What would you pay and how far would you drive? Your kid is a low level player on an MLS Boys Academy team (or what ever the hell they are calling it these days). Or your daughter - a low level player on a top ECNL team. What is that worth in terms of cost annually? What are your expectations in terms of what your player should get for that? How much drive time (weekly) are you willing to spend for all that fun soccer? Finally - what is your break point? Is it cash/expense or is it coaching/resources or time on the ball?