Senior Age And World’s Age Eligible Age

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  1. 123jump4!

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    I thought of this and I think it will be an issue for small & medium sized gym. Example: 12 year old Suzy has level 1 skills. The gym usually only has Y1 & S1. Now they have to make a J1 or Suzy can't be on a team.

    It would be logical to up youth to 12 and junior to 15. And mini to 9. (I've been saying that since like a year ago.)

     
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    I like this idea, though in that case, it would be best to up the minimum ages as well. Mini 5-9, Youth 7-12 and Junior 10-15 or something like that. Because a team with 6 or 7 year olds and 13-15 year old on it would be a nightmare IMO.
     
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    Said it before but I'd love the age grid to be similar to school grade-ish in age.

    Mini - Pre-K to K-ish. (I have no idea what Mini's max age is right now but 4-6ish,)
    Youth - Elementary so somewhere like 5/6 to 10.
    Junior - Middle so 11-13
    Senior - High School aged so 14-18/19.
     
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    But there's gotta be some overlap. Because otherwise making stunt groups work will be harder. Example: some 8 year olds are flyers on youth teams while other 8 year olds are bases on mini. Some 13 year olds are flyers on Sr, some base on Jr.

    Also it would be harder for smaller gyms to make teams work with your rules.
     
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    Without some overlap, small gyms would be SOL, but I definitely agree with the premise of keeping it around the same age ranges as school, maybe something like:

    Tinys (3-6)
    Minis (5-9)
    Youth (7 or 8 -12)
    Junior (10 or 11-15)
    Senior (14-18)

    That way you've got 1 or 2 years of overlap in each age range, which provides enough flexibility to account for varying skill levels and maturity, but doesn't stick really young kids with much older ones.
     
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    Reviving this old thread... do we know yet if the minimum senior age (all levels) will definitely be raised to 13 next season? Or will it stay as 11 or raised just to 12. Any other changes?
     
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    Does anyone know when the official age grid typically comes out for the following season? March? April?
     
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    Didn't they announce/preview the 20/21 changes when the 19/20 grid was released?

    I feel like they said at the start of this season that the changes for this year were made with understanding that the 20/21 Senior age would go up again to end up at 13?

    I say that because I remember a few people concerned that their athlete would spend an extra season on Juniors having already been on it for 2 years?
     
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    this would not be the case if teams would just teach kids to base and fly correctly as opposed to relying on “husky” kids to base “smidget” kids.
     
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    Yes they did but there has been a lot of concern and talking that they may rescind it. But I’ve heard only rumors. Nothing official.


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    This of course would be ideal. The reality with the smaller gyms - many in my area, is that there simply aren't enough kids to put teams together without a bit of flexibility in the age grid.
     
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    I have heard rumors as well. Based on things I've heard from various sources, I think the next couple of years are going to be interesting in the industry.
     
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    Smaller flyer + older/larger bases = working smart.

    You are taking the path of least resistance for sure but that matters a lot when you're trying to max out a scoresheet.

    (This is coming from someone with a HS background. HS kids are close in age so you really do not get the size variability that you get in all star, save for those kids who are just tiny. The drawback to the lack of height variability is that there was point in time in which I would have KILLED to have some taller backspots.)
     
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    Such as??
     
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    ^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^ I don't get why this is so hard :D