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.

Related: High school sports: What it really costs to play high school football

Alta

DISTRICT FEES: $130



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.

American Fork


DISTRICT FEES: Participation $100


OPTIONAL COSTS: Personal apparel, equipment, spirit pack $60; summer camp(s) $50 (at the high school) $190 (Snow College)

Bingham

DISTRICT FEES: Participation $175



OPTIONAL COSTS:
Spirit Pack $200; summer weights $25; summer clinic $75; summer camp $250 (USU-Eastern Utah campus); Team trip to Colorado $150

Bountiful

DISTRICT FEES: Participation fee $65, Transportation $20, Drug testing $5



OPTIONAL COSTS: Summer conditioning $95; practice jersey $28

Brighton

DISTRICT FEES: $130



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.

Clearfield

DISTRICT FEES: Participation fee $65; transportation $20; drug testing $5



OPTIONAL COSTS: Summer conditioning $35; player pack $35

Copper Hills

DISTRICT FEES: Participation $175



OPTIONAL COSTS: Spirit Pack $250; In-season trip to Idaho $190; summer conditioning camp $100; summer clinic $50; summer weights $50

Corner Canyon

DISTRICT FEES: $130



OPTIONAL COSTS: One-week summer camp $150; spirit Pack $150

Cottonwood

DISTRICT FEES: Participation $50; reconditioning helmet $35; transportation fee $10



OPTIONAL COSTS: Spirit pack $160; transportation for optional camps $10; equipment rental $35; banquet $35; summer clinic/camp $50

Davis

DISTRICT FEES: Participation fee $65; transportation $20; drug testing $5



OPTIONAL COSTS: Varsity summer camp, which includes spirit pack, transportation and meals $150.

Desert Hills

DISTRICT FEES: Participation $85



OPTIONAL COSTS: Spirit pack $100;game socks (optional) $12; purchase own girdle $55-$85 (offered for free by school); $40 helmet reconditioning

Dixie

DISTRICT FEES: Participation $85



OPTIONAL COSTS: Spirit pack $50; jersey $70 (use for three years and keep upon graduation)

East

DISTRICT FEES: $40 participation, $25 helmet reconditioning



OPTIONAL COSTS: Summer camp $100*

*(Summer camp cost is waivable.)

Enterprise

Note: Enterprise did not respond to district requests

Granger

DISTRICT FEES: Participation $50; reconditioning helmet $35; transportation fee $10



OPTIONAL COSTS: Summer clinic/camp $150; spirit pack $105

Herriman

DISTRICT FEES: Participation $175



OPTIONAL COSTS: Spirit Pack $135; summer conditioning fee $50; summer weight lifting fee $50; Camp Williams trip $150

Highland

DISTRICT FEE: $50 (set by district but kept at school) $55 helmet reconditioning.



OPTIONAL COSTS: *Spirit pack $50-75 (depends on the year); summer camp (at the school) $160, 7-on-7 camp $15. (Option for required physical at the school $20)



*(Spirit pack, and district fees are waivable.)

Hillcrest

DISTRICT FEES: $130



OPTIONAL COSTS: All costs are covered if players participate in two fundraisers — the Husky Iditarod includes: If boys raise their first $100 – padded girdle, bike shorts. Second $100 — hard chinstrap, game socks, two practice jerseys. Third $100 — Spirit pack. Fourth $100 — football cleats. Second fundraiser — Asked to raise $400, about $300 of which stays with the program. Pays for: Prime rib dinner $75; ten team dinners each Thursday $150; football only hooded sweatshirt $75.

Hunter

DISTRICT FEES: Participation $50; reconditioning helmet $35; transportation fee $10



OPTIONAL COSTS: Summer weights $20; summer clinic/camp $120; spirit pack $115

Hurricane

DISTRICT FEES: Participation $85



OPTIONAL COSTS: Camp $50; $20 deposit on pads that is returned when pads are returned

Jordan

DISTRICT FEES: $130



OPTIONAL COSTS: Summer camp $100.

Kearns

DISTRICT FEES: Participation $50; reconditioning helmet $35; transportation fee $10



OPTIONAL COSTS: Summer clinic/camp $225 (Utah State); spirit pack $175

Layton

DISTRICT FEE: $90



OPTIONAL COSTS: 7-on-7 camp $15; Summer camp $140; Summer conditioning $35

Lehi

DISTRICT FEES: Participation $100



OPTIONAL COSTS: Personal apparel, equipment, spirit pack $110; summer camp(s) $250 at the high school

Lone Peak

DISTRICT FEES: Participation $100



OPTIONAL COSTS: Personal apparel, equipment, spirit pack $150; summer camp(s) $325 (five different options)

Mountain View



DISTRICT FEES: Participation $100



OPTIONAL COSTS: Personal apparel, equipment, spirit pack $250; summer camp(s) $125

Murray

Note: Murray did not respond to district requests or Deseret News inquiries.

Northridge

DISTRICT FEES: Participation fee $65; transportation $20; drug testing $5



OPTIONAL COSTS: Team camp $150 team camp; $55 player pack; Summer 7-on-7 tournament 2 @ $15 each; Summer conditioning class $45.

Olympus

DISTRICT FEES: Participation $50; reconditioning helmet $35; transportation fee $10



OPTIONAL COSTS: Summer clinic/camp $280 (Southern California in July)

Orem

DISTRICT FEES: Participation $100



OPTIONAL COSTS: Personal apparel, equipment, spirit pack $40; summer camp(s) $130

Pine View

DISTRICT FEES: Participation $85


OPTIONAL COSTS: Summer Camps $250 (at the high school and some 7-on-7 competitions)

Pleasant Grove

DISTRICT FEES: Participation $100



OPTIONAL COSTS: Personal apparel, equipment, spirit pack $195; summer camp(s) $290 (Snow College)



Provo

Note: Provo did not respond to district requests or Deseret News inquiries.

Riverton

DISTRICT FEES: $175



OPTIONAL COSTS:: Spirit Pack $185; summer condition camp (spring) $35; summer weights $35; team trip to Dixie College $275

Snow Canyon

DISTRICT FEES: $85



ADDITIONAL COSTS: Spirit pack $100.

Skyline

DISTRICT FEES: Participation $50; reconditioning helmet $35; transportation fee $10



OPTIONAL COSTS: Summer clinic/camp $100 (Cedar City and Granite School District camp, plus football shorts and compression T-shirt); spirit pack $135; banquet $15

Syracuse

DISTRICT FEES: Participation fee $65; transportation $20; drug testing $5



OPTIONAL COSTS: Football camp $160; summer 7-on-7 passing league $15; summer conditioning $50; practice jersey $20; girdles $30.

Timpiew

DISTRICT FEES: $300



OPTIONAL COSTS: No additional costs as all costs are rolled into the district fee



Viewmont

DISTRICT FEES: Participation fee $65; transportation $20; drug testing $5



OPTIONAL COSTS: Equipment fee $130; summer conditioning $140; non-padded team camp $40; home jersey (option to buy and keep), $86

Woods Cross

DISTRICT FEE: $90



OPTIONAL COSTS: Spirit pack $100 (option to sell apparel with $10 credit for each item sold); Summer camp $150.

West

DISTRICT FEES: Participation fee $35



OPTIONAL COSTS: Camp and helmet fee $100; spirit pack $40; conditioning camp $50

West Jordan

DISTRICT FEES: $175


OPTIONAL COSTS: Spirit Pack $200; padded camp (spring) $100; summer weights $100