Originally Posted By: incogneato

I heard a parent talking about their sports talented kid as their: "Little 401K". Yuck!

A friend played walk-on baseball for a large, well known college team. He was a starter his Sophomore through Senior years, but never went into the minors, though he had offers.

One of his sons can throw a ball very, very far, but he is not pushing him into anything. He talked a lot about parents who spend 10-20K a year on sports for their kids, and how "Can you imagine if they just put that money into savings or land, what they would have when the kid is 21? They think their kid will break into the majors, but that will never happen. The kid may get onto a college team, but that is it."