I have a question about coaching fees and how it is handled by your coach or your kid's coach.
What do you pay? Do you pay for the hotel, food, mileage, and coaching time? Is it per diem, or a flat rate? What if you have more than one coach? What if you skate only one day at a three day event? Do you pay up front, or after the coach gets back with expenses? Does the coach submit a bill for the average of expenses to each skater?
This is an issue that has come up recently at our rink. I am curious how it is handled in other areas of the country or world. Since our freestyle time is free, and our club ice is minimal, I think that some of the skate parents are taking it for granted that skating should should be inexpensive. Can I get a reality check from some of you? Skating is definitely NOT inexpensive, and I see parents and coaches struggling to come to an understanding. I will be waiting patiently for your responses!