At Athletes For Action, our mission is to fuel the dreams of young athletes by providing them with the financial support they need to actively participate in sports. We firmly believe that every child deserves the opportunity to engage in physical activity, develop essential life skills, and experience the transformative power of sports. We strive to remove financial barriers that may restrict their access to quality sports programs, equipment, and training. Together, we take action to ensure that no child is left on the sidelines and that their athletic potential is unleashed for a brighter, healthier future.
The rising cost of youth sports has become a concerning issue in today's society. On average, based on the four major sports in the U.S. (soccer, basketball, football, baseball), families spend a staggering $2,349.50 per year to pay for their child's youth sports. This financial strain can be attributed to various factors, including registration fees, equipment, and uniforms, travel costs for tournaments, coaching fees, and specialized training programs.
Unfortunately, youth sports' financial demands have created barriers for many families, limiting access to sports for children from lower-income households. Addressing this issue is crucial to ensure that all children can participate in sports and experience the numerous benefits they provide, regardless of their financial circumstances.