Marty has been chosen to coach the National team. But the girls don't approve. Especially Kayle, because of Marty's affair with her mom. The girls do their best to make Marty look bad. Sasha asks Payson if she would like to be the assistant coach.
Kayle gets invited to a party in California and decides to bring the girls with her. Payson gets in contact with the best doctor in California to recheck her injury and see for certain if she will never do gymnastics again.
Payson begins to adjust to high school life. Also, it's Open House at The Rock and, to make it fun, Sasha wants the students to perform the way that they love. He also decided to put the top two students, Kayle and Nicky, together for a routine.
Valentines Day!! A day of love. But not for Payson, who's beginning to find out that's she's hanging out with the wrong crowd at school. Emily hasn't heard from Damon in days and she's getting worried. Kaylie and Nicky get closer, emotionally, the more they train together. Also, Carter discovers that Chloe Kmetko and Steve Tanner are dating.
Payson invites the girls to her first high school prom. Lauren believes her dad got a new dress for her, but really Steve got it for Chloe to give to Emily. Damon tries all he can to heal his relationship with Emily. Also, Sasha has gotten hold of a surgeon in Europe who can help Payson, but her parents don't know what to tell her.
Kaylie, Emily, and Lauren didn't make it to the Nationals in London, but they still have a chance at Beijing. But will Kelly Parker ruin their chances? Meanwhile, Payson has mixed feelings about taking the surgery.
Payson's back! Sasha has invited China's National team to The Rock to prove who the real American gymnasts are. Also, because of Payson's medical bills, the Keller family is in danger of losing their house.
As the face-off between The Rock and China draws closer, pressure starts to build. Payson tries to help Emily overcome her fear of the Vault while Lauren and Kaylie are still having trust issues with each other.
Emily is determined to prove her value in the team. Payson's pride on Becca's improved skills is cut short when she herself is "demoted" to level 1. Tensions in the team cause conflicts between the parents.
Kaylie hires her dad as her manager. And her mother as her co-manager. Payson has huge difficulties adopting her new role as an artistic gymnast. Lauren is worried Carter does not love her. And what's Chloe doing riding with Austin?
Lauren catches Chloe sneaking out from her dad's bedroom. Austin is having a party. Kaylie forbids anyone from attending. Sasha and Summer go out on their first official date. Both situations become complicated.
It's the last national team training before the world team try-out. Kaylie insists the Rock girls will all get in, but the National Girls refuse to do teamwork. And Ellen has plans for Emily. Payson has trouble learning ballet.
Lauren is angry because his father gave the Kmetkos money. Mark comes home and questions Kim's candidacy. Sasha finds a new way to motivate Payson, but it has consequences. Austin has a talk with Kaylie. Emily faces a tough choice.
The election is approaching. Unfortunately for Chloe, Emily got arrested. Unfortunately for the Cruzes, Kaylie has trouble hiding her eating disorder. Unfortunately for Steve and Kim, Payson kissed Sasha - and Lauren finds the footage.
Payson continues training to give Sasha credibility. But the board disapproves his coaching of the girls. Ellen replaces him. Kaylie refuses to listen to Austin. Emily's law-breaking threatens her training. All just under the World Trials.