Team and Athlete Cost Breakdown
We are a parent-run team with no compensation for any coaches.  100% of all fees go to the function and success of the team. 

Program Fees

Try-It Program $170 - July 1st - September 3rd

How funds are utilized:

  • Registration with the national league and insurance $65
  • Team Expenses $105:
    • Practice venue rentals
    • Coach Licensing Costs (Insurance, Background checks, First Aid Training, Skills Teaching Training)
    • Safety supplies (First Aid Kits, Walkie Talkies, Rider Leader Safety Backpacks)
    • Group Rider Permits at Valley Forge Park and Tredyffrin Township
    • Skills Practice Field Rentals
  • $25 Reduction for additional siblings

OR

Race Program $275 - July 1st - November 11th

 How funds are utilized:

  • Registration with the national league and insurance $65
  • Team Expenses $130:
    • Practice venue rentals
    • Coach Licensing Costs (Insurance, Background checks, First Aid Training, Skills Teaching Training)
    • Safety supplies (First Aid Kits, Walkie Talkies, Rider Leader Safety Backpacks)
    • Group Rider Permits at Valley Forge Park and Tredyffrin Township
    • Skills Practice Field Rentals
    • Race Equipment and infrastructure
  • Race Fees for Fairhill (9/16) and Allentown $80 (11/4)
  • $25 Reduction for additional siblings

 

Other Expenses Not Included In Program Fee

Race Jerseys - Every Student who participates in the racing series must have a team Jersey.  $54

Jerseys are ordered directly by the student-athlete via the Voler Team store website.  Students are only required to have a short sleeve "Jersey".  All other items like shorts and accessories are optional.  Most Students will order the $54 Equippe Jersey in a race fit style.  

 

Additional Per Race Fees - $40 for each additional race  - The Race Team is required to participate in the Allentown and Fairhill races.  There are 3 other races in central and Western Pennsylvania which riders will register for individually.  The races cost $40 each.

 

Personal Athlete Expenses - In addition the above costs, there are equipment and transportation costs associated with Mountain Bike Racing:

  1. The cost of the bike the student needs or any maintenance on the bike. We will work with a local shop to get bikes at the manufacturer discounts where possible. All student-athletes will learn basic bike maintenance but shop technicians skills will likely be needed at times.
  2. Travel to and lodging costs for races. Races are weekend-long events, which means the course is available to ride on Saturday and the Race is Sunday. It is likely that 1-2 events of the 6 event season will occur within an easy drive from home. Many of the races will be far enough away from our area that you will want to stay overnight if you want to pre-ride the course. Travel to and from races and any lodging needed is the athlete's family's responsibility.

 

Fund Raising 
We can potentially drive down our costs by finding community sponsors and through fundraising.  If you know of companies or individuals that would be interested in supporting our youth and the program, please reach out to us. 

 

Parent Involvement Reimbursements

We highly encourage parents to ride along and help coach the team.  To encourage this we attempt to take away the financial burden of getting involved.  Here are the benefits we offer:

1. We reimburse all coaches for background checks (Cost $22)

2. We reimburse all coaches for their registration with NICA and insurance ($25)

3. We encourage coaches to wear team kits and reimburse $20 for a Jersey Purchase

4. We annually set aside funds for the following larger coaching events:

  • Attendance at the Spring Leader's Summit ($225/coach)
  • Reimbursement for First Aid Training, Wilderness First Aid Training and CPR Training

 

Payment Process

Students: Payments are made by check.  Checks should be made out to "Main Line Youth Mountain Biking".  Checks should be mailed to:

TEMTB
8 Rochsolach Rd
Paoli, PA 19301
 

Coach Reimbursements: All coach incurred expenses are reimbursed on September 1st.