For my family this is what we love. The kids love to compete and have a passion for the game.
For my boys, it's has been hockey, football and baseball. My daughter is doing softball and it includes travel ball. It's the game or practice itself that makes it worth it to my kids. I've seen them build better self-confidence through atheltic sucess. My husband and I truly enjoy watching them play.
For us sports fans it's not boring or a inconvience to watch our kids work hard with their team and push. The scholarships are great if offered, but just getting to play is pretty awesome too. If you really love the game!