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    Default How much do you spend on children's sports

    I have received my daughters sporting packages for the coming year. My daughters are both under 10 years of age and only newly into the sport but quite good at it already. So between 1 Feb to 1st of April I have to pay out $5500. Is this to much? Would you spend this amount on sport at such a young age? For the whole 2016 year I have worked out it will cost at least $18000 including competition costs and trips away for it. My daughters love it but we are a 1 income family, I just don't know if I should sacrifice things for them to do a sport that wouldn't get them anywhere as an adult but don't want to break their heart either.

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    Default How much do you spend on children's sports

    $5500 for 2 months seems completely over the top. We are a 2 income family and both earn very good incomes and we wouldn't pay that.

    My 6 year old is very sporty and does both horse riding and gymnastics which are expensive yet we don't come close to spending that sort of money.

    My kids do private tennis lessons, private horse riding, swimming lessons and also play netball and basketball (in season). I believe sport is incredibly important but can't wrap my head around spending anything like that amount of money for 2 months worth of out of school sports.

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    I keep on thinking of all the other stuff I could be doing with that money. Look how much your children do and it still wouldn't come close to this.
    I'm all for sport and my girls love training and competiting but $5500 for 9 weeks argh. The cost is for uniforms, costumes, compolsary training gear etc. The weekly amount would be a mortgage!

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    I wouldn't spend that much on any activity. Even our private schooling for 4 children is under that.

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    No way here either. I'm grumbling about swimming lesson fees of 20$/class and ballet of 15$/class.

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    I pay $70 a month for taekwando. The uniform was $80 i think and only extra costs is when kiddo has testing which the higher the belt, the more expensive it is. Next testing most likely wont be til about March for him.

    Also yearly fees in June which is about $170.

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    We only came in part way through the year and the fees weren't too bad but next year they've really gone up and each uniform is over $200 each. I really don't know what to do, my girls absolutely love it!
    Maybe I should look into another club to compare prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    No way here either. I'm grumbling about swimming lesson fees of 20$/class and ballet of 15$/class.
    Yep I think $16 is too much for each gymnastics class lol.

    Can I ask what the sport is? I've never heard of a kids sport which is so expensive!

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    There is no way we would pay that. We couldn't afford it for a start...but those fees are ridiculous.

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    My kids both do swimming, DD does gymnastics, DS does Taekwondo and baseball and I guess over the year it costs us about $3200 total, and I think that's too much even for a year but DS especially needs it.


 

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