This year, my nearly 11 year old son is playing baseball. He has been looking forward to it since February, and we were happy to sign him up. He goes to practice, plays when he isn't feeling all that great, and played a game after being drilled in the face by a ball. He is still too sensitive--prone to tears when striking out, and long sulks if a game is lost. But still he goes back. Tries again. That is the biggest difference in him since he turned 10--he is much more willing, and sometimes determined, to try again rather than give up. His coaches have shown him great patience and given encouragement. His teammates have also been supportive.
We are definitely gonna do this again next year!!