Fort Lauderdale F.C.: Costs
Costs 2018 - 2019 Season
Cost: Fort Lauderdale FC is a non-profit organization, and uses the fees from parents to offset the operating costs of the club. This includes the costs for fields, coaching, referees, league play and the administrative operation. In addition, we employ professional paid coaches, each of whom is licensed and certified as soccer trainers. There are some types of costs associated with the program, which is spread out throughout the year to make the overall financial obligation more manageable.
Financial aid is available and evaluated on a per case basis for families meeting our eligibility requirements.
Registration Fee of $295 – the fee is due at the time of registration and covers the player registration with US Youth Soccer, liability insurance and the uniform package (including backpack) for the season. The registration fee is Non-Refundable.
Annual Fee - FTLS offers its members a full payment or installment payment option for the annual dues - these charges are automatically collected from a credit card or checking account. Installment payments allow families to spread the overall expense over an extended period of time. The fees vary by age group click here to view the Annual Fee by age group.
Note: Our soccer season runs parallel to the school year from August through to May and has to be planned accordingly. The player’s/parent’s commitment is for the entire season. Annual fees are only suspended or refunded if a player moves out of the area (more than 50 Miles) or due to a season ending injury (the player is no longer able to continue play in the 2018/19 Season due to a medical evaluation). If a player decides to stop playing and no longer wishes to participate in any practices, games, and/or tournaments at any given time during the season, the parent/guardian will still be responsible for any remaining balance of the Annual Fees and/or Tournament Fees.
Tournament Fees: Players who are chosen and who participate in tournaments will pay a tournament fee. These fees vary but are typically between $30 and $60 per player for a local tournament and will be drafted automatically from your checking account or credit card. For out of town tournaments the cost for the coaches’ accommodation and transportation plus a set per diem rate will be distributed amongst the players who are chosen and participate in the event.
Early Release from the Club - If a player requests to be released to another club, the remaining balance of the Annual Fee must be paid in full. Additionally, a separate ‘Early Release Fee” of $300 to cover of administrative costs becomes due.
Late Fees - If a player chooses the monthly installment plan, the parent/guardian is responsible for maintaining a valid form of payment in the gotsoccer (club's registration system). Monthly installments are due on the 1st of every month. If the monthly fee has not been paid by the 5th of the month, a late fee of $25 will be applied to each month not paid.
Financial aid is available and is evaluated on a per case basis for families meeting our eligibility requirements. This is need based, and each application is reviewed confidentially by our Board of Directors. You can find our scholarship application under the Forms section, or inquire with the club directly by email.
Handout: Costs: 2018-2019 Season