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Steamboat Springs High School sports face budget shortfall

2009-10 Athletic budget

Tier 1 sports are those that receive school district funding to cover the costs of supplies, materials and entry fees. The cost per player reflected below includes money provided by the district, the high school’s athletic department and the Steamboat Springs Booster Club

Sport Participants* Cost

Boys basketball 20 $726.67

Boys soccer 45 $305.87

Cross Country 12 $489.42

Football 54 $546.66

Girls basketball 22 $604.23

Girls soccer 41 $316.58

Track and field 43 $495.36

Volleyball 50 $360.32

Wrestling 10 $576.10

Speech 11 $874.17

Tier 2 sports are those that don’t receive school district funding to cover the costs of supplies, materials and entry fees. Tier 2 sports are paid for by the Booster Club, individual student-athlete participation fees, fundraising and donations. The cost per player reflected below includes money provided by the high school’s athletic department and Booster Club.

Sport Participants* Cost

Boys tennis 24 $453.36

Girls tennis 46 $259.26

Cheerleading 22 $230.37

Alpine ski team 30 $166.54

Nordic ski team 8 $495.38

Boys lacrosse 66 $160.64

Girls lacrosse 18 $198.40

Hockey 23 $515.24

Golf 18 $381.10

Softball 12 $316.37

Baseball 18 $445.38 *2009-10 school year

Per player

Criteria for moving from Tier 1 to Tier 2

The sport is no longer sanctioned by the Colorado High School Activities Association.

■ The Program no longer addresses/fits with the existing guidelines for gender equity opportunity for males and females.

■ Student participation declines to an unsatisfactory level (i.e. participation numbers as reported to CHSAA decline to a level dictating the inability to field a team or participation is less than 50 percent of levels necessary to field a varsity team).

■ Securing qualified coaches becomes impossible.

■ Adequate facilities and resources no longer exist.

■ Scheduling of contests and competitions at the local or regional level becomes impossible.

■ Administrative supervision of the sport becomes unreasonable in relationship to other sports.

■ Costs related to providing the sport become unreasonable in relationship to other sports.

■ Inappropriate actions are made by the athletes, coaches, parents or community.

■ There are other opportunities for students to access the sport.

■ Feeder programs and or national statistics for participation indicate a decline in participation for the sport.

■ Competent, certified officials are unavailable or inaccessible or only available in a cost prohibitive manner.

■ League scheduling of sport would determine timing of deletion of sport to honor commitments.

■ Overall expenditures exceed reasonable “per student” cost for sport.






Matt Stensland