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General Player Assistance Application Information 2020-21 Spring Tryouts

We have now funded all of our Assistance awards for players joining teams formed from Spring tryouts.  We will have a second round of awards after forming boys' high school age Select teams in the Fall. 

We are always working to increase our funds through sponsorships, donations, and fundraisers.  If we secure additional funding, we will consider late applications. You may choose to submit an application through the link below but unless we receive additional funds, we will not be able to provide additional assistance.

Phase One:  Applications Due: June 3, 2020

Approval/Denial Notifications by June 10, 2020

Phase Two:  Applications Due: June 16, 2020

Approval/Denial Notifications by June 20, 2020

Midwest United FC has a player assistance allocation in the annual budget. The majority of awards are granted just after Spring tryouts, with a portion reserved to be granted after the U15 and above boys, select tryouts occur in November. This year we will be processing Spring applications in two phases due to the unique tryout situation. See the dates above. The application form will be open May 18th through June 16th.  

No submissions received after the due dates above can be considered as the budget will be used completely for those that apply on time.

To secure a roster spot on a team, we require a deposit of 10% of the total dues. If you are a returning player with a credit on your account, this credit can be used toward the deposit.

To apply, click on the application link at the bottom of this page. You will be redirected to the digital application. All applications must be submitted electronically through this link. We do not accept paper applications. This form works on most mobile devices as well as computers. Assistance can be provided for anyone who needs help filling out the application. Note that you will need to attach your most recent federal tax form to complete that application. Please contact the Player Assistance Committee if you have questions regarding the application or process at playerassistance@midwestunitedfc.com. 

After you have submitted your application correctly and checked the box to be sent a copy you will receive an email confirming it was received.  If you do not get this email, there was a problem, and your application was not completed correctly.  Incomplete applications are not considered.  Contact the committee immediately if you do not get the email. 

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 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 through an email invoice from Player Accounts that will give the new account balance after accounting for the down payment and all assistance awarded. 

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.  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 DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION HAS PASSED**