"Pay even more to play.
And here’s what we get: A bunch of players who have favorable birthdays right after the age cut-off and hit puberty early. Who play less for a genuine love of the game than the pursuit of an elusive college scholarship. Who don’t reap the vital mental and physical benefits, physicians and psychologists keep telling us, from playing multiple sports. Who don’t understand the honor and responsibility of representing an entire high school community instead of the just parents in lawn chairs writing the checks.
Article below, insert "your kids sport" in place of soccer.
US soccer and the continued failure of its pay-to-play model - Mark Zeigler