The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi84° Sunny

Tonight

Lo59° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi79° Mostly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo51° Mostly Clear

Wednesday

Hi78° Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo50° Partly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi75° Mostly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo48° Mostly Cloudy

Friday

Hi68° Slight Chance Showers

Friday Night

Lo46° Slight Chance Showers

Parental spending on kids’ sports may be misguided

Send to Kindle
Print This

The days of furthering a kid’s athletic career by telling him to go play outside are ancient history.

Today, sports is big business, and moms and dads act accordingly. There are travel teams for their kids to play on, club memberships, clinics, individual coaching, expensive equipment.

Parents are spending thousands of dollars a year — just the travel expenses for youth sports is $7 billion a year, according to a recent report from CNBC — on kids’ sports careers.

But…

View my options or Sign in