The SVSA program has a stringent refund policy because a player’s acceptance has the effect of denying another player an opportunity to play on a competitive team. Additionally, costs accrue to the Academy for services provided to the team based on player headcount.
Accordingly, players withdrawing from the Academy before the end of the season will not receive a refund, nor will the fees be prorated. Fees for participation in the club cover the entire season.
A player who accepts an invitation to play with the Academy commits to pay the entire fee for the full season. No refunds, partial or full, will be made to players who choose not to participate at any point after registration for any reason, including players suspended from the program.
The only exceptions are:
(1) In the event that a player has a season ending injury, the Board may consider
a partial refund after review of records provided by the treating physician or facility; and
(2) For families that move during the season.
The Board may consider a partial refund in these circumstances on a case by case basis.
In order to be released to play for another Academy or Club, SVSA requires the season fees to be paid in full. Any refund requests shall be directed to the SVSA Board for consideration and resolution. No SVSA employee, volunteer or Board member has authority to issue refunds outside of the SVSA Refund Policy. (Note: Notwithstanding, any player has the opportunity to appeal their specific decision directly to the SVSA Board for additional review).