My JO L5 gymnast moved to Xcel in 8th grade because she did not want the stress of optionals and pressure to upgrade. Xcel was great for her for 2 seasons and she did upgrade skills but more at her own pace and upgraded skills she wasn't scared of. She enjoyed the sport and meets and the social time with teammates. In 10th grade she moved to diving and never missed a beat. If your gymnast decides to move on, let her go and hopefully she will find new activities to experience. It's an adjustment for the moms. I was sad when she quit but then I found that I really did not miss meet season this year. I was sort of relieved I did not have to spend the money and and time travelling to meets. I also really enjoy watching her dive and learning about that sport.