The youth sports landscape has been altered by the proliferation of clubs that charge parents thousands of dollars each year, turning it into playgrounds for the privileged. "Without a doubt, soccer
has become a rich kid's sport," said longtime coach Shane Kennedy
of Mill Valley, Calif. And soccer isn't the sport that has changed. Parents will spend up to
$3,500 a year to play travel baseball and that doesn't include the showcases. Fees and travel costs at elite volleyball clubs can total $6,500. And if your club doesn't get your money?
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