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There is no issue with that.
Again, the term kindergarten redshirt ONLY applies if you are holding your child back SOLELY because of sports. If you have legit reasons, and many of you have brought up good ones, then you do not apply the kindergarten redshirt tag to your kid.
My mom practically pushed us out as soon as possible. My brother is a September birthday and didn't turn 18 until his first month of college.
Make sure you don't teach him how to spell.
We were in the same situation. We "held" our son back. Best decision we made (from a maturity and academic standpoint).
Every child expert we talked to (and we consulted with a bunch of them) said the same thing - start him at 6
This redshirt thing your talking about is common. Theres a private catholic high school in the Detroit suburbs thats pretty well know for it. Its often referred to as a "Brother Rice Redshirt." By the way I'm not saying I agree with it, I think its very wrong especially when the kid doesnt need to be held back. Just saying I've seen it done.
This post was edited by SpartanBeagle 13 months ago
My grandpa skipped a grade. My dad was held back a grade. "The system" knew that the family owed them one.
FWIW, grandpa was a better HS athlete.
I'm in favor of holding all boys back, simply to put an end to all the bums at sports bars that are convinced they'd have been a DI athlete if they had been held back.
Lake Orion had a kid a few years back that was held back intentionally in middle school, not due to academics, but for athletic prowess. It was a guy MSU initially recruited, but them backed off, as they saw he was not going to get any bigger. Kid played one game a freshman on JV, then moved up to varsity for the rest of his career. Ended up getting a basketball scholarship to Oakland, then "transferred" out of there to I forget where, and I believe just ended his career at Rochester College.
The Jimmy Clausen syndrome.
Is this what McGary did? Or is he just really dumb?
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