My son has tried a lot of sports and activities, and he rarely likes them. We are trying to find something new for him now, but we're running low on ideas. He has tried soccer, baseball, gymnastics, karate, and swimming. His level of interest in these activities has varied, but he has been frequently unhappy with each of them. For the moment, he is still doing gymnastics and karate, but he often gets very angry about having to participate in activities that he often finds boring.
There are aspects of these sports that he certainly does enjoy. In fact, his favorite physical activity is falling down. This sounds unusual, but it is not a new or transient aspect of his personality. He learned to walk so he could get a moving start and throw himself on the ground. When he was one year old, he would get around that way--stand up, take a couple steps, then a big belly flop onto the carpet; and repeat. He still likes falling-related things. In gymnastics, he loves vaults; at the gym's recent show for parents, he had by far the biggest vaults of anyone in his age group, but his other skills were much more marginal. So we've kept him in things that have aspects he enjoys, but we would like to find something more uniformly enjoyable for him.
He would probably prefer to spend every afternoon playing LEGO video games, but we generally restrict that to a few hours on the weekends. He also likes to read, but he definitely needs some physical activity. He should have the exercise to stay healthy, and it's clear that physical activity is helpful for his mood and self discipline. On the other hand, some days he can be quite grouchy about participating in activities that he doesn't care for.
So what would be a good sport or physical activity for a child who likes falling down so much?