- Mar 25, 2012
- Reaction score
- MN and FL
I don’t think any reasonable parent raises their kid with the expectation that they will make a living as a professional athlete. With 160 million taxpayers in the U.S. only about five thousand are pro athletes. If your kid is female it’s even more ludicrous to set that expectation. My daughters best friend is likely the best female high school hockey goalie in the country and she already knows that her career will be outside of hockey. At least her Ivy League college degree will be paid for by a scholarship.Not really there is only 9 NWSL teams and roster of 20-22 players. The vast majority of NWSL players only make 20K a year. Trust me LPGA players make more than NWSL players.
The next question is why are U.S parents having their kids play team sports where there average player lives in poverty. Yet our Asian country counterparts have their girls playing golf? I say, it’s because they know there is money to he made in prize money and endorsements.