As many of you know, I grew up the child of a single mom – watch my mini-doc. I did not grow up in the ‘country club’ of soccer. AND – most of you know that soccer in the U.S. is not a cheap sport. Finding ways to save money while investing in your kid can be tough. Often times parents cannot do both. The good news is that there are a few different ways to help remedy this situation. Check out these 3 surprising ways to fund soccer & scholarship:
INVEST for soccer & scholarship
Soccer is an investment. Yes, I know you are investing your money, but I also mean that soccer is an investment in your kid, their future, family time.
Tell your kids that family time can be defined as and measured by the amount of time you invest in driving them to practice, games, washing uniforms, yelling at referees, and more.
Creating a foundation of commitment that can serve them the rest of their lives. Soccer can also be an investment in their future in the form of a scholarship to attend school while playing soccer.
College is running $20,000 – $50,000 PER YEAR average.
Yes, there are some schools that are $15,000, but then there are the “top” schools that are $80,000 – $120,000 per year. So just like in business, you sometimes need to spend money to make money.
One thing you can do is my online college prep course On Sale Now for only $29.
It used to be hundreds, but only so many people could afford it, so at $29 it’s affordable for all. This will not only help you learn how to get athletic scholarships, but academic too. It’s 100% worth earning, even if your scholarship is as low as $6,000 per year.
Let me be your guide!
How to reinvest for soccer & scholarship
If you are one of the one’s lucky enough to get a refund.
Then plan ahead by putting aside that money for the upcoming season’s investment in the club fees and travel expenses.
This helps take away from your monthly income which is always a plus.
Savings account for soccer
Don’t blow this one off without reading it first. First, if you struggle to pay for club fees, make sure you’re in a good place financially. This book was a game-changer for me. An automated saving account, such as DIGIT, will help you save for club soccer without a conscious effort. I also recommend laddering CDs, using your earned interest to fund the sports.
Remember that we as parents all do our best to invest in our children and their lives, be it through sports, our traditions, our cultures, our faith, or our time. It is a choice we make.
Choose to remember these benefits next time you have to pay your child’s club fees. 🙂
Keeping your personal brand strong
Do you know what a brand is? Or even better, what about your own personal brand? Nowadays these things can really help you or they can hurt you.
Your brand is what other people think of when they hear your name. So keeping a good look is important in many ways. Imagine doing all this hard work to earn a scholarship, but once they look you up your dropped because of what they heard or read.
There are athletes every year who lose BIG money because they posted something negative on social media.
Fill your media with positive things of you with your family and friends, just not at parties.
How will a coach know that by looking at a picture on social media of you at one? Remember you are what they think you are.
Sharpen your game with soccer skills
Just the other day I was training a college player, who I had never met before.
Before the session I asked him what he thinks his strengths and weaknesses are.
He said that his skills were good. So right away I was thinking okay, I’ll have to really work on his precision, 1-touch passing, instead of footskills.
Once I started in on the footskills, I quickly saw that he needs work in that area.
There are players and parents who think they are doing better in the skill area than they really are.
You have to remember, if you only train with your team, you will not get the skills needed to reach your potential.
With more skills this guy could easily ask for more scholarship money. The reason is because he already reached the college soccer level on athleticism and desire alone. Plus he can pass the ball really well with his strong foot. So with footskills [tight spaced control] and some work on passing with his left foot, he can be really good.
My point is people are not getting taught all the important skills, no matter how good they are.
If you want the same skills method I am talking about here, then check it out here. You will improve your ball control on the ground and in the air every day. In just 3 months you can be a different player technically.
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I hope these 3 surprising ways to fund soccer & scholarship have helped you not only learn, but spark even more idea’s going forward. I wish you luck!
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