Rye Town/Harrison and Rivertown are two prime examples of this.Cost is among the biggest challenges when it comes to youth sports, but it’s perhaps one of the reasons Mamaroneck is able to rise above the opposition.
These barriers arise as early as elementary school when kids begin to get involved in travel programs; travel team parents spend an average of $2,266 each year on their child’s participation.
According to the Aspen Institute, in 2015, about one in three parents (32%) from households making less than $50,000 per year told researchers that sports cost too much.
As strange as it sounds, there’s almost a sense of normalcy about winning state championships in Mamaroneck. If you were wondering why that is, you weren’t alone; I was curious, too.
So, I decided to do some research and gather the opinions that really matter – the ones housed inside of those either yelling from the sideline or doing the work on the playing surface itself.
With more than a week gone by since the Mamaroneck Ice Hockey team returned home from Buffalo as state champions, we’ve all had some time to reflect.