Originally Posted by Plateworker
Hate to tell you that you are getting ripped off or you are just plain lying. No where have I ever heard of soccer costing so much. Like I said I have coached for years rep soccer and train with UK elite league and even private lessons and all year around does not even come close to costing anywhere near what you are paying. Hockey is down BECAUSE it coasts so much to play and people don't have that type of money to throw around any more. Soccer is CHEAP and will always be that is why it is most popular 3rd world countries and poorer nations. Plus hockey being a cold weather sport it cost tons of money in warmer climates because of ice time rentals.
I think you are right , he is lying . My nephew has a girl (13 years old) that plays soccer at the highest level in Ontario , she is touted by universities from the US and Canada with full scholarships already , she is also scouted by the Canadian national team , it costs him about 1500 dollars for both summer and indoor winter soccer , the team she plays for has their own bus , it costs $10 dollars for a road trip , the most expense he has is for hotels and meals on the many road trips they go on , that can cost a parent a pretty penny , it used to be my most expense every year traveling with a hockey team ..