- Apr 5, 2017
I have two girls, 7 and 9 who just joined the Xcel team at our gym (7 in bronze and 9 in silver). Their first practice with the team was June 12. They came home last night crying because the bronze/silver coaches are having a sleep-over at the gym, but it's only for the girls who competed last season. My two are the only new girls, so they were told they were not invited. I see this in two ways--one, the other girls are celebrating the end of their season (there was a team banquet last week for this purpose as well) and mine will be included in the celebration next year. On the other hand, a team sleep over including ALL team members, would be a great opportunity to make the two new girls feel part of the team, instead of like outsiders, and to promote a sense of cohesiveness. As a parent, I don't know quite what to think. My girls have worked super-hard to earn spots on the team, and I pay the same tuition as the other parents; I tend to think they should be included in all team activities. They moved up at typical move-up time, not mid-season or anything. Thoughts, anyone?