My dd does Suffolk County Grades (only grade 2 so far) and Future Stars comps (usually at Colchester). Once you have started on the grade pathway is is possible to skip a grade if a gymnast is capable of the next grade up or do you have to follow in number order (1-8). Future stars - levels Novice, intermediate and Advanced. My dd was a novice and hasn't had great success with it, always in the bottom few and not that competitive score wise, I tend to get dd to focus on beating herself and not worry about the others, but even doing that she hasn't been successful sometimes not being able to beat her previous scores even though they were low to begin with. After 2 future stars comps she has gotten a new coach who entered her as an intermediate, is it usual to move up levels if the lower level wasn't successful? After remebering what dd did for novice and seeing what she has to do for grade 3 next year they are practically the same (swapping straddle shoot dismount from low to bar to a squat on jump off) the intermediate routine (with exception for bars and a higher vault, using a vault table, was similar to grade 5), would gymnasts normally enter comps that are similar to their grade level or does it have no relation at all? Just trying to understand it.