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Re: The Mad, Mad World of Niche Sports Among Ivy League–Obsessed Parents
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2020, 10:08:21 AM »
This quote from the article is a pretty good encapsultation of youth sports today (especially club/travel teams) IMO: 

"She and her husband feel hoodwinked by the directors of her son’s club-lacrosse program, which happily stoked her fantasies while stockpiling her money: $10,000 a year for 11 years. “They were talking Notre Dame for him,” she said. “Our eyes were glistening … We went to 16 showcases last year. I can’t believe the money we spent to see our son rejected 16 times.”

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Re: The Mad, Mad World of Niche Sports Among Ivy League–Obsessed Parents
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2020, 08:11:56 AM »
beyond depressing

 

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