Category Archives: Soccer Business

#16 – How Much Does it Cost to Play Soccer – Part 2 (The Programs)

In this episode, Part 2 of How Much Does It Cost To Play Soccer, we dive into the programs available. We reveal what each program costs in the area we live in, and what you get for the money you pay.

Anyone new to the game of soccer – or interested in exploring hat’s possible – will find this episode useful. While there is no single answer to how much does it cost to play soccer, this episode will give listeners a good idea of the range of what’s out there.

[00:00] Introduction

[00:48] The range of programs available

[01:26] Pickup Ball

[03:30] Academy

[03:48] Parallel Play At the Youngest Ages

[05:04] Cost for Academy

[05:12] Transition Academy vs Academy – Moving kids into Team Structures

[06:07] Transition Academy

[06:59] What you get for Academy or Transition Academy for the money

[09:20] Getting parents involved in Academy

[10:22] Overhead Expenses

[11:08] Playing Recreation

[11:42] Field Costs

[12:19] Recreation Equipment and Support

[12:36] Coaching Credentials and Compensation

[15:01] Recreation Uniforms

[15:48] Recreation Tryouts

[16:25] Playing Classic Soccer

[16:52] Classic Coaches

[17:20] Introduction of Trainers

[18:05] Classic as a Bridge to Select

[18:58] Classic Uniforms

[18:26] Meeting Tournaments in Classic

[20:00] Increase in Consistency of Players

[20:44] Playing Select Travel

[21:45] Coaches Credentialling and Compensation

[22:16] Select Uniforms & Blood Kits

[23:10] GotSoccer Points

[23:37] “Psuedo” Select

[24:19] Wrap up and Look Ahead to our Next Episode

 

 

#15 – How Much Does it Cost to Play Soccer – Part 1 (The Variables)

Soccer families that understand the economics of the game early will make better investment decisions over time. It’s possible to just “follow the crowd” and see where it takes you, but you’ll spend more time and money this way than you need to. By understanding what’s involved in costing a soccer experience, you’ll go in… Continue Reading

#12 – Get Ready to Enjoy a Tournament!

So much of the tournament experience happens beyond the pitch. Building esprit-de-corps, enjoying local food, experiencing the hotel, and checking out many different game and coaching styles are just a few! In this episode, we explore two real-world soccer tournaments that are hosted in the Maryland area. As co-owner for both of these tournaments, David shares some… Continue Reading