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Feb, 2019

Unfair play: Insurance costs are making football, other sports, prohibitively expensive

Americans just witnessed a historic Super Bowl, but I can’t help but wonder whether football as a sport will soon be history. A disturbing trend of insurance costs making football prohibitively expensive continues to grow, following the path of many other organized youth sports. One of the most troubling consequences, intended or unintended, is the pricing out of the youth players who need team sports the most.

As someone who grew up in a household below the poverty line, and whose father didn’t finish high school, I didn’t even have cleats my first year of high school football. Had the other equipment not been provided, I would never have been able to afford to play at all. Similarly, I never had cleats growing up playing baseball. If the bats and helmets were not provided, and the uniforms not sponsored by a local business, I would’ve again been forced to watch from the stands.

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