I am guessing he is nervous about wearing a strap and cup which I have seen them and can imagine why... LOL.
I think the best thing you could do is ask him what is making him nervous about the gear. Then maybe have dad take him to a sporting goods store and get one that he can see close up and "mess" with without worrying about the cleanliness of it... Maybe then he will change his mind, maybe not. If not maybe next year he will be more comfortable with the idea.
at 2:51 PM on Sep. 11, 2009