To this day, I have zero interest in football, or most any other “ball sport.”
Sports to me are hunting and fishing. They are enjoyable. They put food on the table. Weight lifting I guess also, but it is more of a necessity to me so I don’t become a bloated glob of gelatinous fatty tissue. I do enjoy every time I get to increase a weight.
Now, other families, and even if my daughters wanted to play whatever sport, that’s perfectly fine. In most instances, the kids want to play.
I think forcing a child to play a sport is not exactly a good or bad thing. It depends on the kid. Some kids might really benefit from it. Others won’t. Either way, I don’t think it’s abusive.
Now, there are extreme parents out there that take things too far, and demand their kids perform at certain levels in their sports. I find that distasteful. I don’t call it abuse though, just bad parenting.
Sports are supposed to be fun. You are supposed to enjoy the activity.