I didn't vote because, although we do have an athletic fee, it's only $20 and can be waived.
A former Steeler, asked what Chuck Noll would think of the hours put in by modern coaches said, "He'd be amazed that there were people so inefficient that they couldn't get everything done in a working day".
During the 2007-2009 years, our district was in financial difficulty and had a $690 pay-to-participate athletic fee for each sport with a family max on $2,000 per year. Our numbers dropped drastically. Today, we have only a $100 extra curricular fee which is applied to all activities (sports, band, drama, etc), and the family max is only $200 per year.
Post by gccwolverine on Jan 6, 2020 8:15:21 GMT -6
NO "cost." Football has a fundraiser (ask a thon / beg a thon) I call it. Each player is responsible to bring in $120. They are encouraged to go door to door, ask community members, family members to sponsor them at 5 or 10 bucks a piece to get their 120 which covers their cleats, shirt, and shorts, and gloves. Most kids have mom just write a check for the whole 120.
Post by fadepattern on Jan 6, 2020 11:05:43 GMT -6
Athletic Fee at our school is $75 (can be waived like any other school/class fee).
Booster club membership is encouraged but not required. Lowest level of booster club membership is $350. It is often times referred to as the "fair share" membership. Helps cover pregame meals for all Frosh/JV games, Pre-game meals for Varsity road games, post games drinks/snacks for road games and players packs. (T-shirt, shorts, compression shirt, sweat shirt and sweat pants.)
We also raise a lot of money with the the big three being corporate sponsorship, golf tournament and value card sales.
However, all kids are responsible for fundraising $400.
We have 8+ different fundraising events throughout the year, mediocre participation in 2 of the is usually more than enough to raise the money. Examples: - stadium banner earns $400 (boosters do leg work, kids just have to go with paperwork) - discount cards gets an easy $200 - Hudl email blast - push-a-thon - various store/restaurant spirit days
There has a positive correlation between fundraiser participation and on-field performance. Push-a-thon used to bring in over $6k, discount cards were sold out in a week, kids would fight over businesses who had promised to buy a banner.
Last year, we canceled our push-a-thon as no one had brought any money in, we just worked out instead. 65 kids each brought in 10 emails to type into Hudl, yet at the end of the day, Hudl showed there were only 53 valid email addresses. We couldn't get a kid to put on a team t-shirt and walk into a business to "sell" a sign, even knowing the manager already wanted to buy one.
We don't technically charge to play any sports but at school registration, families with student involved in any school activity (sports, fine arts, robotics, speech, etc...) are required to buy an activity ticket for $85 per kid. That money goes to the activity account but also let's the kid into all activities for free. It can also be waived/reduced for free/reduced lunch kids.
I'm doing all my math no we for next year... between HUDL, reconditioning, safety equipment, and everything needed to just have a football team here it is about 35,000 bucks. Doesn't even include any cloth. Crazy
"I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle-victorious." - V. Lombardi
"If it doesn't matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?" - V. Lombardi
We charge $80 per sport. 3rd one is free, so a 3 sport athlete pays $160.
We fundraise for all sports (pays team meals, entries into summer competitions, last second needs, etc). Our Boosters are awesome and we can get almost anything we want each season. Each sport also has a "budget" each year. Very limited.
Post by coachstephen13 on Jan 13, 2020 9:13:34 GMT -6
We only ask the players to buy their spirit pack which consists of t-shirt, shorts, compression shirt, practice jersey and a mesh bag. Which they get it keep. It ranges from year to year but it's normally around $50.