If the main reason you're keeping her in gymnastics is because you hope she's going to get a college scholarship, don't. I mean, I'm sure many/most of the parents on Chalk Bucket have a least a bit of a fantasy of a college gymnastics scholarship in the back of their head, but let's face it, as sad as it is to say that our kids are all washed up as 11-year-old level 6's, the ones who make optionals earlier certainly have a better shot at it. And even if your daughter and mine were on that "ideal path to a college scholarship," whatever that is (I hear a lot of people say you need to be a level 10 by your freshman year of highschool), then we STILL have to face the fact that injuries or burn-out or boys or just plain losing interest eliminates most of the jillion or so girls who start off gung-ho in this sport. Paying $7000 a year for gymnastics is NOT a $7000 investment in college any more than spending money on lottery tickets is a retirement investment. Could it happen? Sure. But it shouldn't by WHY she's in gymnastics.