After some searching I can't find a definitive answer--do braces/supports that do not match the athlete's skin color incur a deduction in competition? On her PT's recommendation, my daughter has been wearing an ankle brace at practice (PT prefers the brace to tape because it is less restrictive). The brace is bright blue. Gymnastics without the brace is perfectly safe, but it's more painful. I also suspect that she is mentally reliant on the brace, and as she is just getting over some other confidence issues I don't want to take away her security blanket right now. Coach says the blue brace is fine. Can anyone reassure me that this information is correct?