Cost of Adult Leagues

Discussion in 'Soccer Boots' started by JRstriker12, Sep 12, 2002.

  1. JRstriker12

    JRstriker12 New Member

    Jan 27, 2002
    Falls Church, VA
    I play in a Co-ed Adult league in Virginia.

    From this season to last the team fee jumped by $150 from $700 to $850 and the insurance fee for players over 20-person roster limit doubled from $7.50 to $14.50 each.

    There's also a $20 fee for people who live outside of our county.

    Head of the league said cost increases were caused by increases in surance costs. I find that funny because I don't rember league insurance coverning anything when I've gotten injured.

    If insurance costs are indeed increasing what's the cause?

    I was just curious if our league fees are in line with what others that are playing or operating an adult co-ed league.

    What does it cost to have a team in you local adult league?
     
  2. gildarkevin

    gildarkevin Member

    Aug 26, 2002
    Washington, DC
    I'm in your local area JRstriker12 and can tell you this much from where I play:

    IN MD, the Montgomery County Department of Recreation runs a league that guarantees 9 games for $705. The competition is good, but not great (one of my men's teams is in division 1 there and we're hardly world beaters) but the league is well run.

    The NVSL, another men's league, is like $1250 for the season. Competition is good, refereeing is better than the Mont Co. league but you have to bring your own net to each game. Mont Co takes care of that, and setup, and you play at the same place each week.

    I also play on a coed team. We play in the Arlington County Coed league and pay per player, not team. It's $58 for a Arlington County resident and $74 for a nonresident, I believe.

    The other coed league I've played in is the VA Coed Sports and Recreation League down in Springfield. That's much more expensive -- near $1500 per team per season, I think.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. zizou9

    zizou9 New Member

    Sep 28, 2001
    Georgia
    i played co-ed for $500 a team in a 10 game season (7 aside league), other league is like $2500 for around 21 games but this is a men's league. this is in the atlanta area.
     
  4. Richie

    Richie Red Card

    May 6, 1999
    Brooklyn, NY, United
    All leagues are different

    CSL second division you must have two teams in it. One team is a reserve team 750 a team give or take and 2500 a year to get into the second division. Plus fees for officials apx 170 a home game, etc, etc..

    first division 2 teams one the reserve team 750 per team and 5000 a year to get into first division can't start in the league for the first time in the first division can start new in second division.

    Plus you must put up a refundable bond another 750 apx.

    So it runs into minor money. Better then losing it at the track.

    Richie
     
  5. JRstriker12

    JRstriker12 New Member

    Jan 27, 2002
    Falls Church, VA
    Ouch, that's some serious cash. I'll have to break this example out when players complain about fees.

    BTW- Is the CSL a Semi-pro leauge?

    gildarkevin- I used to play in a Divsion 3 team in the Montgomery county league. It was alot of fun, but had to stop afetr I moved to North VA and started a team here.

    I actually thought about starting a team in the Arlington League but field space is really tight so they couldn't let new teams at the time.
     
  6. gildarkevin

    gildarkevin Member

    Aug 26, 2002
    Washington, DC
    I started my team in Division 3 in Fall 1998 and we've steadily moved up through the ranks to our first season in Division 1 this year. Team name is, as you may guess, Gildar.

    When we started our team in the Arlington league, we actually had to wait one season to get in. For instance, if you had contacted the league about this season, you would probably have a good chance at being offered the first spot in Spring 2003. But you'd have to stay on it by periodically checking in, right after the end of the fall and again through the winter. The competition is pretty high, though, and the convenience makes it worthwhile.
     
  7. Richie

    Richie Red Card

    May 6, 1999
    Brooklyn, NY, United
    There are teams that pay some of their players, but not much anymore.

    Cosmopolitian Soccer league. The Cosmos NASL paid the league some money to use their name.
     
  8. Hitman

    Hitman Member+

    Mar 31, 1999
    No that is in line with most... North Texas Premier Soccer, the nation's largest men's league is $50 per player (not including ref fees)... I had to pay $1000 for my roster this season...

    As for insurance, what it normally covers is that secondary costs that your insurance will not cover. So if your insurance is 80-20, your league's insurance will cover a portion of that 20% that is suppose to come out of your pocket. Now if you have no insurance, the league's will cover a larger percentage, but probably not 80%. It is also there to make sure to cover any damages that could arise from a lawsuit against the league.

    peet
     
  9. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Are referee fees included in the team fees?

    The New England Over the Hill Soccer League fees are about $275 per season. This does not include referees fees which the teams pay at the field. That's about $350 per season.
     
  10. JRstriker12

    JRstriker12 New Member

    Jan 27, 2002
    Falls Church, VA
    Ref fees are included in our team fees. Luckliy the refs get paid through the league and we don't have to pay at the field.
     
  11. drenasu

    drenasu New Member

    Jun 20, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    We pay about $40 per person for 8 games in my coed league in Houston. That includes the ref fees, but sadly, we do not have ARs.

    Not to hijack the thread or anything, but for you coed players out there, what formation do you play? We play a 3-4-3 with one female def, both female outside mid, and both female outside forwards.
     
  12. JRstriker12

    JRstriker12 New Member

    Jan 27, 2002
    Falls Church, VA
    I swing between a 3-4-3 and a 4-4-2.

    In our league you need to have 4 women on the field in order to field the full 11.

    The Male (M)/Female(F) distribution usually looks like this:

    3-4-3
    Defence:
    M-M-F

    Midfield:
    M-F-M-F

    Forwards:
    M-M-F

    4-4-2
    Defense:
    --M--
    M---F
    --M--
    Midfield:
    M-F-M-F

    Forwards:
    M-F
     

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