Random Cheerleading Questions

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  1. CLynn

    CLynn I named my pet Sir Fierce-a-lot

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    Question, Can a d2 team compete d1 if they choose (i think so?) And if so, does that change if one team in the program has a d2 bid? thanks

     
  2. BlueCat

    BlueCat Roses are red, cats are blue National Champion

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    A D2 gym can choose to be D1 (for a season), but a D1 cannot choose to be D2. I don't believe a team can simply choose to compete "up" at a single event.
     
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  3. CLynn

    CLynn I named my pet Sir Fierce-a-lot

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    Thank you, that is what I was wondering. Was looking at a few competition schedules and noticed one gym competing at both events is listed as D1 for one and D2 for the other. Probably a mistake in the schedule or typo, but will know for sure when the event happens.
     
  4. Keep_Believing

    Keep_Believing Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Some comps will bump you to D1 (not separate) if there is not any competition or not enough competition (according to their specific competition guidelines) to compete against in your d2 category. Last year d2 small senior r5 teams had to compete as d1 at NCA.
     
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  5. GlitterPlz

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    I know Here we have a team that already has their paid bid In d2 so have chosen to compete d1 as there is more competition in their division.
     
  6. cheermomforever

    cheermomforever Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Before this year we were under 125 members but have always competed D1, except for one comp.
     
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    alpaca Somewhere... some one.... is giving me a slow clap

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    Interesting. I thought that once you declare D1 or D1, you have to remain that designation for the entire season.
     
  8. CLynn

    CLynn I named my pet Sir Fierce-a-lot

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    The event in question where they are "out of division" is huge, for sure enough competition to remain D2.
    I am confused too.
     
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    Maybe only when bids are concerned? Not sure. Don’t shoot the messenger lol
     
  10. CLynn

    CLynn I named my pet Sir Fierce-a-lot

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    What is interesting is in the example you mention they already have a paid to d2, would they (could they) accept another? I really didn't think you could compete at D1 and D2 Summit?
    Of course not :)
     
  11. catlady

    catlady Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    According to the rules they are supposed to unless they have a team in an IASF division, which would be allowed to compete at the Summit, as well. Per the website:
    Varsity Spirit - The D2 Summit

    Can a Division II program receive a bid to The Summit taking place on May 2 – 5th?
    Yes, each PROGRAM must declare which bid the WHOLE PROGRAM will be competing for at each event. A PROGRAM cannot compete for a Summit Bid and a D2 Summit Bid at the same event. You MUST declare before that event to which bid your PROGRAM will be competing for. Once a team in a program wins a Summit or D2 Summit Bid, the WHOLE PROGRAM must stay on that Summit Path for the remainder of the season.


    Can a Division II team compete at The Summit in the International Division and also compete at the D2 Summit?
    Yes, teams can compete in the IASF divisions at The Summit, BUT those athlete will only be allowed to compete on ONE team at the D2 Summit. Please see the crossover rules for additional clarification.
     
  12. california cheer mom

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    There's a gym near us who claims they just went over 125 athletes so they are now competing D1 even though they already had several D2 at large bids. Reading that, it sounds like they shouldn't have been able to do that?
     
  13. CLynn

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    Sounds as if there is confusion somehwere! Either with our interpretation or with (perhaps)a few programs selectively leveling up. When a gym registers for an event isn't their USASF status and eligibility checked somewhere?
     
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    Assuming this is correct information it may be that the gym has a half year program and there was more enrollment than expected, thereby increasing their numbers mid season after they received a D2 bid.
     
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    Based on the following, it appears they would have to change to D1 if they now have more than 125 athletes.

    Who is eligible for the D2 Summit?
    Gyms must be Division II eligible (125 athletes or less) when they receive a D2 Summit bid and must remain Division II eligible (125 athletes or less) when they arrive at the D2 Summit. Upon arrival they must provide a current USASF Qualified Roster showing that they are a Division II Program. Please visit the USASF to find more on how to qualify as a D2 program. Once a program goes over 125 athletes they will no longer be considered Division II and must release their D2 bid. These programs will be considered ineligible for D2 bids for the remainder of the 18-19 season.
     
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