Do I have the instrumentation to take a group to UIL?
Can the kids handle the easiest 1s on the pml?
Do the kids WANT to do UIL? Or rather, weigh the consequence of how the kids would react to not going, vs receiving a bad rating at UIL.
How would my parents and admin react to not taking the middle school group to UIL?
Basically weigh the fallout of either going and getting a low rating, vs. the fallout of not taking a group, and choose what you think would be best for your program.
There are plenty of options that you could take, and there are a lot of really great .5s on the PML as 1s. If you choose to go, you can go as a non-varsity, if you choose to not go, I would definitely take them to a fun festival.