When his son wanted to quit baseball at age 8, Dad said to him, “Sure, but you have to tell your teammates and coach.” The boy couldn’t do it. He’s played for 7 years since. Show kids the pain of quitting, and they won’t make those kind of decisions lightly. “If your kid says a school project is too hard and that he wants to give up, that’s okay too but say, ‘ Tell your teacher you’re quitting and that you’ll take whatever grade is appropriate.’
-Men’s Health, October 2008, page 68
Personally, I played baseball in high school for one year. I was horrible and didn’t enjoy it. But I never missed a practice and stuck out the season. I didn’t play again in high school but I did play in a summer league to work on my skills.