(Q) What are the costs and what do we get?
(A) Estimated costs per player are $1,300 per year. Costs are the responsibility of each team and may vary according to age and number of tournaments and number of players on the team. Head Coaches will be responsible for managing the individual funds for each team and costs. Parents have tjhe opportunity to obtain sponsors for player fees and some sponsor donations may be tax deductible.
Evaluation fee covers: The operating cost of tryouts.
Player Fee’s includes: 2-uniforms, 2- practice jerseys, 2-hats, bat bag, helmet, cleats, batting jacket, tournament entry fees, insurance, practice facilities including scheduled indoor practices, scheduled practice sessions lead by Spain Park coaches
(Q) Can we pay the season fee in increments?
(A) Payment schedule and collection is the responsibility of the head coach. JEB recommends a payment schedule that involves 4 payments stretched over 4 months but it is the responsibility of the coach to manage the team finances.
(Q) If I make a Jaguar Elite Team will I be guaranteed a spot on the Spain Park High School Team?
(Q) If I made a Jaguar Elite Team last year do I still need to tryout this year?
(A) Yes. It is important as all eligible players develop and new players move into the area that each year all players in each age group are evaluated again.
(Q) Will any age group have multiple teams?
(A) Each year there is a potential for multiple teams within a particular grade level. Several factors such the availabily of quality coaches and players are key drivers in deciding to field a 2nd team. Pitching and catching limitations are also a important consideration. Should a 2nd team be formed at a particular grade level the top 11-13 players based on the selection process below will form one team, the second group of 11-13 players a 2nd team and so forth.
(Q) When does the season start and end and how many tournaments/games will we play and where?
(Q) Will there be any activities in the fall?
(A) We understand that many athletes consider another sport as primary during the fall/winter and that each JEB team may or may not have a full roster available for fall activities. Each head coach along with the cooperation of the majority of the team can decide to conduct fall practices and if possible participate in fall tournaments. In addition, JEB is attempting to schedule clinics during the fall. You are encouraged to participate in fall activities but your it's not mandatory in order to be on the Spring roster. Also, some fall activities may require additional but minimal fees.
(Q) Could a team pay more and hire a head coach?
(A) Yes. The JEB Board must review and approve any coach. Every head coach must sign and adhere to the JEB coaching guidelines unless prior approval of a majority of the board is granted.