What ever happened to those carefree, wholesome, summer days where all it took to play a round of baseball with your pals was just the dusty equipment lingering around in the garage? Children need sports to thrive and to be their healthiest, more social selves.
And as a parent, you want to give them the best opportunities out there. Who knows, one season of Little League could end up turning into a full university scholarship and a shot at the Olympics for your kid!
Of course, to really give your kids the best, you need to be prepared for the financial commitment that comes with keeping them enrolled in organized sports and dressed in the gear that they need. For those who are in the planning stages of growing their wealth, consulting with a financial professional to address debt is essential. You can do so when you visit David Sklar and Associates for counselling that you can use to plan for you family’s future.
Ready to take the next step and enroll your young ones in truly top-tier, elite sports? Here are the most expensive sports and activities that you can raise your kids to play. In doing so, you will help secure their future among the brightest and best young ones in your community. Let’s get started.
It’s not just one sport, it’s five. To participate in pentathlon, you have to be able to play (and buy the equipment for) five sports: fencing, swimming, show jumping, pistol shooting, and running. Yes, some of these activities will end up costing more than others depending on the type of equipment (or animal!) that is needed.
Pentathlon is made up of some seriously high-ticket activities, which is part of what makes it so enticing to certain people. You need to be ready to pay for guns and gun maintenance, for your horse and stabling, and fencing equipment, too.
As CNBC put it, “Horses Are An Investment You Can Ride”. Equestrian sports are those competitive activities that are based on the skill of riding, driving, vaulting, jumping, or steeple chasing with horses. Horses are a dream for many children, which can make this such an enriching experience for those who are willing to take this on.
The price that comes with keeping a horse is pretty significant, however. There’s the price of food, healthcare, shelter (keeping the horse in a stable), and grooming — and that’s just for the horse! Just how much can this set someone back? To internationally exhibit a horse can cost upwards of $200,000 a year.
The prestige of Wimbledon certainly comes at a price. Tennis is one of the most expensive sports out there with a recent study revealing that the average cost of a season as a professional female tennis player is approximately $143,000 total.
There’s more to spend on this sport than what’s needed for a good tennis racket and a reliable pair of shoes. To really compete seriously you are expected to pay for private coaching, travel, and tournament registration fees. If this sounds like the sport for your kids, then start saving up and planning your finances so you can offer them the best and give them a shot at their own Wimbledon title someday.