Understanding Player Fees and Costs
Cost varies by program and season. For example, as indoor space is at a premium and the winter season is longer, the costs increase. Also, the price of tournaments varies from fall to winter to spring.
USA Field Hockey Membership: You must be a current USFHA member to participate in USFHA events and for insurance purposes. You also must be associated with the club.
Practice Cost: Covers renting space, coaches, and equipment.
Admin Cost: Per season, there will be a $5 Active registration cost and $45 of practice fees (included in practice fees) used to cover administrative needs.
Tournament Cost: Tournaments vary by season. In the fall, due to the fact that it is also the high school and college season, our teams will be participating in 1-2 tournaments. In the winter and spring seasons, they will be participating in at least 4. Therefore, our tournament fee will vary with the season as well. Decisions to participate in additional tournaments are at the discretion of the individual teams. Entry fees, as well as coach’s pay, accommodations, and travel expenses will be the sole responsibility of the participating team. All tournament fees, including those for additional tournaments, must be processed through the club.
Uniform Cost: Uniforms cost approximately $110. This is a one time fee as players may use the same uniform as they move up through the age groups.
Fees for participation in the club are seasonal (fall, winter, and spring). A player who accepts an invitation to play with Storm commits to pay the entire fee for the season. More than 30 days before an event begins, we offer a full refund minus a $10 + 4% credit card cancellation fee. 30 days before an event, we only offer credit for a future event minus a $10 + 4% credit card cancellation fee. 1 week before an event, we do not offer refunds except in the case of injury, relocation, or circumstances deemed appropriate by the Club Director. Requests must include proof of injury or relocation. If an event has begun and you do not complete the event or season, no refund will be issued. No refunds, partial or full, will be made in the event a player is suspended or removed from the program. Southeast Storm offers payment plans during the season if the bulk sum cannot be paid at the start. Southeast Storm Club will honor requests for players to be released from the Storm team to join another club provided all fees have been paid in full. All fees must be paid prior to the release of a player. The player requesting the release is responsible for any fees before a transfer request is granted.
Financial Assistance Program
The Southeast Storm Club is committed to ensuring that no child shall be denied a roster spot because of financial needs. To that end, Storm has established a financial assistance program to support needy families. The program allows for those players to perform additional duties over the course of the field hockey year, in lieu of paying full club fees. Applications for financial assistance must be received before or at the time of registration. Applications are kept confidential. All applicants for financial assistance will be required to provide proof of need in the form of free or reduced lunch costs. Funds are limited and the amount discounted will be determined by the number of qualified applicants and the total amount of funds available. Financial assistance is only awarded on the fees and do not include uniforms or any other team specific additional expenses. Those players who sign up for the financial aid program but do not perform any volunteer duties will lose their right to participate with the club and lose the opportunity to participate in the program going forward.