8seatRover said 1 week ago
All this talk about seats on buses! Did the parents then drive to Windsor with an empty car?Quote comment
Dec 25th, 2012
EXTREME VELOCITY said 1 week agoQuoting: MidDistantDad
"Legions when first instituted many years ago served an invaluable service. (Helped support development to those could not afford it or was used as an introductory to T&F) I believe now it needs to be reviewed. It does not capture the best through qualification rounds at the district or even at the provincial level meets. (Particiapation from the communities is not there) Last year a young lady made the Ontario provincial team and did not compete in any of the qualification rounds and was still in Quebec representing in the 800m for youth 15. At the end was not a positive experience because the athlete was unfortunately blown off the track. When I see representation based on this type of selection how can you not wonder what type external involvement is happening. As for dropping my kid off and have someone look after them for the weekend. Talk to some past athletes who have attended these meets the last few years. You may be surprised what you hear back. Not saying the kids are mistreated but do not get support condusive to putting in a good performance over a 2 day meet."
Can you elaborate more. cause from what i have seen from the results alot of PR's happen at these nationals. Quote comment
Anonymous said 1 week agoQuoting: 8seatRover
"All this talk about seats on buses! Did the parents then drive to Windsor with an empty car?"
I worked both days (well nights). As I attempt to make it to all other meets this was a great chance for the prince or princess to experience some independence. Keep two important things in mind - these were not a group of four year olds or even 12 year old. These were high schoolers away, within the province, for less than 48 hours - we are hardly looking at neglectful parents who didn't attend. Secondly, the kids were chaperoned at a rate of about 1 adult to every 10 teenagers. I wish my kindergarten kid's class had that adult-child ratio! Quote comment
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