Many kids in the U.S., like Aidan Rael, love nothing more than hitting the ice with his recreational hockey league. But rising costs of everything from gear to gas and higher prices for young athletes to compete across the board are causing parents to make tough decisions. With sports associated with higher test scores and lower levels of depression and obesity, some families are cutting costly entertainment and eating out less in order to keep their children in the game. But, experts caution the higher prices will keep some kids off the playing field.
NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and engaging news stories. NBC News Digital features NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, TODAY.com, Nightly News, Meet the Press, Dateline, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties. We deliver the best in breaking news, live video coverage, original journalism and segments from your favorite NBC News Shows.
Connect with NBC News Online!
NBC News App: smart.link/5d0cd9df61b80
Breaking News Alerts: link.nbcnews.com/join/5cj/breaking-news-signup?cid=sm_npd_nn_yt_bn-clip_190621
Visit NBCNews.Com: nbcnews.to/ReadNBC
Find NBC News on Facebook: nbcnews.to/LikeNBC
Follow NBC News on Twitter: nbcnews.to/FollowNBC
#NBCNews #Youth #Sports