Most will do elite qualifier meets while also doing some JO meets. If the goal is to qualify to the HOPES classic then they must do qualifier meets. Same if trying to qualify as a junior or senior elite. The skills needed to qualify as an elite are much harder than your basic JO level 10 skills, hence the need for more individualized training.When they get there - yes. But we are talking about level 8 here, who is working towards elite, but not there yet. They are competing in the regular JO meets, as I understand.