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_Whitetigress's avatar

Which sport in the USA is most affordable for league play?

Asked by _Whitetigress (4362points) August 9th, 2012

My wording is all horrible. Pretty much what I’m asking is, which is the cheapest sport for ones kid to join?

I’m thinking basketball? Based purely on gear required. But I don’t know how much enrolling kids into a traveling tournament team costs. Know of any of the averages per sport? Thanks

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YARNLADY's avatar

These days with safety gear requirements and league fees, I doubt any sport is affordable. However, you can usually find people who have outgrown their gear and buy used.

A traveling tournament is going to cost a lot more in the long run because of the cost of transportation, food, and overnighters.

WestRiverrat's avatar

Soccer is also relatively cheap.

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ragingloli's avatar

All you need is a ball, a field, some sticks to mark the goal, and some friends.

filmfann's avatar

Any parent who has recently enrolled their kids in a local baseball league will tell you the real expense of doing so is the insurance payment the league requires.
I would imagine they all do it.

—@ragingloli That’s soccer. Football looks more like this

ragingloli's avatar

@filmfann no, that is handegg.

wundayatta's avatar

You say football, and I say soccer
Your say handegg and I say football
let’s call the whole thing off

If you’re going to buy equipment, you are going to spend a lot of money. If you just buy the ball and make do, you won’t spend much. If you join a league for your kid, people can probably help if you can’t afford the dues.

zensky's avatar

Not hockey.

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