DD has been in gymnastics classes since she was a preschooler. She was almost immediately put on a team track. When it was time to move to team, she stayed in pre-team for another year because she was doing another activity that she wanted to finish. The next year she moved to Level 3 at age 10. She didn't seem too old since our gym seems to move gymnasts to team at a slightly older age. She had an OK year, repeated level 3, and had a great second year. That means she started Level 4 at age 12. Most of the season she had AA scores in the high 34 range and then finished the last few meets with 35+. The scores were lowered by one event that always scores in low eights. Our gym usually doesn't move gymnasts up to optionals and won't let them attend state meets unless they are consistantly scoring 35+. Summer training schedules came out and DD will be training with this years Level 3 gymnasts instead of her current teammates. She's very discouraged and feels like they're not even giving her the chance to uptrain and move up. She doesn't think the coaches have much confidence in her and it's affecting her enjoyment and self confidence. She would've been OK with repeating level 4 if they let her train the skills needed to move up and then decided she wasn't ready to compete them. Now she's frustrated about spending all summer with 8-9 year olds just learning level 4 skills and she's talking about quitting gymnastics. I don't know if I should encourage her to stick it out and have a good second year at level 4 even if she is much older than her teammates or just let her move on to something else. Any thoughts?