Stephany - posted on 06/15/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )
Hi ladies! My husband and I have been talking about this a lot lately since our oldest is 4 and is now old enough to play T-ball. What age do you ladies think a child should be allowed to play sports on a team? What about for more physical sports? I know some parents who let their kids play tackle football at age 8 and, to me, that seems a little young. One lady told me that she has NFL aspirations for her son, so she feels like she's giving him the best opportunity by allowing him to play so early. I wonder how long his knees can hold up, or how many hits his body can take. The same goes for things like dance and gymnastics. If your child showed some talent for gymnastics or dance at age 3 would you dive right in? What are the rules you ladies live by in these situations?