VIPL Riptide fees- What they provide

VIPL Riptide fees – What they provide

The Riptide is a not-for-profit program organized and operated by the Upper Island Soccer Association, and supported by a Steering Committee and Member Clubs (​CRYSA, CVUSC, PHYSA and PRYSA​ ). The Riptide provides a positive character-building sporting experience through a high caliber soccer program. As a member of the Riptide program you are supported directly by dedicated volunteers and professional staff. Registration with your home club and the Riptide offers access to play in the ​VIPL​ at the second highest caliber in the ​BC Soccer League Play Pathway
​  on teams with highly motivated team officials.

Registration with your home club accesses their resources, volunteers, and infrastructure. Clubs provide equipment, fund and schedule officials and schedule game fields. Club fees also include registration with BC Soccer to access insurance, Provincial competitions, funding towards tournament play, and coaching courses. Most importantly registration with our clubs helps ensure their continued financial success – Success that builds the infrastructure, turf fields and club houses that we all rely on.

Fee Structure:

Our U14 to U16 program runs from Sept. to June.

The $1,000.00 ten month program fees for U14, U15, and U16 Players is split in two parts

The first initial part of $400 for VIPL fees is due at the first evaluation 

Preferred payment method:

  • Post-dated cheque dated June 1, Payable to: Upper Island Soccer Association (UISA)

Other payment methods:

  • 1) Split payment with post-dated cheques for June 1 and July 1
  • 2) cash payment

The second part of $600.00 is due starting in September

Preferred payment method:

  • 8 monthly payments 0f ($75.00/month for 8 months, starting in September) will be organized after team selections are complete in May.

Other payment methods:

  • 1) E-transfer of $600.00
  • 2) cash payment of $600.00

Players are required to register with their own Club (costs vary by Club)  Payment for kit will be due September 15

Notes:

  •  Cheques from players who do not make the team will be destroyed.
  • Tax receipts for VIPL player fees will be issued to team managers to distribute, prior to the end of February 2017.
  • Riptide refund policy: All refunds subject to a $40.00 admin fee, unless a team folds or a player is removed by the team/program.  No other fees withheld. No refunds after second week of the season.  No refunds for kit.

Our U17 and U18  program fee is $500.00 for the season and runs September thru March

$500 for VIPL fees is due at the first evaluation 

Preferred payment method:

  • Post-dated cheque dated June 1, Payable to: Upper Island Soccer Association (UISA)

Other payment methods:

  • 1) Split payment with post-dated cheques for June 1 and July 1
  • 2) cash payment
  • 3) E-transfer

Players are required to register with their own Club.  Payment for kit will be due September 15

Notes:

  • Cheques from players who do not make the team will be destroyed.
  • Tax receipts for VIPL player fees will be issued to team managers to distribute, prior to the end of February 2017.
  • Riptide refund policy: All refunds subject to a $40.00 admin fee, unless a team folds or a player is removed by the team/program.  No other fees withheld. No refunds after second week of the season.  No refunds for kit.

Please refer to your home club website for registration dates and fee amounts.  Comox Valley United Soccer Club Campbell River Youth Soccer  Powell River Youth Soccer  Upper Island Soccer Association

Riptide Cancellation Policy:

  • Program Fees – All refunds subject to a $50 admin fee – unless a team folds or a player is removed by the team/program.
  • Refunds available up to October 1 if a player leaves the Riptide program (quits their Riptide team).
  • After October 1, refunds issued for medical reasons only.
  • No refunds for Riptide Kit.

The Riptide program is operated by volunteers with support from the UISA staff and the Riptide Technical team. Our volunteers, coaches, team managers and steering committee members have no expense allowances or honorariums. All player fees contribute to the operation of the program; no profit is sought and all revenue is spent on the Riptide.

Registration fee per player is broken down as follows:

The Riptide 10-month (U14-U16)

  • $40 Hardship Fund
  • $40 Coaches Kit
  • $100 UISA Administration 
  • $25 Team funds – paid directly to each team
  • $30 Gala ticket
  • $55 Riptide initiatives
  • $125 Academy Fields / Equipment
  • $585 Technical Director and Technical staff

 

The Riptide 7-month (U17/18)

  • $25 Team funds – paid directly to each team
  • $30 Gala ticket
  • $25 Hardship fund
  • $40 Coaches kit and Equipment
  • $40 Administration
  • $55 Riptide initiatives
  • $285 Technical Director and Technical Staff

Hardship Fund,

This fund assists families in need with registration fees and on occasion helps players attend tournaments or Provincial Championships. Most Hardship funds are used annually; any money left over is moved to next year’s general revenue. The fund is evaluated annually to ensure priorities are met and the amounts collected are appropriate.

Coaches Kit and Equipment,

Coaches are outfitted with team clothing when they first start, then only as needed. The remainder of this fund goes into equipment.

UISA Administration Fee

The UISA staff perform over 800 hours per year directly for VIPL and Riptide. They undertake many tasks on behalf of the program which include; scheduling, coordination of league & cup play, communications, all financial functions, Gala & Academy planning and support, meeting minutes, and tryout registration. The UISA staff track hours worked on the two UISA VIPL franchises. This is evaluated annually to ensure appropriate & sufficient funding.

Team Funds

Teams receive $25 per player to use toward team events, travel, and tournament registration. Teams may also apply for a tournament fee from member clubs. In addition, any sponsorship funds solicited by the teams go directly to the team; Riptide or UISA do not receive any of these funds.

Gala

The ticket cost of the Gala for players is included in their VIPL Fees

Riptide Initiatives

This cost goes towards maintaining the standards of our technical team and supporting other Riptide initiatives such as Bursaries, guest speakers, and match analysis.

Technical Director Fund

From this fund, Riptide contracts a Technical Director ​on a yearly basis. The TD is responsible for implementing and executing weekly development and training sessions through league & cup play and Academy; player education series; match analysis; monthly training in Powell River; overseeing trials and evaluations; conducting Coaches and Team Manager meetings and communication; analysis and advocating for players with Universities and BCSPL. ​In addition, corporate sponsorship supplements the Technical Director fund and provides technical training staff and equipment for the program.

Academy

The Spring Academy is non-game based and devoted to developing technical ability and the application in small-sided play within a less competitive environment. We believe this environment is critical to the overall development of high performance players as it allows them to develop the more creative side of the game. It also enables players to hone the key technical components of the game to a degree not possible during the months of game-focused play.

Conclusion

Riptide is supported by many volunteers and a small number of professional staff. All are dedicated to improving and growing the Riptide. All funds collected go towards supporting the players, coaches, technical staff and steering committee to meet our goal of providing a positive character-building sporting experience through a high caliber soccer program.

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