Dont know if I have to put this one up at the active rugby thread but I think this one have a special place on the forum. A bit personal if the experts can give AussieD woman advice I sure can ask some expert sportlovers advice. Myself have three kids, two boys. Myself as a passionate sport lover teach them from baby day all about sport and specially heart in sport. Been blessed with two pretty talented sport boys I have this small one, a 10 year old really talented in hockey. Think I did the best thing for them putting them in a sport mad enviroment school like Paarl Gym. So this kid of mine plays A team for in rugby (physical), cricket (skills) and hockey (more skill then physical). Myself never believe in forcing sport on them and also not a spesific one. My oldest one pick hockey, a sport I never played, and I did the good thing in supporting him all the way, altho he was good in rugby aswell. Well he played provincial hockey and my small one sort of grow up along the hockey field and myself think he was born with a hockey stick in hand. Knows all the skills as a 10 year old and those of you know your bit about the sport will know a kid that can do a Indian dribble in a mini game as a 10 year old is pretty special. He played his second last game of the year yesterday and playing in a pretty special age group, the lost 1 rugby game and 2 hockey games all season. Well the hockey orginaser (a woman) watched him yesterday and after the game had a talk to him , his coach and us. She want to put him in the schools first team , U13. He'll be a 11 year old on 30 November and is phiscally pretty small. This all lead to my question to you lot. 1. Do I let him play against and with 13 year olds? or 2. Do I keep him in his age group U11? Myself think there is two things that needs to be adress. His mother (my Mrs) tells me he is way to young emotionally and my oldest son , who coach Paarl Gyms U14 boys hockey say if he is good enough I have to let him play. So its emotional and skills to take into consideration. Thoughts?