PCST Team Billing and Payment Information
Administration of PCST is done via a web based team management system called Team Unify. This system was developed specifically for swim teams by an individual that was frustrated with all the inefficiencies that are required to administer and run a swim team. Team Unify utilizes a central database for all family account information and completely automates the payment process.
When you sign up for PCST, your initial payment will be made online using a credit card. You will then be given an account (username & password) through email for Team Unify that you can use to log into your account. If you would prefer that your monthly dues be taken out of your checking account through ACH debit, or a different credit card, you will be able to change that payment method once logged into your account.
You must be enrolled in an automatic payment method, meaning either ACH or credit card
The system automatically saves the credit card used during registration and sets that card by default to be the automatic payment method. This can be changed to a different credit card or ACH in your account settings.
**THERE IS A $25 LATE FEE FOR ANY LATE/FAILED BILLING TRANSACTIONS**
When Do We Pay Each Month?
Monthly swim fees transactions occur on the 1st of every month. PCST does reserve the ability to debit your account at any time for other purchases such as team store items, team travel trip payments, etc.
What If We Decide To Suspend Our Membership?
If you decide to leave the team for any reason, it is YOUR responsibility to send a written notice to the team biller by using the "contact us" section of the website, or emailing our Team Administrator, Jessica Barisano, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you decide to return to the team at a future date, there will be a $25.00 re-registration fee.
Note: Please be sure this email arrives by the 25th of the month to avoid being debited the following month. Any notices received after the 25th will result in your account still being debited for the next month and there are NO refunds.
USA Swimming Annual Insurance Fee
Every swimmer is required to become a member of USA Swimming. USA Swimming is our governing body and membership includes insurance for your swimmer at practice and USA Swimming sanctioned events. This is an annual membership and is required to be renewed every December (The PCST staff will take care of registering your swimmer). The current cost is $75.00 per swimmer. PCST collects this annual membership via automatic draft on November 1st. Your swimmer will not be registered for the following season until your $75 has been collected. This registration fee also includes your swimmer's banquet fee and any other special parties throughout the year.
Initial Registration Fee To Join: $175.00
What Is Included In The Initial Registration Fee of $175? The $175.00 covers the 1st month of PCST training dues and includes the annual USA Swimming registration fee as well as a Speedo Swim Suit, 2 PCST T-Shirts, a PCST Swim Cap, and a PCST Car Magnet. Before completing the online registration, you must contact our Team Administrator, Jessica Barisano, at Jhswmmr@aol.com to schedule an evaluation with a member of our coaching staff. Your swimmer will complete a tryout at your preferred practice location (Mosley High School, Frank Brown Park, of Gulf Coast State College), where they will be asked to complete the minimum requirement of 25 yards of freestyle. After your swimmer's evaluation is completed and the Coaches have assigned him/her to a training group, you must contact Team Administrator Jessica Barisano to confirm group, locaiton, and completion of evaluation before registering. Then, visit the website to register your swimmer by using the "Year Round Team Registration" link. During this process you will create your family account and set up your automatic billing transactions, and register your swimmer with their new training group. On the 1st day of your 2nd month on the team, your ACH account or credit card will be debited for the monthly training dues and will continue in effect until such time as you notify us in writing of your desire to leave the team.
Re-Registration Fee for Former PCST Swimmers: $25.00 (if you have been off roster for one full month)
Monthly Group Training Fees (Effective October 1, 2016)
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Discount For Multiple Swimmers There is a maximum of $225 charge per family. This means that if you have multiple swimmers, then you will not pay more then $225 per month starting with your second month. (NOTE: PCST Masters, PCST Summer Splashes, and PCST Lessons are not included programs in this $225.00 monthly cap).