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From a one time controversial athlete, MyKayla has gained a huge fanbase — including myself — for this awesome and courageous comeback to Elite from NCAA.
She should keep improving and try for the Olympic team.
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Scholarship athletes are already paid to compete NCAA.
What we are talking about here is allowing the best to negotiate to be paid more.
Defying the NCAA, California’s governor signed a first-in-the-nation law Monday that will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements — a move that could upend amateur sports in the U.S. and trigger a legal challenge.
Under the law, which takes effect in 2023, students at public and private universities in the state will be allowed to sign deals with sneaker manufacturers, soft drink makers or other businesses and profit from their images, names or likenesses, just like the pros. …
The new law applies to all sports, though the big money to be made is in football and basketball. It bars schools from kicking athletes off the team if they get paid. …
But while the NCAA is the top governing body for college sports, membership is voluntary. If the California schools are forced out, they could form a new league. …
The NCAA does let some athletes accept money in some instances. Tennis players can accept up to $10,000 in prize money per year, and Olympians can accept winnings from their competitions. Plus, schools in the big “Power 5” conferences can pay players yearly cost-of-living stipends of between $2,000 and $4,000.
The NCAA reported $1.1 billion in revenue in 2017.
For example, here’s what Katelyn Ohashi thinks about the issue.
The USA will select their 2019 Worlds Team this weekend. That’s the toughest qualifying process anywhere.
MAKING Team USA is harder than competing at Worlds.
The United States is filled with over a thousand level ten gymnasts, along with anywhere from 30-80 gymnasts training at the elite level at any given moment, according to statistics from USA Gymnastics. …
… gymnasts in the United States know that elite is not the be-all, end-all of their career … even if it’s not a coveted spot on the Olympic team.
The majority see the college scholarship as an end goal that is more tangible and realistic than the Olympics, a way to pay back their years of support and effort. …
Acrobatics & Tumbling is a relatively new American College sport exclusively for female athletes.
There were 29 NCAA colleges and universities sponsoring teams in 2019. The sport must reach 40 varsity programs to move forward to the NCAA governance structure for championship consideration in future.
Scholarships are available. Numbers and amount vary school-to-school.
Competitors come from disciplines including Acrobatic gymnastics, Artistic (often Levels 8-10), Trampoline & Tumbling, and competitive Cheer (often Levels 4 & 5).
The harder competition surface is typically a basketball floor with roll mats on top.
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