Is my kid too young for competition?

Well, I'm probably not the right guy to ask. You'll see kids as young as 4 or 5 at competitions. I think a lot of this depends on the kid and the attitude of the coach and parents. If your daughter is really confident and is game to compete, then it's worth considering but you really want to keep the pressure off and the emphasis on fun. It's a good idea to go and watch a competition or two to get a feel for what to expect.

Talk about the first competitions as an opportunity to perform and not so much on how you place. We're all huge fans of our kids and may not be the most objective observers. And we're not always informed on what the judges are looking for specifically either.