We signed up 31 players Sunday. 46 to go! Numbers currently look like this. 18 juniors and seniors. 23 sophomores and freshmen. 18 junior high. 18 elementary. Just a reminder that if a girl who signed up this past Sunday wants to come back in to play, that would be wonderful. Come in about 15 minutes after the sign ups have started in the cafeteria and girls will be headed to the gym.
FLORIDA - AAU Nationals - June 2016
Yes, it appears we are committed to taking one team of 18's and maybe two to the AAU Nationals at Walt Disney World. Details are coming, but it appears 99% certain we are playing through the summer. In order to prepare for that, we are expanding the schedule. Details will be coming as we need to meet with parents and work through the logistics.
Cost for CIViC in 2016
We are just starting to work through the expenses for 2016 club. For the core teams, we do not see these cost going up much at all. I want to get something out there for people to see and compare as we are getting a lot of contacts from potentially new families. Also, the Florida team(s) is not included in this at all. That one will need some thought.
2015 COST 2016 COST
18's = $495 18's = $500
17's = $395 17's = $425
16's = $375 16's = $380
15's = $195 15's = $200
13's = $135 13's = $150
New 3rd/4th grade 12's = $135
A note of explanation: 1.) Every age group increased at least $5.00. We anticipate using the 3 courts in the new field-house a lot and are covering those utility cost. 2.) We hope to bump our coaching stipend up. They do a lot for too little. 3.) The 18's is a base cost. The Florida team(s) will incur additional expense. 4.) 17's will play outside the NCIPL once. 5.) We anticipate the 15-1's will play outside the NCIPL and the $200 number is a base cost for that team.
Payment Schedule for 2016
Full payment (the best from our point-of-view) is wonderful on the day of try-outs/signups. Half payment then (best maybe from your point-of-view) and the final payment is due prior to the 1st playdate (usually early March). A player will not be allowed to participate in match play until all fees are paid.
What is covered in the fees? Registration cost with AAU, JVA, and our local power league, the NCIPL. Most of those cost are going toward liability insurance. A uniform is included for the younger girls and two uniform tops for the high school girls. Spandex is also provided. The biggest share of the fees is allocated to paying our coaches. It is not enough, but we have to pay enough that they are not losing money! We also have some cost for using the gyms at Carroll and equipment use as we try to reinvest in the Carroll program after using balls, net systems, and video equipment.