Let the kids decide. If they like a sport, you will see it in their energy level. Running over to you, smiling, concentration when it is usually something your kid tends to struggle with, carefree happiness...you will know.
Some encouragement goes a long way, but if a child really doesn't like a sport, even if you were co-captain of a championship team in that sport (such as the case with my girls not taking an immediate liking to soccer), it is best to pull out of that sport for a while, try some other sports, and maybe return to the original sport in another season or another year when attitudes or experiences have changed.
As part of our Be Sport Happy community you have access to our website which details all of the sports in Saratoga that are age appropriate for children ages 3-13.
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