Competitive gymnastics is an expensive sport. Our Booster is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide sponsorship and support to Capital Gymnastic Men’s Team competitive gymnasts. Our goal is to lower competition expenses through fundraising.
Private lessons are available from our Men’s Team coaches for $60 per hour, $40 for a half-hour. Private lessons are scheduled directly with the coach that will teach the lesson. Please be aware that the coaches are not being paid by Capital during the private lesson, so if you miss a scheduled private lesson for any reason you are still expected to pay for the lesson. The payment for private lessons is given to the coach at the time of the lesson. The coach gives part of the payment to the gym to pay for use of the facilities.
The purpose of private lessons is to focus and concentrate on a specific skill or event, often to correct a problem or improve a new skill. “Standing privates”, where the gymnast comes every week at the same time, are discouraged if the gymnast does not have a very specific skill or event to work on for the lesson.
Which payments are made to Capital Gymnastics vs. Booster Club? How do I make a payment to the gym?
Monthly tuition for practice, Gymnasts registration fee of $100, USAG registration fee (the booster club is not involved with these payments in any way). These fees are paid through the office directly to Capital Gymnastics by cash, check or credit card. While the Booster Club is responsible for uniform fees, annual team membership fee, meet entry fees, and coaches fees (the gym is not involved with these payments in any way).
How do I make a payment to the Capital Men’s Team Booster Club?
Each gymnast has an account for invoicing booster club related expenses. You will receive invoices by email from our Treasurer. Due dates and payment instructions are included with each invoice. A $20 late fee applies each month to any payment not received by the due date. There is a Booster Box for booster related payments. Checks are made payable to CGMTBC. We also have an option for paying by credit card (processing fees apply).
What is the USAG Membership Fee?
The USA Gymnastics Membership Fee is $54 (due by August 27th). USAG Membership is required for all competitive gymnasts by USA Gymnastics. This fee is non-refundable. This is is paid to Capital Gym who then pays the fees to USAG for the whole team.
What are meet entry fees?
Meet Entry Fees are based on our competitive season schedule and are determined by each gym hosting a meet. Your total amount due for meet entry fees will depend on the number of meets and the level in which your son competes. Meet entry fees are due dates will be posted once the host gym has announced them. Please keep checking the website for details.
What are booster club fees used for?
Booster Club fee is used to pay the coaches for thier time and travel expenses for meets and events outside of the gym. Booster club fees are also used for special events / socials and for purchase of any extra equipment the coaches need that the gym does not provide.
Capital Gym tuition pays for the use of the gym and the coach during practice.
I see fees and costs everywhere so what will this all cost me?
What are you looking at in costs. Using lvl 4 as an example.
Annual membership fee (Booster club) = $325
Monthly Tuition (paid to gym) = $240
Meet fees (Booster club collects but money is paid to host gym - fees do vary) ~$370
Uniform Fees (Booster club organizes uniform purchase) = $75
Team Shirt = $25
Team Bag (optional) = $25
USAG membership fee and Cap Gym registration fee (paid to gym) = $154
Aprox. Total for full year
Paid to Cap Gym= $3,034
Paid to Booster club = $820
Travel and hotel expenses for out of town meets will be an additional expense but this can vary greatly, but usually only 1 or 2 out of town meets at lvl 4.
Uniform fee - what is that?
Uniform fee is $75. This is what the club uses to purchase uniforms and for the boys to use during the competition year. At the end of the year the uniforms are collected and those that are still servicable are re-issued to kids the next year. This is much cheaper then if you had to buy the uniform yourself.
Items you will need to purchase yourself are Team shirt, "Whites", socks, workout shorts, and for lvl 6 and above grips.
Team shirt and "Whites" can be purchased new or used and resold depending on availability as gymnast grow.
Does the booster club organize any events for the team?
YES. We also have a Committee to help plan these events. Currently the booster club organizes a team potluck during our 100-a-thon at the beginning of the season and a team end of season bash. If you have any ideas for team events, please let us know!
When are the booster club meetings? What if I can’t attend?
You will find the dates for our meetings on the website provided for each season. Email notices will be sent to remind you of the dates and outline the agenda. Attendance is not mandatory unless specified in the meeting notice. If you cannot attend and you have an agenda item you want to address, please contact us by email before the meeting.
Can I speak up in Booster meetings?
New parents and ideas are welcome. We are always looking for volunteers for fundraising and working events. If you have concerns, you are encouraged to bring those to the Booster meeting, too, along with suggestions for improvement. Airing out problems before they blossom into larger issues is an important part of parental role modeling. Don't be shy. This is your Booster Club, too.