What do you think is a good age for kids to get into sports? Should a parent be the one to decide what the child will be playing, or should they wait until the child is old enough to decide themselves? All 3 of my girls started soccer at the age of 4, which was my choice. Only 1 stuck with it and 9 years later she's an amazing goalie. Obviously I would never make them stay in a sport they didn't like, but what about those parents who push and push their children to be the best?