WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR MAKING TEAMS?
Coaches will be making phone calls to players starting as early as Friday, June 26th to confirm commitment to join team. In addition, you will receive an email from us within a few days inviting your player to accept and join the team. When you accept you will be taken to our Demosphere registration system where you will agree to all the waivers and make a $200 non-refundable deposit. More details about this deposit can be found below.
WHEN DO I NEED TO COMMIT BY?
The final date to register and accept team placement is Wednesday, July 15th. If you do not register by this date we cannot guarantee there will be room on a team after this date.
I DEFERRED MY $400 SPRING REFUND TO FALL. CAN YOU TAKE THE $200 FROM THERE?
Unfortunately not. Our registration system (Demosphere) doesn't have an easy way to automate this process. Instead, the $400 will be deducted across the 5 payments assuming you select the "Payment Plan" option. If you select the "Pay in Full" option then the $400 will automatically be discounted. An email with the special coupon code has been sent to those who deferred the payment. If you cannot locate that email send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT IS THE COST?
We did everything possible to keep our costs the same for the 2020/21 season. The fees below are for the entire year which includes both Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 seasons. This includes the following fees:
- Non-refundable Enrollment Deposit Fee: $200*
- Club Registration Fee: $600
- Club Registration Fee (additional for NPL teams only): $100 **
- Paid Trainer Fee: $1,025
- Third Practice Trainer Fee: $200 **
- State Cup Fee: $200 ***
The minimum total fee per team is $1825. Black teams who play NorCal's State Cup will pay a total of $2025. NPL teams will pay a total of $2325.
* More details around the $200 Non-refundable fee below
** Additional fees for NPL and 3rd training per week may apply to specific teams
*** State Cup Fee covers the cost of State Cup Team registration, Paid Trainer Fees, home game field and ref fees. Applicable to Black-level teams and select Red-level teams based on DOC discretion. These fees are fully refundable if State Cup does not take place.
WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT OPTIONS?
Our program has two payment options to chose from: Pay in Full or Payment Plan. The Pay in Full plan allows you to pay the $200 non-refundable enrollment fee and the 2020/21 fees when the player accepts the invitation to join the team. The Payment Plan consists of a $200 non-refundable enrollment deposit fee paid when the player accepts the invitation to join the team and then 4 equal payments over the 2020/21 season. The Payment Plan will charge your credit card automatically on 8/1, 10/1, and 12/1 of 2020 and 2/1 of 2021. You only have to enter your information including credit card during the initial registration.
DO WE NEED NEW UNIFORMS?
Yes, it has been 2 years since we last purchased new uniforms and will be asking everyone to purchase new kits that will be good for the next 2 years. Estimated cost of total kit is between $140 and $160, which includes 2 jersey tops (red and black), 2 shorts (red and black) and 2 pairs of socks (red and black). Click here for details.
ARE YOU STILL OFFERING SCHOLARSHIPS?
WHY ARE YOU ASKING FOR A $200 DEPOSIT NOW?
These funds will help keep the club operating through the end of summer as well as help us get ready for the upcoming Fall season. This fee covers trainer fees, field rental fees, insurance and many other items.
WHAT HAPPENS TO MY $200 DEPOSIT IF THERE IS NOT A SEASON?
If we do not have a Fall Season due to COVID, the $200 deposit fee will go towards whatever type of program we are allowed to offer by the County in the Fall. If we are in a complete lockdown (Shelter in Place) we will be unable to refund or credit the $200 as the money would have already been spent for operations noted above. You can read our full refund policy here.
WILL YOU OFFER SOMETHING IF SEASON IS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID?
As of July 15, NorCal is planning on having a season that will start September 12th.
In the event that we do not have a season, assuming the City and County keep the current resitrcitions in place, we will be offering ongoing team training sessions until otherwise told we cannot. The fee will be dependent the total number of players we have registered and our total costs, which include field costs, player insurance, coach fees, and other miscelnous operating costs. We will communicate this to all players when and if we must take this route.
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DECIDE TO DROP OUT AFTER WE MAKE OUR 8/1 INSTALLMENT PAYMENT?
Any player that drops out of the program can get a partial refund IF THE SEASON IS CANCELLED. The refund will be dependent on the costs noted above. For our complete refund policy please see here.
If a player drops out they will not be placed on a team in the Spring and will have to try out again.
WHEN WILL PRACTICES START?
The week of July 27th.