General Player Assistance Application Information 2019-2020
Application Process Start Date: 1 June 2019
Applications Due 5 July 2019
Approval/Denial Notifications by 12 July 2019
High School Boys Select Tryouts
Applications Due: TBD
Approval/Denial Notifications by TBD
Midwest United FC has a player assistance fund allocated in the annual budget. The majority of awards are designated just after June tryouts, with a portion reserved to be awarded after the U15 and above boys select tryouts occur in November.
The application form is open in advance of tryouts. To secure a roster spot on a team, we normally require a deposit of 25% of the total dues. For players that have applied for assistance, we allow a reduced deposit of 10%. To be eligible for the 10% deposit, you must apply PRIOR to tryouts. Then, come to tryouts prepared to pay the reduced deposit or we will not be able to hold your spot.
No submissions received after the due dates above will be considered.
To apply, click on the application link at the bottom of this page. You will be redirected to the digital form application. All applications must be submitted electronically through this link. We no longer accept paper applications. This form works on many mobile devices as well as computers. Computers and assistance will be provided at both Premier and Select registration for anyone needing help to fill out the application via this method. Note the tax forms that are required to apply and bring a copy to the registration if you plan to apply there.
Incomplete applications will NOT be processed.
Please contact the Player Assistance Committee if you have questions regarding the application or process at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Player Assistance Committee will review applications and allocate the available scholarship funds. No player will be given a 100% scholarship. Funds will be awarded based on the following criteria:
1. Family need based on the level of income and family size
2. Other considerations (assets/liabilities, hardship cases such as job loss or health issues)
3. The number of requests received this year.
Applicants will receive notification of approval or denial by July 12, 2019, for applications due July 5, 2019. The notification will be through an email invoice from Player Accounts that will reflect the new account balance after accounting for the down payment required at registration and assistance awarded. Player Accounts will then monitor payments according to the payment plan, if one has been requested, and financial assistance agreements.
This year we will have new opportunities and requests for all assistance recipients. Because we are making a commitment to your players’ development, we are asking you to match the commitment by ensuring your player attends training sessions and games on a regular basis. We will be checking in with your coach at the end of each season, including winter, to make sure that your player is making the most of the opportunity that they have been given. Should attendance be an issue, it may impact assistance granted in future years. We will also provide age-appropriate volunteer opportunities for your player. This could include things like working with the mentoring program, assisting with Future stars or helping with new events like the skills challenge. Volunteering is not required but we hope that as we strive to develop our players on and off the field, this will benefit them as much as the club.
The application process will open on June 1, 2019