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Youth Sports

What are we in for?


Where are we going?

Introduction
Heather Nance
Insurance Specialist for UNC Charlotte 49ers
Mother of 4
Daughter 19, Freshman in college Major Athletic Training
at ASU
Daughter 16, Volleyball for her school
Daughter 15, Competitive Gymnasts (6 ankle injuries in 3
years)
Son 14, Basketball for his school

Two Children with EDS which has lead to over 175


stitches.
I have some first hand experience with youth sports and
injuries.

Introduction
Nicole Decristan
Full time student at UNCC
Former youth athlete
I played:
Volleyball for a recreational team
Softball for a school team and
recreational team
Basketball for a school and recreational
team
I have played sports for about 8 years.

What is there to think about?


How much is this going to Cost
me.
More about the Money.
Ouch, that hurt!
How sports make a better me?
What type of parent are you?
Play time is over, now what?

Expenses for Popular Girls


Sports

$5,000.00
$4,500.00
$4,000.00
$3,500.00
$3,000.00
$2,500.00
$2,000.00
$1,500.00
$1,000.00
$500.00
$0.00

Fees/Tution

Uniforms/Clothing
Volleyball

Hotels
Gymnastics

Trainers
Softball

Camps/Clinics

Expenses for Popular Boys


Sports

$3,000.00
$2,500.00
$2,000.00
$1,500.00
$1,000.00
$500.00
$0.00

Hockey

Football

Baseball

And Our Next


Destination
is?

Tuscana Resort
Orlando

Tuscana Resort
Orlando

Disneys Wide World of Sports

Dreaming Big in Mooresville


In 2010 a plan was proposed to build
a Baseball field in Mooresville, NC
The cost to build the park was
projected at $20 Million
The money just was not there to
build the park
So far $1,426,000 is invested in the
land
The land will be sold at $35,000 per
acre

When it hurts

Cost Relate to Injuries

Benefits

Interview Questions for College


Athletes
Where did youth sports get you?
What does making it mean to you?
Was the time spent being involved in the
sport worth the injuries/times missed doing
other things?
If you could go back and do everything all
over again, would you have still played youth
sports?
What do you want to get out of your college
experience playing the sport you play?

Healthy Me!

Reduces the risk of osteoporosis


Helps athletes loose weight
Enhances stamina and endurance
Enhances flexibility
Lowers the risk of diabetes
Lowers the risk of high blood
pressure

Types of Parents

The
The
The
The
The
The
The
The
The
The

EMT Parent
Papa-razzi
Conspirator Parent
Overly Optimistic Cheerleader
Stats Dad
Snack-Nazzi
Team Mom
Clueless Coach from the Stands Dad
Stop, Drop and Roll Parent
Hot Mom

Parents Going too far

What should you know about how to


be a better parent of an athlete.
ITs called Youth Sports for a reason.
There is a time and place for
communication with the coach.
Leave the referees alone.
DO NOT be a sideline coach.
Chances are you are not raising a
professional athlete.

What should you know about how to


be a better parent of an athlete.
Follow Age appropriate guidelines.
Mama always says if you have
nothing nice to say, dont say
anything.
The out come of the game should
not run your life.
Learn to be a gracious looser.
Lead by example.

What if an Athlete Does Not Make


it?
Other job opportunities include:
Athletic trainer- $41,600
Coach- $28,340
Fitness Director- $31,090
Sports Photographer- $29,130
Physical Therapist- $76,310
Sports Event Planner- $45,260
Sports Psychologist-$66,810
(The Top 10 Sports Careers for Non-Athletes)

Works Cited
Ashe-Edmunds, Sam. "What Are the Health Benefits of Playing Youth Sports?" LIVESTRONG.COM.
LIVESTRONG.COM, 28

Jan. 2015. Web. 21 Apr. 2015.

Berg, Peter. "State of Play."Trophy Kids. HBO, Dec. 2013. Television.


Disneys Wide World of Sports Map. N.d. Disneys Wide World of Sports Map. Web. 15 Apr. 2015.
Gowing, Dale. "Hopes End for 'America's Park Mooresville'" Mooresville Tribune. Eric Millsaps, 25 May
2014. Web. 22 Apr. 2015.
Holt, Nicholas L., and Camilla J. Knight. Parenting in Youth Sport: From Research to Practice. N.p.: n.p.,
n.d. Print.
Hyman, Mark. The Most Expensive Game in Town: The Rising Cost of Youth Sports and the Toll on Today's
Families. Boston, MA:

Beacon, 2012. Print.

My Take On Disney. N.d. My Take On Disney. Web. 15 Apr. 2015.


"The Benefits of Playing Sports Aren't Just Physical!" Be Active Your Way Blog. Health.gov, 30 May 2012.
Web. 21 Apr. 2015.
"The Top 10 Sports Careers for Non-Athletes | The Best Schools." The Best Schools. 5 Dec. 2013. Web. 22
Apr. 2015.
Tuscana Resort Orlando by Aston ESPN Wide World of Sports the Ultimate Experience for Sports