For those of you who have daughters who have been in the gym for awhile, if you could go back and start your daughters gymnastics career over, would you choose xcel or JO? My daughter is currently xcel but has an opportunity to go JO level 4 or go platinum. For reference, she is 9 years old. She loves uptraining and doesn’t have aspirations for college gymnastics-she is only nine and realistically college gymnastics probably isn’t in the cards for her with level 5-6 skills at age nine. She just wants to have fun, enjoy her friends, and win some medals. I see so many parents want JO for their girls and talk about how they need to be a certain JO level by a certain age and how xcel is lesser than JO. If you could go back, would you still pick the route you took for your daughter, excluding the parents whose daughters are going elite or college bound. Would you choose the more structured JO route if you could do it all over or the xcel route and why?