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Youth soccer: all-consuming, infuriating and exhausting

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."

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