Sporting Springfield works very hard to keep our costs reasonable and to make our programs available to everyone who is interested in playing soccer. Our club is run primarily by volunteers with limited full time staff and part-time paid coaches. We hold several fundraisers during the year to help defray costs. We offer scholarships to assist some families with our fees, based on available funds.
Our fees fall into 3 main categories:
a. There are no travel expenses for U9 and below. Generally, travel is extremely limited for U9 and below teams.
b. The U10-U13 age group will usually have one-two traveling tournaments in the spring and one-two in the fall. The possibility of “friendly matches” outside of the Springfield area exist also. These tournaments and “friendly” matches are usually within 200 miles of Springfield. We primarily travel to KC, St. Louis, or Tulsa. You will be responsible for the travel expenses associated with these trips. All tournaments REQUIRE we stay in the team hotel that is assigned to us. We cannot choose the hotel and we could be disqualified from the tournament if our members do not stay in the assigned hotel. You will be given the dates and costs of the hotel stay required several weeks in advance.
c. At the U14-U19 age groups each family and player is responsible for their own travel expenses. However, when available, teams may utilize our team travel program. This program is designed to reduce the cost of travel for the player only and to provide a higher chance of success for the teams. Moreover, the travel is based upon collegiate level experiences many will incur in their soccer careers. All transportation and hotel expenses are provided at a fixed cost for each trip. Families are welcome to come to the games and can make their own travel arrangements at their expense. In any event, when the team travel program is utilized the entire team must travel together. There is no exception to this policy.