Our gym is thinking in house meets this year. Fine by my kid. She has a lot to learn to get to that next level and needs the time!I can't imagine why a gym would host a large meet next competition season given the risk that the meet could be cancelled if there is a big second wave of Covid. It's already been a tough financial period for gyms, why run the risk of losing money on a meet? I'm guessing fewer teams will travel out of state for meets, and fewer teams mean less revenue. Maybe they can sign contracts with venues and equipment rental companies agreeing to return the gym's deposit if the meet has to be cancelled, but they still invest in trophies- typically engraved with the year, and athlete gifts, which would be a sunk cost. I guess there could be a miracle vaccine by the winter, but I'm guessing it'll mostly be in-house meets or very small meets with only a few gyms.
My daughter -- a repeat level 8-- is actually excited about NOT competing this year. It's taking so much of the pressure off. I would imagine they can do a sanctioned mobility meet in the spring to get them to 9 for next year.Illinois- and no idea. Our team has already decided to not purchase new competition leotards, and the girls are just going to wear their ‘summer’ leotards- which are tank and just say the gym name on them. Since the new rules put in place for youth sports last week I think it’s going to be hard to have any meets beyond maybe small in house ones. This is my kiddos first year as an optional so she’s pretty bummed there won’t be many meets. There is a state meet schedule already up for Illinois- but if those meets happen or not who knows.