U13-U18 ECNL Program (Financial and Travel)

2018-2019 Player Enrollment Fee: $2,250

The 2018-2019 FC Wisconsin ECNL player enrollment fee includes: (i) the ECNL Annual Fee, (ii) ECNL National Showcase entry fees and entry fees for other tournaments, (iii) ECNL Play-Offs entry fees, (iii) player registration and insurance, (iv) coaching salaries, (v) outdoor training facility rental fees, (vi) outdoor game facility rental fees, and (vii) coaches’ travel expenses (airfare, lodging, food, etc.).

Similar to every youth club, the following costs are not included in the player enrollment fee: (i) uniform cost (approximately $300 for new players), and (ii) player travel costs (see below for estimations).

An additional player fee charged in January of approximately $275 covers the following variable expenses: (i) referee fees, and (ii) indoor training facility rental fees.

2018-2019 Personal Travel Costs: Varies By Age Group (See Below)

Unlike many clubs, coaches travel costs are covered in the player enrollment fee.  As such, the only travel costs for club players are their personal travel costs.  Travel for ECNL competitions requiring hotel stays is divided into regional travel and national travel.  

The general travel schedule for the 2018-2019 teams is below.

U13 Age Group (2006):

  • Regional Travel: Regional travel includes transportation (gas or rental car), meals and hotel for approximately 3 weekend trips per year.

U14 Age Group (2005):

  • Regional Travel: Regional travel includes transportation (gas or rental car), meals and hotel for approximately 3 weekend trips per year.
  • National Travel: National travel is very limited at this age, if at all.  If a national trip is added to the schedule for competition and development reasons, national travel includes transportation, meals, and hotel for one trip per year.

U15 Age Group (2004):

  • Regional Travel: Regional travel includes transportation (gas or rental car), meals and hotel for approximately 3 weekend trips per year.
  • National Travel: National travel includes transportation, meals, and hotel for two regular season events and one post-season event (based upon qualification).
U16 and U17 Age Groups (2003 and 2002 Birth Years):
  • Regional Travel: Regional travel includes transportation (gas or rental car), meals and hotel for approximately 3 weekend trips per year.
  • National Travel: National travel includes transportation, meals, and hotel for three regular season events and one post-season event (based upon qualification).
U18/19 Age Group (2001/2000 Birth Years):
  • Regional Travel: Regional travel includes ground transportation (gas or rental car), meals and hotel for approximately 3 weekend trips per year.
  • National Travel: National travel includes transportation, meals, and hotel for one regular season event.

Optional Spring Program Fee (U15-U18 Players Not Playing High School)

The Spring Program fee is set around March every year, and is approximately $400 depending on the competition schedule.  The schedule typically includes 2 regional event competitions.

NOTE: The total cost to join FC Wisconsin is very similar to the cost to play with other Wisconsin clubs purporting to play at high youth levels.  Ou club does not charge additional fees for tournaments, coaches travel, and other operational expenses - all club fees are disclosed below.  Comparisons with other local clubs, (and the variety of different fees often charged over the year by these clubs), will show these cost similarities. 


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