As many of you know-Im an aficionado on Facebook-not really. Anyway I was sent this Facebook post by my mother whom read the post and could immediately relate. Enjoy!

Why spend so much money on kids sport?

 

One of my friends asked “Why do you pay so much money for your kids to do all their sports”? Well I have a confession to make; I don’t pay for my kids to to do sports. Personally, I couldn’t care less about what sport they do.

So, if I am not paying for sports what am I paying for?

– I pay for those moments when my kids become so tired they want to quit but don’t.

QLD State Captain USP Athlete Harry Simmington school captain and USP Athlete since 12 years of age!
QLD State Captain USP Athlete Harry Simmington school captain and USP Athlete since 12 years of age!

– I pay for those days when my kids come home from school and are “too tired” to go to their training but they go anyway.

– I pay for my kids to learn to be disciplined, focused and dedicated.

USP Athlete Clay Cox Dux of his school, USP Coach and USP Athlete since 12 years of age has learned the power of overcoming adversity through disciplined hard work!!
USP Athlete Clay Cox Dux of his school, USP Coach and USP Athlete since 12 years of age has learned the power of overcoming adversity through disciplined hard work!!

– I pay for my kids to learn to take care of their body and equipment.

– I pay for my kids to learn to work with others and to be good team mates, gracious in defeat and humble in success.

– I pay for my kids to learn to deal with disappointment, when they don’t get that placing or title they’d hoped for, but still they go back week after week giving it their best shot.

– I pay for my kids to learn to make and accomplish goals.

USP PIT and Strongman Athlete since 13 years of age! School Captain and gun footballer! Joel Corey Platell knows the value of hard work
USP PIT and Strongman Athlete since 13 years of age! School Captain and gun footballer! Joel Corey Platell knows the value of hard work

– I pay for my kids to respect, not only themselves, but other riders, officials and coaches.

– I pay for my kids to learn that it takes hours and hours, years and years of hard work and practice to create a champion and that success does not happen overnight.

– I pay for my kids to be proud of small achievements, and to work towards long term goals.

– I pay for the opportunity my kids have and will have to make life-long friendships, create lifelong memories, to be as proud of their achievements as I am.

– I pay so that my kids can be out on the track instead of in front of a screen…

…I could go on but, to be short, I don’t pay for sports; I pay for the opportunities that sports provides my kids with to develop attributes that will serve them well throughout their lives and give them the opportunity to bless the lives of others. From what I have seen so far I think it is a great investment!

USP Gun Athlete , USP Certified Coach and Gun Footballer has been at USP since he was 11 years of age! The physical development and psychological development from this young man is impressive!!
USP Gun Athlete , USP Certified Coach and Gun Footballer has been at USP since he was 11 years of age! The physical development and psychological development from this young man is impressive!!

As I said during your initial interview, I’m honoured and privileged to work with athletes and parents like yourselves that invest in your children and believe they are worth it!

This is something we instil in all of our USP athletes to ensure they are grateful and appreciative of your time, dollars and effort!

And when they feel like they’ve got nothing left, they dig a little deeper as they realise how lucky they are!!

All the best,

Joey Hayes