Club Registration Fee ($325) is not refundable and not transferable and is a one-time payment.
Registration/ Club Fees Includes
Access to year-round grass practice fields (weather permitting)
Home games at Lehigh County Sports Fields
10 weeks of winter technical training
Hired Registrar for GotSoccer league and tournament registration
Summer Camp for non-high school age groups (week)
Technology (Teamsnap/ Google Sites, Social Media Presence)
EPYSA Fees / Field Liability Insurance
In the event that WLUSC accepts a $325 registration fee, but is ultimately unable to host the team and/or produce a playing opportunity for the player, the registration fee will be refunded in full, back on the original form of payment.
The payment of the registration fee is a commitment by the player's family to pay the player's portion of the team fees, which will vary from team to team. Budgets will be developed and managed by the team, with approval by the club. A copy of the approved budget will be provided to parents prior to the start of the season. An estimate can be provided upon request.
Varying Team Fees Include:
Coach/ Assistant compensation (negotiated directly between Coaches and Managers, then approved by the board)
Coach/ Assistant Coach travel expenses/ hotel stays- as required
Optional turf fields for practice and/or games
League play registration fees, referee fees
Tournament registration fees
Optional team building activities/ professional photos
Equipment (team bench, game balls, training gear)
Optional Manager/ Treasurer compensation
No refunds, partial or full, will be made to players who choose not to participate at any point after registration for any reason, including players suspended by WLUSC.
The only exceptions are related to the player's health and relocation (see details below).
Should a family wish to remove their child from WLUSC, their full financial commitment to making all payments will not change. WLUSC will not refund any monies under any circumstance, and, in order to bring the relationship to a timely conclusion, will charge all outstanding monies in full, no later than 10 (ten) days of the family notifying club of their intent to leave WLUSC. During this time, the player will be removed from team rosters allowing all parties to pursue alternate opportunities, provided all prior obligations (financial or otherwise) are met both to the Club and the team.
A player's family agrees to purchase the club-approved Uniform Kit, and pay the applicable expedited shipping charges as needed.
Coaches and managers of a given team are permitted to make all decisions on training, leagues, games, tournaments, strategy, and play as it relates to the team and its individual players. The family agrees that these decisions are approved by the professional club staff and that any disagreement or difference of opinion is not cause for a refund of any kind, nor will it reflect any kind of breach of obligation by WLUSC.
"Team fees" are independent of and in addition to "Club Fees". Team fees are wholly set, collected, and managed by the coaches/managers of each team (NOT the Club administration) and vary between teams.
This commitment is presented in writing for transparency, in order for the parents to freely choose whether or not to enter into it. In agreeing to join WLUSC, the family:
Acknowledges the necessity for such policies given that WLUSC may have difficulty replacing any player who leaves mid-year and understands the unexpected financial burden on the remaining team families who would have to cover the deficit in funds; and
Agrees electronically to all payments for the entire year; and
Waives electronically their right to later cancel their authorization for these charges.
INJURY/ILLNESS AND RELOCATION REFUND REQUESTS
In the event that a player is injured (or is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness) during the season and cannot play or practice for the remainder of the season, the Board may consider providing a partial refund. Families must submit a written request with a physician's note to the registrar.
In the event that a family relocates out of the geographical area of WLUSC play during the season the Board may consider a partial refund. Families must submit a written request to the registrar.
Please note that refundable amounts are time-sensitive, as costs accrue to the Club for services provided to the team based on player headcount each month. Consequently, the refundable amount will be affected by the date you request the refund, not the date of the incident or event.