6 Points to Ponder Before Joining a Team

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4. What Sport Should You Sign Him Up For?

Don't try to force your child into an activity just because you liked it when you were his age. If he shows an interest in a sport, let him try it out. It might take him awhile to figure out what he likes best. Some kids will gravitate towards team sports (such as basketball and baseball) while others will prefer activities where the focus is on individual efforts (such as karate, fencing and swimming).