It is our place to speak up if we are uncomfortable about something in our community that affects other people's health and well being. 100%. We can certainly get mad at the lack of rules, we can get mad at the lack of guidance from EPs, and we can get mad at EPs abdicating responsibility and placing the burden of rule making and enforcement on individuals and gyms when it's the EP's event. No one should be bashing athletes for decisions they did not make but there is also a difference between criticising a gyms/EPs decisons and confusing it with criticism of athletes. I havent seen any posts here disrespecting the athletes themselves. As for celebrating that the season is "getting to happen at all".... all of us are on different pages on what that should be looking like and how it should be happening. Asking people to "just be happy" is dismissive and prevents constructive discussions of what could be going better and where there are problems that need to be addressed. When parents are consistently left out of the conversation by the higher ups in regular seasons, I can see how frustrating it would be when more dire situations are on the table and parents have very little options other than sucking it up or pulling their child completely.