I am 16. I have been a gymnast for the past 9 years. I am also very interested in film, and I'm taking a class which allows me to use/rent out $5,000 - $15,000 pro camera/lights/sound equipment. Now my parents have never really been interested in gymnastics, not like some of these parents who get obsessed with their kids and force them to practice 30 hours a week. I practice 15 hours a week, but I miss a lot of practices because of homework, or I'm hanging out with friends, etc. I usually do not miss more than one practice a week. Today at practice, my coach asked me to participate in the Navy meet which is hosted at our gym on Saturday. He asked me to do Vault, since that is my strong event. I turned him down and told him that I had plans already scheduled that day. I have been working on a script for the past few weeks and planning out a short movie which I was planning to shoot this Saturday. I didn't even know about this meet until today, so I figured that my already arranged plans should take precedence. Later when I got home, I told my dad about this, and he seemed a bit dissapointed but okay. A few hours later after my mom came home, she ran up to my room when I was doing homework and started yelling at me. She was yelling how I have commitments to the team, etc, etc. Gymnastics is expensive, and my parents pay about $1500 a year just for competitions. (We are not rich either, that's a lot of money.) I yelled back, saying how I've already scheduled the equipment to rent out this weekend, we got all the actors and crew together and ready, and everything is set to shoot on saturday. I'm directing, so I can't just bail out on everybody. In the end, she threatened to pull me out of gymnastics right then and there. And she left. Now, I don't know what to do. I was actually planning to stop gymnastics at the end of the season, because I will be a senior next year (and I dont plan on doing this sport in college) and I would like to get a job... which I can't do with all the time I spend in gymnastics. But I don't want to quit yet, and I feel like it would be a waste to just end my career like this, after a fight. But I don't know what to do, I feel a greater obligation to my future in film than to gymnastics. What should I do?