Just wondering if your team charges an annual team fee? Our annual team registration day is coming up June 1st and we have to pay the team fee then--it's $450 at our gym.
We don't have team fees. We just sign a contract in September and pay either month to month or in one lump sum. Our monthly cost is about $350/month. We also have a mandatory fundraising amount that runs from Sept. 1-Aug. 31. If you don't meet it within that time period you have to pay in. The fundraising seems quite daunting ($2,000 for the year) but it adds up quick. They give you so many opportunities to reach that goal. If you go over it, they apply a percentage to your fee for the following season. The $2,000 isn't what we actually have to raise. The fundraising credit is dollar-for-dollar and the gym only takes in 50% of that.
If you're being assessed that fee as a "team fee" I'd find out exactly what it's going towards. They want that money you have a right to know where it's going!
The fundraising is not run by a booster club in our gym. We don't have one. It's managed by a couple of parents who have girls that aren't even in the gym any more. They graduated and are off at college now. The fundraising is mandatory for team families. It's how they raise their money (aside from having at-home meets) and keep their fees from going up. I think they tried a booster club years ago but it didn't work out. How does your club make money to run the gym? How big is your gym?wish we could do fundraising but our gym says absolutly not. They use to have a booster club that did do fundraising but about 8 years ago they went way out of bounds and the owners disolved it at the gym. (another long story) After that mess the owners said never again.
All monies come from my dying money treeThe fundraising is not run by a booster club in our gym. We don't have one. It's managed by a couple of parents who have girls that aren't even in the gym any more. They graduated and are off at college now. The fundraising is mandatory for team families. It's how they raise their money (aside from having at-home meets) and keep their fees from going up. I think they tried a booster club years ago but it didn't work out. How does your club make money to run the gym? How big is your gym?
Just got our 2nd review, our actual cost for 6 meets -meet fees (between $70-$100 entrance for each), coaches' fees (traveling expense) all came to $878.74 for the year at Level 5. This did not include and leo, warm-up orders. Our monthly fee for Level 5 - 13hrs. week - is $195 month. We have a great booster club. All money earned in fundraising -100% - goes into my dds account. The gym does not keep any profit from her fundraising, whatever she earns is hers. We also earn money for any meet we work, $ for each session worked. Working is not mandatory, but encouraged. Plenty of opportunity to earn money in fundraising. We do a scrip program yr round, and also several fundraisers. Even after paying this years's fees, dd has over $700 built up in her account for the next years fees. This system really works great and builds good will between owner/parents. I love to see the yr end review detailing where the $ is spent. No questions about where did my $ go? Creates trust in the gym management when it's all laid out for us to understand. That way no misunderstandings happen.What is the Team fee for? We don't have a Team fee at my dds gym. Twice a year we get an acount review. The 1st review comes in the fall. It includes an estimate of what the upcoming meet season is expected to cost (meet fees, coaches' fees to accompany team, etc.), any $ in dds booster account. We are expected to pay the estimate in the fall (can use the booster $ for this). THEN in the spring, after the season is over, we get a 2nd review with a detailed list of the actual cost of the season (meet fees, coaches' fees, etc) and any further funds collected in dds booster account. If the 1st revies estimate was higher than the actual cost, the difference is put into dds booster account, and if the 1st review was lower than the actual cost (2nd review), then we pay the difference.
The only team fee we has is the annual registration fee of $25, same as any rec. class kid. This is where we sign the liabilty waiver that all kids at the gym must sign. If your registration fee is simply that, a registration fee, that is way out of line. If your registration fee is being used for coaches fees & meet fees during the season, then it's understandable. I really like our account review system though. I like knowing where my money is going. Our old gym randomly charged $ and we were never allowed to ask what the $ was used for. It may have all been on the up and up, but it always made the parents feel like the owners were trying to milk team parents out of more money than was being actually spent on team. Not saying that that was acutally happening, but the way they went about it wasn't conducive to building trust, and always made the parents uneasy.
$460 if you pay in May. $500 if you pay in June. Not really sure what it is for. I think it is for coaches expenses for meets, training, etc.... Isn't it funny that we pay this large of a fee and don't really know what it is for? The things we do for our kids!!!!!!!