What’s the Magic Small Gym Number?

USASF LogoHow should the Small Gym cutoff number be determined? With the USASF’s AthleteID system in place for the 2013-14 season there should be some useful data. The question then becomes how should it be used?

Should the Small Gym number also be the number used to determine eligibility for Division II at Worlds?

  • What should the base number be for each gym? The total number of athletes appears to be the obvious choice, but is there a better option?
  • What percentage should be in the Small Gym category, 10%, 25%, 33%, 50%? If higher than 50% we need to realize we’re really separating out the large gyms and have a discussion about whether or not that is a good idea.

Let’s be clear, this question isn’t really about the number itself, but about how that number should be determined. How do you think it should be determined?