- May 11, 2016
I was looking at the website for our state meet and I noticed that in our region only level 6 (8-14), level 7 (10-14), level 8 JO (12-14), level 8 JE (11/12), Level 9 JO and JE (13/14), and level 10 JO and JE (15-19) and then JD can go to the state meet and therefore regionals. I assume that they are trying to encourage older gymnasts to move to JD if they want to compete at state and regionals. Now I know why the coaches were putting one of the boys who doesn't turn 15 until May 31st into JD and not level 8 or 9. He ended up quitting because he didn't want to do JD but I didn't realize he wouldn't have been able to do state or regionals as anything OTHER than JD. How does your state/region handle the age breakdown?