And when you get to JO your gymmie will likely be competing with kids who go more hours. Or hold kids back until they can score 37s and so on. Or conditions more...... and so on. Unless of course your at the gyms that have high hours and hold kids back.
It is the nature of this sport.
I totally get this. I think that is the nature of any sport- there will always be athletes who train more, coaches who are better, parents who push harder, etc. But I feel like that amount of variety is expected and understood in JO and most competitive sports. I was just surprised at the way Xcel is being used by some gyms so contrary to what is seems originally designed for- and that has something to do with fairness, doesn’t it? Seems unfair to those using it as it was intended and trying to compete with something that’s impossible to compete with.
Anyway, I think everyone is so right that it can drive you crazy to stay focused on this! I am so grateful that we are at a good gym that supports my daughter and her team, and that my daughter is learning so many life lessons through these experiences.