It's important that Empire presents the fee structure for all of its programs up front so our families can make decisions right for them. Below is an all included fee structure for each age level.
There is a $27 tryout fee for all players.
Each Empire age level has a fixed participation fee based on the age-appropriate programming. This fee is as all-inclusive as we can be. To see what we plan to deliver for this fee see the Seasonal Plans. To manage our registrations fees we offer an installment plan.
We run two-year uniform cycles to help keep costs to a minimum. 2017 2018 is the second year of the current uniform cycle. Uniform kits can vary by age level, but typically cost around $150 per player.
Empire will be using Demosphere as our online registration and payment system. This will allow for payment via credit card and the ability to set up installments. The system will pass a convenience fee on to the families. Full payment via check is an option for those looking to avoid paying the convenience charge.
The Seasonal Plans lay out how many games each rostered player will get as a part of the registration fee. This is a best guess made by Empire to cover all competition fees, including coach travel expenses. Should teams decide to attend only high-end, out of town events or go beyond the minimum number of games per player additional fees may be collected to cover the extra costs. The individual team competition budgets are shared upon request and managed by the head coaches.
Any programming such as camps, clinics, Rebel training, etc. not included in your age level's Seasonal Plans will be an additional cost. None of these extra programs are required and should be considered on a per player basis based on what's best for their interest and development.