Aurore is a female, and yes, she is really, really fast. Also French and cute, but those are entirely different issues. [img]smile.gif[/img]
She sandbagged a little in the first run and was behind a little, but the second run she opened it up and smoked the field- men and women. Technique was the difference.
Back to the original question, I would have the kids start training in their suits to get used to them. Start with them wearing the suits under bibs and fleece tops or windbreakers, and then strip the tops after a couple practices. After that, strip the bibs only when they are making solid turns. Obviously, slalom training might be a little rough on the suits, so add a protective layer and the appropriate gear so they don't get trashed. The important thing is that they get used to the feel and added speed of the suit without losing technique.
Suits are kinda like the uniform for ski racing. Put one on and you immediately feel like a racer, although you also notice just how big your gut looks. That can have an immediate positive psychological impact on your team for races. However, make sure they're ready for the speed.