- Mar 9, 2019
My DD just turned 8 last week and has competed Level 2 this season after one year of recreational-type preteam. She’s not terrible but also not the strongest or most coordinated. She’s more the slender, flexible type. She does well enough on bars and beam and usually lags behind on vault and floor, leaving her toward the bottom of the AA standings at meets. Since this season is wrapping up, shes talking about “next year.” I really don’t see her getting a RO BHS in time to compete Level 3 next year, since her RO is still pretty weak. She absolutely doesn’t want to try Xcel, even though I’ve suggested it. The Level 2 team has a 5 year old, a few 6 year olds, a bunch of 7 and 8 year olds, and a handful of 9-11 year olds, so she wouldn’t be out of place repeating Level 2 as an 8 year old. Her coach is leaving it up to us to decide whether to try Level 3 or repeat Level 2. I’m happy as long as she’s happy, and obviously this is just for fun for her. What would you do?