With the many indoor & outdoor invitationals available now, I was wondering how other coaches handled paying the entry fees. I have a rather large team and the per event entry fees can get expensive. Do coaches cover the costs by having the athletes pay, booster club, or athletic department?
- We pay for our entry fees through a track account we have through our school. We raise money through fundraisers to help pay for our entry fees, equipment, etc. We do not ask our athletic department or athletic boosters for anything. We are self-sufficient.
- We hold a number of fundraisers throughout the year to pay for everything.
If you depend on the school to pay for everything then your school will more than likely tell you that you can't go to the meets you athletes need to go to to be successful.