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Youth soccer: all-consuming, infuriating and exhausting
New York Times, May 11th, 2014 2:10AM

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So you want to your children to play competitive soccer? As Sharon Van Epps notes in the New York Times' Motherlode blog, it isn't all fun or affordable -- in time or money -- for all families. Van Epps and her husband have served as lackeys of the youth soccer machine for nearly five years. "Soccer consumes our adult lives," she writes, "which I find infuriating and exhausting, but we make the sacrifice because our children passionately love the sport." Read the original story...


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