My dd just started preteam this week after not beong chosen for team. 20 girls tried out for the team and only 5 made it. I heard the head coach tell another parent that they just didn't have enough slots this year. My dd had the same skills these girls had but I am guessing that she didn't execute them quite as cleanly. Form has always been her downfall. 9 girls were chosen for preteam. During class this week I was getting more frustated. She is so far ahead of the girls in her class. Only half the class was there since a few girls took the summer off. The coach did a good job of having my dd fo differnet stations. While the others were learning their backwalkovers she had my dd doing back handsprings since my dd has been doing backhandsprings for almost a year. On bars 2 were sturggling with pullovers and and 4 can't do back hip circles. My dd was instead working on mill circles. She can do all her level 4 skills except her front hip circle. I was also so impressed this week because her form had improved so much the week she was at camp. I just don't get why she got pasted over for team. I was waiting to pick her up yesterday when the team members were arriving since their practice was next. I over heard two moms talking. 2 little girls that are still only 5 that were on an invatation only class were moved to preteam without even having to tryout. The coach felt that these 2 little girls would not make it through a long week of camp. That just about did it for me. I wasn't planning on talking to the coaches until I found this out. There was not enough slots for qualified kids and yet two kids who didn't even have to try out and don't have the same skills my dd has made the team. I am planning on talking to the head coach next week after my dd's practice. How can I best approach this wihout sounding bad? Should I make comparisions? I am not really comfortable doing that since I think that's in poor taste and yet I want some good answers and not just generic answers. I had one other problem with the gym last year and I was given such vague answers. I can guess that they are going to tell me that there just weren't enough slots. Any advise on how to discuss this would be appreciated. I am not very confrontational and I have a lot of aniexty about how to handle this conversation and get real answers.