Cadet change

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Cadet change

Postby badboy » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:58 pm

looks like the 2020 cadet program will be 2004 and 2005. Anyone know the reason for the change from a single year to a two year bracket?

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Re: Cadet change

Postby BayBoy » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:22 am

Cadet was always a bit of an odd year, being a single age group. This will also age the Youth group by a year. Instead of a summertime mix of rising juniors and seniors (with a small number of rising ‘old sophomores ’), next year looks to be a mix of rising seniors and graduates.

Last year, the older All Star grouping was a bit clunky. Additionally, it looks like the Youth Worlds next year is 18u (this summer’s Pan Ams and LEN were 17u). By aging up the Youth, the same group competing in Trinidad can stay together next summer. This may be additional rationale.

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Re: Cadet change

Postby badboy » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:06 pm

BayBoy wrote:Cadet was always a bit of an odd year, being a single age group. This will also age the Youth group by a year. Instead of a summertime mix of rising juniors and seniors (with a small number of rising ‘old sophomores ’), next year looks to be a mix of rising seniors and graduates.

Last year, the older All Star grouping was a bit clunky. Additionally, it looks like the Youth Worlds next year is 18u (this summer’s Pan Ams and LEN were 17u). By aging up the Youth, the same group competing in Trinidad can stay together next summer. This may be additional rationale.


All I know is that there are a lot of disappointed 2005 players this year - just got a lot harder to make that squad!

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Re: Cadet change

Postby LandLubber » Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:15 pm

BayBoy wrote:Cadet was always a bit of an odd year, being a single age group. This will also age the Youth group by a year. Instead of a summertime mix of rising juniors and seniors (with a small number of rising ‘old sophomores ’), next year looks to be a mix of rising seniors and graduates.

Last year, the older All Star grouping was a bit clunky. Additionally, it looks like the Youth Worlds next year is 18u (this summer’s Pan Ams and LEN were 17u). By aging up the Youth, the same group competing in Trinidad can stay together next summer. This may be additional rationale.


I plan to head down to Riverside this weekend with a friend to catch the ODP National Championships. Any particular zones or match ups I should try to catch at the Cadet age group?

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