Hi everyone, I've been reading the posts here for about 6 weeks, and have finally registered! I am the mom to a 14 yr old level 8 gymnast. We just had states and she qualified to Region 8 regionals, so we are off to Chattanooga in a couple weeks. I've learned alot from reading this site and even though it seems like we should know it all, since we have been going to the gym forever, there is always more to learn. We have been though it all, fears, good meets, bad meets, best friends leaving. My daughter is now the "team elder" she has stuck with it and been on team longer than anyone else there (though she is not the oldest one on team). I have so enjoyed reading this site that I have sent the link to it to all the parents and coaches on her team. Hopefully a lot more will join in the discussions.