Information on Options for Donation or Refund of Spring Fees
Hello MC United Families.
MC United's Board has been working over the last 5 days to quickly make decisions and get you the information you need regarding options for Spring 2020 registration fees.
Throughout this whole situation, our families and players have been our biggest priority.
This spring was going to be a record-breaking season for our club in terms of the numbers of players participating (30 teams this year!)
While the outcomes this spring are not what any of us wanted, we hope that your experience with MC United -- whether you are a brand new player this season or a "veteran" -- will inspire you to return to soccer and MC United when the situation improves. We remain optimistic for fall and hope to see you all back soon.
Please read the attached document above for all of the details.
Families may choose one of two options via this link by Friday, May 15: https://forms.gle/7cUm4pjXTH18SnDS7
PLEASE coordinate and have one person per household complete the survey so we do not have duplicates for the same family.
1. DONATE: As a registered, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, by forgoing a refund and by selecting "donation", your registration fees (or an amount you specify) will be allocated to the new MC United Future Fund. Contributions to this fund will support need-based player registration scholarships and future programming that will be of direct benefit to players and coaches. For example: winter gym stipends, player development and training sessions, coach training, and equipment. We have established this fund within MC United to help meet the future needs of our club and players.
Your consideration of a donation will be especially impactful this year, as many families are experiencing the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We rely on our tournament proceeds to help offset some of the costs of player registration scholarships and other club expenses. With the cancellation of the March 2020 Central Wisconsin Futsal Championship and this past weekend’s Mountain Bay Cup, we will not have the same level of funds to reinvest in our scholarships and activities as we typically would. Moving into the fall season and beyond, many in our community may have greater financial needs than in the past. We sincerely appreciate your consideration, but also recognize that some families are not in a position to choose this option.
2. REFUND: You may request a REFUND of spring registration fees (minus a $10 administrative fee ). Demosphere and late fees are not refundable. If we do not receive your refund request via the form at the link above by Friday, May 15, we will gratefully apply your fee to the MC United Future Fund.
(We are unable to issue credits for future seasons.)
Thank you and I hope to see all of you and your players soon.
MESSAGE FROM THE MCU PRESIDENT
Good afternoon. I promised to share information with each of you on the status of our soccer seasons as soon as it became available. Thank you for your patience.
This morning we received the attached communication from the Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association (WYSA). In summary:
We appreciate your continued support of MC United during these unprecedented times. We know it has been hard for the kids to be in a "wait and see" situation, only to receive more disappointing news.
We also appreciate your patience as we waited for decisions to be made about the season. Please thank your coaches and team managers who spent hours of their time preparing for our spring seasons.
Our biggest concern as a club is on how this impacting our kids. Please reassure your players -- in any way that you can -- of the importance of staying engaged in this sport that they love. We will be back. At some point. And we want to see all of our families return.
We know you have options when choosing a competitive soccer club, so why choose MC United?
*High school players: MC United welcomes all players. However, it is recommended that players joining MC United for the first time as a high school player (freshman U15s through U18) have some prior experience playing in another competitive soccer club; WAYSA, Everest Youth Soccer, or another indoor or outdoor recreational soccer program; or have participated for a season in their school district’s middle or high school soccer program. Parents of high school players interested in joining MC United that have not had any prior soccer experience should contact Lance Kelly, MC United’s Director of Coaching, prior to registration. This will help ensure that parents and players that are brand new to soccer have information about general skill, agility, and fitness expectations prior to committing to participation.
CANCELLED UNTIL FALL
Due to COVID-19 and the Safer-at-home guidelines we have decided to cancel the Spring Firecrackers academy. We are planning to still hold the fall session. Please continue to watch the Academy webpage for updates.