I"m guessing you're missing some video. You need to be careful copying/pasting.
Anyone who puts their kids in ANY extra curricular activities with the sole goal of getting them into college should have their head examined. Doesn't matter if it's soccer, football, baseball, basketball, theater, chorus, academic team, band, etc.
They should only participate if they enjoy it. Sure, you can have college (or even a scholarship) as a goal, but it shouldn't be the primary, overriding one. If it's not, and your child elects to give up the activity, then you won't look on the past 'x' years as a waste.