Athletes must be enrolling in Grade 1 and 2 for the 2023-2024 school year to participate in our Mini Devo – Grade 1 & 2 programs. All age groups referenced throughout the application and registration processes will be for the grade the athlete will be entering for the 2023-2024 school year, or the equivalent age if homeschooling. Please no exceptions!
NEW USER REGISTRATION PROCESS
If you are a first time applicant to CB Devo, you need to first complete our super quick and painless “NEW USER REGISTRATION” where you will simply submit your email address and create a login password for your account.
After you have completed the new user registration, you will automatically be redirected to the “NEW USER DASHBOARD” where you can view your profile, enter billing address and access the “NEW ATHLETE APPLICATION FORM“. All new CB Devo participants must complete this form.
Once you have been notified that your child has been accepted into CB Devo Summer 2023 programming, please complete your profile by updating your athlete information in “Your Athletes” . Please be certain to fill in all emergency contact and medical information as thoroughly as possible.
Your athlete WILL NOT be posted to your profile until he/she has been approved. Please note, new athlete applications are reviewed based on your rider’s age, ability, group dynamic, and our coach to athlete ratio.
New Athlete Application Process
OUR NEW ATHLETE APPLICATION WINDOW FOR SUMMER 2023 WILL
BE MARCH 13-26, PENDING GROUP AVAILABILITY.
New athlete applications will be available online on March 13 and must be submitted no later than 5pm on March 26, 2023…Thank you!
Registration will be closed on March 27, 2023. Any new athlete applications received after this deadline (March 26, 2023) and/or existing athletes, who did not make the early pre-registration deadline of 5pm March 5, will only be considered pending group availability (which is highly unlikely).
We will review these applications and select the athletes that will make up the most well-matched teams taking age, gender, and ability levels into consideration. These team announcements will be made by email on or before April 15, 2023. This timeline will largely depend on our coaching staff and may need to be modified, in which case, we will most definitely be in touch with new applicants as soon as possible. These are strange times we’re all living in these days so we feel it’s best to be a bit more conservative with our timeline this season and give this disclaimer early on. Please understand that this has never been an easy process for us and will be increasingly difficult given the demand for youth summer programming in the Gunnison Valley that is now combined with staffing constraints. We will do our absolute best to accept as many riders as we possibly can while still holding on tightly to our goals and objectives. It is absolutely necessary for CB Devo to maintain small coach to rider ratios in order to keep our athletes safe and their skills progressing. Please direct any questions, concerns or comments regarding this process to Amy via email or by phone at (970) 596-4085.
EXISTING & NEW RIDERS MUST "SECURE YOUR SPOT"!
All existing and new CB Devo participants must complete the “Secure Your Spot” for pre-registration.
Existing CB Devo Participants: you will receive a “Secure Your Spot” link that MUST be completed between February 20 and March 5, 2023 during our early pre-registration for approved 2022 athletes. Your rider’s spot IS NOT GUARANTEED after March 5, 2023. Riders whom did not participate in 2022 programming have been changed from “approved” to “pending” and will not be able to pre-register during the “SECURE YOUR SPOT” window.
New CB Devo Participants: once your New Athlete Application is approved and your new athlete has been successfully added to your user profile, we will email you a required “Secure Your Spot” link to GUARANTEE your athlete a spot in our upcoming Summer 2023 program! You must complete this step no later than May 15, 2023 so that we are sure to have our team hoodies and jerseys at the beginning of the season.
- This is a non-refundable $50 pre-registration deposit.
- If your plans change and CB Devo will no longer be a good fit for your schedule, CB Devo will retain this $50 as an administrative fee to fill this spot with one of our other applicants.
- This deposit will be deducted at “checkout” using coupon code “50back2023” when you complete the program registration and payment process. Please see next step below “ADD PROGRAM(S) TO YOUR ATHLETE(S) & PAY”. You will not be able to use this coupon code for pre-registration!
- All “Secure Your Spot” payments must be submitted no later than May 15, 2023. At checkout, we strongly encourage all 2023 CB Devo families to consider making a donation to our 2023 Donation Drive Campaign that will support our entire local CB Devo community by keeping our program fees the same and allowing us to continue compensating our coaches a wage that keeps up with the increase in cost of living in our valley.
Additionally, with this “Secure Your Spot” process, you will have the opportunity to pre-order a custom CB Devo team jersey, CB Devo team hoodie, a CB Devo bucket hat, and/or a complete set of CB Devo Skills Cards. These orders are placed early so that they will arrive before our program starts and will be handed out on your child’s first day of CB Devo.
ADD PROGRAM(S) TO YOUR ATHLETE(S) & PAY
On June 1st of every year, we will require that all program registration has been completed as well as all payments be fully paid for CB Devo Summer Programs. We will communicate with you via email to remind you.
Before June 1st, please log in to your account and “Add Program(s)” to your “Athlete(s)” in your Dashboard. NOTE- You must have Athletes added to your profile and these athletes MUST be APPROVED by admin before you can purchase a summer program.
For the 2023 season, all registration paperwork and payment must be completed online. To avoid being charged a 3.5% convenience fee, please consider making your payment by check. We charge this fee to take the financial burden off of our non-profit organization as these fees do add up. If you prefer to pay with a check to avoid this charge, please feel free to leave payment in the CB Devo drop box located at 914 Belleview or mail to us at:
Crested Butte Devo
PO Box 1416
Crested Butte, CO, 81224
There will once again be an online payment plan option for summer program fees:
At checkout, you will have the option to pay 50% of your program fees before May 1, 2023 with the remaining balance due no later than June 1, 2023. Please make a note of this date in your calendar and be sure to get payments made on time. At checkout, if you missed this step during pre-registration, we strongly encourage all 2023 CB Devo families to consider making a contribution to our 2023 Donation Drive Campaign. These efforts will support our entire local CB Devo community by keeping our program fees the same and allowing us to continue compensating our coaches a wage that keeps up with the increase in the cost of living in our valley.
Online registration and full program fees are due on or before June 1, 2023 unless previous arrangements have been made.
Fees vary for our one and two-day programming, however the daily fee $61/day for two-full day programming and $63/day for one-full day programming. Fully sublimated custom CB Devo team jerseys by Podiumwear are available for the discounted price of $30-$65, depending on style. We will throw an end of season ice cream party and frequent “POPSICLE DAYS” throughout the summer.
- With our expanded programming, it is simply too difficult to issue credits for days that are missed. Therefore, you will be expected to pay for sessions that your child is unable to attend. Please consider the points below under our “Missed Sessions Policy” regarding extended absences. This is not a drop-in program and the level of commitment required comes from a place of safety and fun.
We understand that summer is a time that many families like to go away to visit family or vacation. If you could please communicate with us when your child will not be attending so we aren’t waiting for him/her before we leave that would be greatly appreciated.
MISSED SESSIONS POLICY
We strongly discourage missing sessions with Crested Butte Devo for the following reasons:
- When an athlete is away, he/she loses fitness and returns to the group in a totally different place then they were before they left.
- It becomes a safety issue when we have athletes who can’t complete a ride in a reasonable amount of time. This jeopardizes the ability of the coach to avoid exposure when bad weather is imminent.
- We want every day to be a positive experience on the bike and when sessions are missed, especially on a regular basis, that is not going to be a positive experience for anyone.
We rely heavily on registration fees when creating our budget for the year and paying our highly-qualified, well-trained coaches well for their immense passion and energy is a top priority for us. We appreciate your understanding with this matter and of course, please feel free to contact Amy if you have special circumstances that need to be considered.
Regarding extended absences due to sickness, family vacation, other camps and/or activities please be sure that your child understands that when he/she returns to CB Devo there is a high probability that he/she will be in a different group. Here’s why…since 2015, we have seen firsthand that the riders who were consistent in their commitment to riding throughout the summer had amazing progress. Those who missed weeks with no riding lost fitness and struggled to keep up with their group. If you are questioning this policy, I’d like you to please ask yourself this question: How does this effect the experience of your child and the rest of the groups safety?
Please know that our intentions here are NOT to be exclusive and that we DO understand that kids and families have other summer commitments. If your child will be missing a couple of weeks throughout the summer session due to other camps and/or family vacations that is okay and we can work with your schedule. Crested Butte kids are tough and bounce back quick so we just ask that you make the best effort possible to schedule trips around days your child’s group meets to ride. The exception here is missing the first two weeks of summer programming where we focus on skill development and expectations. Missing the first two weeks of a nine-week program doesn’t set the athlete, or Crested Butte Devo, up for success.
In the case of injury, all remaining registration fees for the season will be either refunded or can be used as a credit for next season. CB Devo will not issue refunds due to repeated disrespectful behavior. We do our very best to create an environment that is safe and supportive for all of our riders. We simply cannot jeopardize the safety and progress of the group due to an athlete continually not listening to coach instruction. We will go above and beyond to work with behavior issues however, if there is no change in the athlete’s negative behavior, we will ask that the rider take a break from CB Devo and join us again when the structure of our programming is developmentally appropriate.
CRESTED BUTTE DEVELOPMENT TEAM BEHAVIOR POLICY
The Crested Butte Development Team identifies the physical and emotional safety of our athletes and coaches as priority number one. Additionally, we place great emphasis on teamwork, kindness, and cooperation within our groups. Any athletes found to consistently jeopardize these priorities through inappropriate behavior will be subject to the following process:
First offense – The coach(es) will identify the behavior and bring it to the attention of the athlete. The behavior in question will be clearly and rationally discussed using positive language. At this time, the coach(es) and athlete will collaborate on a constructive solution moving forward. The coach(es) will also bring awareness of the situation to the athlete’s parent(s). The coach(es) will meet with the athlete in the future for a report and seek assurance that we are continuing to work towards, or have reached, a favorable and fair resolution.
Second Offense – A second offense will be brought to the attention of the athlete by the coach(es) and reported to the Crested Butte Devo Board of Director(s). At this time, a meeting will be scheduled between the athlete, coach(es), parent(s). With a continued positive and encouraging tone, this meeting will serve to identify the ongoing problem, re-establish expectations, develop a solution strategy, and discuss consequences of further disruptions. After this meeting, consistent monitoring and communication between all parties will be crucial to a favorable outcome.
Third Offense – With a third offense, the Crested Butte Devo Director reserves the right to remove the athlete from programming for a duration of (2) sessions without additional warning. This suspension will provide the athlete and their parent(s) sufficient time to reassess their actions and future commitment to being part of the Crested Butte Devo team. During this period, efforts to avoid a fourth offense will be highly accelerated. Programming fees will not be refunded for missed sessions due to disciplinary actions.
Fourth Offense – Historically, we have very rarely found an athlete to be in this standing, but upon a fourth offense the Director reserves the right to remove the athlete from the program for the remainder of the season. A dismissal from the program is the worst case scenario for everyone involved. We are confident through consistent and effective communication between athlete, coach(es), parent(s) and director(s) this outcome is completely avoidable and reserved for the most extreme behavioral disruptions. This athlete will be allowed to apply for re-entry into the program the succeeding season, and if accepted, will start the season on probation for a predetermined period. Programming fees will not be refunded for missed sessions due to disciplinary actions.
* In the event of extreme misconduct, that severely compromises the safety of the group, the Crested Butte Development Team reserves the right to forgo the four step process in favor of immediate and possibly permanent dismissal from the program. In this case, programming fees will not be refunded.