Everyone we know from gym has a kid that just can't wait to compete. The kids on preteam are itching to be on team and get to compete. The girls who finally competed last weekend were so happy. They had finally made it! Meanwhile there's my child who says she really doesn't want to compete. She just wants to practice. She likes learning routines and loves going to practice, but says pretty strongly that she's not interested in competing. One part of me thinks she just needs a little push and once she was at a meet she would have fun. She's just scared. The other part thinks she really means it and she has no desire. Anyone else have a kid who didn't want to compete? In general my child often doesn't want to do a lot of things. She didn't want to do her first dance recital, but now loves it. She's shy and I often have to give her a push to get her to try new things, which she then loves. Any other reluctant competitors out there? Experiences to share?