The hardest part of playing baseball is always seems to be the cost. In one single season, Pocatello Legion Baseball has an operating budget of well over $100,000. This covers expenses for teams, fields, facilities, equipment, coaching, officiating, uniforms, tournament fees, travel, transportation, and much more.
Despite these expenses, our program is committed to keeping participation fees as low as possible. Through participation in fundraising activities, concession sales, and our generous sponsors, the hard work by everyone involved in the program has significantly reduced the charges for each player.
Depending on which team a player is participating, the fees will vary based on differences in schedules, transportation, lodging, and other expenses. For example, the B teams do not currently attend any events requiring overnight travel. In addition, legion is not always able to provide transportation for B teams. So player fees are lower for these teams.
For the 2020 Season, player fees are as follows:
Runnin' Rebels - $800
Razorbacks - $750
Rebels - $675
Rays - $550
Renegades - $550
CONCESSION SHIFT GUARANTEE
A significant portion of the program income comes from concession sales at events held at Halliwell Park (Legion and Grays Games). In order to make this work, player families are asked to help with various tasks at each event. Each player is assigned a number of shifts that need to be covered by themselves or someone within their family. The number of shifts is based on the number of games scheduled and the number of players within the program, typically between 15-23 shifts. It is vital that our program have active participation in working these shifts. To ensure that each player shift requirements are covered, a post-dated check in the amount of $500 must be submitted at the player and parent meeting. This check will be held during the season and returned if shifts are worked as required. Should you choose not to work any shifts, you do have the option of telling us to cash the check up front.
Players will be assigned uniforms for use during the season. These uniforms must be returned at the end of the season in good condition. Part of the player fees include a team hat that the player is allowed to keep. There is no additional cost for the hat. Players will likely be required to purchase team pants, 1-2 pairs, depending on which team they are assigned. These range in price from $25-$35 per pair. They should be available to purchase at the player and parent meeting. Specific information will be given at the meeting, but players should plan on budgeting for pants.
An option, if desired, is to purchase player concession credits. Our program allows for parents or players to deposit money into a player account which is then used at to purchase concession items. A log of purchases and available funds is kept on file in the main concession building. This is not required and is simply a convenience for players to use at home games. Players find it convenient to not have to carry money around while at the field. A one-time option of purchasing $50 with of credits for $40 is allowed at the beginning of the season.
Fees and shift guarantee checks are due at the time of the player and parent meeting at the start of the season.
Acceptable forms of payment include cash, cashier's check, personal check, Venmo, or with a debit/credit card.
If you are not able to pay the fees in full at the time of the meeting, a payment arrangement form needs to be completed and submitted. This form is available at the meeting from the Treasurer and is an agreement to make a series of payments by certain dates throughout the season.
If we do not receive payment or a payment arrangement, players will not be allowed to participate.
Any outstanding fees from previous years must be paid prior to team tryouts.
There are fundraising opportunities to help offset costs.
Player fees do not guarantee play time.