Question: Are there any econometric theories that are applicable in studying what is commonly referred to as Pay-To-Play, in the world of youth sports.
I want to preface by stating that I am not an economist. Note my question pertains to those youth who are within and operating under the pay-to-play structure. I am not interested in the overall impact pay-to-play has on all youth sport participants. I am only interested in those youths that have committed to participate in pay-to-play sporting activities. For example, assuming parents act(rationally) as agents on behalf of their children are there models that might explain why some parents of pay-to-play children, group together and collude.