#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.

[spp-timestamp time=”00:00″] Introduction

[spp-timestamp time=”00:48″] The range of programs available

[spp-timestamp time=”01:26″] Pickup Ball

[spp-timestamp time=”03:30″] Academy

[spp-timestamp time=”03:48″] Parallel Play At the Youngest Ages

[spp-timestamp time=”05:04″] Cost for Academy

[spp-timestamp time=”05:12″] Transition Academy vs Academy – Moving kids into Team Structures

[spp-timestamp time=”06:07″] Transition Academy

[spp-timestamp time=”06:59″] What you get for Academy or Transition Academy for the money

[spp-timestamp time=”09:20″] Getting parents involved in Academy

[spp-timestamp time=”10:22″] Overhead Expenses

[spp-timestamp time=”11:08″] Playing Recreation

[spp-timestamp time=”11:42″] Field Costs

[spp-timestamp time=”12:19″] Recreation Equipment and Support

[spp-timestamp time=”12:36″] Coaching Credentials and Compensation

[spp-timestamp time=”15:01″] Recreation Uniforms

[spp-timestamp time=”15:48″] Recreation Tryouts

[spp-timestamp time=”16:25″] Playing Classic Soccer

[spp-timestamp time=”16:52″] Classic Coaches

[spp-timestamp time=”17:20″] Introduction of Trainers

[spp-timestamp time=”18:05″] Classic as a Bridge to Select

[spp-timestamp time=”18:58″] Classic Uniforms

[spp-timestamp time=”18:26″] Meeting Tournaments in Classic

[spp-timestamp time=”20:00″] Increase in Consistency of Players

[spp-timestamp time=”20:44″] Playing Select Travel

[spp-timestamp time=”21:45″] Coaches Credentialling and Compensation

[spp-timestamp time=”22:16″] Select Uniforms & Blood Kits

[spp-timestamp time=”23:10″] GotSoccer Points

[spp-timestamp time=”23:37″] “Psuedo” Select

[spp-timestamp time=”24:19″] Wrap up and Look Ahead to our Next Episode



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Soccer Dad, Coach, and Club President who is devoted to developing kids and their families. With a diverse background in leadership in other settings, David is focused on empowering parents, players, and coaches to focus on the stuff that really matters in youth sports.