Thanks all for the positive messages. She made the slide show to show other parents not involved in competing that it is more than just what they think it is. There is bonding with the kids and parents and competing can be a lot of fun for all.
My Sabunim ended classes a little early and projected this on a screen to each class and the parents of each class as a little promo for competing.
makes me wonder (and green with envy):
How do you guys get team spirit going like that? When we go to tournaments we are pretty much on our own, the instructors are pretty much all pressed into duty judging and the parents are somewhat solitary, unless they already know each other socially.
Well, we fundraised together, made sure we stayed in the same hotel, made sure we sat in the same area, made sure we all went out to eat afterwards, etc. Its about making opportunities outside the tournament I think. Be the organizer of these types of activites and I bet you'll get some good results!
I would love to, but I am actually in the slave labor force. Most adults reaching BB rank tend to be unless they have crazy work schedules.
But is such a cool idea!