Lower Level Open Teams

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  1. Iz.mae14

    Iz.mae14 I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

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    I don't believe I've seen this question or post about it. Does anyone know of any lower level OPEN Age teams in the US below open 4?

     
  2. luv2cheer92

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    There are currently no divisions or trial divisions below level 4. Open 4 started out as a trial in 2011-2012, so it could come in the future.
     
  3. Iz.mae14

    Iz.mae14 I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

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    Thanks for that. Isn't there international DIVISIONS by the IASF or did they do away with that ?
     
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    dat.jpp Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    Are teams allowed to exhibition a team that's lower then level 4 at comp(s)?
     
  5. luv2cheer92

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    I believe IASF has an Open 3, but not 1 or 2.
     
  6. auscheerflyer

    auscheerflyer When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    I always find this so interesting. In Australia we have Open levels 1.0, 1, 2.0, 2, 3, 4, 4.2, 5.0, 5R & 6. I think because Australia is so far behind the US it makes a lot of sense for lower levels to be available to older teens and young adults to grow teams and clubs here.
     
  7. KPep

    KPep Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I remember hearing at Spring CDT coaches conference that your lowel levels open teams are HUGE over there. It is amazing!
     
  8. cheermommaRN

    cheermommaRN Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Isn't the Non-tumbling divisions open? I can't keep all of them straight but I am loving the global divisions!
     
  9. luv2cheer92

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    Yes, it is. IASF also has non-tumbling divisions in most ages/levels, just don't think that's something that's started in the US.
     
  10. Iz.mae14

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    It's something I think should happen. They seem to have it in other countries. There are so many 18-24 y/o that I know, who would love to start competitive cheer and theres no real place to start.
     
  11. retiredl5cheer

    retiredl5cheer Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I hear you. However, most gyms have trouble forming even one open team, let alone multiple teams of different levels. Even the Open 4 division hasn't really taken off in the US. It's tough for gyms, with the exception of mega gyms, to find adults who are committed and willing to pay for an extracurricular activity. I think there's definitely interest, but I don't think there's enough interest to justify creating additional divisions, which is probably why lower level open divisions don't exist.
     
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  12. AshleyCheer93

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    There is a financial impact to opening new divisions which makes it worthwhile for summit/worlds but there is also a huge financial impact for gyms as they need more mats / space and different schedules to adapt to having more teams , with the exception of Non tumbling (LL for example) which was planned way in advance. Parents also have to pay for that financial impact to gyms as participation increases , so do prices
     
  13. Keep_Believing

    Keep_Believing Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Wasn’t sure where to ask, do open 4 teams still go to summit? I Remember it was being added, but then I never heard much about it.
     
  14. Fiercecheer12

    Fiercecheer12 Last Pass... on International Open 1

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    This season yes!!
     
  15. DonnaM

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    If they had a level 1.0 open, I could see some gyms actually having parent teams that perform at more than just a showcase. I mean, we’re there anyway :).