Originally Posted by D Y B FLYERS
Just out of curiosity, why so much? Here in the US, when you play hockey...you buy the equipment. It isn't provided to you by the school like football equipment is (atleast around the majority of the country). Soccer really doesn't have much in terms of equipment, so where does a cost nearly equalling hockey come in? You pay for ice time, and soccer is usually at a field which is usually much cheaper to rent. Is your son playing in some advanced league or something like that? I've never heard of it costing that much to play soccer around here unless he is in some sort of serious league. Just wondering.
- what it costs for a 12 game league
- what it costs for my son to train one day a week over the winter
Now add in 3 more training days - one is a futsal league, one is fitness training at a fitness facility & the other is team training at an indoor facility.
Soccer is no longer just a "fill in sport" for kids. It is now a year round sport here. It is very very competitive. What my sons team does, is not even close to what some other teams do. I am sorry that the other two here who dispute what I am saying, or think I am lying. I am not.
- this is a site that shows the rankings of the U12 (which my son was last season) and you can see for yourself how many REP soccer clubs there are, and how competitive it really is.
Ask me any other questions you'd like and certainly I will try and provide more links or anything else.