According to the Harvard School of Public Health, 88% of parents believe that by participating in youth sports, their children see great benefits to their physical health. More specifically, 83% thought that it gave their child something to do, while 81% mentioned that youth sports taught their children about dedication and discipline. While there are many great benefits of youth sports, they can be quite costly to parents, depending on the sport. This new infographic from the team at Playground Equipment ranks various youth sports based on their average annual costs. So, which are the most expensive and most affordable youth sports? According to their research, it was found that the most expensive youth sports, based on average annual costs, are ice hockey ($2,583 annually), skiing/snowboarding ($2,249 annually), field hockey ($2,125 annually), gymnastics ($1,580 annually), and lacrosse ($1,289 annually). As for the most affordable youth sports based on average annual costs, the research showed that those were track and field ($191 annually), flag football ($268 annually), skateboarding ($380 annually), cross country ($421 annually), and basketball ($427 annually).
Infographic by: playgroundequipment