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Ep. 126 | Before You Go All-in On Sports...

Youth sports has become its own parallel universe. What questions should you ask yourself before your child decides to go all-in?

Show Notes:

In this episode, I walk through the considerations you should make before going all-in on a sport. Specializing in a sport with the intention of playing in college can be a high-risk, high-reward bet. Make sure you're aware of the pitfalls and create a strategic plan.       

0:01:50 In the beginning 

0:02:40 Exposure phase 

0:03:20 The gates of hell 

0:05:40 How to anticipate problems 

0:06:24 What should you consider? 

0:07:00 What's the motivation? 

0:09:40 Decision time 

0:12:38 Consider their sport 

0:13:40 Will they be good enough? 

0:14:10 What are the signs? 

0:16:25 Are their metrics aligned? 

0:18:00 How competitive are the clubs? 

0:18:55 How competitive is the sport? 

0:20:00 Niche sports 

0:20:45 Cherry-picking your sport 

0:21:00 Crowding out 

0:21:00 Will you run out of money? 

0:22:30 What about your time?

0:23:45 Relationships 

0:25:00 Who does the work? 

0:26:00 Beating the odds 

0:27:00 Be intentional Follow us:

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