My daughter has been at the same gym since preschool. She had a year of Pre Team and loved it. She started training on the Level 4 team at the start of summer. So for ten or 12 weeks now, she has had the new schedule. Her problem is not the workout. She is tough and strong. The problem is getting her through the door. She is fine at home getting ready, fine if we stop for snacks or lunch, fine in the car, fine until we walk into the gym lobby. Then I can almost see her start to back pedal. For whatever reason, it's a HUGE struggle for her to cross the threshold from the lobby into the gym. If she doesn't get into the gym in time, then her group is running and warming up on the far side of room and now the distance she must walk seems like miles to her. She starts to shut down. She really shuts down. One day this week she got winded during conditioning and I think she panicked a little. I talked to her and explained to be sure and breathe, or to stop a moment and catch her breath. Anyway, yesterday she completely balked at the door. All the coaches were kind and tried to help her. But she would not cooperate. She went into the gym, but claimed she was going to throw up. So she sat behind some mats until a coach saw her and sent her out to lobby to me. She sat in the lobby with me for 2 hours. I asked if she wanted to go home and she said no. It took all my patience and then some, but I waited it out. When her team mates came out for snack break, half was through a 4 hour practice, she ate a snack too, and then went out in the gym for beam and floor. She did GREAT. She was happy and bouncy. Worked on her BHS by herself. She came out of the gym beaming. So..... I don't think the problem is that she doesn't enjoy gymnastics. She works on her floor routine everyday at home. She plays gymnastics with her sister. She will be 7yo next week. Honestly, I think it would be a shame to let her just walk away now. She has worked so hard, and not yet competed, so she doesn't know what all the work is leading to. But, she always can't have the idea that it's okay to sit in the lobby for two hours and then go in the gym for her favorite events. She's had this hesitation at the door for a while, since moving up to Level 4, but never this bad. I am hoping some of you guys have been through this and can offer me some tips or advice. Thanks so much.