No problem. I watched your son this weekend at cheesehead and he looked great. He's got great composure, there was some dirty play going on out there and he kept it together. Great reflection on you as his dad. My son doesn't know ya ya beyond his wrestling, but everyone he talked to said he was a great kid. Next time I see you, I'll stop by and say hi. Best of luck with the rest of the season.
Hi Red Turban,
You have a very interesting point. I met the head physiologist from USSR track and field a few years back. He said the number 1 indicator for elite performance on the international stage as an adult is being physically immature in mid/ late adolescence accompanied by pretty good athletic results.
In the US we fetishize youth sports. I coach at an IKWF program. One of the better conversations I think I've had in the past few years is telling a kid who is a phenom but whom did not win state that his career is years ahead of him and no one other than parents cares about IKWF.
I believe TC Dantzler, Ellis Coleman, Kevin Jackson would agree... it's better to blossom late.