posted by gut
What is there to refute? Otrap already laid it out - there's plenty of sports that don't require a big financial commitment.
The cost of travel ball DOES NOT prohibit people from playing a sport. Why don't you refute that?
But you don't think cost is a factor at all?
Where I grew up it's 100% on the parents/towns not giving a shit anymore, especially in baseball and basketball. Of the public fields/courts I grew up playing all have gone to shit except one of each off the top of my head.
Somewhat off topic, but anyone familiar with involving their kids in dance? I have a friend with two daughters who participate. Crazy amounts for an activity.