The coaches have received a few questions about athletic fees, why they are charged and what the money is for.
The fees are used for the following: purchase of supplies (each soccer team has 2 new balls this season at $80 per ball,) uniforms, payment of scorekeepers, field paint, payment of referees, league registration, tournament registrations and transportation.
To put things in perspective, it would take 2 years of basketball fees for one team to purchase a set of uniforms. This leave us nothing for balls, scorekeepers, tournament registration or ref fees.
Many schools do not provide buses to games and instead ask parents to transport their children. As a result they don’t charge a fee for some sports. Living in Souris we do not feel this is reasonable since working parents would be required to leave work to drive and often athletes would be left in the lurch.
Hope this helps. Go Spartans Go!!