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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyG4 View Post
    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.
    Way too much. Look into getting equipment and outfits second hand on gumtree etc that should bring the cost down. Also look at if it would be cheaper to travel with them to competitions rather than them travelling with a club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    She answered above that it's dancing and cheer
    Sorry missed it, thanks.

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    What?!?!?! $5500 for 9 weeks is $610 a week!!! That is outrageous and there is no way we could or would spend that, no matter how much the kids loved it.

    My kids do two sports each, Gymnastics which works out to $9 a week (each), Karate which is around $10 a week plus grading which costs $45 a time and they might do one or two a year. Dancing which is $11 a week. So all up for 4x 10 week terms a year around $1600.

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    This year we did;
    Little kickers $23 a week
    Swimming $20
    Trampolining $15
    AFL $20 ( winter only)

    That's all finished now except AFL as DS starts school next year, all sports are included ( with coaches and trainers) in his school fees but obviously uniforms and camps are extra

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaDiDah View Post
    Way too much. Look into getting equipment and outfits second hand on gumtree etc that should bring the cost down. Also look at if it would be cheaper to travel with them to competitions rather than them travelling with a club.
    They change their costumes every year to something new, half are custom made or can't be bought secondhand unfortunately. My girls only travel with me not the team. Wish it was that way though, make it a lot easier!

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    My other 2 daughters do swimming, 1 wants to start dance and the other karate so my weekly expenses will be in excess of $500 a week. That's a mortgage for some.. I'm leaning more onto pulling them out for the year and allowing them to do acro and dance at a 'non competitive club' until we move interstate next year and join another team.

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    Even when my now 21 year old son was playing representative futsal and soccer we didnt spend that much!! He played for Australia in Futsal and Queensland in soccer and our fees including a trip to Brazil were less than that!

    My daughter is in dance and her fees are 1200 for the year....

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    Default How much do you spend on children's sports

    That price is crazy!!

    DD does dancing which is $130 or so per term.
    DS has done Auskick which was about $70, karate is $12 per week plus gradings.

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    Those are the sort of prices I would expect at an elite competition level.
    Even if I was rich and could afford it, I would only consider it if my child was exceptionally talented.

    I have two DD's who do dancing, they do it because they love it . Even with all the extras (shoes, leotards, concerts, costumes) I would pay about $3500 per year and I struggle to afford that.

    The other expensive sport my kids have done is tennis. The lessons were okay at around $10 per week, but when they started to participate in competitions it got expensive. From memory it was about $500 per child per season.

    Other sports and activities my kids have done were pretty cheap - Judo $5 per lesson, Soccer $200ish per season. Choir $12.50 per week. Clarinet - free at school, but we had to buy the Clarinet.

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    My DD's do dance and i think its too expensive so am looking into changing them to a cheaper studio/club in the new year as im not comfortable with the expenses.

    This year i think i was paying $750 a term between the 2 of them in classes alone with comps, costumes, photos and uniforms on top of that which pretty much evened out to be over $100 a week.

    Im looking into reducing them down to $50 a week in dance/tumbling class fees so that once i add in swimming & soccer the activities for all 3 kids should come in at what previously was the dancing total


 

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