My expectations may be skewed, because my daughter has always told me everything about how practice is going, exactly where she is with every single skill- I get a complete rundown after practice. DS doesn't really tell me anything. "It was fun." "We did stuff." He loves gymnastics and seems to be really happy while he's there, but I have no idea how anything is going. His gym chose not to compete this year, so I haven't seen his skills in a long time, but he did skip a level. I don't know if it's a boy thing vs a girl thing, or just a personality difference. I'm happy as long as he's happy, but between hearing nothing from him and nothing from his coaches I have no idea if he's doing well and I can't even guess what level he will compete next year.