2018-19 Team Profiles and Information

Marin FC hosts three team types; Blue, Red and White.

In the most basic of interpretations, these team types equate to first, second and third squads ... however, in order to best serve our players, the team types are flexible across the age ranges. Team types define the commitment expectations, calendar demands, league and event levels, and seasons of training and competition. Generally, three teams per age group, one of each type, constitute the basic framework, however if the coaches and our senior technical staff assess the player pool of an age group to be better served by a modified set of team types, such customization is possible.  For example, it may be likely at younger age groups to have two red teams and one white ... or a blue team and two or three white teams ... and at older age groups perhaps two blue teams or two red teams.

While this flexibility limits our ability to definitively predict and forecast exact team layouts, numbers, and budgets, it is crucial to allowing our coaches to work effectively in the best interests of our players and families.

Blue Teams

General Description Blue teams are Marin FC’s elite level squads or “A” teams. Blue squads are formed when in the opinion of the coaches and technical staff, the player pool available merits creation and commitment to a Blue calendar including a national level event.
Level of Commitment Highest level of commitment expectation in the club inclusive of significant repercussions for commitment failures, lapses or other conduct issues such as forfeiture of fees and expulsion from the team.
Genders Male and female.
Roster Sizes From a minimum of 16 players to a maximum of 22 players.
Trainings Three or four times weekly depending upon league mandates and team calendar.
Season(s) Year-round, Fall League, State Cup & Spring League. The season starts almost immediately after tryouts with perhaps a two week break at the end of May or early June. High school age teams break for the high soccer soccer season, roughly mid-November through February.
Estimated Team Fees Ranging from $2,250 to $3,000 depending upon age, league, and team calendar. Team fees include coaching, fields, referees, tournaments, equipment and excludes travel and uniform costs.

Red Teams

General Description Red teams are Marin FC’s premier level squads or “B” teams. Red squads are formed when in the opinion of the coaches and technical staff, the player pool available merits creation and commitment to an Red calendar.
Level of Commitment High level of commitment expectation inclusive of repercussions for commitment failures, lapses or other conduct issues such as forfeiture of fees and expulsion from the team.
Genders Male and female.
Roster Sizes From a minimum of 12 players (at younger ages) to a maximum of 22 players.
Trainings Two or three times weekly depending upon league mandates and team calendar.
Season(s) Year-round, Fall League, State Cup & Spring League. The season starts after tryouts with perhaps a break until late June or to the fourth of July holiday. High school age teams break for the high soccer soccer season, roughly mid-November through February.
Estimated Team Fees Ranging from $1,750 to $2,750 depending upon age, league, and team calendar. Team fees include coaching, fields, referees, tournaments, equipment and excludes travel and uniform costs.

 

White Teams

General Description White teams are Marin FC’s seasonal level squads or “C” teams. White squads are formed when in the opinion of the coaches and technical staff, the player pool available merits creation and commitment to a White calendar. White teams ensure continuity of the merged Central Marin Soccer Club program and services to those constituents, and when other team formation options are not available or would not adequately serve the needs of the players possibly rostered. Participation in a White team makes possible guest play and easier player movement to Blue and Red teams.
Level of Commitment Full level of commitment expectation in the club inclusive of restrictions for commitment failures, lapses or other conduct issues such as forfeiture of fees and expulsion from the team.
Genders Male and female.
Roster Sizes From a minimum of 12 players to a maximum of 22 players.
Trainings Two or three times weekly depending upon league mandates and team calendar.
Season(s) Fall League and State Cup with option to expand to Spring League. The season starts shortly after the fourth of July Holiday or by August 1st (depending upon age), and concludes in late winter or early spring depending on how far into the state cup the team advances. High school age teams break for the high soccer soccer season, roughly mid-November through February.
Estimated Team Fees Ranging from $950 to $1,750 depending upon age, league and team calendar. Team fees include coaching, fields, referees, tournaments, equipment and excludes travel and uniform costs.

Fees

At registration (after being selected for a team) players are required to submit their initial fees as depicted below. The 'initial team fee' is credited as the player's first payment to their team account with subsequent team fee installments occurring periodically through the year and according to each team's specific team budget.

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RVP

The Referee and Volunteer Program is a critical element of club operations, player development and fundraising.

For players ages U8 to U12, a $75 deposit is paid with the initial fees, all of which is refunded upon verification that either the player or a parent has volunteered for their team or the club.

For players U13 to U19, a $150 deposit is paid with the initial fees. Players (not parents) are then expected to referee at least 5 games and upon verification they will receive a $30 refund. Marin FC hosts free to all players, referee licensing courses and provides each player's initial referee kit (jersey, whistle, cards, linesman flags) when they pass the course. Should players continue to referee beyond the required 5 games, they are welcome to keep all they earn.

Where do club fees go?

Marin FC operates a budget of between $700,000 and $750,000. Roughly 1/3 of which goes to fields alone. As depicted in the chart below, there are many aspects of the club operations, but fundamentally we are a not-for-profit and usually take in only about 85% of our budget through club registration fees.  Marin FC then raises the rest (approx. $100K) through programs, donations and sponsorships.

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