This year the board of directors of the Sun Valley Youth Hockey Association has decided to change its billing program to reduce the financial impact related to participating in the Sun Valley hockey program here in the valley. The adjustment entails three primary changes to the existing program. First each player will be charged for the full costs associated with participating in the program (coaches, ice time, off ice training, etc). In the past fees were based on an estimate of costs for the program that year along with an estimate of how much money would be raised through fund raising efforts. Going forward all costs associated with providing the structure for the program will be based on actual costs for running the program. However, you will have the ability to reduce the costs through personal fundraising efforts.
Second, instead of having to make one payment at the beginning of the season for full amount of the program costs, the fee for your child’s participation for the season will now be split into two payments. The first payment will be due at the beginning of the season before play starts. No child will be allowed to participate until this first payment is made. The second payment will be due by December 15, 2013 and may be reduced through fundraising efforts (see below). These fees are related to the basic costs associated with the program and each player will pay the same amount as every other player in their age group. Any fees related to tournaments or other team oriented costs will be handled on a team by team basis by the coach and team manager.
The third change relates to the annual wreath sales fundraising program and provides you and your player with the opportunity to reduce your costs for the program, pay tournament fees or even get cash back at the end of the season. In the past each player was encouraged to sell as many products from the wreath catalog as possible with no direct benefit to those who worked hard on selling wreaths and trees. Beginning this year, each player who sells wreaths or related products will be credited with a portion of the price of the product sold. ( For example, the sale of a certain wreath may earn credit of $4 while the sale of another size wreath may earn a credit of $8). These funds will placed in your player’s account and can be used to 1) Reduce the amount due on the second payment of fees to me made in December, 2) Pay tournament fees for those participating at the higher age levels and/or 3) Refunded to you at the end of the season. We believe that this process allows every player the opportunity to reduce the costs associated with playing hockey here in the Valley.
These changes are modeled after other successful programs in other areas and sports. The board felt that these changes would allow for a more consistent, fair and transparent fee system for the program while providing for the long term sustainability of the program as a whole.
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