2013-14 SLGC USAG TEAM POLICIES
There is no doubt that joining one of our competitive teams is a significant commitment of time, effort, and money. Is it worth it? Most parents will say that other than family life, team involvement becomes the most significant event in their child’s life. Besides the obvious physical benefits, children who become involved in team rarely accept negative influences into their life. They learn self-discipline, how to work as a member of a team, how to handle themselves in a large variety of situations and how to prioritize and manage their time. Parents of our team members often comment that they wished they possessed their athlete’s discipline and time management skills! Team kids are almost always excellent students. For these reasons and more, team membership is a wonderful, challenging journey.
Tuition is due regardless of attendance: Keep in mind, your monthly tuition would necessarily be higher if we had to take into account that some team members would be pro-rating tuition for one reason or another. Just as rent is still due when you are away from home, so must you pay tuition even when your athlete is absent It is important to make this next point clear: team members do not move onto and off the team based on illness, injury, vacations, camps, schedule conflicts, or the like: you are either on the team or off the team.
Cancellations: Each year you can expect to have a limited number of practices canceled due to holidays, coaches in-service days, meets, rest days after long meets, etc. It may help you to realize that tuition is calculated on a 48 week year, meaning there are four weeks you are not paying for, usually enough to make up for any practices which are canceled due to meets hosted, weather, personal vacations, camps, etc.
Injured gymnasts: Injured athletes are expected to participate in practice and gym activities to the extent possible. It is often possible to work around injuries and turn a difficult situation into something positive by increased work on flexibility, strength, specific events or specific skills. There is no reduction in tuition unless the injury takes you completely out of the gym for over one month and then only if the gymnast cannot participate in workouts in any way. In that instance, tuition may be adjusted depending on the circumstances.
HOURS/WK MONTHLY TUITION LESS 10TH DISCOUNT DISCOUNTED TUITION COST
20 $335.00 -$5.00 $330.00
18 $320.00 -$5.00 $315.00
16 $310.00 -$5.00 $305.00
15 $300.00 -$5.00 $295.00
14 $295.00 -$5.00 $290.00
13 $290.00 -$5.00 $285.00
12 $285.00 -$5.00 $280.00
10 $280.00 -$5.00 $275.00
9 $275.00 -$5.00 $270.00
8 $265.00 -$5.00 $260.00
7 $259.00 -$5.00 $254.00
6 $254.00 -$5.00 $249.00
5 $227.00 -$5.00 $222.00
4 $209.00 -$5.00 $204.00
1. Annual family Registration
2. Individual meet entry fees
3. Team entry fees
4. Coaches meet session fees
5. USAG & MO registration fees
6. Competitive warm-ups
7. Competition leotard (women’s team only)
To make competitive meet fee payments more efficient, deposits will be made 6 times during the season instead of payments due for each individual meet.
The deposit amounts are based and estimated on the previous competitive season. The following entry fees are not included in this estimate: Regional and National Future Star Testing (men’s team only), and National competition entries. If the competitive deposits exceed the expenses, your credit balance will be applied to your account. If the competitive deposits do not cover expenses incurred, a 7th deposit will be necessary. If you are no longer a member of a SLGC competitive team, any money not withdrawn from your account will be refunded.
If your child cannot attend the meet, you need to notify the office and sign the sheet at the front desk. If you do not sign the sheet before the entry is sent, the individual meet entry fee will be withdrawn from your account. Team entry fees will be divided equally among all gymnasts for all meets that are included in our meet schedule. ALL MEETS ARE MANDATORY unless otherwise specified.
It is very important that the 6 competitive meet fee deposits are made in FULL payments on or before the deadline to ensure your child’s participation in the competitive program. If the competitive meet fee deposits are not in your account your child will not be entered in the meets until your account is current.
DUE DATE 08/15 9/15 10/15 11/15 01/15 02/15
Level 3 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $235
Level 4 $275 $275 $275 $275 $275 $275
Level 5 $285 $285 $285 $285 $285 $285
Levels 6&7 $300 $300 $300 $300 $300 $300
Level 8 $335 $335 $335 $335 $335 $335
Level 9 $400 $400 $400 $400 $400 $400
Level 10 $425 $425 $425 $425 $425 $425
Levels 4 & 5 $160 $160 $160 $160 $160 $160
Level 6 $200 $200 $200 $200 $200 $200
Level 7 $225 $225 $225 $225 $225 $225
Levels 8-9-10 $300 $300 $300 $300 $300 $300