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Houstonians Fútbol Club

Houstonians Fútbol Club

Costs to participate


Note: The following information is proposed only - requires vote by Board of Directors.

2016 Coaches Contracts
I have re-written the contracts. Need a vote on them. 

2016 Coaches payment matrix and payment method.
Proposed: 

U7 & Below

U8 - U11

U12 & Above

$ 100.00

USSF “D+” License - $300

USSF “A” License - $500

 

USSF “E -” License - $275

USSF “B” License - $475

 

 

USSF “C” License - $450

 

 

USSF “D” License - $425

 

 

USSF “E” License - $400

 

 

USSF “F” License - $375

 

I strongly suggest going back to an online payment system - direct deposit. Although, this takes away many of the interpersonal opportunities presented by in person communication with coaches. 

Registration 
All players are required to pay registration in full before the deadline - No exceptions. There are no payment plans available for the registration payment.

Option "A" - Without uniform kit included.
U7 & below: $ 75
U8 - U11: $ 150
U12 & above: $ 200

Option "B" - Uniform kit included.
U7 & below: $ 200
U8 - U11: $ 275
U12 & above: $ 325

Training Dues
All players are required to pay the season training dues unless granted a scholarship. In the event that the players account becomes past due, the player will not be authorized to participate in practice and or games until the account is brought current.

U7 & below: $ 200 per year
U8 & above (U8 and all older players): $ 540 per year

Option "A"
   - Pay in full lump-sum upon registration totaling $ 540 for the full season.
 
Option "B"
   - Two installments totaling $ 560 ($ 10 installment fee)
      - 1st installment due September 1st of $290.
      - 2nd installment due March 1st of $290.

Option "C"
   - Six installments totaling $ 600 ($ 10 installment fee)
      - 1st installment due September 1st of $100.
      - 2nd installment due November 1st of $100.
      - 3rd installment due January 1st of $100.
      - 4th installment due March 1st of $100.
      - 5th installment due May 1st of $100.
      - 6th installment due July 1st of $100.

Option "D"
   -  Monthly installments totaling $ 660 ($ 10 installment fee)
      - 11 monthly installments of $65 per month (September 1st - July 1st)
      - Each installment would be due on the first business day of each month.


Houstonians FC has the BEST VALUE!
   - BEST VALUE for professional training in all of the affiliated clubs of United Soccer Clubs (USC). 
   - We believe that the value of professional trainings is worth the same amount regardless of the age group being trained.   
   - This amount is LESS than $4 per practice and game. Based on 2 practices and 1 game per week.   
   - There is simply NO other professional training club that competes with us on value.

Compare the other USC Club fees below...

Option "A" without uniform kit



Option "B" uniforms included


  • The above fees are based upon the fees as advertised on the corresponding clubs official website, stated on affiliate websites or other web based information platforms. Some of the above fees may be combined with other fees that are defined differently and or separated between clubs. The above fees are subject to change at anytime without notice. 
  • Some of the statements regarding the above fees, contained in this document, are based on outside sources in combination with management estimates. Where full-year information regarding all fees is not yet available, those statements may also be based on estimates and projections prepared by outside sources or management. 


Multi Family Discount
Option "A"
- Each additional paying player: $40 discount (Total will be reduced for this player from $540 to $500 per year)
   -Only players of one family unit and who are not receiving any scholarship assistance are considered eligible in consideration for this discount.

Option "B"
- None offered

Note: we can not continue with a scholarship model that is based on the number of players on a team - it does not work.  


Coaches Credit
- Rayo motioned to abolish this credit at a previous board meeting. The motion was voted on an resolved that the credit will be abolished effective August 1st, 2016.
- Noe does not want the credit to be abolished, looking for alternative method of reducing players cost.
- Jeff see's no difference but believes the most accurate accounting scenario would be to pay the coach and let him donate the money back to the team, therefore reducing their overall payment. This would enable the club to continue to receive and show "revenue" on the books while the net result would effectively remain the same -- better for income statement = better for future land purchase. There is also only one coach that this affects - unsure if the best business decision would be to offer a credit that only affects one/two team in considering the controversy that this has caused in the past with other teams and parents. 


Scholarship Selection
Option "A"
Each team coach gets discount scholarship coupons that can be applied online to the registration process for two 100% scholarship players. The coach will also be issued two additional 50% coupons that can be used for two additional players after approval of the scholarship application has been submitted to the club has been approved and determined that the players meets the financial assistance criteria as determined by the club. The coach will be unable to divide up the scholarships any other way, i.e., take one of the 50% scholarships and give two players at 25% each. The coach will have full discretion to provide the 100% coupons to any two players he selects and once provided it can not be changed. The 50% scholarship coupons will be provided to the coach once the application is approved by the club. Must be completed prior to registration deadline.


Financial Assistance Criteria Required to be met for scholarship approval
Net monthly household Income (All income - rent/mortgage & utilities)
  - 2 Family members (parent and child): $ 1,000
  - 3 Family members: $ 1,100
  - 4 Family members: $ 1,200
  - 5 + Family members: $ 1,300


Uniforms
All players are required to wear only HFC approved uniform and training kits. Additional HFC uniform items and fan gear are available from soccer.com. 

Option "A" - Include the kit in the cost of registration
Option "B" - Allow them to purchase separately, I see more drawbacks this way.

Approximate cost: $ 120 - The kit includes:
     - Game jersey (2) home/away
     - Game shorts (2) home/away
     - Game socks (2) home/away
     - Training jersey (1)
     - Training shorts (1)
     - Training sox (1)
     - HFC training ball (1)
     - HFC backpack (1)


Injury Insurance
Players may choose to purchase Optional HFC Training Dues Injury Insurance for $25. This can only be purchased when the player makes their first Club Dues Payment. If the Injury Insurance is purchased, then a player is released from Club Dues payments during the months that they are medically unable to participate. If a player misses a month, due to an HFC related injury, then they will be released from that month's payment provided that they are current with their Club Dues at the time of the injury. As soon as the player returns to play, the payment for that month is expected. The Club Directors must be notified of the injury within 10 days of the diagnosis. A Doctor's note may be required. Injury Insurance is only valid for injuries that require a player to miss a month or more. To submit a claim now click here.


Tournaments
You are not required to pre-pay for tournaments. The costs are born based on the costs of the tournaments - costs vary. Although, when a tournament is entered into the player will be required to pay for his/her own share of the tournament application expense, plus any other additional fees such as personal lodging, travel and meals. 

HFC Tournament(s) & Camp(s)
We need to decide on the following:
   - What is the name of our Tournament?
   - State/national/international invitation?
   - When will we have the tournament?
   - Where will we have the tournament? 
   - Cost for HFC teams? 
   - Cost for other teams?

   - What is the name of our camp?
   - When will we have the camp?
   - Where will we have the camp? 
   - Cost for HFC players? 
   - Cost for other players?

Additional Information

Credit/Debit Cards Only
The Houstonians Futbol Club requires that all members have a credit card on file. When the initial registration is made for each new season, the first payment is made online with a credit card. Once the registration is successful, the card will be billed every 30 days in accordance with when that player registered. The billing will stop when all dues for that player are completed. If you do not have a credit card or debit card, then you can purchase a Pre-Paid Debit Card which will work as well.

Commitment to the Team
When a player is selected for a team, we often are also telling other players that they were not selected for that team. Therefore, we expect a year long commitment to the team. Once a player agrees to their team assignment and registers into the Member Center, they are also agreeing to complete the Club Dues Commitment for that season. Quitting the team will not remove the responsibility to pay Club Dues in full.

Delinquent Accounts
When you account falls past due and is severely delinquent after HFC has been most patient, but you have failed to respond to our previous notices, we then have no alternative but to require immediate payment. Failure to respond may lead to legal action. Please be advised that if your account falls 90 days past due, despite repeated requests for payment and we have not heard from you or received payment, accordingly, unless we hear from you or receive payment in full we will be forced to turn your account over to a collection agency.

Please protect your credit rating and avoid the unpleasantness of dealing with a collection agency by making your payment or contacting us today.  

Scholarship Information
If you are interested in scholarship opportunities. Please submit the following information and documents to [email protected].

- A statement of about 120 words explaining why the scholarship is needed.  
- A copy of your last 2 years of tax returns as filed with the IRS.
- A completed HFC scholarship application form including the required financial schedule.

Once submitted, the HFC Board of Directors, or designated committee thereof, will review your application and contact you after their next scheduled monthly meeting of the Board of Directors. You will then be promptly notified of your applications approval or disapproval. If disapproved, you will be given the opportunity to come before the Board of Directors and appeal the decision at the next scheduled monthly regular meeting of the Board of Directors. All fees incurred during the application process will become realized upon the final decision of the Board of Directors if disapproved. The Decision made by the Board of Directors at the appeal hearing will be final.