Do they compete already at levels 1-3, or are they in the development program (we call it 'devo' here), that is more accelerated and has more practice than the other classes at those levels, and they are getting ready to compete at level 4/5?
practice schedule for competitive gymnasts:
Level 4 (pre-team, but now they can compete too): 6 hours (2 hours each practice)
Level 5: 9 hours, or optionally 15 hours (3 hours each practice, M-F)
Level 6: 15 hours (3 hours each practice, M-F)
Level 7: 20 hours (4 hours each practice, 5 days)
Levels 8-10: 24 hours (4 hours each practice, 6 days)
-usually levels until level 6 workout if they want also on Saturdays for open gym, but not the higher levels as they already have so much practice, but they do private lessons sometimes if they need them