Athletic Participation Fee Information
The York County School Division's approved operating budget includes an athletics participation fee of $50 per student, per season for middle school sports. Students who participate in sports in all three seasons will not be charged for the third season, limiting athletics participation fees for middle school students to no more than $100 per year. Fees collected by the division will be used to defray the cost of equipment, supplies, officials, transportation costs, and Virginia High School League (VHSL) membership fees.
Athletes who try out and become an official team member will be required to pay the participation fee prior to the first official contest in order to be eligible to compete. There is no relationship between athletic fees and a guarantee of playing time. Playing time for athletes is at the sole discretion of the head coach and his/her staff. The athletics participation fee is non-refundable.
The York County School Division has established an online school payment service that parents can utilize to pay a student’s athletic fee. The athletic fee may be paid online by credit card through the York County School Division’s online school payment portal system. Parents will continue to have the option of paying the fee by cash or check at the school. Fees must be paid for students to be eligible to participate in the first game.
The fee will be waived for students who qualify for free or reduced price meals with the submission of a waver request form (Consent to Share Information for Waiver of Athletic Fee). Please see the Athletic Director for further information.