Another Xcel athlete. She is pretty happy with her path looking back and has no inclination to put the time in for JO. My daughter has tried soccer, dance, swimming and cheer in addition to gymnastics. We do gymnastics because she likes it. She has had to take time off due to minor injury at times and was very sad. She missed her teammates, mostly, but met new friends in other activities while she had to be out. I think gymnastics is a good way for her to learn about sports, nutrition, fitness and persistence. I hope she will be able to finish out high school and coach the little ones if she likes. She has gone way beyond what I ever expected and I think what her coaches expected at age 6 so no real expectations at this point. She may continue with cheer in college or not. She loves animals and has other interests outside of gymnastics that she is likely to spend more time on once she is done. She also has learned how to manage her fitness and diet to stay healthy, which is worth a lot.