Yes, backless leotards were already against the rules. They are just clarifying in exact detail what "backless" means.I’m happy to see this rule. While some of the backless leos are pretty, girls should be able to wear a bra without fear of it showing. I do feel bad though for parents who will have to buy new leos again. But this isn’t a new rule, correct? They are just now deciding to enforce it?
All they would have to do is get a seamstress to attach nude mesh starting about where the black "x" is and down from there. Should be much less expensive than a new leotard.
Yes, I totally agree. This is one less thing to worry about.
We have the same leo and I saw a lot of other teams with it as well. We just bought new leos last year so we are not supposed to get news ones until next year - I’ll be curious what the coaches decide to do. My younger daughter’s leo was stolen from our rental car after a travel meet so I have to buy at least one new leo anyway.
Our level 10s get to pick our leos (or at least they play a big role in choosing). I’ve never heard any of the girls complain about not being able to wear a bra. My daughter is younger so it’s not an issue for us but I think I would have heard something. But ours has the big strap across the back so maybe it covers the bra strap. They weren’t my favorite when we got them but they do look beautiful in competition.I think that the gyms that went with those leos should eat the cost of putting mesh in the back for the girls who already had the leos. They knew good and well that what they picked broke the rules and chose to push the limit even though common sense would tell them that even if there hadn't been a rule against is (which there was) the style would be problematic for any girl who needs a bra.
We saw these in person. Horrible on every level. Also saw a fair share of very low backless. Think a rule needed to be enforced. many of the backless were very beautiful but some meets looked more like fashion shows. Just my opinionI think due to some high profile gyms pushing the limits lately or just blatantly ignoring the rule,
I don't know, but there is a 0.2 deduction in JO for inappropriate attire (and 0.1 in Xcel). It is supposed to be taken on the 2nd event (get a warning on the first event so you have the opportunity to correct it).I'm wondering how this is going to be enforced? Is there any wording eluding to what the consequences are?
Around here, they could get the mesh sewn in for less than $20 per leotard ... and even less than that if they provided the mesh.I don’t think a grace period should be given since it was a known rule to start with and gyms chose to violate it anyway. However, I do think that since the fault lies with them and not the parents, the offending gyms should either pay for mesh or to replace them with new ones. Probably won’t happen but it’s not right to expect parents to have to pay for another expensive leotard because they chose to ignore the rules.