While many of you are in the midst of your spring season, our leadership team has been planning for our fourth year as a league. I am sure it comes as no surprise to you that the costs of running an organization have gone up markedly over the past year. While we have done our best to budget and cut costs where appropriate, increases in things like field maintenance, and energy costs, have led us to the conclusion that a price increase would be prudent for the 2023-24 season.
In addition to the rise in costs that we have seen, our leadership team has determined that this price increase would eliminate the need for “week-day renters”. This means that all of the fields would be made available to Santos teams during the week and the grass would also have the time required for proper maintenance and recovery. We will still work with the state soccer organization as a venue for weekend league games, but we would no longer need to limit our field space during weekday practices. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to partner with a number of different organizations over the past three years. Having these renters has allotted us the opportunity to establish ourselves as a league. As we look to the future, we want to be sure that we have the room that is necessary for Santos to grow. While we are certain that Santos is second to none in the value that can be found in its curriculum and culture, we would be remiss not to recognize the advantages of quality fields and space necessary for practice, scrimmages and game day schedule changes. This change will also guarantee that Santos players have more designated practice space than any of our neighboring clubs.
When Santos formed, it was important to us that we offer the best experience in the most affordable way possible. We are still committed to keeping our prices well below the average east valley soccer club. As you can see in the cost comparison chart below, our 2023-2024 prices are still substantially lower than our competitors’ 2022-2023 prices. It is our sincere hope that you and your family value the Santos curriculum, culture and soccer complex. We are honored that you have chosen to entrust your children to this program and hope we have lived up to your expectations.
NOS Santos President
Cost comparison of NOS Santos 2023-2024 club fees to other neighboring 2022-2023 club fees
*This does not include individual team fees and uniform fees for any of the clubs
**Advanced league teams have additional training and/or registration fees for all listed clubs, including NOS Santos
***Prices are those found on competitor’s websites for the 2022-23 season.