Unfortunately, the world of competitive kids' gymnastics is witnessing more injuries at younger ages. The bulk of these unnecessary injuries are due to over-training and making unnatural demands of young bodies. Additionally, coaches try to keep girls as small and thin as they can, often disregarding the healthy nutrition needed for physical growth and development. Haven't you ever seen the dramatic physical changes in female gymnasts and ice skaters when they stop competing? It's like they are experiencing the physical changes they should have experienced in early adolescence.
I believe that kids deserve more of a childhood than just going to school, doing homework, and training at the gym.
Your daughter needs to develop cognitively, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. Will her present schedule or an increased training schedule encourage growth at all these vital levels? Children can hear the word "no" and an accompanying explanation on occasion, without parents' fearing they will destroy their kids' chances of future happiness. Please let me know your decision.