The kids are asking for GS suits this year. Do they really make a difference at the J4 and J5 levels?
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11/15/06 at 9:22am
The kids that wave are the ones that I like most. Those are the kids that are having the most fun and enjoying just being there. It also shows a healthy parental influence that isn't completely results driven.
There's plenty of time for zoot suits and high fluoro later. They grow up so fast...
Obviously you disagree with me about the importance, at that stage of a kid's life, of being accepted by your team mates. Why ruin the desire to race that a kid has by making this an issue? Cheap hand-me-downs are available easily. Let them fit in and they'll be able to concentrate on the racing. Make them different and it all becomes about that. Later in life they may realize the futility of striving for acceptance, once they have shown they are legitimate racers. But that comes as the kid matures, not at this stage of life.