I am trying to decide what would be best for DD (7). A little less than a year ago I moved her from rec to x cel pre team at a new gym further from our home. We love the gym and the program -it's really been great for her -but the drive is difficult for our family and the other kids. One of the reasons that we switched is that we were interested in the less intense x cel program -I was a bit shocked to learn how many hours JO team practices. Another reason is that she was not ready for pre team yet at the old gym and I didn't feel that she was getting much in the rec program there (few hours and coaches didn't really coach). Well, fast-forward about 11 months and DD has really caught the gym bug and I am confident that she could handle more time in the gym. Combine this with the fact that it would be easier for us to get her to more hours at the closer gym than to fewer at the x cel program that she's in now (not to mention that the x cel program practices at very inconvenient times -late!). So I am considering another move. My reservations at this point are that she LOVES the program she's in and I hate to do anything to make her love gym any less -what if the new program doesn't work out? I am assuming she would move to pre team now and not to team for about a year so she would be newly 9 when competing level 3 -is this on the older side? Should I be concerned about this and keep her in x cel for this reason? And finally I am concerned that if she doesn't do well in JO she will be driven away from a sport that she currently loves -is x cel more sustainable for a gymnast with average talent?