No player should be denied the opportunity to play because of financial need.
The Tucson Soccer Academy seeks to provide every committed player an opportunity to participate in our program. Financial assistance is allocated to families based on need. We regret that we are only able to provide financial assistance to the neediest families. Assistance is provided for coaching fees only. All TSA players are required to pay the club registration fee and are responsible for other miscellaneous team expenses. Scholarship assistance is provided for only one playing season (i.e. 2013-2014) at a time.
CRITERIA USED FOR SELECTION OF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:
• Financial need based on the last year’s tax return.
• Attempts made by team to fund the player.
• Additional fundraising efforts on the player’s behalf.
• Level of involvement of applicant in youth soccer, as a player, referee, or coach.
• Level of involvement of applicant’s family (parents, siblings) in youth soccer.
• Level of involvement in extracurricular activities (school, community).
** Note: All applicants will be treated similarly regardless of sex, race, color, creed or religious beliefs.
REQUIRED FORMS TSA Player Scholarship Application TSA Financial Assistance Application Pima County Junior Soccer League Financial Assistance Request Form 2012 Federal Income Tax Return, pages 1 & 2
**All forms must be filled out completely or your application will not be processed.
All information included on the applications will be held in the strictest confidence. Only TSA Scholarship Program Coordinator Charlie MacCabe and his support staff will review the applications.
Email is the preferred method of submission. All applications must be postmarked by July 1, 2013. Applications received after that date will only be considered if funds remain available in the TSA Scholarship Fund.
TSA Scholarship Application forms are available in Spanish.
SCHOLARSHIP AWARD NOTIFICATION
All applications will be processed in a timely fashion. Applicants who submit all their materials by July 1, 2013 will be notified of their award in a letter to be mailed no later than August 15th, 2013. These notification letters will include a scholarship award letter that must be signed and returned to Charlie MacCabe. Once this acceptance letter is received by TSA, the academy treasurer and the team treasurer will be notified of the scholarship amount awarded to that player.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF SCHOLARSHIP PLAYERS AND THEIR FAMILIES
To be considered, returning TSA players must be in good financial standing with TSA and have demonstrated a consistently high level of commitment, responsibility, and citizenship to their team(s). New and returning players must complete all the required forms. All scholarship players must assist with the TSA Kick-Off Breakfast and the parents of scholarship players must assist with the TSA Tournament. Scholarship players are also required to participate in all team fundraisers. Families are required to notify the scholarship program director if their financial situation changes during the playing season. Failure to complete these obligations may result in players being suspended and/or termination of TSA scholarship assistance.
RESPONSIBILITY OF TEAM TREASURER TO MONITOR PAYMENT OF COACHING FEES
It is the responsibility of team treasurers to closely monitor the payment of coaching fees by all players, including those on scholarship. Most scholarship players will still be required to pay some portion of their coaching fees each month. Any players that are more than 30 days behind in their coaching fees should be brought to the attention of the head coach of that team immediately. Team treasurers are strongly encouraged to establish regular communication with the scholarship families on their team. Special payment schedules are sometimes necessary for these families to meet their financial obligations to TSA. Any issues of this nature should be discussed with the team head coach as soon as they arise.
Completed forms should be returned to scholarship program director:
7920 E. Birwood Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85750