My dd is playing on her rec league 10u travel team this spring. They are considered a B team, she’s been on this team several seasons and the reg fees have never been this high before. Usually $400-500 range with at least 3-5 tournaments per season plus they’ve had 1 paid coach on their team the past 4 seasons. It also includes team jersey,practice jersey, bag, helmets, field fees etc.
This spring season which they’ve never done before, They charged us $700 for the season mid Jan through mid May to include only 1 tournament in April due to not wanting to conflict with the regular rec season which is a separate $350 charge. No uniform (will be a separate $240 charge) or paid coach and mostly donated community fields. So far only 1 indoor practice.
I noticed the president of the travel league is now on DDs pitching coaches schedule 2x per week (he has 2 dds on teams) and he told me he just loaded up on new gear for his dds. His 12u team is also playing more tournaments and has a paid coach. The other team has 2 paid coaches. Our team had 4 practice players too who don’t get to play in our 1 tournament but paid the reg fee.
I think our 10u team is financing the 12 and 14u teams, their coaches, and his 2 kids pitching lessons plus their gear. How would I figure out where our reg fee money is going? I’m feeling pretty ripped off right now.