The Price of Local Soccer: A Bargain

Excellent article from David Williams of the Durango (Colorado) Herald on the true price of local soccer (leagues, camps, and other fees) for youth in Durango, Colorado. Durango has a pretty strong tradition in youth and high school soccer, and yet apparently there's been some backlash about the rising costs of participating.

The central point is, despite the creeping costs of playing at the youth level (and I once chose not to play for a club as a teenager in Toledo, Ohio, because it was so expensive), its still a bargain in a town where you have knowledgeable, dedicated adults committing their time and effort to helping kids learn about the sport, teamwork, and fitness.



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