This question was in the First Friday from the USASF. They wanted us to discuss... but didn't really say where or how. I figure this place is as good as any to talk about it. Should Super Seniors stay in Allstars for another year, and why? Or do you think they should move away from Allstars and go start cheering college, and why? I am going to rephrase the question a little differently. Are super seniors beneficial to the cheer industry and to the athletes themselves or do they hurt the industry and the athletes? My personal opinion is allstar cheerleading is a way more mature place to compete than college. In allstar you get to compete multiple times a year with a way bigger community. College is once (maybe twice) and you might get to go to camp. While the age group for college is more mature, allstar just provides more 'cheerleading'. For athletes I dont think there is a lot of advantage to go cheer in college immediately. The sport isnt as progressed and the scoring is crazy. Sure there are harder skills, but the competiton, infrastructure, and maturity of the sport is way behind. Educationally for an athlete this sucks because I think a lot of kids probably delay their education to keep cheering. For the industry I think it makes little difference. If we got rid of super seniors people would complain for a year but the teams who are always competitive would always go and be competitive. The real goal would be to foster a better competition setting for college cheerleading so more people would want to immediately go cheer in college.