Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Tariffville, CT
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You've gotten a lot of views but no answers so I think that a Juniors YouTube channel on its own wouldn't be appealing. If it's packaged right then it might be interesting or even fascinating.
What people don't want to see is another "then I did intervals, then I cleaned the chain, let me show you how I cleaned the chain, then I did an easy ride" kind of channel. One with maybe Junior specific concerns would be interesting. Gear limits and how you dealt with it; equipment restrictions; age/strength discrepancies, like "I raced against a guy that looked like Arnold but he was only 17 and I barely shave"; budget concerns including bike and entry fee stuff; travel concerns, like how to get to races if you don't drive, or with various states limiting teen driving; other things you have to worry about like school or other sports/lessons; relationships (boy/girl); parental concerns about training and racing; goals and aspirations; stuff like that.
These are the things that other Juniors would probably be interested in checking out. I think a lot of parents would also - I'd say a decent portion of your audience will be a Junior racer's parents.
If it's done well with lots of pertinent information it could act as a guide for future Juniors and their parents.
I'd say go for it. Brace for some criticism. Adjust and make changes. I think it could really work out. Good luck.
"...during the Lance years, being fit became the No. 1 thing. Totally the only thing. It’s a big part of what we do, but fitness is not the only thing. There’s skills, there’s tactics … there’s all kinds of stuff..." Tim Johnson