Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the cost to play for Alliance FC?
The total cost per player is $1,260/year ($105/month). Families are eligible for a 5% discount by paying the FULL amount by July 1st. Otherwise, we can break the payment down into monthly payments.
The cost per player at Alliance FC is very competitive with other select soccer clubs throughout the Northeast (priced between your average town travel team and your premier team), and we hope you’ll consider it to be a better value. Instead of nickel-and-diming you throughout the course of the season, we believe in giving you an upfront cost and allowing you to make monthly payments throughout the year. The cost includes EVERYTHING (uniforms, league and tournament fees, insurance, field rentals, flex training, professional coaching staff, etc.). The only thing that is “extra” is the registration fee for Open Training ($35 per player, which includes a shirt) and travel costs to our one out-of-town tournament.
Is there a multi-player discount?
Yes. We seek to create a community feel at Alliance FC and having multiple kids from the same family is a great way to work towards that. We offer a 5% discount on each player for those families with multiple kids in the club.
Do Alliance FC players have to pay extra to train with WNYSA Academy?
No. Year-round training with the WNYSA Academy is FREE to all Alliance FC players.
What leagues will we play in?
It depends on the age group and the makeup of the team. Options include Syracuse Fusion (fall and winter), Rochester Futsal League (winter), and NY State Thruway League. It’s also possible that we’d determine that a team is better off playing additional tournaments instead of playing in a league.
How does the club decide on what tournaments to attend?
In line with our core value of “Community,” Alliance FC attempts to schedule tournaments that all or nearly all teams in the club can attend. We will enter some tournaments in Rochester (May and June) to minimize the time and cost of travel. We will also enter one out-of-town tournament each spring. For 2019, we will enter the Erie Cup Tournament in Erie, PA. Although this can be a logistical challenge and/or financial burden for some families, we’ve found that the out-of-town tournaments are great bonding experiences for players and families within the club.
Why does the Alliance Football Club use professional head coaches at all age groups?
Alliance FC follows a curriculum based on the principles and philosophies of US Youth Soccer and the US Soccer Federation. In order to effectively implement the curriculum and maximize development as players transition through the different levels of youth soccer, professional coaches are needed at every age group. This approach also ensures that our evaluation of players is as objective and performance-based as possible.
Where does Alliance FC train?
We are headquartered in Victor, NY. All of our training sessions will be held in high school gyms or town fields in Victor, Bloomfield, or Henrietta (Brighton Sports Zone).