Yes, so true especially when you get into high school. I had a semi late start at 10 but I progressed really quickly in the years that I was apart of the sport. My parents were tired out by the time I was in 8th grade and we took a break. High school came and I wanted to go back but it was almost impossible to do school cheer (HS bball is the bomb) or the musical. Or anything. I already commuted to my HS, so even the the gym was 20 minutes away, any extra driving was taxing. Now many of the girls on my HS team that do AS are on 4.2 or a half year team nearby that doesn't really travel far and doesn't really conflicted with their schedules. I couldn't do that. I'm a strong level 4 athlete and there isn't a half year team market for that.