The right age to start team sports

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The right age to start team sports

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What age should you have your child get involved in team sports and how do you pick which sport is best for your child? There is no easy answer to that. Most kids, around the age four or five, are ready to start playing team sports. I would suggest soccer or basketball because they are easier to comprehend, the whole system. Most kids start out with soccer at four or five. You will get a good read on whether your child can run and kick and compete with other children. That's the time to start to look at it. If they are not ready and you don't feel like it's the right thing for them, don't force them to start playing soccer at four or five; wait until they feel like they are ready to.

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Geoff Wells is a law partner at Greene Broillet & Wheeler in Santa Monica California. He is a graduate of the University of Washington class of 1981, and was a pitcher on the baseball team. He then went on to graduate from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1985. He has been a youth and travel ball baseball coach since 2003. He is married to Janet Ray and has two children, Morgan and Garrett.

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