No. Blackstone Valley’s tax exempt status in Florida allows us to use the exemption only for rooms booked for use by the players and coaches. Our reservations will be set up as tax exempt (saving the team and parents money) and can only be used for the team and coaches.
Absolutely. You can contact the hotel directly to make reservations. We will provide contact information for the hotel as soon as the travel team has been selected.
Our plan is to have the team participate in one or two fun activities during Championship week. Exactly what those activities will be will be jointly decided between the coaching staff and the players as the team gets closer to the travel date and will be appropriate for the budget.
No. Part of the experience of playing on an All Star team includes the camaraderie of staying with the team. The coaches cannot be responsible for trying to locate a player for team meetings and team activities when that player is staying with a parent.
There will be a limited number of seats available for sale on the team bus. These will be sold on a first come first served basis for $300.00 per seat. The $300.00 covers the cost of the bus only. Any expenses for hotel rooms and food are not covered by the $300.00.
We understand that some players will be given assignments that must be completed while they are at the AYF National Championships. The coaching staff will make best efforts to ensure that all players get the study time they need to complete assignments. However, our coaches cannot force your child to do their homework. We can [...]
Absolutely. Multiple fundraisers will be held throughout the year. Fundraising and planning for the 8th Grade All Star team is a year round activity. We have set a minimum fundraising goal of $7,000.00 which is included in the budget. Therefore, the estimated cost per player and coach already assumes that a minimum of $7,000.00 will [...]
Our By-Laws and Operating Rules allow for the Conference to participate in the All Star National Championships as a self-funded team only. The rationale at the time this provision was incorporated into the rules was that the 8th Grade All Star team benefits only a very small percentage of the total number of Blackstone Valley [...]
One would think that airline flights for the team would be cheaper, but we also have to consider that every player and coach will mostly like have more than 1 bag (1 bag for clothing, 1 bag for equipment). Airlines typically charge a fee for a second or third bag. Some airlines now charge for [...]
The cost covers the use of the bus, hotel (double occupancy), meals, the player’s game shirt and socks, and any fun activities that the team participates in.