Anyone else feel equipment costs hinder the growth of the sport in NA?
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06-20-2010, 12:58 AM
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bay Area, California
Hockey is an Elitist sport that a lot of people aren't exposed to like they are other sports around the world.
I heard a statistic recently that said in the USA youth hockey players come from families with more average wealth than any other youth sport. That included tennis and golf.
If you think of it for getting a kid into playing early you will have to spend probably $500 minimum for equipment (some of which will need to be replaced every 2-3 years) and then the highest league fees of any sport.
It hurts also coming from an area where there are on average 0 days of snow each year.
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