How do your parents/organizations deal with the travel aspect of Rec cheer? A lot of the organizations with football attached have a standard Local competition, Regionals and then Nationals in Florida. Around here, there has been a LOT of drama regarding this. Fundraising to go to Florida every year just gets exhausting for most families especially when there's an "auto bid" involved. With Pop Warner, if you have an automatic ride to Nationals, you're basically forced to go or you can't participate in any outside competitions. And honestly, the teams from the West Coast have a hard time competing against the ones from the East Coast. And now with even more levels, it seems like there will be even more auto-bids. When I coached for Pop Warner, it just seemed like the years where we had to travel had so much more parent drama than the ones that didn't...but the parents still wanted to go to the outside competitions because the girls did really well at them. Do you agree with the system that they have set in place? Or do you just think it's some money making scheme? I feel like the Pop Warner teams around here have lost a lot of participation because of this. If you have the money to spend $1000 per person to go to a competition, why not just do All-Stars? Do you think there's any way to change it, or is Pop Warner Competitive Cheer going to be a thing of the past because of the lack of participation?