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What costs are covered by the fees?

Each team’s budget will include the following:

  • Training expenses:  paid coaches and/or trainers are coordinated at the club level and provided for each team.
  • Fall tournaments fees: a fall schedule that will include some combination of a weekly league, scrimmages or a few tournaments, ending in October or early November. 
  • Winter training costs: teams will break for approximately 6 weeks and begin indoor training in early January.  
  • Spring/Summer tournament fees: 
    • For Ninjas 8U, 10U, 12U and first year 14u teams, the spring tournament schedule will begin in late March or early April and end the last week of July. The majority of these teams play an average of 6 tournaments, with 8u teams playing fewer tournaments (approximately 4), in the spring.
    • Ninja teams at the second year 14U level and Witches Elite and Futures teams, will begin tournaments around Memorial Day or early June, after the school softball season has concluded.
  • ‚Äč Coaches (non-parent) travel costs for overnight tournaments
  • Field maintenance and improvement costs.
  • Equipment and supplies including balls, bownets, coaches shirts, line up cards, and first aid supplies.
  • Miscellaneous costs such as USSSA registration and insurance, background investigations, website, team snap, tax filing, and other costs. 
  • NOTE: The uniform and other apparel costs are not part of the base fee for Ninjas teams.

 

Checks and balances

There are internal controls that prevent misappropriation of funds and ensure monies are being applied as intended. These controls include check protocols (no authorized signer can write a check to themselves), a conflict of interest policy, and a club-level treasurer role that has control of the bank account.  The treasurer provides financial reports to the board, and works with an outside accountant to file taxes.

 

Payment Schedule

The annual fee is typically collected in two installments for Ninja teams,  about two-thirds at the time your daughter commits to be a Ninja, and the balance in January. For Witches Elite and Futures, the annual fee is typically collected in three installments due to the higher fee structure. 

The acceptance of a position on a team is for the entire year which runs from September through end of July.    It is expected that by accepting a position with the team in August full payment will be made.

 

Financial assistance program: 

Our organization believes that every girl should have the ability to play softball at a competitive level regardless of financial issues. If your family is experiencing financial difficulties and cannot afford the fees, please contact the Treasurer at