Is the cost of youth sports causing parents to go to extremes?
Lonnie 2012/06/21 17:52:58
In youth sports, it's not about the game anymore. Parents are willing to go to any extreme too make sure that their child has the best coach and can attend to most exclusive camps. From quarterback coaches that cost $700 an hour to golf academies that run $55,000 dollars a year; all over the nation moms and dads are willing to mortgage their future, in hopes that their child becomes the next big star. Sadly statistics show that the chance of your child making it to the major leagues, doesn't look good. Yet parents are willing to spend top dollar, because their need to belong; supersedes the idea that it's just a fun game.
Organized youth sports are the way our young people connect the dots between a passion and the construct of a support system, a team. It is widely noted that youth sports have their problems, from the obsession with results to premature specialization.
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