Player Fee Schedule

Club Finances

WLUSC is a 501(c) organization, making us a nonprofit organization, exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) as our primary function is to foster amateur sports competition. These type of organizations usually receive exemptions from state and local sales and property taxes, as well. Our club in the past has not done an adequate job of fulfilling our obligations to maintain this status. Our intention and goal is to make sure this processes, systems, and understanding can be easily transitioned to the next elected board. To help make this possible, we are simplifying our club level accounting into three distinct buckets. This process will also help us make the cost, spend, and overall account as transparent as possible.

Special section for "Current High School Aged" players, see bottom of the page.

Bucket 1 | Registration

    • $270 per player
    • Due May
    • Paid in a single payment

Tryout Costs: $20

      • How is the money used?
        • Field / light rentals
        • Club insurance
        • Tryout shirt costs
        • Supplies to run tryouts
        • Advertising (yard signs, printing, etc)

Registration Costs: $250

      • How is the money used?
        • Directors of Coaching
          1. Director of Coaching Education
          2. Director of Boys Soccer
          3. Director of Girls Soccer
          4. Director of Futures
        • Club insurance (what’s this cost?)
        • Team Camp (a $50 value per player)
          1. Timing: Last 3 weeks in July (starting 2019)
          2. Age Appropriate Session (2 age groups together)
          3. (R1) Not available to high-school aged players, typically conflicts with high-school schedule / training
        • League registration contribution (upto $800 paid to team)
        • Uniform contribution, to bring down the overall cost
        • Technology (TeamSnap, Google, etc.)
        • Professional services (lawyers, accountants, Chamber of Commerce, etc)

This section was revised on 4/7/2018 (R1)

Bucket 2 | Player Development | $700 per player

The club is standardizing its player development fee across all teams. We understand each team has a coach with varying levels of license, experience, and tenure with the club. Coaches pay ranges from $500 to $1500 a month according to our new fee schedule. Coaches and teams specifically are part of a large group, the club (similar to government... school taxes). The club will be collecting player development fees, accounting for and ear marking for coaches short and long term development. You should expect the club to be using these funds to pay for coaches licensing moving forward, coaches training and development between licenses (this includes getting paid to attend coaching sessions to ensure participation), and finally standard equipment for coaches, and other items...

    • This fee is paid directly to WLUSC (through MX Merchant). WLUSC will be taking over the payments of the coaches fees, invoicing and payment of uniforms, and other soccer-related items
    • Paid in two separate installments: $350 due for Fall Season (due in August), $350 due for Spring Season (due in February)
    • Payment plans are not offered but we can make arrangements with multi-player families
    • Coaching fees will be a fixed cost based on license, experience, and tenure with the club
      • Coach’s pay, based on the following structure:
        • USSF 'A' License (Younger 'A' Teams)
          1. 3 or more sessions week + games = $1300 - 1,500/month
          2. Additional tournament coaches fees will be handled in Team Expenses
          3. Participate in club managed technical sessions (designated on Friday nights)
        • USSF 'B' License (Travel Level Teams)
          1. 3 or more sessions week + games = $1200-1300/month
          2. Additional tournament coaches fees will be handled in Team Expenses
          3. Participate in club managed technical sessions (designated on Friday nights)
        • USSF 'C' License (Travel Level Teams)
          1. 2 or more sessions a week + games = $900-1100/month
          2. Additional tournament coaches fees will be handled in Team Expenses
          3. Participate in club managed technical sessions (designated on Friday nights)
        • USSF 'D' License (Entry Travel Level Teams)
          1. 2 or more sessions a week + games = $600-800/month
          2. Additional tournament coaches fees will be handled in Team Expenses
          3. Participate in club managed technical sessions (designated on Friday nights)
        • USSF 'E' License (Entry Travel Level Teams)
          1. 1 or more sessions a week + games = $500/month

Bucket 3 | Team Expenses | $230 - $630 Per Player (or more)

    • These fees are paid directly by the TEAM to the team treasurer
    • These fees can be offset by team-specific fundraising
    • Some of the line items to expect in your team budget:
      • Coach’s additional fees
        • Additional pay (player signoff is needed)
        • Tournaments
        • Equipment Fees
      • Assistant Coach’s fees
      • Team Manager fees
      • Treasurer fees
      • Fall and Spring League fees (Winter is an optional added cost, at the discretion of the team)
      • League card / Player card production costs
      • Fall, winter, spring tournament fees
      • State Cup tournament fees
      • Referee fees
      • Fall and Spring season field fees (+ added cost of "Light fees" for use in fall season)
      • Winter indoor fields fees

Current High-School Aged Players

This section was established to handle “current high school aged” players. We have stated publicly that our high school based team that were in place prior to this board, would be “grandfathered” allowing them to operate “as-is”. This includes potentially paying a coach a lesser amount then the club is currently willing to offer. The club will simply collect the registration fee for the 2019/2020 seasons, and require the team to transfer funds to the club treasurer, then the club will pay the coaches. This will allow the club to accurately account for and process the coaching pay. The club will only distribute club funds to teams based on the Bucket 1 | Registration outline.

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