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  1. tjb1975

    tjb1975 Member

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    My 4-year AROTC winner just finished 2nd at his wrestling regionals and is now headed to sectionals. Look mom, no injuries! Part of me wants him to not run track this year to avoid injury between now and contracting. Any other moms/dads out there on pins and needles through the rest of the sporting year? I'm sure that's a big 10-4. Dunc lift regionals 2-6-16.jpg
     
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  2. Sampia

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    Congratulations to your son! I totally understand about the pins and needles. I still worry and my DS will be commissioning in less than 3 months. That almost got held up by a hernia-that-was-not-hernia, which could have rendered him "unfit for duty" until it was repaired and healed. He no longer is playing sports (yay! Broken leg first game of senior year), but the Marine options are being taught MCMAP (Marine Corps martial arts). So, risk of injury goes up. Sad to say, your pins and needles probably won't go away entirely any time soon. Take it one hurdle at a time. :)
     
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  3. kinnem

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    Congrats to your son. DS was a wrestler and ran the half mile in track. I would be more worried about wrestling injuries than track injuries. I'm confident he'll come through just fine though.
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    I would agree wrestling is more risky than track....except pole vaulting. (DS hurt himself more in one season of PV than years of club and varsity soccer).
     
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  5. HopefulDad3210

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    Huge argument in my house around hurdles. DS thinks he has a chance to break his school's 400m hurdles record. I told him it's not even worth trying and then getting turned away on I-day. We'll see. Outdoor track season is still a few weeks away.
     
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  6. tjb1975

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    My son runs the 4oom and the 4x800m relay, so no hurdling or vaulting for him. But he's been involved in a couple fantastic on-track collisions.
     
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    My DD is a thrower, shot put and discus. A couple years ago her teammate dropped a shot ball on DD's foot....two broken toes ::eye roll::
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    Ouch!!:eek:
     
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    You haven't lived as a track parent until you've seen your kid face plant over the second-to-last intermediate hurdle in the last race of his freshman year going full tilt because he's too stupid to know better yet. Should be great fun watching him as a senior who has an USNA appointment and is not much smarter in that regard. At least he's a little taller.
     
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  10. iMom

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    Mine's not even taller. Holding my breath until the end of track season!
     
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  11. tjb1975

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    You guys are cracking me up.
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    Standard issue for all parents on SA Forum:
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    I am on the side of competing in those spring sports. First, the workouts and competition will be good for their introductory phase by keeping them in top shape. Second, the teams and coaches are counting on them. Third, while injuries can happen in any sport, its not like they won't have time to heal. Fourth, let 'em go out with a flourish.

    I get the "bubble wrap" psychology but to me that means avoid high risk situations. In both cases mentioned above we are talking about track & field. All-in-all, not a high risk sport. I have been around track my whole life as an athlete and a parent. I have two kids who were state level sprinters (and hurdles) and another two who threw discus all four years. Sure, there were shin splints, muscle strains, face plants, rolled ankles, etc - but nothing that would cause me to recommend sitting out their senior season.
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    Keeping most of these kids off of the field, pitch, court, ski-lift, dirt-bike is like trying to stop a tsunami. Heck, they are more likely to hurt themselves trying to be careful than just being who they are.
     
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    Exactly! DD is currently at the shooting range lol!
     
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    Congrats on the 2nd place at regionals! I do miss watching my son wrestle, but I will admit it's nice to not have to sit on bleachers for 14 hours on Saturdays..... :)
     
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    My mom has been so worried about me playing basketball and running track and powerlifting... (mostly because I spent the day before Christmas Eve in the ER getting four stitches under my eye from a ball game). But now that I have accepted my appointment she is relaxing a little bit. Still worries about me though! Must just be a mom thing :)
     
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    "My 4-year AROTC winner just finished 2nd at his wrestling regionals and is now headed to sectionals."

    That is great! We are a wrestling family and know the work and dedication to reach that level. For us the stress never ends until season is over, short lived as on to the next.

    #2 son sophomore wrestles at 170. For classes he drew the section champ who was ripped and a full grown man, different juice in his veins. Mine still looks like a boy. Told him “play dead” he may cuff and sniff you but might leave you alone. My serious advice was told him re-adjust his goals, you will probably not win but make him work for it, he survived 2 periods until pinned in the 3rd. He was disappointed but held his head up. Proud of him, as was his younger wrestling brother who worships him.
     
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    Watched a boy break a leg on a hurdle, I hear you. If he's not going for track might want to look at the big picture. Our huge argument was snow boarding this winter, I finally said if it's not worth the sacrifice of not going then maybe it's not the right decision. I won.
     
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  20. socalfan

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    I hear you. My son is not doing track this year - also does not want to risk injury - I will miss it, but he's focused on the goal which is not track based.
     

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