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General Player Assistance Application 2021/2022

ECNL/MLS Next

The deadline for ECNL, ECNL-RL/MLS Next teams to apply will be June 4th.

Notification of funds will be on June 11th.

Premier / Select

Applications Due: June 18, 2021

Approval/Denial Notifications by June 25, 2021

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. The application form will be open May 18th through June 18th.  

No submissions received after the due dates above can be considered.

To secure a roster spot on a team, we require a deposit of 10% of the total dues. 

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.