parents (moms ) don’t work so they carpooled from the MS to get to the HS time.


    This upcoming school year I’ll be coaching JV competition team. Most of my people will be jn 7th and 8th grade. The middle school gets out before the high school and the middle school is literally through a parking lot and across a low traffic street so I assume the kids will walk over



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  2. CoachTamara

    CoachTamara Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Our middle schools are 7-9, so my JV has freshman from four different schools. It makes it a nightmare, but it’s the only way to fit everyone into the high school campus. We are the only high school in the town, so the community support is amazing... I think it’s worth it to keep the freshman in middle school rather than open up another school and divide it all up.
     
  3. Jenniferg482

    Jenniferg482 They call me Susie

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    Hi- was the 20/21 age grid Finalized and confirmed?

    Looking for eligible Teams for someone born in 2007. I know Junior and senior; But can she do youth? Did they bump it?
     
  4. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

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    Based on the chart a few pages back, no. Youth eligibility cuts off at 2008.
     
  5. Jenniferg482

    Jenniferg482 They call me Susie

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    Thanks- is that final? Has is been released by USASF? Sorry it’s not assessable on their website.
     
  6. Belinda

    Belinda There are Cheeropedia articles about me!

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    I think I've said this before, but in sweden our ages only overlap by one year mostly, they have changed it a bit this year to align with icu/iasf though so now it's:
    youth 11-13 (you cannot compete at all if you're under 11)
    junior 13(used to be 12)-16 (level 1-4, level 5(6) is now -17)
    senior 15+
    And you're allowed to have youth on a junior team and junior on a senior team as long as 80% of the team is in the age bracket. However on senior 5/elite(now 6 per usasf) you cannot be under 14, and for junior elite (6) and senior premiere (7) everyone has to be within the ages(as the winning team at nationals becomes the national team for the following season).

    I understand that it's a different situation over there, as all of our senior teams are technically "open" teams, but I don't think kids 15-16 on a junior team is bad per say. I think it's healthy to keep kids "kids" for as long as we can, and if you look at other sports you don't become a senior until you're 20, sometimes even 23.. I do however think it would be a good idea to raise the bottom age of junior teams, and maybe not overlap the ages as much.

    And i also get the whole "small gym" thing, but honestly most swedish clubs would be considered d2(I'd guesstimate there would only be around 5 clubs who wouldn't be, out of 50+), and we all make it work..
     
  7. Keep_Believing

    Keep_Believing Moderator

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  8. CLynn

    CLynn Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    so 10 year olds back on sr teams? 3 year olds on jr? I think it is broad enough!
     
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  9. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

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    Am I reading correctly that Juniors is back to 15 (or 16 if you turn during the season?)

    NOT 16 turning 17 anymore?

    Not sure how much that addresses the super wide gap, but 10th grade is better than a SENIOR?

    I can tell you that I for sure don't envy coaches/directors/etc. trying to make teams with grids that keep changing.
     
  10. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

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    Double post but I also see that the Worlds age is still 13.

    What is the magic age you need to TURN 13 by? 12/31?
     
  11. Keep_Believing

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    It goes by their calendar year. So, technically could be 12 for a good part of the season.

    Yes, 12/31
     
  12. 123jump4!

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    It was never 16 turning 17. It used to be 14 max age for Jr (as of Aug 31) and was changed to birth year 2004 which is 15/16 right now but some will turn 17 after the new year I’ve just realized.

    There’s almost no difference between Jr & Sr anymore, why did they do that?! So weird.

    It seems for international it’s now birth year 2003 max age for Jr which is even older.
     
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  13. Knowcheering

    Knowcheering I nugget in the back

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    6-15 is quite an age range for a Junior 2 team. Imagine a 1st grade baby on a team with high schoolers.

    International Junior is now called “U17” and International Senior is called “U19”. I feel bad for the announcers having to deal with all these different division names. “Next up in the International U17 Level 1 division.... a Junior Level 1 team that is for some reason is competing in something called International U17 Level 1”
     
  14. CheerVA

    CheerVA I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

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    I don’t see it as a calendee year.
    It reads usasf members June 1- May 31.
    And then it states seasonal fall cheer June 1 - dec 31.
    I currently have a child.. per the gym
    Her cheer age 9.2 years.
    She is 9 born in March ,2011.
    They have her in mini 5/8
    Gym says everyone waiting on additional info
    Meanwhile.. I’m “trusting the system “

    The gym also did this to my 11 year old. Year she turned 9. Started as mini moved to youth.
    Born 6/09
     
  15. 123jump4!

    123jump4! I have my own cheer message board

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    She’s good for mini. It now goes by birth year and 2011 is the oldest birth year allowed.

    (Before it was correct that someone who turned 9 before 8/31 was too old.)