Christina Posted December 18, 2007 Report Share Posted December 18, 2007 Our 8 year old son is really into ballet and soccer. He played on a recreational soccer team last 2 seasons which only met once a week for 8 weeks. I am contemplating signing him up for a more advanced soccer program that has two 1 hour practices a week and 1 game a week for 10 weeks since he loves it so much. We received lots of compliments from the coaches and parents about how exceptionally good he plays. I want to give him the opportunity to experience the advanced playing (which is less chaotic than the recreational too) but I have 2 reservations. 1. is the time I am going to have to give up of my already busy schedule to make this possible, and most prominent is: 2. I am worried about risk of injury in soccer with recital time right around the corner. He is still rather thin and seems so vulnerable. I have seen so many soccer injuries. I know the ballet world is certainly not immune from injuries, but I've seen more in the soccer realm at this age range. He already broke his wrist last year playing when he was hit by the ball I don't want to be frozen in fear but I also don't want to take a risk if it seems too high and really unnecessary. I'd appreciate your experiences, thoughts and feedback in this regard TIA! Quote Link to comment
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