My daughter is a 1st year level 9, and senior in high school, which surprisingly with COVID she did really well with having to take 3-months off practice. She has been in gymnastics for 13 years and loves it dearly. My daughter just competed JO USAG level 9 State Meet and had some great success (#1 in floor and #3 in vault - Seniors) but it didn't come together for beam and bars; thus didn't make it to regionals (she has high expectations); thus, disappointed. At the beginning of the season and with COVID her goal was just getting to the State Meet particularly with the limited practice but she set her expectations on Regionals but missed it by 0.35 (33.650 score). The good and the bad was it took a move to a new gym 14 months ago to find truly talented coaches and she burned 3 years (thus only at level 9 as a senior) but now she is having success, learning and completing/competing new rountines and skills (level 10 skills) and really progressing (she hasn't peaked). Since she isn't quite at the level to continue as a DI-III competitive gymnast at a great education college (academics first), her gymnastics career has come to an abrupt end when she is still doing great in the sport. My questions: Is it weird for gymnasts to continue JO after high school? Despite no USAG age limit, is there an unwritten rule/belief that she needs to retire? Is there any pathway for her to continue to train and move to compete at JO level 10? Her goal is/was reasonable to compete at level 10 JO not be an olympian or even a college athlete. Is there a pathway for her to compete at a similar competitive level without having to stop now at 18 in her prime. She is really struggling with being done and as a parent trying to find the best pathways to help her through it. Would love peoples thoughts and perspectives and how to help her through this tough time.