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WEST SIDE ALLIANCE

SOCCER CLUB

WEST SIDE ALLIANCE S.C.

Fees and Explanation

Competitive Fees & Explanation

Frequently Asked Questions

BACKGROUND

The WSA Soccer Club is proud to be one of the most affordable soccer clubs in the state of Oklahoma.  WSA adheres strictly to the founding mission of providing every kid an opportunity for a competitive soccer experience.  Our staff is primarily volunteer-based.  Our coaching staff has consistently worked for modest pay, and we are ongoing in our search for staff that work first because of their heart for kids and passion for the game, and secondarily for compensation.  The club’s Directors of Coaching work for a small fraction of normal "director" pay to help offset a normal large expense to a typical club’s operating budget (in fact the club did not incur an expense for "director pay" until after 2007 and it still remains a small line item in the club's 2015-16 budget).  Our club offers one of the most generous, if not the most generous, scholarship and financial hardship program in competitive soccer in the Midwest United States.  The club’s PERSPECTIVE is sincere: "Heart for Kids".  

HISTORY

Prior to 2010 our club was budgeted to achieve a “NET LOSS” on every team formed.  This insured that WSA would never be in the “business” of generating revenue off of player fees, or extra teams formed.  During an intensive financial review during 2009, chief club officers determined that due to the growing number of teams and forecasted club growth, that the club could not continue to maintain fees that generated a "net loss" per team.  The magnifying effect, due to club growth, was depleting the fundraiser resources. Thus, in 2010 club fees were increased.   

COMMITMENT  
 
Our commitment to WSA’s ongoing mission remains pure – to serve kids, to foster goodwill, and to promote character growth through the sport of soccer.  Our volunteer driven fundraisers throughout the year subsidize the pay of coaches and the club operating expenses that are not covered by the monthly and annual membership dues.  Our scholarship budget is covered primarily (over 90%) by fundraisers, and by coaches voluntarily taking on less pay each month.  Only a small contribution of fees at registration is dedicated toward the financial assistance budget.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

WSA’s financial assistance program is "need based".  Player’s requesting financial assistance are asked to submit information per their request. Fees that have applicable financial assistance awards are "Uniforms", "Monthly Installments", and "Annual Registration Fees".  WSA does not offer club-based assistance for "team fees".   WSA asks families to consider assistance requests prioritized  "in this order": UNIFORMS (financial assistance uniforms require $50 deposit at time of purchase), MONTHLY INSTALLMENTS (families are asked to honestly tell the club what amount they can afford to pay per month), ANNUAL REGISTRATION (in rare cases WSA will consider requests for annual registration assistance, but request that this assistance is discussed with the team coach).  To apply for financial assistance request a financial assistance form during registration. 
 
BUDGET, HONESTY
 
Our annual budget is set to the penny so that your family is charged only for services that are rendered.  WSA is “above board’ and HONEST with all financial expectations.  There are no hidden fees. Imbedded in WSA’s monthly fees is EVERY EXPENSE you can expect to incur other than your team’s tournament/travel expenses and referee fees.  We feel like our mission to serve requires of our club officers the ongoing effort to maintain fees that are as affordable as possible for our membership.  We have the hardest working and most committed volunteer base in youth sports.  Our parents’ efforts consistently provide the resources, revenue, and innovation to operate a first class program, geared towards serving first class kids.  We have adopted an attitude of prudence to safeguard the club’s finances, your money. We trust our members to pay timely and faithfully to insure that club operations continue to serve children.  
 
West Side Alliance S.C. embraces a servant-like attitude, and commits to being good stewards of all our resources, for the sake of kids. 
 
2017-2018 Annual Club Membership Fees 
** Annual Club Memberhip Fees are offered as "installments" on a 10-month basis, due on the 1st of each month August thru May.  This is to help parents who need to budget or spread payment over the course of the season. 
  •       u11-u14 $990/year or $90/month (installment plan of 11 months, July thru May) * Other payment options available
  •       u15-u19 $1045/year or $95/month (installment plan of 11 months, July thru May) * Other payment options available 
Breakdown of Monthly Dues
  • 58% towards Training Fees (Coach Pay)
  • 10% towards Club Directors (Goalkeeper Trainer, Technical Director, Academy Director, Player ID Coordinator, and DOC)
  • 32% towards Club Operating Expenses (Fields, Office, Equipment, Bills, Programming, Risk Management, College Search, Education, etc)
2017-18 Annual Registration Fee -- $235/year  ** ONE TIME FEE (includes 2 training tops)
 
** Annual Registration Fee is due at tryouts, during registration, and is applied once per year **  This fee covers player insurance, sanctioning fees, club operating expenses, financial assistance program, awards & club events, referee scheduling, and field maintenance expenses.  Of this fee $65 is dedicated toward facility maintenance and upkeep.  
 
Breakdown of Registration Fees
  • 55% Toward WSA Operating Expenses 
    • Office & Administration
    • Awards & Events
    • Field Maintenance
    • Scholarship Program
    • Referee Scheduler
       
  • 15% Toward Club Membership Affiliation and Insurance (Oklahoma Soccer Association, Green Country Soccer Association)
    • Portions of these fees pay Clubs Sanctioning Body office and administrative expenses, including office expenses, staff salaries, referee education, coach education, advertising, etc… 
    • Portions of these fees help administrate our National affiliate, U.S. Club Soccer and US Youth Soccer (OSA) who oversees coach education, referee education, national competitions, and many other programs and services available to local clubs through our national association.  U.S. Club Soccer and US Youth Soccer are affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) who is affiliated with F.I.F.A., world’s soccer governing body.
  • 30% Toward Facility Upkeep & Maintenance ** New 2017-18 (WSA manages & maintains over 150 acres of soccer fields)

2017-2018 WSA Uniform Fees -- $200 (plus tax) per new customized Nike Kit - 2 Customized Jerseys 
 
** WSA Uniform fees are incurred every two years **

Breakdown of Basic/Standard Uniform Kit ** NOTE WSA will offer teams options to purchase kits with warm-ups, white socks, backpacks, rain jackets, longsleeve tops, etc.  Please check with your coach to find out if your team will be purchasing secondary uniform peices. This order will be taken during July ONLY. 

VISIT WSA NIKE PREMIERE CLUB UNIFORM KIT PAGE
  • Nike CustomJersey Home Navy/Red/Anthracite Custom 
  • Nike Jersey Away White 
  • Jerseys Include Numbers on Back, WSA Customized Logo Front Chest, Rangers Club Patch on Sleeve
  • Nike Shorts Navy
  • Nike Shorts White
  • Nike Park Socks Red
  • Nike Park Socks Blue
  • Goalkeeper Kit is same price - but will include two GK specific jerseys (players choose between 4 options, 2 shortsleeve options, 2 longsleeve)
  • TAX
** WSA maintains a uniform “buy-back” program as an option that allows uniforms to be recycled through the club to help offset expenses. **
 
Scholarship Program
 
** WSA contends that only those families that are in serious need will apply and that application for financial assistance reflects a need. **
  • WSA maintains a generous scholarship program which offsets expenses such as uniforms, registrations, and monthly dues, for those families who apply.
  • Applications are available and should be submitted at WSA tryouts, and applications are available throughout the year.
  • Families are expected to maintain a monthly fee commitment to the club that is “adjusted” to offset expenses. 
  • WSA’s club scholarship program is not intended to offset team’s tournament or travel expenses. 
Gear Recycle Program
 
** WSA gains the privilege of SSSC’s gear recycle bin located
at the WSA fields at Rivercity Parks. **
  • Players are encouraged to turn in old shoes, shinguards and other reusable equipment when it has become outgrown or replaced.
  • The “Gear Recycle Bin” is available every night of training and on match day at WSA fields. 
  • Any WSA or SSSC officer will have access to the “Gear Bin” if you wish to make a deposit or search for equipment.  It is available to all club members. 

Competitive Fees & Explanation

Frequently Asked Questions

BACKGROUND

The WSA Soccer Club is proud to be one of the most affordable, if not the most affordable, soccer club in the state of Oklahoma.  WSA adheres strictly to the founding mission of providing every kid an opportunity for a competitive soccer experience.  Our staff is primarily volunteer-based.  Our coaching staff has consistently worked for modest pay, and we are ongoing in our search for staff that work first because of their heart for kids and passion for the game, and secondarily for compensation.  The club’s Director of Coaching works for a small fraction of normal "director" pay to help offset a normal large expense to a typical club’s operating budget (in fact the club did not incur an expense for "director pay" until 2007).  Our club offers one of the most generous, if not the most generous, scholarship and financial hardship program in competitive soccer in the Midwest United States.  The club’s PERSPECTIVE is sincere: "Heart for Kids".  


HISTORY

Prior to 2010 our club was budgeted to achieve a “NET LOSS” on every team formed.  This insured that WSA would never be in the “business” of generating revenue off of player fees, or extra teams formed.  During an intensive financial review during 2009, chief club officers determined that due to the growing number of teams and forecasted club growth, that the club could not continue to maintain fees that generated a "net loss" per team.  The magnifying effect, due to club growth, was depleting the fundraiser resources. Thus, in 2010 club fees were increased.  

COMMITMENT 

 
Our commitment to WSA’s ongoing mission remains pure – to serve kids, to foster goodwill, and to promote character growth through the sport of soccer -- it is not to generate money.   Our volunteer driven fundraisers throughout the year subsidize the pay of coaches and the club operating expenses that are not covered by the monthly and annual membership dues.  Our scholarship budget is covered primarily (over 80%) by fundraisers, and by coaches voluntarily taking on less pay each month.  Only a small contribution of fees at registration is dedicated toward the financial assistance budget.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
 
WSA’s financial assistance program is "need based".  Player’s requesting financial assistance are asked to submit information per their request. Fees that have applicable financial assistance awards are "Uniforms", "Monthly Installments", and "Annual Registration Fees".  WSA does not offer club-based assistance for "team fees".   WSA asks families to consider assistance requests prioritized  "in this order": UNIFORMS (financial assistance uniforms are $50), MONTHLY INSTALLMENTS (families are asked to honestly tell the club what amount they can afford to pay per month), ANNUAL REGISTRATION (WSA will consider requests for annual registration assistance, but request that this assistance is discussed with the team coach).  APPLY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE ONLINE NOW.

BUDGET, HONESTY

 
Our annual budget is set to the penny so that your family is charged only for services that are rendered.  WSA is “above board’ and HONEST with all financial expectations.  There are no hidden fees. Imbedded in WSA’s monthly fees is EVERY EXPENSE you can expect to incur other than your team’s tournament/travel expenses and referee fees.  We feel like our mission to serve requires of our club officers the ongoing effort to maintain fees that are as affordable as possible for our membership.  We have the hardest working and most committed volunteer base in youth sports.  Our parents’ efforts consistently provide the resources, revenue, and innovation to operate a first class program, geared towards serving first class kids.  We have adopted an attitude of prudence to safeguard the club’s finances, your money. We trust our members to pay timely and faithfully to insure that club operations continue to serve children.  
 
West Side Alliance S.C. embraces a servant-like attitude, and commits to being good stewards of all our resources, for the sake of kids. 
 
2013-2014 Annual Club Membership Fees 
** Annual Club Memberhip Fees are offered as "installments" on a 10-month basis, due on the 1st of each month August thru May.  This is to help parents who need to budget or spread payment over the course of the season. 
  •       u11-u14 $600/year or $65/month (installment plan)
  •       u15-u19 $650/year or $70/month (installment plan)
Breakdown of Monthly Dues
  • 58% towards Training Fees (Coach Pay)
  • 15% towards Club Directors (Goalkeeper Trainer, Technical Director, Academy Director, Player ID Coordinator, and DOC)
  • 27% towards Club Operating Expenses (Fields, Office, Equipment, Bills, Programming, Risk Management, College Search, Education, etc)
2013-2014 Annual Registration Fee -- $175/year  ** ONE TIME FEE (no other club assessments the entire year!)
 
** Annual Registration Fee is due at tryouts, during registration, and is applied once per year **  This fee covers player insurance, sanctioning fees, club operating expenses, financial assistance program, awards & club events, referee scheduling, and field maintenance expenses.  
 
Breakdown of Registration Fees
  • 55% Toward WSA Operating Expenses 
    • Office & Administration
    • Awards & Events
    • Field Maintenance
    • Scholarship Program
    • Referee Scheduler
       
  • 15% Toward Club Membership Affiliation and Insurance (Oklahoma Soccer Association, Green Country Soccer Association)
    • Portions of these fees pay Green Country Soccer Association’s(GCSA) office and administrative expenses, including office expenses, staff salaries, referee education, coach education, advertising, etc… GCSA is Tulsa’s citywide soccer advocate – our District Association.  GCSA directs registration for all players and administers GCSA district-wide leagues.  GCSA pays OSA for membership privileges as a “country/district” associate.
    • Portions of these fees pay Oklahoma Soccer Association (OSA) office and administrative expenses, including office expenses, staff salaries, referee education, coach education, advertising, etc… OSA is Oklahoma’s statewide soccer advocate – our State Association.  OSA directs and monitors club-wide player pass, state competitions (i.e. State Cups), Oklahoma Premiere Leagues, and Olympic Development Programs.  OSA affiliates with U.S. Youth Soccer to obtain those membership privileges.
    • Portions of the OSA fees secure player insurance through OSA’s insurance provider, through U.S. Youth Soccer, afforded to every player is a member in good standing. 
    • Portions of these fees help administrate our National affiliate, U.S. Youth Soccer who oversees coach education, referee education, national competitions, and many other programs and services available to local clubs through our national association.  U.S. Youth Soccer is affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) who is affiliated with F.I.F.A., world’s soccer governing body.
  • 30% Toward Facility Upkeep & Maintenance ** New 2013-14 (WSA has taken on two new facilities, approximately 50 acres of new space to manage, develop, and maintain). 

2013-2014 WSA Uniform Fees -- $140 - $160 
 

** WSA Uniform fees are generally incurred every two to three years **

Breakdown of Basic/Standard Uniform Kit ** NOTE in 2012 WSA will offer teams options to purchase kits with warm-ups, white socks, white shorts, backpacks, longsleeve tops, etc.  Please check with your coach to find out if your team will be purchasing secondary uniform peices. 
  • Nike Classic Jersey Home Navy Blue w/ WSA Shield
  • Nike Brasilia Jersey Away White w/ WSA Shield
  • WSA Training/Tournament Jersey w/ WSA Shield
  • Numbers and WSA Customized Logo all three jerseys
  • Nike Classic Shorts Navy
  • Nike Park Socks Red
  • Nike Park Socks Blue
  • TAX
** WSA maintains a uniform “buy-back” program as an option that allows uniforms to be recycled through the club to help offset expenses. **
 
Scholarship Program
 
** WSA contends that only those families that are in serious need will apply and that application for financial assistance reflects a need. **
  • WSA maintains a generous scholarship program which offsets expenses such as uniforms, registrations, and monthly dues, for those families who apply.
  • Applications are available and should be submitted at WSA tryouts, and applications are available throughout the year.
  • Families are expected to maintain a monthly fee commitment to the club that is “adjusted” to offset expenses. 
  • WSA’s club scholarship program is not intended to offset team’s tournament or travel expenses. 
Gear Recycle Program
 
** WSA gains the privilege of SSSC’s gear recycle bin located
at the WSA fields at Rivercity Parks. **
  • Players are encouraged to turn in old shoes, shinguards and other reusable equipment when it has become outgrown or replaced.
  • The “Gear Recycle Bin” is available every night of training and on match day at WSA fields. 
  • Any WSA or SSSC officer will have access to the “Gear Bin” if you wish to make a deposit or search for equipment.  It is available to all club members. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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