Jane and Sydney have expressed an interest in soccer. I am not ready to put them on an actual team until they are at least in kindergarten.
Meanwhile, Clare has an awesome soccer coach. He has been so great, and he has a daughter who is a senior in high school and a great soccer player. So, I hired her to "coach" Jane and Sydney and four other neighborhood kids once a week. No Saturday games, no need for official sports gear, just a no-pressure introduction to some basic skills.
While the girls practice, Clare often pretends to be the assistant coach, and this little guy is usually doing something like this:
So far, it has been great. They love it, get some exercise, and they are learning something. Win, win.