Is it Right to Pay a Child for Every Goal Scored?

PCA150If I was on this plan when I was a kid, I’d be a rich man. I was always better at playing soccer than I was at taking out the garbage and mowing the lawn. While scoring a goal can hardly be considered a chore, it is a source of revenue for one kid.

Positive Coaching Alliance, a great organization aim at “transforming youth sports so sports can transform youth,”invites people to submit questions about youth sports.

Jerry in Vail wrote, “There’s a parent of a U12 soccer team player paying kids $5 for every goal they score. What’s your take on this?”

I have a feeling Jerry poses it as a rhetorical question. But let the talk begin. Jump on over to the PCA Web site to catch up on the subject and to chime in with your opinion.