Not sure if this is the correct place to put this thread.. but I thought it might be nice to hear from total strangers about kid's sports I have one child. 7 year old starting 2nd grade later this month, Spring 2010 birth year. Just had our first ever sports tryouts. 9U Select at his school (not a travel team). I was a nervous wreck and will be until we find out if he made it! School Sports were not like this at such a young age when I was a kid. I have put my foot down on travel baseball, I won't allow my child to try out. I am completely against emphasizing one sport at this young of an age. I want him to play all sports and narrow it down when older. What do other parents here do? Do you find your kids benefit from playing "up" in age and on a select team? How do you draw the line between too much practice and the right amount, or how hard to push them, or what you won't allow even when they ask? i.e. Travel Baseball in my family. I am completely afraid to see his reaction if he doesn't make the stacked 9U team though!