Does anyone have advice or experience with a child who did not have a powerful jump/spring/punch and learned it later? Did it just click at some point? My daughter is 6 and has been on preteam for about 6 months and does not seem to be improving at near the rate she was prior to preteam on any event, but especially on vault. To me it seems she lacks the power or ability to punch the board/tramp and make it onto the mat easily. She often tucks or splays her feet out to the side to jump high enough. All her teammates ( even those just recently added into her group) have moved to jumping into a handstand and her coach won't even let her try because her strait jump isn't good enough. She has a good handstand. She seems oblivious and says vault is her favorite part of practice, but it seems like she either doesn't get what the coach is trying to teach or is just not capable. She is a similar height and size to other gymnasts in her group if that matters. I was thinking of asking about privates. Does 6 months seem like a long time to learn a strait jump vault? Is she doomed to be a bad jumper forever? I don't want to push too much, but they are in the midst of moving kids up and few move after june. We will likely need to move to rec or quit if she doesn't move up due to the timing of practice when school starts in the fall.