As we begin this 2016 Fall season we would like to share with you this story
A parent was recently asked ” Why do you pay so much for sports?”
Well I have a confession to make, I don’t pay for sports.
So if I am not paying for sports, what am I paying for? I pay for those moments when my children become so tired they want to quit but don’t. I pay for those days when my children come home from school and are “too tired” to go to practice but go anyway. I pay for my children to learn to take care of their body. I pay for my children to learn to work with others and to be good team mates. I pay for my children to learn to deal with disappointment, when they don’t get that position they hoped for, but still have to work hard at the position that they have been asked to play. I pay for my children learn to make and accomplish goals. I pay for my children to learn that it takes hours and hours and hours and hours of hard work and practice to create something beautiful, and that success does not happen overnight. I pay for my children to learn time management. I pay for the opportunity my children have and will have to make life-long friendships.
I could go on but to be short, I don’t pay for sports, I pay for the opportunities that sports provide my children to develop attributes that will serve them well throughout their lives and give them the opportunity to bless the lives of others. From what I have seen so far, I think it is a great investment!
I am sure that other parents get similar questions. “Why do you pay for dance?” “Why do you pay for softball?” “Why do you pay for band?” “Why do you pay for cheer?”…. I just think it is important to realize what we are really paying for.