At 7 I would not worry about it. When he is ready put him in some rising star tournaments in SC. They are one day round robins for kids with 200 points or less. He would do really well in them. That might encourage him more. They give out trophies the same day. My son started there and loved playing in them. Plus they are cheap. Greenwood has good ones and it is only 50 minutes from us so it is not far for you either. Columbia has some as well.
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