I am trying to get accurate numbers for the player fees charged by various collegiate wooden bat summer leagues, whether called "player fees", "housing fees", or whatever,  and would appreciate seeing any numbers of which folks are aware. Our league, the Valley League, is currently at $200.00 but are told we are "very low".   I have seen/heard all kinds of numbers, such as that Coastal charges nothing while several leagues are over $1000,  but have thus far just confirmed a hand full: Hamptons charges $800, Tidewater, $1650.00, Sunshine, $1200.    I would like to put together a definitive listing and would  appreciate any info that anyone has.   If someone for any reason doesn't want to out it out for the world to see, you can "PM" me. Thanks!

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Son played in West Coast League (WCL) and it was $0.  Had home stay assigned.  Only money he needed was for meals on non-game days, incidentals, and fun money.  That being said, I would think his school payed for whatever was required.  Can't see all those players just playing for free.

Trust In Him posted:

Son played in West Coast League (WCL) and it was $0.  Had home stay assigned.  Only money he needed was for meals on non-game days, incidentals, and fun money.  That being said, I would think his school payed for whatever was required.  Can't see all those players just playing for free.

I just noted that my daughter gets paid for her summer jobs. I have to pay for my son to get one. 

My memory says the Futures League in New England was $600, but that was a couple years ago.  We paid something for Cape Cod as well, can't remember exactly what it was.

I always thought they had to pay or it ran afoul of the NCAA.  Maybe that's not true.

Wish I could help but My info is outdated. But you can take it for what it is worth. 

Great Lakes, for the Settlers. $300 Back then I believe that there was not a set value across the league. Each team charges what they felt appropriate to keep the doors open. I believe one team was Free, however they had a lot of commercial support.

 

Cal Ripken $300 for the team.  I thought things were well organized.

Cape Cod $85 a week for housing.  There were also club house dues for the players on my son's team.  Not sure if that is the norm for all teams.  The players were provided $250 for travel cost.  Most meals were provided by the host family or the team so in the end it is somewhat of a break even cost.  The opportunity is invaluable for exposure.  League is very well organized.

 

Cost are a fraction of what Summer Showcase baseball cost prior to College.

Hamptons League 2015:  around ~$500 in 2015, but we were refunded around ~80% since son didn't wind up on the team  (hip surgeries).  Host family provided. 

Northwoods League 2016:  $250, basically for uniform.  Host family provided.  Meals provided after games, which were almost every night.  Free food and ice cream at Dairy Queen (a sponsor) any time.  We provided son with some gas/food money each month.  I believe there was free use of workout facilities. There was a charge for tickets, but son put us on guest pass lists. 

Cape Cod League 2107:  weekly fee for host family paid to team/league (I thought the contract said $125 a week, but I can't find it at the moment).  Travel to and from Cape Cod would have been reimbursed up to a limit at the end of the season if you played all season.  I understand games are free for spectators.  Son didn't play (drafted).   

BishopLeftiesDad posted:

Wish I could help but My info is outdated. But you can take it for what it is worth. 

Great Lakes, for the Settlers. $300 Back then I believe that there was not a set value across the league. Each team charges what they felt appropriate to keep the doors open. I believe one team was Free, however they had a lot of commercial support.

 

Son was also $300 in the Great Lakes league.  He lived at home, but host families are provided if needed.  Team picked up food tab for away games....and usually fed them after home games if they wanted to hang around.   His team (and I think all of the others) traveled on a bus.  Longest trip was 4 hours one way.  They usually drove back each night, but did spend 2 nights in hotels for road trips to the two furthest teams.  His team was essentially in the center of the league geographically....some of the other teams spent more nights in hotels due to longer trips....so not sure if their costs were higher

BaseballinCT posted:

Off topic question: How do these teams typically travel? On your own? Car pool? Team vans/bus? Noticed that fields for New England Futures league are not close to one another. 

Northwoods League (Lacrosse) rented a team bus for all away games.  

Transportation answer for Valley League: Most teams rent or own buses, and 2-3 rent extended vans.   Several teams are located within 10-15 miles to other league teams, and occasionally players are allowed to drive, where driving from the host family home to the game site is a shorter trip than driving from the home into town to catch the bus.

hokieone posted:

Transportation answer for Valley League: Most teams rent or own buses, and 2-3 rent extended vans.   Several teams are located within 10-15 miles to other league teams, and occasionally players are allowed to drive, where driving from the host family home to the game site is a shorter trip than driving from the home into town to catch the bus.

My son lived at home in the Great Lakes league....he was 25-30 miles north of the town where his team was located.  2 other players lived at home also.  They would drives themselves if they wanted to.....just to save driving 30 miles out of their way twice to catch the bus.....plus they said it smelled better than the bus after a July game in 85 degree heat

Son played last summer with the Jamestown Jammers of the PG League. Strangely, they won the championship and then announced they wouldn't be fielding a team for 2019. The only cost was $600 for a dorm room at the local JC. The dorms were approximately 100 yards from the field. Travel was hell, though. Bus. Most 3-8 hours away. 

roothog66 posted:

Son just got his contract today from Mat-su Miners in the Alaska League. He's supposed to send me a copy later today. Anyone have Alaska experience to share?

Hmmm... not far from the epicenter of last week's ...  never mind 

cabbagedad posted:
roothog66 posted:

Son just got his contract today from Mat-su Miners in the Alaska League. He's supposed to send me a copy later today. Anyone have Alaska experience to share?

Hmmm... not far from the epicenter of last week's ...  never mind 

Hah! Yeah. Definitely a topic around our house.

BishopLeftiesDad posted:

At the Cape is any of it prorated. I know they bring in temporary help early in the season while they are waiting for some of the players to finish up in the CWS.

Yes.  I believe that is why you pay the team/league weekly for the host family.  Not sure about prorating the summer league fee....my son told me to hold off paying anything until after the draft.  

Don't know about Costs, but we are fine in the Mat-Su Valley. Haven't heard much about the Anchorage Bucs field. I know the GM and he hasn't said anything about not being able to go this summer.

It was mostly road damage and some buildings as expected in a 7.0..... 

 

keewart posted:
BishopLeftiesDad posted:

At the Cape is any of it prorated. I know they bring in temporary help early in the season while they are waiting for some of the players to finish up in the CWS.

Yes.  I believe that is why you pay the team/league weekly for the host family.  Not sure about prorating the summer league fee....my son told me to hold off paying anything until after the draft.  

Thanks Keewart.

roothog66 posted:

Saw my son's contract last night for Matsu. There is a $300 fee paid to the club. However, they place all players with host families and they pay for round trip airfare for the season.

Wow, that's not a bad deal to get to see a place most kids will never get to.  Round trip air paid....impressive.  

Buckeye 2015 posted:
roothog66 posted:

Saw my son's contract last night for Matsu. There is a $300 fee paid to the club. However, they place all players with host families and they pay for round trip airfare for the season.

Wow, that's not a bad deal to get to see a place most kids will never get to.  Round trip air paid....impressive.  

Yeah, surprised me. 

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