MCU offers a variety of registration options for both Classic teams and State teams, so be certain to review all of the information below.
Classic Teams (no tryouts necessary)
SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR FALL 2020 RE: COVID-19- WE ARE PLANNING FOR TRAINING GAMES/POSSIBLE LEAGUE THIS FALL – TOURNAMENTS ARE UNCERTAIN AT THIS TIME AND COULD BE ADDED TO REGISTRATION FEES IN AUGUST
What we are able to do this fall will depend on what Phase we are in under the PLAY ON guidelines. At this time, it is uncertain whether fall tournaments will take place. Given this uncertainty, and assuming we are in Phase 3 this fall, we are planning on the following and have set fees accordingly:
Parents who register for Fall 2020 will pay a BASIC FEE to cover the costs of trainings and scrimmages/games/league. Included in the fees are the coach’s stipend, field/facility fees, insurance/WYSA fee, referee fees for games/scrimmages/league, and other small administrative expenses. If we participate in tournaments, parents will pay a tournament ADD ON fee later in August to reflect the difference in the additional cost of tournaments.
U9 - U10
U11 - U14
Spring 2021 Registration
Registration for spring 2021 will open in November. The spring season runs from April to mid-July. It consists of both Central Wisconsin Soccer League (CWSL) games and Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) sanctioned tournaments. Fees include registration, field/facility fees, three spring tournaments and CWSL league games.
U9 - U10
U11 - U14
State League Teams (tryouts necessary)
Registration options for MCU State Teams are as follows. (Please note that in order to be placed on a State Team, players must attend a tryout session.)
U13 Boys/Coed Unity and U13 Girls Gold (full year Fall 2020-Spring 2021)
U15 Boys/Coed Elite (full year Fall 2020-Spring 2021)
U16 Girls (Estrellas) and U17 Girls (Pinter) - Fall 2020 Only
U17 Boys/Coed (Invictus) and U19 Boys/Coed (Galacticos) – Spring 2021 Only
Multi-player Discount policy:
Payment Plan Dates
Fall, Full Year, and State: 1/3 at online registration, 1/3 on August 1 and 1/3 on September 1.
Spring: 1/3 at online registration, 1/3 on March 1, and 1/3 on April 1.
MCU Scholarships are available.
GENERAL REFUND POLICY
The completed on-line registration process documents a written offer by MC United Soccer Club to place your player on a team in exchange for the player’s commitment to play. Therefore, refunds will only be given to players unable to play the upcoming season because of a season-ending injury. The season-ending injury must have occurred prior to the player’s first league game or tournament game for the season. Fall and spring seasons are treated as separate seasons. Players who have a season ending injury under these circumstances will be provided a refund of that individual season’s registration fees, minus a $60 administrative fee. The refund request must be made in writing to MC United Soccer Club, PO Box 1071, Wausau, WI 54402-1071 or by emailing the Club treasurer.
There will be no refunds offered for tournament or game cancellations, field closures or other such changes in seasons required by our parks and facilities, other club's, or MC United.
Late registration fees are not refundable and are not included when determining refund amounts.
Example refund situations:
Player registers and pays a $300 registration fee for the season (fall or spring). She incurs an injury prior to the first tournament game or league game (whichever comes first) that will take her off the field for the remainder of the season. After written request for refund, the amount refunded for the single season season would be $240 ($300 less $60 administrative fee). If the injury occurred during or after the first tournament game or league game of the spring season, there would be no refund.
Player registers for a full year and pays $750 registration fee. She incurs an injury prior to the start of the fall season that will take her off the field for the duration of the fall season. After written request for refund, the amount refunded for the fall season would be $315 ($750 divided by 2 less $60 administrative fee). If the injury occurred during or after the first tournament game or league game of the spring season, there would be no refund. If the injury would take her off the field for the fall and spring seasons, the amount refunded would be $690 ($750 less $60 administrative fee).
Player registers for a full year and pays $750 registration fee. She plays for the fall season but incurs an injury prior to the start of the spring season that will take her off the field for the duration of the spring season. After written request for refund, the amount refunded for the fall season would be $315 ($750 divided by 2 less $60 administrative fee). If the injury occurred during or after the first tournament game or league game of the spring season, there would be no refund.
WHAT IF THE CLUB’S PLANS FOR FALL 2020 CHANGE BECAUSE OF COVID-19?
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot predict with certainty what the Fall 2020 soccer season will look like, how plans may need to change during the course of the season, or if teams or players may need to pause their activity for several weeks in the unfortunate situation of a possible COVID-19 exposure. We are making plans with the assumption that there will be fall soccer and we are putting our health and safety protocols in place. However, there is a certain level of unpredictability that parents and players should be comfortable with when making the decision to register for fall. This includes a certain level of “financial risk” associated with paying for fall soccer given the changing COVID-19 environment. We have planned for and set our registration fees assuming that we can evolve to a Phase 3 Play-On scenario by fall where games and local activities may be permitted. If tournaments are allowed and we feel it is safe to attend, we will ask families to pay for tournaments via an add-on fee later in August. However, there is always the possibility that we will not reach Phase 3 by fall, or that we may reach Phase 3 and need to resort to an earlier phase if the pandemic situation worsens; or an activity we may have plan with another club is cancelled in the interest of safety.
In the event that we need to make material changes to the fall season as a result of changes that WYSA may make based on Play On phases or as a result of circumstances within our club or other cancellations, MC United will make every attempt to make things as financially “right” as we can with families. Since we cannot predict or plan for every scenario, we ask that you register with the understanding that MC United’s Board reserves the right to make “refund policy” decisions in the best interests of the club and families with respect to how to handle the financial impact of any possible changes in the fall season. Based on the circumstances at the time, we will consider all possible options that balance the impact on families and teams; the club’s fixed expenses and financial obligations; and the administrative workload. For example, depending on the circumstances, we might consider a range of options such as refunding a portion of registration fees; applying a certain amount of credit to the spring season; or other options such as applying registration fees to off-season player development. We are not able to include in our plans for refunds or credits any fixed costs that the club may pay out and cannot recover or recoup such as Demosphere fees, insurance fees paid to WYSA, and field/facility fees.
WHAT IF I CHANGE MY MIND MID-SEASON ABOUT MY CHILD PLAYING THIS FALL?
It is each individual family’s discretion if they wish to return to play. MC United respects that this is a family decision and that family circumstances and comfort-level may change over time. Outside of the club's general refund policy (explained above) related to season-ending injuries prior to the first league or tournament game, or club decisions based on material changes in what we were expecting for the fall season, we will not be able to issue refunds in a situation where a player is registered and rostered to a team, but no longer wishes to participate or is unable to participate for some reason due to changes in health status. We respect family decisions related to their child's participation in soccer during COVID-19 and should a player withdraw from some reason without a refund, we would welcome him or her back in the future.