We have 3 children playing soccer this year: Nick (10), Alex (8), and Christian (5). We play through our local City Park. Art is coaching Christian's team (this is our 4th year coaching 6 and under) which gives him the added responsibility to and me to make all the phone calls and coordinate everything for the team. We have soccer 3 nights a week; Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and sometimes all 3 boys are playing games at the same time. We almost always all go to every game.
There are things I don't like about soccer. But really you could plug in any children's sport or activity. Some parents are just plain crazy even over pee wee sports and cause huge problems. Some coaches are out to win and will teach their team to do so no matter what. Sometimes children are less than sportsmanlike. But overall playing soccer has been a positive experience for our children.