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Posted 20 October 2015 - 09:57 AM
I think it boils down to priorities. If the Jones family likes the clubs they've selected and the experience they get, more power to them. Hopefully the kids will stick with it and end up with scholarships for their effort and the parents money.
Posted 20 October 2015 - 10:07 AM
"To each his own".
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Posted 20 October 2015 - 10:19 AM
The Jones are super good people raising great kids. I applaud Stephen for being so transparent with all the details that they have given regarding their finances, I don't know that most people would do that.
More power to them if this is the way they wish to spend their money.
Posted 20 October 2015 - 10:27 AM
Their money, their choice. I would never put my financial information out for all to see, but that's just me. In the big picture, there are two issues for the kids. What are they missing out on while they are following this grueling schedule and what happens when they "burn out" on soccer at age 15? Still, I don't know why I am even involved. Their kids, their choice. Their money, their choice. Not gonna shed a tear over their financial situation.
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Posted 20 October 2015 - 11:08 AM
If they are serious, they need Alex Van Dyke Going Vertical.
Alex trains THE ELITE YOUTH of Sacramento.
He is ex NFL and VERY VERY SERIOUS about training for performance.
I am in no way affiliated, but he also does personal training for us regular folk, and he rehabbed an ex pro athlete acquaintance of mine.
I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Truly the best, and extremely reasonably priced, especially given the outcomes.
Posted 20 October 2015 - 11:24 AM
My family and Son took advantage of our community youth programs from player age 5 years old until he was 18 years old in Sacramento County and into Folsom. Our Family had a great experience and as a parent remember not wanting the playing season to end. My Son was always ok with the season ending and going into something else. The season did end and we put the equipment away. As I reflect back it was perfect timing to end it every year.
As an older teenager and young adult, I have participated in a sport (motorcycle racing) and have seen many families at the track that have spent everything on the racing i.e (new bikes every year, motorhome and trailer, spare parts and gear and regular cross country drives. Easily a six figure bill. They were doing what it takes to get a possible sponsored ride. I could tell the families were having fun being together and enjoying the competition. It is great the Jones' are also enjoying their experience with their sport.
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