Junior Level 5...what's Happened?

Discussion in 'Allstar Cheerleading' started by just_kay_today, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. azune

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

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    Thats a heavy burden I'm sure, you're doing an amazing thing by talking to her and keeping her comfortable. As her sister i'm sure it makes her feel a little better at least.
     
  2. Jennie

    Jennie Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I feel like a broken record saying this but I cannot express enough how much I would rather see a 'heavier' (heavier than your typical fetus flyer) older flyer who was tight, sharp and clean than a 10lb skinny minny who is flopping all over the place and flys 'softly'.
     
  3. FierceIsTheName

    FierceIsTheName Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Perfect Example? Erica from CEA. She's super strong and isn't a little baby flyer. She had amazing body control. In my opinion, thats exactly what a flyer should look like!
     
  4. ShutItDown

    ShutItDown Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I know gyms who have added more worlds teams to their programs have taken kids from their junior and youth 5's. I used to love watching Rays Green and Teal, but now that theres added teams like peach and slate and large coed and others they have to pull the talent from somewhere:/
     
  5. just_kay_today

    just_kay_today Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I mentioned the "Cheerlebrities" because they are part of the nature of the beast we call cheer today. But, my original question asks; "What happened to the days when the lively, healthy debates were about J5 too?" The teams exist, but let's be honest, when was the last time a thread was dedicated to the throwdown of J5s in Dallas. ECE had an extraordinary team that was discussed, but what of the others?

    Just as an aside... Is it true Junior Mafia no longer exists? If so, why?
     
  6. Big_Sis

    Big_Sis I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

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    Tbh, I don't think I was a great big sister when we were growing up :oops: She was a lot younger and most of the time I acted like she was annoying & a pest. I got along better with my other sisters.

    But now I'm assistant coaching for her JV squad and I guess its given me more time to talk n get to know her. Now I feel like I worry bout her like a mom! She hates that part :rolleyes:

    We've gotten a LOT closer, but at the same time its not easy coaching a family member. Sometimes she blows me off when I'm tryin to give her good advice & that sets me off! I don't even know if she absorbs anything I'm telling her bout the weight thing. But whatev, at least its out there...


    Mostly tho, yeah its pretty cool. :cheering: I'm glad I'm more a part of her life now :)
     
  7. jordallli5

    jordallli5 I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be) Bracket Winner

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    Yes it's true. :( Almost all of their athletes aged out or are now worlds eligible and are on a Worlds team.
     
  8. shoptilldawn92

    shoptilldawn92 There are Cheeropedia articles about me!

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    i truely beleive the minimum age for a senior team should be 14 and it would solve alot of baby senior flyers probelms as well as kids being pushed to fast
     
  9. sportygal2012

    sportygal2012 I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    Couldn't agree more! Another name that pops into mind is Kiara Nowlin. Even though she wasn't the flyer for the main sequence she isn't a fetus flyer and did great in the air.


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  10. SparkleSpankies

    SparkleSpankies I think I can mix Cheer Music

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    I agree.
     
  11. Jule

    Jule I have my own cheer message board

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    That for once is something, I like with German cheerleading. Minimum age for seniors is 16. Though you have to take into consideration that we compete on our teams until we're in our mid twenties oder thirties. ;)
     
  12. dawgshow

    dawgshow Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    No worries. Champions League is out to revive J5.


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  13. NEliteSteven

    NEliteSteven Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Changing the age would probably kill off every small gym that's in a Worlds division. If everyone was the same size as CEA, Cheer Athletics, Cali, and Stingrays, then yes, go for it. But if a smaller gym is putting together a competitive level 5 time, chances are there will be some younger (12-13 year olds) that are true level 5 athletes that need a level appropriate team.
     
  14. notimeforthat

    notimeforthat Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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  15. dawgshow

    dawgshow Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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