DS is almost 9 and has ADHD. He's taking medication and doing great with it. We live in a small town where football is a big deal. Many (or most) of the boys in DS's grade (3rd) have been playing contact football for a couple of years. I'm sure they played flag prior to that.
The teams that are together currently have been formed since around K I believe. We lived outside of town in the beginning of K so we were never asked about DS joining. He has expressed some interest in football this year. I feel comfortable taking to some of the parents to see about trying to get DS on a team. These are the same kids and families that he's known since K and I went to school with some of the parents. I don't know if they have any openings or not so it may not even be an option. The only sport DS plays is summer baseball and he's been on a team(s) before with many of the same kids that play football.
I'm not worried about DS starting his football career later. I wasn't a great athlete and I'm pretty sure DH isn't the greatest either. I don't know how "good" DS is going to be/get. That's not really my concern. Even in HS, he can still be part of the team and take in practice even if he doesn't get much playing time.
DS enjoys being part of a team and it is fun to watch his baseball games over the summer. I do like football, but I do have concerns about concussions in sports. I worry even more about how it could affect DS and his brain given that he has ADHD. I plan on talking to the pedi at his yearly appt in February about it. What are your thoughts? Any experience? Sorry it's so long.