I'd go with the coach on this one. It's apparent she's holding your DD at no test for a very valid reason. It can be disappointing to not reach a desired goal but in the big picture, it's just a speed bump! Are you talking about competing or testing? If your coach doesn't want her to test pre-pre but have her compete pre-pre, that's a different story. In fact - it's completely not a big deal. Your DD doesn't have to test her pre-pre FS in order to compete pre-pre. If you're talking about not competing pre-pre yet....well - IMO, the more competitions your daughter gets under her belt, the better - regardless of the level!