Yesterday, for our kickoff we split up the jr. high (7/8) and the high school (9-12) for the games and scavenger hunt. The high school did the hunt first, while the jr. high played the games. Then we switched.
Afterward while talking to some of the youth coaches I was told about a big difference most of them noticed. The high school was more into it then the jr. high. There were some jr. highers (mostly girls) who didn’t want to participate in certain things because they were scared a friend would see them and would make fun of them at school.
I was really caught off guard by this conclusion. I thought the jr. highers would be more willing to “be silly” than the high schoolers – but I was wrong. I haven’t watched much of the video or seen many of the pictures yet, so we’ll see. But I have a feeling it could have just been the few girls who were a little “too good” to participate.
Have you noticed this difference between jh & hs? Is it normally the high school who are more willing to “be silly” and embarrass themselves?