I was about to say the exact same thing. My boy played rec b-ball and flag football when he was 7 years old but now he just messes around with the basketball with his friends. I understand that he has spent a lot of his childhood training with the soccer ball so I let him have his friend time whenever he wants. He plays basketball, he rides his bike and still plays hide and go seek with the neighborhood kids. And I also let him play his x-box. The only difference between him and his friends is that he does "coerver" training 4-5 hours a week plus his 4 hour practice a week with his club team. Also, I limit his games severly. He only played 25 soccer games last year. Thats a drop in the bucket for many 10-11 year olds down here who play up to 150-200 games when you count leagues, tourneys, etc. but I do arrange scrimmages with his friends with no parental involvement or coaching when the scrimmages are going on.