Youth Sports can be expensive. Just click on the Youth Sport Costs tab above to see just how expensive participating in select / travel sports can be. We just topped $1,750 for the year if you include gas. Last year we spent nearly $9,000.
I recently wrote an article for the website Coachhub.com called How to Save Money on Youth Sports. I also found an article on the called The Most Economical Sports for Kids on the Financial Edge website. The article provides some perspective on youth sports cost.
Hopefully these resources can help you plan your budget and show you ways to save money.
The Main Point
You may think that the amount of money we spend on youth sports is ridiculous, but that is how we chose to spend our discretionary money. Some families spend money on a boat or vacation home. I would love to have a vacation home, but we prioritize our time and money on youth sports.