Policies

Overview

Seattle United has policies covering the following areas: payment information, payment plans, financial aid, players transferring in from another club or within the club, guest players (for tournament play), refund policies when a player opts to leave the club and uniform/kit policies. All of these are detailed below:

  • Payment Policies: Payment is due at the time of registration.  We strongly encourage full payment, but payment plans are available (see below).  All players must register within 10 calendar days after accepting an offer to join a Seattle United team.  For complete payment information, please refer to our ‘Accepted Players’ page.  After this 10-day period has passed, you may be assessed a late feel.  Please contact the club registrar with any questions.
  • Payment Plan: A schedule of progressive payments is available.  If you opt for the payment plan, a 20% commitment fee will be due at the time of registration.  This fee is non-refundable.  The balance due will be split into seven (7) equal monthly payments, and automatically charged to the debit, credit, or checking account information on file.  Additionally, there is a quarterly payment plan available, whereby your feel is split into four equal payments that are charged every three months.  Both plans are visible in a drop down menu at check out once you have selected ‘payment plan’.  All monthly payments are charged on the 15th of each month.  Upon commitment to a team, you become financially responsible for the total Club fee.  Delinquent or failed payments can be cause to revoke the player’s eligibility.  Should this occur, a $50.00 service fee to reinstate the player may be added to the balance due.
  • Financial Aid: Financial Aid and uniforms are available to qualified candidates.  Financial Aid does not support the Commitment Fee.  Candidates who wish to be considered for aid must be registered and have paid the Commitment Fee.  The application for Financial Aid and the criteria for qualification will be posted on the Seattle United website.
  • Transfers & Late Adds: Players transferring or joining after team formation at tryouts will be assessed pro-rated club fees.  A flat fee will be charged for players joining for state cup participation only, and that amount is determined annually.  Registration fees will be pro-rated for all other player movement within the Club (for example, for movement from a regional team to a premier team, additional fees may be collected). Please contact the club registrar for more specific information.  Please note:  late registrations can take up to three business days to process.
  • Guest Players: Teams can utilize guest players for tournaments without the player incurring club fees.  If a player participates in more than 2 weeks of practice and/or 2 tournaments, they then must be offered a spot on the team and register with the club and pay the corresponding fees.  All players are required to be registered with USYSA.
  • Transferring or leaving the Club: Players will not be released from Seattle United unless all Club fees are current and team fees are up to date at the time of the request.  Players with a season ending injury may be eligible for a refund or credit with the amount to be determined on a case-by-case basis when that request is made during the course of the season in which the injury occurred.  Players moving more than 50 miles during the season are eligible for a refund with the amount to be determined.  Requests for releases and withdrawals must be presented in writing to the club registrar and to the Executive Director.  For further information, please see the ‘Accepted Players’ page.  Please note:  transfers and/or releases can take up to 5 business days to process.  CLICK HERE FOR PLAYER WITHDRAWAL FORM.
  • Uniforms / Kits: All players are required to purchase uniforms and training apparel every two years, per their teams’ purchasing schedule. All NEW players to Seattle United are required to purchase a Seattle United kit, per their teams’ kit requirements. ALL RETURNING players are required to purchase based on their teams’ kit requirements. All items are purchased on-line and shipped directly to the family from Seattle United’s retail partner, Schmetzer’s Sporthaus. Required purchase packages and prices vary depending on program and sizing. Further details and complete information concerning the ordering process will be provided by your Team Manager, Uniform Coordinator and will also be available on the Seattle United website.
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