Hello all, I am brand new...to gymnastics and this forum. My daughter just turned 6 and is in the developmental (pre-team) group at her gym. She has been in gymnastics for 2 years, pre-team since January. She has obvious athletic abilities; strong, flexible, makes corrections quickly, body awareness, very hard worker, competitive, drive to learn and do good. Her skills have improved quickly and her coaches have moved her up 2 levels/classes in 6 months (the only one in pre-team to be moved up). My concern (and her coaches' concern) is her disposition. She is not a do-as-your-told-without-comment-or-opinion kinda kid. She is chatty, outgoing, strong willed, determined, and a little sassy. She is tough as nails, but will speak up when she is frustrated or needs help. I have noticed that her coaches are much tougher on her than the other girls and sometimes I feel like they are trying to train these personality traits out of her. I do think the sassy-ness and chattiness need to be done away with, but I want her to keep her strong will and ability to speak up for herself. I like that she won't let anyone make her feel uncomfortable. My question is, are these character traits incompatible with gymnastics? Is this sport more for girls who are able to just do as they are told? Is she only going to excel in gymnastics if she is complacent? I would rather know that now and find a sport or activity that is better suited to her disposition.