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Curious about "older" gymnast transferring to another gym

Amanda

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I am curious if gyms that generally prefer younger gymnasts in their JO track tend to be any more lenient with gymnasts trying to transfer in at a later level- especially with those that got a late start but have been relatively successful. Anyone had any experience with this?
 

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My daughter started late for gymnastics and transferred gyms. She repeated the level, but it's a much better gym with higher standards for moving up, so we were fine with it. They didn't have any issue with age--she wasn't out of range for the level but was the oldest of her group. I think a good gym would be welcoming to a hard working gymnast, regardless of age, but I guess it depends a lot on the gym's culture.
 
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Kids of all ages and levels change gyms. Depends on the gym and the gymmie
 
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Carly

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Definitely depends on the individual gym. Our old gym may not have taken an older gymnast but our new one definitely would.
 
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My daughter started JO at 14 (Xcel at 12) and switched teams a number of times due to moves and various issues. Some gyms did refuse to let her try out due to her age/level combo- but then some also chose to not let her try out just due to her hair color- you just go with it and find one that is more accepting. We always ended up with multiple options to choose from.
 
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