Hotel arrangements are made the week prior to our games. We utilize the Days Inn South Portland. We have rooms blocked off in advance. All that is needed is for you to call down and reserve a room from that block (under Maine Select AAU) with a credit card by Thursday night. We get a great group rate of $64/night, with the exception of May which will be $99. This is still $30+ less per night than the regular rate. These are 2 double bed rooms. Rooms are only reserved for Saturday nights. If you need a Friday night room as well, they can accommodate to add a night at the group rate. Chili’s is in the parking lot of this hotel where we sometimes eat as a team/club when we can. Due to the number of rooms we reserve, some reservations at the Days Inn may be moved to the Howard Johnson down the street on some weekends. We currently have 50 rooms booked at each hotel. We will negotiate more rooms after tryouts should the need arise. Both hotels have recently been renovated and updated and will honor the rate negotiated. You may reserve all the dates in advance should you want to. WE RECOMMEND YOU DO AND CANCEL IF NEEDED.
*For those going out of state, we will make our own arrangements as a team on the hotel we are at and plan accordingly. There is an additional cost to going out of state. The additional cost will be determined once a plan is made.
Maine Select will handle insurance entirely for coaches and players this year. The cost of this is built into your payment to the club. This will be simpler for all involved. This does not take the priority to your personal insurance. No more need to do AAU player memberships. We are using AYSAA for insurance.
On game weekends, the schedule with times and locations will come out Wednesday evening prior to the weekend. We are not sent the schedules from the tournament director until that time. Game weekends are a Saturday and Sunday event. We do request that none of our teams play before 11am Saturday morning to help with travel arrangements for those with long distances to travel, but this does NOT always work out. Each weekend we play, you are guaranteed 3 games at the least. Some weekends are showcase style where you will know all 3 game times and locations ahead of time and other weekends are bracket style where it is pool play Saturday, placed based on your record in pool play, then Sunday is win and advance. On these bracket play weekends, you could play 3-4 games on Sunday, should you continue to win. This can make for long days, but very fun weekends!
The club fee will be two installments of $255 this year. The first one is due at the first practice following tryouts. This will cover uniforms, insurance, facilities, and coaches travel. The second installment of $255 will be due at the last practice prior to our first game weekend. This will cover the team tournament entry fee for each in state tournament and the coaches hotel rooms for the season. We will be accepting credit cards this year for payment!
*There is a sibling discount of $50 per player (two players =$100 off)
*This has changed from years past with hectic collecting of tournament fees on game weekends and also insures players attend all events.
*If you need to discuss this payment schedule, please see Travis, Brad, or Ashley privately.