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wil4pres February 21st, 2010 03:24 GMT Print this post
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Ok for those that are daring and for the sake of open information.  How much does your club cost.

NOW lets use actual numbers NOT what you expect to be compensated for later (financial aid) or volunteer refunds.  HOW MUCH you wrote a check for to sign your kid up!

Uniforms including extra socks
Registration If any
1st month dues if any

Lets hear it and lets compare, after all we are all searching for the TRUTH
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mtnlady February 21st, 2010 06:21 GMT Print this post
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This message was edited by mtnlady on February 21st, 2010 06:28 GMT

49er United (Auburn). Tryouts (younger) 2/27-3/7. Practices commence soon after for many teams. Practice 2-3x a week depending upon team. Season ends Dec/Jan depending on tournaments.  

Costs are per player:

1. $190 registration (covers fields, refs, league fees).  
2. approx. $115 uniform (lasts approx. 3 seasons, socks - one season if you're lucky! Most kids get more than one pair!).  
3. Approx. $150 tournament fees (4 tournaments, plus 1 seeding, 1 district Cup, 1 association cup - maybe. So all total 5-7 tournaments is the norm)
4. Trainer fee approx. $400 per month per team divided by the number of players on the team. (approx. $22-$33 per player per month). Note: not all teams use trainers. The trainers are excellent at what they do.  
5. Coaches - free. All volunteer league however we have some very good coaches (e.g. coach of the u12g team was a starting middle mid on the national championship men's UCLA team, another was a national/international athlete and nationally recognized coach, another was a professional soccer player/keeper in Europe etc.)

Most players are return players so total expense for a season ranges between $500-$650 (March-December). If the player gets a financial hardship scholarhip and/or the team does fund raisers then the costs can be less. Some teams take the $$$ up front while others break it into several installments. Each team handles it differently.

Select- district six. Currently our teams from u10g-u14g are considered some of the better teams in district six. Our players tend to be sought after by the local comp/D1 clubs. Some go to comp while others elect to play out their youth 'careers' at Select.

http://49erunitedsoccer.com/
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itsonlyagame February 22nd, 2010 00:44 GMT Print this post
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Fair Oaks Soccer Club

Our total club size is about 1,100 which includes recreation.  FOSC Select (Div 3) program has about 20 age pure teams and is all volunteer parent coaching. Most teams have either coach or asst. coach that have college level playing experience.    

FOSC had two teams win Association Cup last month, U13G Storm, U14G Eagles.

Fees will vary team to team.  Depending on what/how many tournaments and training fees.  Some teams hire a trainer, some hire a part time trainer, some teams don't hire at all.

These are the fees I anticipate of paying for my daughters team

Reg - $75 (covers fields, refs, league fees)
Monthly dues = $0
Uniforms - $100 Addidas, typical 3 yr run (yes socks have to be bought annually)
Tournament fees $175ish  = 6 tournaments + District Cup  
Trainer fees = $100 (makes for a $1,600 team budget)
Incidentals = a few dollars.  Don't forget team party, first aid, coaches gift, banner, etc during the course of the year.

FOSC is also a member of US Club.  US Club is a team option at $20 per player for registration.  If team plays Spring league it is up to team to pay the NorCal registration fees and ref fees about $ 60/player.

Mtnlady,  
Like your club, $500 - $650 is inline where alot of teams will fall for Select play.
remember, its only a game!
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wil4pres February 22nd, 2010 01:38 GMT Print this post
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Well ill be the first COMP. D1 or whatever you call it to do this

At Everton

We pay for U11-U14

Registration was $250 + 1st months dues of $125 = $375

Uniforms are  
returning players can keep all the old gear EXCEPT the Game uniforms which are $165 for 3 years
Of course socks are extra and can be purchased at time of uniform fitting for 25% off otherwise any other time its normal price

So 125 a month is what you are paying for the monthly dues, training 3x a week.

NOW lets talk about tournaments because that is where the big dollars are LOL

Every major tournament in Comp.!!! Im talking the platinum and above people for U11 and above are about 700-1000.

Mustang
CalCup
Summer SurfCup
Thanksgiving surf
Winter turf
Nomands
Magic Cup
Rage showcase
etc, etc etc etc

ooppss Norcal Fall/Norcal Spring ALL extra of course

divide that number between 15-16 players and there is the amount due for every player.

That is about ~70-100 games depending on the quality of the team.

Coaches dont go for free LOLOLOL their room and board is paid for and travel costs outside of a 50Mile radius. Divid that cost by amount of players and you have additional costs

Also keep in mind your CHILD doesnt go anywhere for free, so anything outside of the local area is room and board and travel costs.

So CalCup and our own cup (Everton) are really the only tournaments that are no travel while everything else EVEN Bay Area Tournaments will probably incurr additional costs.

Now keep in mind for the awesome teams in D1 they will travel to the highest level tournaments in the US!  we are talking Florida, Colorado, Oregon, etc etc of course that happens at a much later age, but at that time teams KNOW where that stand in the pecking order of teams in the US.


Hopefully didnt forget something

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mtnlady February 22nd, 2010 01:57 GMT Print this post
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This message was edited by mtnlady on February 22nd, 2010 01:58 GMT

So Will/Everton - you lost me in the math. How much can a family expect to pay for a child playing u11-u12 for the entire year? How about u13-u14? We're talking total cost here. From uniform to covering the coaches/trainers room and board at the tournaments (that would be nice).  

Fair Oaks how are you guys handling the Norcal thing? Last I heard Norcal wanted a club to have six registered teams in the fall league. You couldn't sign up a single team anymore.
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D1_destitute February 22nd, 2010 04:26 GMT Print this post
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Quoted from: mtnlady, February 22nd, 2010 01:57  GMT
So Will/Everton - you lost me in the math. How much can a family expect to pay for a child playing u11-u12 for the entire year? How about u13-u14? We're talking total cost here. From uniform to covering the coaches/trainers room and board at the tournaments (that would be nice).  

Fair Oaks how are you guys handling the Norcal thing? Last I heard Norcal wanted a club to have six registered teams in the fall league. You couldn't sign up a single team anymore.


With regard to cost, it can truly vary. Some clubs minimize fees at about $100/mo. others can be as high as $250./mo. (admin only for 10 mos.) as noted earlier the real costs come in travel. In 2008 we budgeted $2400/player per year as base. This included field rentals, refs, reg fees, various misc. fees, two local and four away tournaments. Personally we allocated $700-1000/tournament, travel, lodging and associated fees.
You can see that it adds up quickly. A team like Sereno (AZ) may travel to 14 tournaments. I recall that my sons U11 year was over $4000. all together. ODP was an additional expense. My son is now a U16 and I expect next year to be $7500 or a little more. A sinking fund might have been a better investment.
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wil4pres February 22nd, 2010 05:37 GMT Print this post
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Quoted from: mtnlady, February 22nd, 2010 01:57  GMT
So Will/Everton - you lost me in the math. How much can a family expect to pay for a child playing u11-u12 for the entire year? How about u13-u14? We're talking total cost here. From uniform to covering the coaches/trainers room and board at the tournaments (that would be nice).  

Fair Oaks how are you guys handling the Norcal thing? Last I heard Norcal wanted a club to have six registered teams in the fall league. You couldn't sign up a single team anymore.


Well it depends on the quality of team and how many tournaments etc etc

well let me try again LOL

THE club dues are 125 a month for U11-U14 for 10 months
The Uniform for a new player is 275 for returning players it is 165 (not including anything extra a person wants to buy)

NOW the rest is based UPON THE TEAM!!!! NOT THE CLUB as much.
A weaker comp. team will do lots of local D1 and D3 tournaments (SACU, Cal Rush,etc) saving on travel expenses.

A BETTER TEAM will travel farther and to other tournaments and incur travel costs.

NOW hopefully as this year progresses i can give updates on which tournaments we attended and the cost

Last year our accountant (team accountant LOL ) said we spent ~$1856 for the entire  year which included 7-9 tournaments.
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20sDad February 22nd, 2010 16:35 GMT Print this post
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This message was edited by 20sDad on February 22nd, 2010 16:36 GMT

Dues go up significantly in our club at U11.

We'll be paying $1100 this year in basic dues (based on 11 month season... basically year around as last month is "tryouts").

There is aproximately $200 in misc. fees due at registration that can be waived/recouped by volunteering in some fashion.  

There is usually an initial payment into the team "fund" based on your portion of the intial team expenses (tournaments, league entry, etc.)  This was about $80 last year.

Travel is what gets us as we're on the road a lot, it seems.
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wil4pres February 22nd, 2010 16:55 GMT Print this post
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Sorry also let me add that our clubs costs jump at U12 i have been using the U11 age group and my numbers are for the up comming U12 group.

Bigger field....Bigger costs LOL
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lastman February 22nd, 2010 19:35 GMT Print this post
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My kids have been in 4 clubs/leagues over several years in D2, in 2 presently that are convenient to home.  I have paid fees in 3 leagues that have separate unrelated teams, inexpensive fields (no turf, city investing less in field maintenance) no DOC control, and that saves about $500 per year (I ran the numbers) over the current U12 or U13 cost in De Anza Force which is dependent on the number of rostered players dividing the costs, but for a roster of 16 it is $2,642 which is including two overnight driving distance tournaments of assumed total cost $1,720 (coach travel and registration).  D1_destitute's figures of about $7,000 are in line with the top travelling teams in Force.  $2,642 includes the actual costs of the following:  Monthly Coaching Fee (3 practices/wk all but 3 weeks per year, Keeper Training Fee,DFSC Development Fee,Referee Fees, Team Norcal Registration,Team NorCal Fall Cup Registration, Fall State Cup Coach Travel, 2 Tournament Registration Fees,Tournament Coach Travel Expenses,Equipment (soccer balls, pinnies, cones, bench), DFSC Membership 1 time per year, DYSL Membership Spring, DYSL Membership Fall, DYSL Field Fee Spring by Zip Code, DYSL Field Fee Fall by Zip Code (this is a $90 annual difference if you live out of the league border), DFSC USClub Card Processing.  Uniform $145 (2 colors, including socks) and $15 for 2 cotton practice shirts (name brand), add warm up cost if the team gets it. We have had positive and negative experiences in all the leagues, so doing the homework on the coach/team/team management is really important regardless of cost.

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