I think I have my own understanding of when young skaters and their coaches move up to the next level. But I'm wondering what the range of thought is on this.
For example, one general "rule" or common practice is that once a kid has a single axel (more or less), they star Pre-Pre. (Well, you can't skate No Test with and axel, and I'm sure some skaters might "sandbag" for whatever reason. Still....)
And I know there are move-ups more or less built in (age limits and not skating below a certain free skate test level.)
But Pre-Juv and Juvenile (other than scoring) seem a bit gray. And then Juvenile and Intermediate (beyond age requirements) have some cross-over.
So, for instance, is it always best to be placing well as a Juvenile before moving up to Intermediate? Or is that difference not as great as, say, between Int and Novice? Is there a better level to repeat a year or two, or is there an advantage to getting two years Novice experience instead of two years Intermediate?
I know there are a lot of factors. Just like to hear other people's thoughts on this.