hey there all! i'm glad to be here. our gym is currently phasing out competing at level 1 and level 2. my 6 yr old spent her kindergarten year in pre competition level.. not even level 1. her coach quit in march and the new coach moved her two weeks later to level 1 non competitive and said to me, i don't know why she didn't get moved to level 1 last fall.... well i thought that too last fall but was too dumb to speak up, i didn't want to be one of those moms....lol now in june b/c there isn't any level 1 anymore she got moved to level 2 competitive... her coach wants her to compete this fall at level 2 so she'll get some experience -she said i don't want her to be the level 3 competing for the first time... it's horrible for those girls... but she's floundering in class. the level 2 girls got moved from level 1 to 2 in january so they are 6 months ahead... she's very frustrated, 'the other girls are so much better'... and yesterday, she burst in to tears in class... and on the ride home she told me, i'm the worst gymnast in the class, it makes me mad, but today it made me cry. my response... don't laugh... suck it up buttercup... i'm not sure i'm financially able to do privates, i'm already making a car payment at gymnastics... lol any suggestions would be most welcome..