Tips to Reduce the Cost of Kids Sports
While all these extra activities can help your child make friends, learn important skills, and increase their chances of attending higher education, some children’s sports can come with a pretty hefty price tag.
In recent years, the cost of youth sports has continued to rise, with equipment, travel, and tournament fees burning huge holes in the wallets of dedicated parents.
If you’ve found yourself struggling to keep up with the increasing costs associated with your child’s sport of choice, consider these tips to help reduce the costs:
#1. Leverage The Power of Pre-Registration
The early bird gets the worm when it comes to registration fees. Many sports clubs offer hefty discounts if you pre-register your child months ahead.
If you know your child is going to get involved in sports this upcoming year, check online or ask their coach for the registration dates and see if you can save by remaining on top of the game (pun intended!).
#2. Volunteer Your Own Time
If you have any knowledge of your child’s sport, you might consider volunteering your time to coach or manage their team. If you’re hesitant to coach your own child, or you know little about the sport they’re involved in, consider offering to serve refreshments, or recording the scores, times, or anything else necessary.
Helping out with tasks like these can sometimes garner a discount, so ask around and see what might be available. If you don’t ask you don’t get!