Our board of directors will approve fees for the 2019-20 season before evaluations begin. The goal is to offer reduced fees next year. In addition, last year's policy to combine team/club fees will be reassessed.
|DIVISION||ANNUAL FEE||CLUB EXPENSE||COACH TRAVEL||REFS (# of Games)||# OF TOURNAMENTS||5V5 DATES||LEAGUE FEES|
|U9-U12 Local Select||$820||Included||N/A||20||2||2||N/A|
|U12-U14 Boys Premier||$1,900||Included||Included||30||4||2||Included|
|U13-U14 Girls Premier||$1,650||Included||Included||30||4||2||Included|
|U13 & Older Select||$1,220||Included||Included||20||4||2||Included|
|U15-U16 Boys Premier||$1,550||Included||Included||25||2||0||Included|
|U15-U19 Girls Premier||$1,825||Included||Included||25||5||0||Included|
|U15-U19 Girls Elite||$1440||Included||Included||20||4||0||Included|
|U15-U19 Boys Elite||$1,380||Included||Included||20||3||0||Included|
|U17-U19 Boys Premier||$1,850||Included||Included||30||3||0||Included|
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Chattanooga FC Academy is moving toward a more streamlined process to fund the soccer development of your child. You deserve to know the true cost and to know that up front. That is why team fees will now be rolled into the club fees. Team managers and treasurers will still be involved in the financial oversight of your team but will not be required to collect any additional funds from you.
As your child moves up in age, the cost may increase to cover an increased level of coaching. Certain age groups will appear much higher than others due to greater distance for travel, more frequent travel, and more overnight expenses.
The average family's overall expense will increase 8-10% this year. Three areas contribute significantly to that increase: new payroll tax requirement for all coaches, rising cost of insurance, and the increased cost of turf rental.
The part of your fee that covers tournaments, refs, coach travel, TeamSnap is being rounded up in all cases because the club would rather issue refunds at the end of the year than ask you for an unplanned payment later.
While it is not break-even, we have attempted to offset part of the increase by dropping the evaluations fee (tryouts), reusing some pieces of last year's uniform, and changing to a uniform vendor with better pricing.
Playing soccer at this level is not inexpensive. Despite the fees you pay to be part of a professional club like CFC Academy, that still only covers about 75% of what it takes to run the club. We make up the rest with sponsorships and hosting tournaments.
A $40 one-time convenience fee per player will apply to the payment plan option.
As a non-profit organization our budget is forecast for a year based on registrations and commitments when a player joins. We follow the standard of club soccer across the country in not offering refunds. Exceptions for Club Fees will only considered in extreme circumstances. Refunds on Team Fees are not available under any circumstances.
For the 2018-19 season, club fees and team fees will be rolled into one. The annual fee covers August-May to cover coaching salaries, coach travel, tournament registration, ref fees, supplemental training, field lease, state fees, club equipment, and continuing education for coaches. Payment plans are available.
Payable to our Nike uniform partner, WeGotSoccer.com, to cover the cost of home kit, away kit, practice kit. Uniforms change every two years. The next change is for the 2018-2019 season. Cost begins at $126 for most teams and is 10% less than last year. The full kit for U13 and older Premier teams are $261.
We understand things come up and we want to work with you on those circumstances. Any player that is more than 30 days late on club fees or team fees, may not practice or play with the team. A player with unpaid balance from a previous season will not be allowed to rejoin until that balance is settled. This also applies to credit cards that have expired or no longer work. If you need another payment arrangement we just ask that you communicate those plans to keep your player's account out of delinquent status.