Non-sports jobs are having a great variety and one can choose as per one's liking and interest. There are influential positions where people get respect and command and naturally students yearn for those positions rather than playing the games in difficult climatic or weather conditions.
Knowledge is power.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
A rich man who is sure of his and his children's life, never care for the earnings of his children and may encourage him to participate in any area he is interested in. But normal middle-class families can't do that. The competition in every field is very high. Only people who got excellent skill sets in the game they play can only make the game their career.