My kids all did gymnastics, but my son was the serious one. He competed 2 years at level 10, qualifying for nationals one year... where he place 91st. Woo hoo! He them "retired" the next year at age 14, and moved on to cheerleading, which is a whole different world, let me tell you! My 2nd son did it for a few years, but it wasn't quite his thing. Gymnastics is a great sport, a little all consuming, but still great!