Placing your child in a sport for the first time is incredibly fun, a little terrifying and there are a lot of unknowns. What if he/she hates it? Isn’t good at the game? Doesn’t follow directions well? Isn’t a good teammate? How do you really know when the time is right to place your child in a sport? None of these things you are going to know for 100% and that’s okay! Sports is a great tool to teach discipline, commitment, communication, teamwork, perseverance and overall health. Sports are fun and a way for children to make friends, gain self-confidence and promotes goal setting at an early age. However, sports can also be detrimental to your child’s growth. So having a good idea of when you should put your kids in sports and preparing them before placing them on an “organized team” is really important.