Baseball won't work because as physically adept as Sam is he doesn't have the patience or the coordination for it. Plus you have to wear a helmet and according to Sam "helmets smell like butt"
Running would be great but Sam sees no purpose in running just to run faster than everyone.
What we needed was a team sport that will utilize his amazing strength, teach him self discipline, allows him to function as a single unit while still part of the team, does not make him wear socks, helmets or any other uncomfortable gear. Tall order that I really wasn't sure we would find.
Our oldest boy wrestles, and wrestles well. In fact he is AMAZING at it.
His coach teaches a youth program but there was no way we could afford the 200$ to place Sam in a program that he may just quit week two. Sam was invited anyway and everything came together to allow him to try it. Nothing short of a miracle. Tyler is assisting with the youth program coaching and both Coach P and Tyler know all about Sam. He was invited anyway. Did I mention that?
Week two and no refusals and he has even done his homework before practice.
Now That is PROGRESS
and all forward progress counts.