My DD played softball for about 5 years and her Daddy also coached her TBall years. She often sat down and played with the dandelions, same with soccer. She bored with both sports quickly.
Both of my Kids from age 6 or 7 were competition swimmers and swam for Club, Park District and High School teams. It all started because I was a swimmer and I insisted that both of my kids be strong swimmers. They both went onto work at a waterpark because of it.