How important are sports/activities?
I think it's really important for kids to try a bunch of different activities. Team sports teach teamwork, individual sports teach self motivation, and general activities/clubs teach kids how to find what they really like. It's really good for kids of all ages to get out of the house, away from their toys and games, and try something new.
I think sports are very important for kids but understand that there are some kids better suited for other activities. I think it's important to try anyway.