As I have posted my dd just moved up to level 4 at a new gym. This past friday there was a picnic for the team. My dd had only been on the team for 9 days and only knew a couple of kids by name and was very shy. She was standing watching the level 8- elite girls play catch. There were over 20 of them and my 7 year old wanted to play. One of the parents called her daughter over and she brought my dd to join them. These girls played with my dd all evening long. She was so excited that she got to play with the level 8's. They even spoted her doing backhandsprings in the grass. This was all my dd could talk about. When it was time to go they said they would see her Monday. She now feels a part of something. It is not enough to be picked for a team but to feel like you are a part of something.