Travel will be a standard aspect of our season whether it be regionally or out of state. Understanding the travel guidelines will ensure the athletes safety and that the competitive experience is fun and enjoyable
Athletes, and/or their guardians (for minors) are responsible for making all their own transportation arrangements. In these instances, it is the responsibility of the athlete and/or their guardians to ensure the person transporting the athlete maintains all safety and legal requirements, including, but not limited to, a valid driver’s license, proper insurance, well maintained vehicle, and compliance with all state laws. To minimize one-on-one interactions, the FBVC staff members, and coaches will travel together. In any case where a staff member and/or volunteer is involved in an athlete’s travel, a parental release should be obtained in advance. Efforts must be made to ensure that staff and/or volunteers are not alone with an athlete or participant, by, e.g., picking the athletes up in groups.
Travel Team Policy
Travel teams will be compete against many of the top clubs in the country, this will provide athletes with a super competitive atmosphere. Most competitive events for travel teams involve travel outside of Maryland. The actual tournament schedule and location of events varies each year but is determined in advance of the season. Travel costs are in addition to the required club fee and player pack options. We recommend that before you commit to any FBVC team that you ensure you can commit not only the time but financial requirement as well.
Stay-to- Play tournaments are normal during our travel season. Stay to Play means in order for the FBVC to participate any hotels must be booked through a specific travel agent or specific hotels with rates already negotiated. The elected board members will present hotel options to each team. At stay to play tournaments you will be required to stay at the selected hotel and may be asked to submit a final receipt. For any tournament that does not have a stay to play in place the elected board members will work with their team individually to ensure a hotel option is provided for those that want to take advantage of a group discount.
Regional travel will NOT require hotel accommodations. Teams will compete in regional tournaments (within 2 hours of Frostburg, MD). Travel may be to PA, MD, or WV. Hotel options may be provided but will not be required to stay in. The schedule length is the same as a travel team (November - May). Associated travel costs are in addition to the required club fee and player pack options. We recommend that before you commit to any FBVC team that you ensure you can commit not only the time but financial requirement as well.