Where is the time, effort, and money going? And WHY?
Updated: Jan 1, 2019
In most sports, the expectations at the amateur level have gone sky high. The cost of having a son play baseball during his high school years has gone up in a big way. There are club team fees, traveling expenses, equipment, a strength trainer, private hitting coach, etc.
None of these are bad things to spend money on as long as the player has expressed the desire to do them and the parents have the means.
In 2019, there are a lot more opportunities made available for kids than there were when their parents were growing up.
So parents, you should ask yourselves: what is the intended goal/payoff for these costs?
Is it to support the desires and dreams of your son?
Is it the experience?
Is it the life lessons he will learn along the way?
Is it to live vicariously through your son?
Is it for him to play professionally?
Is it to get a college scholarship?
The more you can understand the goal for your son and his high school athletics, the better you can focus on the things that matter.
We have seen parents refuse to create a strategy or plan to pursue college baseball, YET they pay to go to a tournament across the country for "exposure." This one is tough to understand. The cost of the flight, hotel and fees for ONE weekend are equal to paying for assistance in creating a plan for his future.
At College Athlete Advantage, our 3 goals are:
Go play the sport of baseball for four more years.
Go get a useful degree that will help you in your career.
Get funding to help pay these costs.
There is nothing wrong with investing in your son and his baseball career, but wouldn't it be better if the goal was clear and tangible?
For more information about the College Athlete Advantage Recruiting Program please call Mike Orchard @ 407-489-7509 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.