Michele - posted on 08/21/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
Help me. :)
My son runs on a cross country team and is the number one runner. This year they got new uniforms and the coach won't let the kids wear the undershirts or compression shorts under the uniforms. He said if they don't abide by the rules they are off the team. My son is all of 60 pounds and has the smallest uniform and it is huge on him. In addition, his undershirt in his mind is his "lucky" shirt. I know this sounds silly, but he is having panic attacks about this- wont sleep, won't eat, and wants to quit the team. We have talked to the coach and he won't change his stance, even though it is okay based on IESA rules.
My question is - what would you do- make your child deal? Let him quit the team? Is there a way to help him cope with new uniform policy?