My DS (10) has several different medical diagnoses. He is 10, but is functioning at the level of a 7 year old, give or take a year. He has been playing soccer since he was 5. He loves it. He has never really participated in the games, he kind of just runs around and kicks the ball if it rolls directly to him. But, he loves it. He is gross motor delayed as well, and is much smaller (due to growth issues) than other kids his age. The size difference is beginning to become an issue, as is his cognitive delay (he doesn't really understand what he is supposed to do most of the time). But, he loooooves soccer. Right now, his grandpa is his coach, so this alleviates most of the comments and difficulties. However, we will be moving to a larger town and he wants to stay in soccer. My mother is stating that she does not think it's a good idea, because of his physical abilities, his size, and his cognitive delays. I'm worried because I never want him to feel like he is less than his peers. But, he loves soccer, and if he wants to play, then I see no issue! What do you think?