My Hypothesis – l8tersk8ter

  1. college athletes
  2. division I athletes getting paid
  3. the effect of college athletes having a salary on youth sports participation
  4. paying college athletes would increase the incentive for young kids to aim to play division I sports in college
  5. giving division I athletes a salary would make more parents spend money on club sports and personal trainers for their young kids to increase their chance of becoming a paid college athlete
  6. youth sport participation, intensity, and cost would increase if division I college athletes get paid
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1 Response to My Hypothesis – l8tersk8ter

  1. davidbdale says:

    6. youth sport participation, intensity, and cost would increase if division I college athletes get paid

    Let’s see.
    Division I athletes don’t currently get paid.
    Does this reduce interest in youth sports?
    How do we determine that the youth, or their parents, would be motivated to participate in youth sports if Division I athletes were paid?
    What sport(s) are we talking about?
    How many Division I sports would be paid? How much would they be paid? Would the pay be so much more attractive than a college athletic scholarship that athletes NOT motivated to earn a DIV I scholarship would BECOME motivated by the pay?
    How can we measure that?

    Give me a scenario in which your hypothesis works out. A young athlete (with a good shot at college?) (with no shot at college?) (who could pay for college but prefers a scholarship?) (who could get into college but not a DIV I college?) (who could get into a DIV I college but not afford it?) (Who could afford a DIV I college but doesn’t want to pay for it AND ALSO needs to BE PAID to attend?) participates in youth sports MOSTLY BECAUSE DIV I athletes in his/her sport get paid.

    Time to get specific, l8tersk8ter. The sooner the better.

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