International Age Grid

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  1. Fleximom

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    The way it was explained to us is that you had to be in the age range for at least 1 day in the year that summit takes place (2020 for the upcoming season). Being that the birthday is 1/1, i'm not sure how that works. we have an athlete turning 17 on 1/2 and i know she's ok for international junior
     
  2. BlueCat

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    The way I understand it, everyone has a "young" and "old" age they are at any point during a calendar year. Whether you are born Jan 1, August 15, or Dec 31 in a particular calendar year doesn't really affect anything. No one is born at EXACTLY midnight between Dec 31 and Jan 1, so if they have a Jan 1 birthday, they really "turn" a year older after the new year has started.
     
  3. CC1107

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    This was the explanation given to me (by way of friend's mom by way of gym paperwork person who I guess checked into it). She wouldn't 17 in 2019. So she doesn't START the year at the age or something. I guess?? I mean I guess we will see :)
     
  4. BlueCat

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    My understanding is that if someone turns 13 on Jan 1, 2020, they can still be "12" during any competition that occurs during 2020. However, I have been wrong before. A Jan 1 birthday is functionally the same as a Jan 2 birthday in terms of the international age.
     
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    I thank everyone for trying to muddle it out with me....it ended up being an non-issue. Thanks to an additional influx of athletes at placements they made a Senior 3 and Junior 3 (and even a YOUTH 3). But it was interesting to think about.
     
  6. Keep_Believing

    Keep_Believing Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Link for

    Age Calculator

    Could be used for Cheer Age Calculator

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    Date of Birth: DOB

    Age at the Date of: 12/31/2020
     
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  7. Belinda

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    Legally she would be 17 at 00.01 on Jan 1st, so the law would consider her 17. However I guess they go by that "low/high age", which I'm reading as you're both the age you were and the age you're turning on your birthday.
     
  8. BlueCat

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    It all strikes me as unnecessarily confusing. Just make the max "17" and your "age" is how old you are on Dec 31, 2020. The exact same people * are eligible and it is far simpler to figure out.

    EDIT: * Still not sure about Jan 1 birthdays under the current under/over sliding age scale
     
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