My daughter had her very first meet this past weekend. I am afraid she didn't do very well score wise, but I was very proud of her anyway. She is only 6 and missed tons of practice due to our late Summer vacation. She actually missed her first team meet because she just wasn't ready. Almost all the girls qualified for sectionals at that 1st meet so my daughter & another L4 went to another local meet together to try to qualify. She had floor first and got a 6.8. She had all the skills but was just sloppy & hadn't practiced enough on the floor to know how to go corner to corner. She did ROBHS by herself though (yeah!) On vault she got 8.6 which was nice. The bars were ugly. The whole family was seated right next to the bars (limited seating and couldn't move if we wanted to)& when she went, she was laughing almost the whole time and needed a boost for the mill circle. Then she messed up something else, a hip circle I think, and repeated it and I guess got more points off for adding a skill? Got a 5.8 on that. The beam was last. She was doing OK but not too sure about the whole routine yet and missed something & then fell off which resulted in a 6.9. So it totaled 28.1. Her teamate did a little better and did qualify, so my daughter is feeling a little left out tonight. I have been telling her all along that you have to start somewhere and that we didn't even think she would be doing any competitions yet this year and that she is the youngest on the team, but she is so sad I am feeling pretty sad too. Anyone have any words of wisdom for the team caboose??? She loved the meet and had a blast, wasn't nervous at all, but this sectional score seems like alot of pressure.