Amelia might get to join a team! The gymnastics coach called me back today, and we go on Saturday to see what Amelia thinks of it. She is only 7, but will turn 8 in March, well before the June competition. She has done gymnastics since she was 3 and absolutely loves it, so I really do not think I am pushing her by getting her onto the team now.
They practice every Saturday, and it is about 45 minutes away from us. We would still keep her in her weekly class nearby, since it is all girls her age and that is important for her too.
It is always interesting to see the progression each year--- in the Fall the girls are all eyeing Amelia like she might sprout a second head any moment, but by Spring they are all making sure she gets her turns and keeps up. Obviously in a perfect world she would be accepted from the start, but it is a growing experience for everyone in the class.