Total gymnastics newbie here so pardon my ignorance. We have two girls 6&8 who started in rec classes 6 months ago. Went from beginner to intermediate then oldest tested in advanced & we were told youngest did not but when I look at her testing score it's higher. So we reached out to inquire and were brought in for what we were thought was retesting for rec advanced but afterwards were told she should be in preteam, & the coach alluded that this preteam feeds the dp program. Right now neither is interesting in competing but my youngest does want to...at some point- more interested in xcel than dp as she does soccer & cheer too. Apparently my husband was told she would struggle in advanced but then why be ok on preteam? I'm just thoroughly confused & we seem so get different answers from different people. Is gymnastics advancement always this obscure? Can they go from rec to xcel or is preteam required or is that a gym specific question?