5A, 4A and Washington County 3A football expenses, school by school

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 3 2013 12:43 a.m. MDT

High school is anything but inexpensive.

In addition to the cost of books, pens, papers, notepads, binders, erasers, computer software and a myriad of other school essentials, parents have found that extra-curricular sports — namely football — costs a bundle as well.

The Deseret News successfully contacted nearly forty different 5A, 4A and 3A Utah high schools in order to assess the cost of participation in high school football along the Wasatch Front and in Washington County. Not all of them provided the information requested, but the data obtained from those who did is telling.

Here's the school-by-school breakdown on how much the sport costs for Utah's young athletes — and their parents.

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Huntsville, u

Why does it cost more at some schools than others, when you are forced to go to the school in your district? I know that some parents get around the district thing, but how do they do it without moving?

Saratoga Springs, UT

I would be very interested to see some parents comments on here about fees and spirit pack fees, etc. I know for a fact that there are three schools on here that those fees are inaccurate. That it is a lot more. I also would love to know how $300 is covering all those T-View boys and their apparel and garb they get.

I do like the way I think it was Hillcrest who spelled it out about the fundraising they do and they earn it all that way.

This should all be a little more equal. And for East to have the things they do and they barely pay anything. Hmmmmmmm! makes you wonder, those are some nice uni's and facilities you have there.

UC Baller
Salt Lake City, UT

re Utah Bruin

$300 for all the Tview stuff they get? What stuff is that? They are monitored like a hawk and don't get a thing extra besides the spirit pack (that they pay for in the $300 fee). Every single item has a checklist and is returned - unlike other schools. They pay $300...not like $55 participation fee at other schools. $300 is a lot when you don't go to Snow or anyplace for a Camp. I guess you need a little help adding once again a Bruin. Just another person spewing their false ideas.

red rocks
Saint George, UT

There are are a lot of costs that are not listed on here. Schools vary for several reasons. Some districts give more money to the football programs than other districts. Many of theses schools have to have booster clubs to cover many of the costs associated with football. Each school is different in the way they handle the finances. Each team is going to follow the lead of the coach.

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