My sons coach has been pushing us to let our son compete. It seems like the competitions he would be competing in are small and seem like more of a way for the people putting on the compitions to make money. I am talking about the very first compitions that beginners compete in.
How important are these first compitions for beginners?
If they were being held in our town we would have no problem letting him compete but the closest compititions to us are 400 miles away and would cost $1,000 for us to go to for the weekend. We feel letting him do shows are a good way for him to get a feel for skating in front of people.
It seems like a lot of the compititions only have one or two people entered.
We feel right now the money would be better spent on lessons and skates.
We know competitions are important that's why he is practicing so had and wants to compete but should we start him?