Travel costs are passed along to the families and are not included in our tuition payments. Athletes room with their parents when attending a tournament that requires an overnight stay. Parents are responsible for booking air travel for their athlete, and making sure to adhere to Kraken policies for arrival and departure times. When an athlete commits to joining a club team for the season, they are committing to the complete competition schedule and the costs associated. Please make sure to read this page in it's entirety.
When an athlete joins a Club Team with Kraken, 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 Club Team. Kraken 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 its optimal competition potential.
Kraken teams may elect to attend additional tournaments outside of the regular season schedule, including destination competitions 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 will do a cost estimate and then discuss with the team families. Depending on the team, a roster of at least 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.
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 will setup payment directly between the booking agent and the families.
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 by the club. 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 team can have a large impact on the financial obligation of those that do.