athlete credentialing

Discussion in 'Discussing the Cheerleading Industry' started by ShoWStoppeR, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. ShoWStoppeR

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

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    I am all for athlete credentialing, but where would you decipher between an "open 5" athlete and a "worlds 5" athlete? i know that open 5 has the restriction on tumbling, but then how would you differentiate since you can have the same skills on a worlds level 5 team? do you just have athletes credentialed at level 5 and leave it up to the coaches what to do with them? because i would think this would put a restriction on what kind of teams a gym fields too.
    just an idea that crossed my mind =]


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    The credentialing is no different Because the skills are essentially the same. They gym determines the placement and it depends on the ages available for the team.
     
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    BlueCat Roses are red, cats are blue National Champion

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    In this case, there wouldn't be a difference between "open 5" and "regular 5". An open 5 athlete can compete fulls, which are exclusive to L5. Whether or not you are allowed to do doubles wouldn't affect your credentialing.
     
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    scflips Cheer Stalker

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    Im slightly confused on credentialing. What is the purpose? What is the "gain" for the athlete? I guess I just don't understand if an athlete is on a team that "qualifies" for a bid to Worlds why do they need to be credentialed as well? I just don't get the "gain" for an athlete or a coach for that matter.
     
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    King Is all about that bass Staff Member

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    I believe it is an insurance thing.
     
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    WyldWon I text ACEDAD all the time

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    Can someone answer a credentialing question...is an athlete credentialed on all aspects of level 5? For instance, my daughter has been a level 5 flyer for over 3 years...if she has to base or backspot does she need to be recredentialed