I do not know if Iâ€™m posting this in the right forum but I just had to know. Does you body type have very much to do with how good you will get at gymnastics. I have had people tell me they can tell I am good at gymnastics because I am petite. What does height have to do with it. Iâ€™m sometimes led to believe that height does a lot when I see my sister (who is 12 and stands 5â€™5) look awkward doing a skill, but soon after I will see her perform a very graceful looking sole circle dismount and I will feel stupid. Iâ€™m not very graceful, and I have been told so, Iâ€™m precise and have form but I find it hard to look graceful when your legs are so short. But dispite that i do well, Is it not possible I am good because I work hard. Another thing the female spoon shape (Wider shoulders and narrower waists) that is my body type and it erks me how Iâ€™m said to be shaped like a 12 yr old. Iâ€™ve seen many gymnast shaped like this and not shaped like this. Some times i look in the mirror and my body does look juvinille. So my question is there some kind of preferred body type and size for gymnasts? Does it really matter if you willing to give it your all?