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Travel Info & Policies

General Information

Travel costs are passed along to the families and are not included in our tuition payments. Athletes will room with their families unless we plan to utilize team rooms for certain tournaments. 

Travel Costs Payment Plans

Travel payments are due the 15th of the month prior to the month of travel. Travel costs are based on a sliding scale determined by # of athletes attending if less than 10 players are making the trip. All cost estimates are generally based on a team of 10-11 athletes. 

Travel Commitments

When an athlete joins a Club Team with Kraken, they have made a commitment to attend all team training sessions and tournaments as established on the team competition schedule, including destination travel tournaments. Any competition attendance conflicts must be disclosed immediately once the tournament schedule has been announced. Kraken will establish each team's competition schedule the first 2 weeks of practices so that we can avoid attendance conflicts. When an athlete misses a tournament it has a negative effect on team development and the ability of that team to reach it's optimal competition potential.

Travel Payments Refund Policy

Travel Payments are non-refundable. The parent or legal guardian will be responsible for payments when due even if the player voluntarily withdraws from the club or any tournament or is discharged from the club.

Note: the reason we make travel payments non-refundable is so that we can protect the families that do travel. Someone pulling out after they made a commitment to join a Kraken team can have a large impact on the financial obligation of those that do. 

Team / Coach Elected Travel

Kraken VC teams may elect to attend additional tournaments outside of the regular season schedule, including destination tournaments requiring travel. Some examples of a team elected tournament are post season competitions like the AAU National Championships, and the Premier Showcase. If a team discusses the addition of a destination tournament, Kraken will do a cost analysis and discuss with the team families. Depending on the team, a roster of at least 8 would be required in order to attend any team elected competition, (athletes from other Kraken teams may be invited to complete a roster for some travel tournaments. 

Travel Fees Include:

  • Tournament Entry Fees
  • Coach / Chaperone Airfare and Meals
  • Coach and Player Accommodations (where team rooms are utilized)
  • Team Ground Transportation, Fuel, Insurance & Parking Fees
  • Misc Addt'l Costs
  • +++ Estimates are based on a team of 10-11 Athletes

Travel Fees Do NOT Include:

  • Athlete Airfare
  • Athlete accommodations if not staying with parents
  • Food and Meals
  • In-Room entertainment like movies, room service, etc
  • Spending Money: tournament swag or non-tournament event attendance i.e. movies, entertainment park entry fees, etc
  • Miscellaneous other expenses that are non-tournament related

Athlete airfare may be estimated for the purpose of the cost analysis, but families would be responsible for booking and paying for flights. If a group booking is utilized, Kraken will setup payment directly between the booking agent and the families. 

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