I'd love to hear any stories that you have about a bottom of the pack gymnast moving to a more serious gym that provides better training. There is no disputing that the coaches at the other gym have more experience and prepare the girls better for the meets. That said, it would be considerably more effort for me to get my DD (age 8) to this better gym. She is going into her second season as a level 3. My initial thought was why bother with the longer commute/more hours/late nights/more money if she's not one of the more talented. Now I'm thinking that the lack of good coaching is hurting her more than some of the kids who are more naturally talented at gymnastics. I would love to hear stories of bottom of the pack gymnasts moving to get better training and where it took them. Did they burn out in an environment where everyone was much better than they are (presumably b/c they'd had better training from the start)? Did they quickly progress? I am not hoping to make her into a superstar or anything like that -I just want to give her the tools to be as successful as possible and I don't feel that she's getting that at the moment.