One of the hot topics in recent news has been the astronomical costs associated with youth sports. Between registration costs, sporting equipment, uniforms, and coaching fees how does a family afford to keep their kids involved in activities all year-round? Jemma Everyday has your back and we've identified ways to save.
Sports equipment can be costly, especially when your child plays multiple sports. Sports Unlimited and DHgate.com are online retailers offering up to 50% off on select sportswear and equipment. Also, registering at your favorite athletic store allows you to be the first to receive notifications when items go on sale.
Are registration fees costing you more than you anticipated? The YMCA offers financial assistance programs and membership discounts for their summer camps and before & after school programs. Another resource dedicated to youths searching for ways to get involved in their communities and build leadership skills is 4-H. This nationally-known organization offers school programs, clubs, and camps that eliminate uniform fees, consider your family's budget and require minimal time commitments.
For families looking to spend extra QT together, CertifiKID "Where Families Explore, Play & Save" should be your first stop. This online company offers incredible discounts for families of all ages and interests including outdoor adventure programs, academic camps, and water park admissions.
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