The National Digest

More Kids Quitting Sports Over Unaffordable Price Tag

Sports reporter Mike Gunzelman on reports the amount of kids playing sports is dramatically decreasing due to the costs.

More and more children are forced to retire from sports before their careers really get started.  A major culprit: The cost. “The amount of kids playing sports is actually dramatically decreasing, and especially with lower-income and middle-class income families, and the main reason why is of course the cost of it,” Sports reporter Mike Gunzelman told the FOX Business Network’s ‘FBN:AM.’

According to a survey by The Aspen Institute in 2018 only 38 percent of children ages 6 to 12 played team sports regularly, a decline from 45 percent in 2008.

“The average family will spend about $700 per year on it, but some families spend upwards of $30,000 for their kids per year on sports,” Gunzelman said.

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