Does anyone else struggle with the training hours required, and if gymnastics is the right sport for your kid? My daughter (who will turn 10 this summer) is training level 6 and moving to 15 hours a week (5 days/3 hours). I struggled last season with 4 days a week, and if I was doing the right thing. My daughter generally likes going to practice and is good at the sport, however, I have no expectations at all for her to go elite or even college. I follow Shift Movement Science on fb and I love their messaging about young gymnasts doing other sports and they also recommend as a general rule to train one hour a week per year of age (plus or minus 3 hours). So that would be 9 or 10 hours a week for my kiddo, maaaybe 13. But none of the gyms in our area follow those guidelines! The best gym in our state has all the girls homeschool from level 4 on up! They pretty much win everything, so all the other gyms are trying to compete with a whole different lifestyle. There are a couple gyms that compete xcel in our area, but they don't really train basics and fundamentals. I sometimes feel like my daughter may be missing out on other fun things that come with being a kid because she is always in the gym, but she also loves the sport. Any mommas with older girls struggle with this? Has anyone held their kid back a level to avoid more training hours? I don't mind the long hours once she's a teenager, but while she's still a kid, i feel she needs more time to be a kid!