Chess vs. Sports

I have a six year old at Kennard Classical Junior Academy. I recently discovered that the school has a chess club. I thought about it for a moment. Would chess team be a good thing for him? Does he have the patience? Is it better than spending time/effort on Catholic sports little leagues (baseball and soccer)?

My son recently learned how to play chess from his older cousin. He is pretty into it at this point. I'm not really into chess, but maybe I need to start. The other day I was kind of day dreaming while we were playing and he beat me. In one fell swoop he came in with a bishop and took my king in a check mate situation. It was a wake up call on 2 fronts. One, I guess I need to take him more seriously. Two, I need to brush up my chess skills and nurture his progression if he's really into it.