5A, 4A and Washington County 3A football expenses, school by school (42 items)
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.
1 of 42. Alta
OPTIONAL COSTS: Summer camp at Snow College for $290; weekly team meals for $90; summer weight training for $80; a fitness class for $35; a highlight video and pictures for $55; miscellaneous activities for $60; and a $220 spirit pack that includes a hooded sweatshirt, duffle bag, team-logoed T-shirt and shorts, compression shirt, core shorts, game socks, a practice girdle and a mouthpiece.
2 of 42. American Fork
OPTIONAL COSTS: Personal apparel, equipment, spirit pack $60; summer camp(s) $50 (at the high school) $190 (Snow College)
3 of 42. Bingham
OPTIONAL COSTS: Spirit Pack $200; summer weights $25; summer clinic $75; summer camp $250 (USU-Eastern Utah campus); Team trip to Colorado $150
4 of 42. Bountiful
OPTIONAL COSTS: Summer conditioning $95; practice jersey $28
5 of 42. Brighton
OPTIONAL COSTS: Students are asked to fundraise between $100-400, but all players receive the same benefits, regardless of what they raise. This includes a spirit pack.