Look. A lot of high school football players play football and their parents spend a lot of money on gear personal training and camps. A good gym for an athlete to get personalized training will cost upward of $250-$300 per month year round. Not to mention the booster club fees and season tickets every year to watch them play. I don't see anyone complaining about that. Every athlete playing HS football doesn't play with the intent to get a scholarship. They play because they enjoy the game and learn a lot about themselves in the process. They learn to be a part of something that is bigger than themselves. It's the same for most soccer players. Kids are smart enough to compare themselves to others and draw conclusions. Most parents just want their young athlete to play at the highest level they can attain. If HS ball is the end of the road, so be it. Soccer is no different than any other sport. That is what most of the forum blow hards can't seem to get through their head.
Scholarships are just a reward at the end of a long process for a job well done.
Get over yourself and stop trying to bring others down.