Michigan Made 7v7 Football Commitment Letter
Congratulations on making a travel team in our Michigan Made Family of Sports. Our mission is to provide a platform and positive learning environment for all athletes and coaches to thrive as people and athletes. We will use our personal and professional experience to coach, mentor, motivate and develop athletes in the Great Lakes State.
All parents shall read the entire commitment letter before accepting the roster position. After reading the document, if you believe there will be an issue with attendance, commitment or our standard, we ask you to withdraw your player's name from consideration in order to give another player the opportunity to make the team.
Communication from Michigan Made administration will be sent via email throughout season. It is your responsibility to ensure you regularly check the email you'll provide us for communication regarding your team.
I herby agree to commit to the program requirements that are stated below:
I. Uphold the Standard
The Michigan Made Standard is the idea that raising the bar of expectations each day is a necessity both mentally and physically for yourselves and for the team of others around you. At Michigan Made, we are passionate about creating elite athletes, but more importantly helping create ELITE HUMANS. We expect anyone involved in our program to represent us with integrity and respect. Michigan Made was created to raise the bar in player’s skill, well-being, mental and physical development and this means exuding coaching excellence, practice session efficiency, sportsmanship, the ability to communicate, adapt, and lead. The desire to improve in all areas of life and lead with positivity and character, is the Michigan Made Standard.
a. Michigan Made's travel teams are competitive sports programs requiring participation of its players at practices, games, tournaments and special functions. If a player misses practices, games or tournaments without prior notification to the coach, or is regularly absent/tardy it may result in the player being dismissed from the team.
b. Emergency situations and/or limited prearranged absences are understandable and unavoidable. Please make every effort to notify your child's coach in advance.
III. Playing time
a. Michigan Made's travel programs are highly competitive and equal playing time is NOT guaranteed. Playing time is earned. No player is promised playing time. It's the coaches discretion to play the players most capable of helping the team succeed and win.
b. There are different levels of competitive travel teams within Michigan Made. Please discuss with your coach about the level of team your child is committing to and the expectations of player development. Some teams will have more flexibility in rotating players for positional development and some teams will play the best players in each spot. It is your responsibility to ensure your player is on the team that best suits your child.
c. Our coaches have the right to limit a player's playing time due to lack of performance or commitment to the team, which could include but not limited to missing practices, games, late arrivals or due to unsportsmanlike conduct.
a. Anyone associated with Michigan Made will conduct themselves in a manner that is appropriate at all times. Players may be removed from a team if parent(s) demonstrate detrimental behavior towards the coaching staff, event staff, kids, officials, teammates, etc.
b. Any Michigan Made member that demonstrates behavior that is detrimental to this program may be removed from the game and/or program.
c. Detrimental behavior is defined as physical and/or verbal abuse towards any participant, staff member, coach, player, or the likewise, at any time.
d. Parents are strongly encouraged to address any questions or concerns directly with the coach at appropriate times. Please refrain from handling issues before, during or immediately after a game. We maintain a 24 hour rule for game or playtime complaint. We also ask that issues are NOT displayed on social media. Improper handling of issues can be detrimental to a player, team and organization and are also grounds for dismissal.
a. Michigan Made generates it's funding through player registration fees, sponsors, hosting tournaments, and fundraisers. Parents or legal guardians of all players are encouraged to support Michigan Made.
a. Player dues for the 2022 spring season will be $250 for returning 7v7 Football players with a uniform and $300 for any player new to the 7v7 program. This figure is prior to any fundraising efforts. The following is a breakdown of what you are paying for:
1. Regular Season 7v7 game play
2. Competitive tournaments at solidified venues around the state and potentially, nationally.
3. Secure practice locations during the season.
4. Full team uniform (varies by sport).
5. Secondary insurance coverage.
6. Discounted or no cost to professional trainings offered by Michigan Made and partnered facilitators.
7. Discounted or no cost to select camps offered by Michigan Made and partnered facilitators.
b. ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
c. Payments must be able to be made online electronically.
d. All payments must be paid in full by: May 13, 2022. Michigan Made must order custom jerseys and equipment and any player not paid, will not be ordered. Please make sure all financial obligations are met to avoid a delay in uniform delivery. If any issues arise please contact us.
e. Football Fee Schedule: (PLEASE NOTE THESE FEES MAY BE REDUCED BASED ON FUNDRAISING EFFORTS)
Payment 1: $100 deposit due now at the submission of your commitment online.
Subsequent payments will be scheduled online via online payment portal.
Payment 2: $100 due May 1st.
Payment 3: $50-100 Due May 15
f. Parents should understand that there may be additional costs involved with travel sports that may include (but not limited to) equipment, travel, hotels, etc.
a. Teams will conduct individual fundraising events in order to offset player/team fees, team parties, professional lessons, additional tournaments etc. These funds shall be used at the discretion of the specified team's head coach for team use only.
b. Michigan Made is partnered with Swagnew Foundation, a program originated to help athletes and organizations like ours to mitigate extra player/team fees for athletes who need assistance most. We run an annual golf outing in June, including the raffle of several large donated raffle items. Every family in the program will have an opportunity to work the event organized by Swagnew Foundation. It is not mandatory for the families to participate, but will be a great opportunity for everyone that wishes to take advantage of it. All time commitment or raffle donations are appreciated. For families that work with the event, funds raised will directly impact your teammates and other children who otherwise may not be able to participate on competitive platforms.
By submitting the signed form below, I have confirmed that the player named has committed to play with the Michigan Made family of sports for the 2022 season. My athlete is allowed to play for other organizations during the 2022 season but it will not interfere with my commitment to the Michigan Made organization. We have read and understand this entire Letter of Commitment and agree to abide by it.
NOTE: If this form is not signed and submitted along with the $100.00 deposit to Michigan Made the player could forfeit their spot on the team.