when can or should your child start to compete

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NY mom

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my daughter is 6 and has been doing a 1 hour class, once a week at a very good NYC gym since she is 4. She loves the sport and "I" see a tremendous amount of potential (as gymnastics was my life growing up) - on the flip side, she has some sensory and attention issues that keep her from sitting still, paying attention, etc. I think coaches pass over her because they think "oh she won't pay attention, or she needs to mature more to improve". the gym she attends is SO loud and crowded when she goes, i don't know how anyone gets anything done. Just wondering how can i know if my daughter is ready for a pre-team, or should we switch to a smaller gym?? she has asked me to be on a team, she is not shy and says she wants to perform.
 
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(disclaimer, NY mom and I aren't related even though I may have referred to my DW as NY mom in the past)

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My opinion is to let the coaches worry about when she's ready to compete. Can you set up a meeting to discuss it with them?
 
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Some gyms have open try outs see if there is anything scheduled, it's usually in the spring right at the end of competition season.
 
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