Finding the a team to join - soccer, basketball, volleyball?
Back when I was in high school, I played varsity sports - tennis, soccer, and basketball. I was occuppied every night of the week with practice or games. I'd come home at 7pm, hungry and tired, without having done a bit of homework yet. Those were long days, but I would never give up the experiences I gained from playing on team sports. I learned life-long lessons in sportswomanship, determination, time management, and - perhaps most importantly - bonding and close friendships with my fellow teammates.
I went to a private school, where we had a team/league for every sport. My brothers, who went to a public school, had our local sports leagues to fill their sports needs - mostly soccer and baseball.
My eldest is now 9, in fourth grade, and she really wants to learn a sport and find a team. She has one extracurricular activity that we have committed to, but not a sport. Are there sports leagues in town that you just find out about? Do the public schools all have sports teams? How else can we help her harness her interest and eagerness to learn about basketball and soccer - not only to learn the sport but also for friendly competition?