How do we compare to other travel sports tuition?
Hockey: $3,000.00 +
Volleyball: $2,800.00 +
Soccer: $2,200.00 +
Baseball: $800 +
Season Tuition: $550.00
Total Tuition Fee includes Training, Uniform, Soft Shell Helmet and Midwest Elite 7v7 Tournament Fee.
Tuition covers club apparel, uniform, training/practice time, coaching, and administrative fees. Video Highlights are included for all players that participate in at least three (3) 7v7 Tournaments with one being the Midwest Elite Regional Tournament in May. Additional expenses include travel, lodging, special events, and league and tournament fees.
Michigan Elite Football Club (MEFC) Travel 7v7 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
MEFC provides an opportunity for players who want a more competitive football experience and who are willing to make a commitment to improving their football skills and knowledge of the game. Frequently asked questions are listed below
The travel program seeks players who want a more competitive off season football environment and who will make a commitment to improve their skills and knowledge of tactics and strategy. Players are chosen on the basis of their current skills, general athletic ability, and willingness to commit to a more demanding program. Players with good skills or good general athletic ability and with dedicated and supportive parents are encouraged to try out for positions with MEFC travel teams.
MEFC Tuition is $550.00 per player. This covers the cost of field time, instruction, uniforms, and administrative costs. Additional Expenses: Players must cover their own travel expenses and tournament registration fees. Tournaments fees average $65 (ranging from $40-$100 per tournament)* Subject to change. All fees are non-refundable.
MEFC would like every athlete to have an opportunity to play. Please contact us regarding Financial Aid. All information will be held strictly confidential.
No. Travel football teams play in the winter and spring seasons. When your child accepts a position on a travel team, he is making a commitment to that team for the winter and spring. MEFC does not violate any Michigan High School Athletic Association eligibility rules.
Teams are fairly large – usually 15-24 players for players in grades 8-11. Our club fields teams based on ability, so all teams will find an appropriate level of play.
Try-outs are held each fall/winter. Those trying out are evaluated on their ability to perform a series of football skills. Players are ranked by a combination of outside evaluators and team coaches.
The MEFC Head Coach, with the assistance of the travel tryout committee determines who will be on the team roster based on a combination of the results of the tryouts and a pre-evaluation by the team coach of the players that they are familiar with. The team head coach chooses the number of players that will be on the team. All players that advance shall be notified with 10 days of the tryout, that they have made the team, or that they will be invited back for an additional workout. Players who are not selected to the National/Select Travel Teams will still be asked to be part of the club. This includes: training, participation in local tournaments, and open invitations to train and play with other regional organizations with the our National/Select teams. Throughout the course of the season roster spots become vacant and additional players are asked to participate. No one is turned away.
Team Head Coaches are selected by the MEFC membership. Assistant coaches are chosen by each teams’ Head Coach.
Practices are held at indoor and outdoor venues. Tournaments are held at various locations across the United States. Tournaments are selected based upon convenience, cost, player participation, and team success.
In the winter, training/practices begin in January and games can run from February through early June. Most teams attend up to 4 tournaments each season. During the seasons, teams are also given three hours of practice time each week(typically on Sundays). All travel players are expected to participate in weekly practices.
Teams usually have up to 4 (four), 3 hours practices per month during the season. Players are expected to attend all practices and tournaments. Failure to communicate multiple absences can result in dismissal from the team without refund.
Playing time is not guaranteed; it depends on many factors including the age level of the team, the game situation, and the ability level of the players on the team. The ultimate decisions about individual playing time and team playing time policy are made by each team’s head coach.
Tournament travel depends on selected tournaments and team qualifying events. Travel by, car, bus, train or plane is to be expected based upon the distance of the tournament.
Teams need more than coaches to survive and thrive. Every team needs a Manager, who is the team’s chief administrative officer. The Manager prepares tournament registration materials; and ensures that information is disseminated to players and parents. The team also needs an assistant Treasurer to ensure that fees are paid, and coordinate team fundraisers. Teams also need a photographer to take photos at scheduled tournaments. MEFC also seeks sponsorship opportunities with individuals or companies that share its mission.
We are under no obligation to share video with anyone regardless of their affiliation to the program. Video highlights are produced at our discretion and are an additional fee. Highlight videos may be received at the conclusion on the 7v7 season.