PYL Fee Breakdown
2022 - Fees Information
The MPSA Board, Technical Director, and Coaches are looking forward to another successful season of soccer in 2021-2022. As we approach the beginning of our indoor training program, it’s important that our parents are informed about our fees for the season and what these fees support within our Club.
The 2021-2022 Provincial Youth League Fees look as follows:
- Premier Youth League - $795/per player
These fees are a slight increase over our 2020-2021 fees and are a reflection of a line-by-line analysis of last year’s actual expenses, as explained below. The PYL fees are actually a total reduction based on uniform costs (explained below).
The expenses for MPSA fall into seven categories, and we feel it is important that our parents understand what these costs are. The most obvious cost is the rental fees for the facilities we use in the wintertime. However, we also factor in the cost of our uniforms, employee salaries, soccer-related equipment and supplies, NLSA and League fees, club overhead costs, and club projects.
|Category ||PYL U12 - U17 |
|Uniforms ||$120 |
|Facility Rentals ||$165 |
|Staff Costs ||$175 |
|Equipment & Supplies ||$60 |
|NLSA & League Fees ||$75 |
|General Administration ||$50 |
|Coach Education and Club Projects ||$50 |
| ||$795 |
First of all, every PYL player is responsible for purchasing the required uniforms. For PYL, each player requires two full uniforms (jersey/shorts/socks). All of our uniforms are purchased through Sportscraft and as our supplier, they have continually offered us a bulk discount. For the 2020/2021 season, each full uniform had a full cost of $97.75. We anticipate that costs will increase slightly this year.
*In years past, the registration cost only included one uniform and teams were responsible for fundraising for the second uniform. For 2021/2022 the cost of both uniforms is included in the registration cost.
Training Facility Fees
Secondly, our players will practice in four facilities: Techniplex, Reid Center, Benvon Room and school gyms. We have worked with Steven Jamieson to see how much time at each facility PYL players should get this winter and applied the costs accordingly. At this point, we have confirmed costs of approximately $30,000 for Techniplex rentals and $16,000 for Benvon Room rentals. We are actively working to secure more time at the Techniplex and other facilities throughout the year, but our total rental costs will be well over $50,000.
For the operation of our own club and facilities, we incur roughly $50,000 in fixed expenses. This includes light and power, internet, field maintenance, insurance, banking fees, and more. We have assigned this as an equal cost to each player at our club, regardless of PYL, Metro, or Club/Micro status as “General Administration”.
In the past fiscal year, we employed three office staff, 13 full-time students, and over 40 part-time students through the year. Many of these employment costs are assigned to Club/Micro, but a significant portion is dedicated to our Provincial Youth League Program.
Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association / Canadian Soccer Association Fees
For all players registered with any soccer program, the NLSA collects a per player registration fee of just under $25. As well, we receive invoices at year-end for both PYL and Metro that include the costs of referees, field rentals, and staff. These costs are included in “NLSA and League Fees”.
Finally, we have had an increase in the cost of licensing our coaches for PYL and Metro as the NLSA and CSA have increased their requirements. As well, we have debts related to our turf pitch and the replacement of the existing surface is also within planning range. Therefore we have calculated that $50 per PYL and Metro player is required to fund some of these requirements.
All told, we feel that our fees remain the lowest across the various soccer clubs operating within the Metro region but the quality of our programming is as high as anyone else, as demonstrated by our strong showings in the PYL in 2021.