Hi wise parents! My 11-year-old 6th grader is finishing up level 5 and looking to compete level 7 next year. She trains 17 hr/wk right now, which will marginally increase. She's also a human, and we're starting to notice all the normal human things that happen in middle school. She still loves gymnastics, but is also more and more interested in time with friends. Her school musical ended a few weeks ago and I think she'll be mourning it until the end of time. I don't think we're looking at a kid who wants to quit gym, but I guess I'm just wondering what to expect as she goes through puberty. Do body changes mean skill setbacks? Do social ties mean not wanting to go to practice, or being extra distracted? What ride are we buckling into for the next few years?