Marin FC has three fees each season; The Club Fee, the Referee and Volunteer Program (RVP) Deposit, and the Team Fees (aka Season Fees). At registration, the registration fee is collected that includes 1. the Club Fee, 2. the RVP Deposit and 3. the first and last months' installments of the season/team fees. The remaining season/team fee installments are collected monthly July through April (ten payments).
Fee levels are nuanced as depicted below, and team fees are solely collected for use by the team. If there are funds remaining at end of the season they are refunded to the players/families. The table immediately below depicts the likely maximum amounts unless a team elects to expand their budget or calendar of events. Please review carefully the important notes below which go into greater detail on all elements.
As a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, fees are critical to the health and function of the club and each team. When registering, the Team Season and Financial Commitment defines each player/family’s obligation. Delinquency in fee payments has specific ramifications.
Inclusions & Exclusion : The fees depicted above include ALL costs such as coaching, equipment, special programs, referees, athletic trainers and fields. Importantly, Marin FC includes in the team fees hotel and van/car rentals at travel events. Excluded from the fees are uniforms and airfare (or intercity charters) for travel events.
Refunds at Season’s End : Every team at Marin FC has a unique team planner and budget. The fees shown above are a collection system to ensure all teams are adequately funded for all expenses including coaching, equipment, tournament, hotels, van/car rentals, and league fees, etc. but excluding uniform and airfare costs. Marin FC plans team budgets carefully and collection intends to surpass by a reasonable safety margin the team budget. Inflation and other market facotrs can affect all budget planning and predictions. Any excess revenue remaining at the season ‘close out’ is proportionately REFUNDED to the players including financial aid recipients. Should expenses exceed team fee collection, an amount due per player is claculated and invoiced.
The Monthly Team Fee is a maximum of ten (10) payments for Red and Blue teams who play a full year calendar. For Steel and Titanium teams who play a half year schedule, there is a maximum of five (5) monthly payments. Payments begin the month following tryouts, team formation and registration (usually July). If Steel or Titanium teams elect to extend their season to a full year, the additional five (5) monthly payments apply.
RVP Refunds : The Referee and Volunteer Program (RVP) deposit is included in the registration fee, so players who volunteer or referee during the season will earn a $200 refund. The total fees shown above at the right include this potential refund.
Blue Teams : Players on Marin FC’s first teams (Blue) may see an increase to their monthly team fee amount of between 25-50% ($50-$100) due to these teams’ increased training, competition, and travel schedules.
Registration Fee : The registration fee is paid through the registration process in TeamSnap at the start of the season and immediately following tryouts. Players may pay online or elect to "Pay Offline" if they wish to mail in a check or money order (cash is not accepted). Instructions are provided during registration.
Financial Aid : Players either approved for or applying for financial aid may so indicate during registration through TeamSnap. This will allow them to complete registration and the club will provide for them separately a confidential payment schedule according to their award.
Monthly Season/Team Fees : The season/team fees paid during the season monthly may be mailed to the club or paid through the Marin FC Payment Portal on the club's website. The Payment Portal will allow online payment by credit card, debit card, or PayPal account. A standardized season/team fee of $200 is set in the payment portal by default, however there is always the option to specify another amount if desired or required.
Reminders and processing fees : All players with a payment due will recieve an email reminder approximately five days prior to the payment due date. All online payments will incur credit card processing fees.
Recurring Payments : The club does not offer recurring payments or billing. Commonly however, players/families will use their bank's bill-pay options or features to pre-program payments for the duration of the season or otherwise to their preferences to cover the fees. An additional benefit to this advance planning includes avoiding payment processing fees associated with online or credit card payments.
Award: All players approved for financial aid will be awarded a percentage discount based upon demonstrated need. This percentage award is then applied to the registration fee amount and monthly team fee amounts.
Uniforms: Any player awarded financial aid recieves a purchase card in the amount of the the cost of their required uniform kit times their financial aid award percentage when new to the club or when new uniforms are required (typically a three year cycle). The purchase card may be used when ordering the players kit and other desired items.
Travel Grants: Any player awarded financial aid may apply for travel grants which, if approved, will be calculated in alignment with their percentage award level.
Apply: For more information and to apply, click here : Marin FC Financial Aid Program.