2019-2020 Cost Structure

With tryouts approaching, we are frequently asked about the cost of playing for our club. In an effort to be open, communicative and transparent, we will summarize the cost of playing for A5 South here on our website. We cover this information in the Informational meetings in detail

Our fees, presented below, are an all-in number. Included are uniforms, tournament registration, coach and player lodging, coaching salaries, gym space, insurance, membership fees, and additional costs associated with running the club. We express the all-in fees as a range for each age group below: a unique cost based on their tournament schedule. For example, the 14-1 team will be on the highest end of the range, where the 14-3 team will be on the lowest end.
 
The only exception to the presented fees below is if your athlete is on a team that flies to a tournament. The flight costs are a separate number to the all-in fee, and occur on all of our teams 16 and up, with a few exceptions. Please keep in mind that we are the only club in the country to have a group booking arrangement with airlines, ensuring we get the best possible costs for flights, saving families time and money.  

When reviewing the cost of playing for our club it is important to remember several things:

  • It has never been a goal of ours for A5 South to be the low-cost service provider.  Certainly there are cheaper alternatives available if cost is your only consideration.
  • Since we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, every nickel that comes in to our club is deployed to the benefit of our members.  We have no profit motive.
  • As a top 100 ranked volleyball club in the United States for 2018 & 2019 in the past 5 years in aggregate, we feel that A5 South's true competitive market is among the other top 100 clubs throughout the nation.  Accordingly, we build our tournament schedule and team budgets with those competitive parameters in mind.
  • That said; we know that it is expensive to play club volleyball. It is important for us to aggressively control costs wherever possible, and to remain cognizant of how the cost of playing for A5 South compares to the cost of playing for other local clubs.
  • Lastly, it is important to note that all of A5 South's 15s-17s teams train through and compete in the AAU National Championships in June. This includes approximately 8 weeks of additional training over teams that end the season at SRVA Regionals.  A few local clubs have begun to imitate us in this regard; just make sure that you are comparing training seasons of similar length when you compare cost from team to team.
The cost of playing for an A5 family club is unique to every team and indeed to each individual. Each team has their own specific tournament schedule, resulting in a calculable and unique cost for those players. We have always felt that this team specific budgeting is the fairest way to allocate cost to our members.  The cost you pay is what it actually costs for your team to attend your tournaments. The simpler alternative would be to do what many other clubs do – to charge every player and every team the same amount.  While easier for the club, the downside of such a system is that typically teams with a less challenging schedule would end up subsidizing the teams that travel more and/or play in more expensive tournaments.  We don’t think this is fair.
 

A5 South 2020 Age Group Cost Ranges

 
Team Ages Team Cost Range *
10U-12U $1,400-$1,900
13U $2,800-$3,100
14U $2,800-$3,700
15U $4,300-$4,800
16U $4,800-$5,000
17U $4,800-$5,200
18U $4,500-$4,600
* does not include flights.   Fees for flights will be finalized by commitment night.


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A5 South Volleyball Club
105 Mallory Court
Tyrone, GA 30290
Phone: 678-763-7901

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