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General Information

Travel costs are passed along to the families and are not included in our tuition payments. The 12s and 13s athletes will room with their families, and have no additional travel costs passed along to them from the club. For the Willamette Volleyball Classic tournament, all athletes are planned to room with their parents. We will book a small number of team rooms for Willamette if a group of parents are unable to attend, and we will pass the costs along to the athlete's families that stay in any team room. 

Travel Costs Payment Plans

If a parent prefers to setup monthly payment plans for travel, we are happy to do so. Travel balance for a tournament must be at a $0 balance by the last day of the month prior to the tournament. Travel costs are based on a sliding scale determined by # of athletes attending if less than 11 players are attending. All cost estimates posted prior to tryouts are generally based on a team of 12-13 athletes. 

Travel Commitments

When an athlete joins a Club Team with Kraken VC, 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 before accepting an offer to join a Kraken VC Club Team. Kraken VC establishes each team's competition schedule before tryouts 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 by the Kraken VC Director.

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 VC 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 USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championships, AAU National Championships, or the Volleyball Festival. If a team discusses the addition of a destination tournament, Kraken VC will do a cost estimate and then discuss with the team families. Depending on the team, a roster of at least 9 or 10+ players 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. All travel quotes for team / coach elected travel will be completed on a sliding scale based on # of Krakens attending.

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 12-13 Athletes

Travel Fees Do NOT Include:

  • 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
  • Mischellaneous 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 VC will setup payment directly between the booking agent and the families.