My 9 year old is starting level 6 this year. She started gymnastics 2 years ago. She currently qualified for national tops testing. So, she is just learning the skills required. She also is learning level 6 routines. Her coaches have indicated she may go to early states and then go to Level 7. I don't know how far my daughter can go with gymnastics. And I've been told the skills at the optional level is more important that the lower levels. My daughter has her level 7 skills, including her giant, but 1) does it contribute to more stress learning so much in one year; 2) if her coaches want her to go to early states, then she'll have only half a season to clean up her level 7. She may need to repeat 7; 3) is it better to repeat 7 than go through 6 and then 1 year of 7? Any thoughts?