My daughter had surgery a year ago and recovery has been amazing. Before her surgery she competed level 5 and started training to compete 7, however she was registered as level 6 for last season and due to the surgery, did not compete. She is registered for this season as a level 5 and when she started back at the gym after surgery because you can move freely between level 5 and 6, her coach discussed with us that she wants her to compete level 5 again, instead of trying to push her to fast to get her more advanced skills and learn new routines. It took a lot of time for my daughter to be emotionally accepting of not training with her friends/team mates anymore. She currently has a different coach while her regular coach is on leave. The coach she has at the moment called me the other night and said that my daughter won’t be competing level 5. She said she doesn’t have her back tuck on floor yet, but also admitted she hasn’t let her try it. I have seen her do it and she does have it. I’m confused as to why she wouldn’t let her do it though, but does let her do her back handspring on high beam. But anyway, she said my daughter can compete level 4, excel gold but doing level 4 routines to level 4 music (which makes no sense to me) or sit out another season. My daughter has already missed 1 season and doesn’t want to sit out another. From what am am understanding, a gymnast can only move back a level if the do not make State qualifying score for that level, do not compete state or other reason such as injury but it would need to be prior to the cut of date for that season if if injury was after the cut off date, prior to next season. My daughters surgery was before the season began and they did not petition last season to move her back. She did not compete state or score state qualification score as she did not compete so I understand they can move her to level 5, but from what I am understanding, they can’t move her back to level 4, am I correct?