Monday, August 15, 2011

Youth Sports: Is your family obsessed?

Crazy Youth Sports Parents Series

Is your youth sports schedule as crazy as ours. I know we're not alone. Share your craziness here.

At the beginning of last year, I wondered how many official youth sports games my kids would participate in during the 2010. It was actually the impetus for this blog. They played in 225 games last year.

At the beginning of this year, I wondered how many practices my kids would participate in to prepare for all of the games the would play during 2011. Here are the astonishing numbers to date for this calendar year.

Today is August 15th or the 227th day of 2011. My two kids ages 10 (girl) and 14 (boy) have participated in the following schedule.

  • 85 Basketball Games
  • 12 Volleyball Games
  • 32 Soccer Games
  • 61 Baseball Games
  • 1   Golf Matches - Started today.
  • 191 Total Games
  • 111 Total practices for all of the above.
  • 302 scheduled events or 1.3 events per day.
  • Over 10,000 miles traveled for games in 6 states.
  • Over $9,000 spent

The Main Point

We're nuts. And we are not alone. 

Share your insane schedule with my audience. 


  1. Yup, you need only check out my blog to get a sense of the time, energy and $ spent on raising two rep hockey players. My estimates would be 100+ games including 10+ tournaments, 150+ practices, a handful of powerskating and dryland training sessions in one year and at a rough cost of $10,000. But there is nothing I'd rather do than watch either of them play for a hour. Time, energy and $ well spent indeed.

  2. I checked out the site and added it to my blog roll. I have some hockey parents as friends - the games, the travel, the cost are a lot like the sports my kids play - the smell and the early mornings set hockey apart.




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