A new school year brings new opportunities for your growing child. Children entering middle school may have the opportunity to play for a school sports team. Of course, your child may have to try out first.
Encourage your child to investigate sport options at school. Some schools offer competitive teams that play against other schools. Others may offer only intramural teams for fun and fitness. Either way, there's a lot to be gained. Research the time commitment involved, the financial commitment and how the activity may impact schedules.
Best of luck!