Travel sports for your kids: is it worth it?

Posted at 10:48 PM, Feb 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-23 22:48:20-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The travel sports industry is a booming business.  The idea behind travel sports is to have your child play with and against some of the best athletes in the sport, but as the name suggests, it requires a lot of travel and a lot of money.

Coaches are now speaking out about the sports travel industry, saying kids playing too much at too young of an age are more susceptible to injury, burnout, and pressure.

"Parents, you've got to be careful how much you're putting into this, because there's not necessarily going to be a payoff at the end," says Grand Valley State University Head Basketball Coach Ric Wesley.