I am trying to make a decision about my son's sport.
I am writing here to see if other people have any other ideas or comments that can help.
Ok..so Ronald is 9. He plays soccer for a pretty high up team. He is pretty good.
They train 3 times a week for an 1 and 1/2 hours, and play every weekend.
The training is about 30km from my house.
I require a Nanny to pick up Agnes as I cannot be at her school and get Ronald to soccer.
Ronald LOVES soccer.
This year he is in year 4 and school work is getting way more. Last year he won an academic award and also has shown interest in art and choir.
In the soccer team there are some incredible players..they are so gifted. DS is not like them but he compares himself constantly. He is a great player but these kids get private coaching and everything.
It is very competitive and there is a lot of bullying.
We have seen a huge drop in Ronalds confidence.
Soooo DH and I are thinking of pulling him out.
We want him to love soccer and we think that playing for the local club might be good for him. He will be around similar players and less ego.
But he loves it and says he does not want to leave.
He comes home from training feeling down, yet wants to go back.
My feeling is that he will feel the same in a few weeks at the new soccer team but without the lows.
I am going to make the decision by friday. Thats when the rego is due.
so ...what do you think? do i listen to Ronald or go with my gut?