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. 2016-2017) at a time. Please read all instructions carefully before completing the application.
CRITERIA USED FOR SELECTION OF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:
Application & financial need based on the last year’s tax returns
Compliance with previous TSA obligations
Level of involvement of applicant in youth soccer and loyalty to TSA
Level of involvement of applicant’s family (parents, siblings) in TSA & the number of children in that family who are in TSA programs
Level of involvement in extracurricular activities (school, community)
Attempts made by team to fund the player
Additional fundraising efforts on the player’s behalf
** Note: All applications will be evaluated without regard to gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.
TSA Player Scholarship Application
TSA Financial Assistance Application
Pima County Junior Soccer League Financial Assistance Request Form
2015 Federal Income Tax Return, pages 1 & 2 (Form 1040) for all family members residing with the applicant and/or all guardians or family members providing financial support to the applicant.
**All forms must be submitted and filled out completely or your application will not be processed.
** Note: For families with multiple children in TSA, only one copy of the Federal Income Tax Return is required.
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.
The application deadline is July 1, 2016.
Applications may be emailed, mailed, or delivered in person.
Emailed applications must be submitted as PDF files.
Do not photograph your application pages and then email in that format. Do not attempt to fax applications.
All mailed applications must be postmarked by July 1, 2016. Applications received after that date will only be considered if funds remain available in the TSA Scholarship Fund.
Any application received after July 1 will have a 20% reduction in the amount of the award.
Any application received after August 1 will have a 40% reduction in the amount of the award.
TSA Scholarship Application forms are available in Spanish.
**Note: Players new to TSA who join teams after July 1 will be considered for financial assistance without penalty if scholarship funds remain available.
SCHOLARSHIP AWARD NOTIFICATION
All complete applications will be processed in a timely fashion. Applicants who submit all their materials by July 1, 2016 will be notified of their award in a letter no later than August 1, 2016. Notification will be sent by email.
These notifications will include a scholarship award letter that must be signed and returned to Scholarship Program Coordinator Charlie MacCabe (see below). Once this acceptance letter is received by TSA, the TSA treasurer, team coach, and team treasurer will be notified of the scholarship amount awarded to that player. Scholarship awards do not go into effect until the signed award letter has been received by the scholarship coordinator.
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.
Compliance Obligations – SEE BELOW
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 will result in the suspension or termination of TSA scholarship assistance.
1) All scholarship players or their parents/guardians must assist with the TSA Kick-Off Breakfast.
2) The parents or guardians of scholarship players must assist with the TSA Tournament.
Field marshal assistance at the TSA Tournament is expected from ALL TSA families and does NOT constitute fulfillment of scholarship compliance obligations.
Scholarship families must contact the TSA Tournament Volunteer Coordinator, Christin Linehan (email@example.com or 520.400.5871), by September 14, 2016, to arrange their assigned task.
After assisting with the Kick-Off Breakfast, scholarship families must return their signed compliance forms to the Kickoff Breakfast Coordinator, or Charlie MacCabe, TSA Scholarship Program Coordinator. After assisting with the TSA Tournament, scholarship families must return their signed compliance forms to the TSA Tournament Coordinator, or Charlie MacCabe, TSA Scholarship Program Coordinator. Blank compliance forms will be distributed with the award letter.
Scholarship recipients who fail to return their signed compliance forms for both the Kick-off Breakfast and the TSA Tournament by October 15 will have their scholarship assistance suspended immediately and have any future assistance reduced by 20%. Suspended scholarships may be reinstated, with a 20% penalty, by providing some service to TSA at the discretion of the scholarship coordinator.
3)All scholarship players (U-11 and above) must assist with the TSA Youth Academy (“Y Academy”) at least once during fall, and once during the spring of the 2016-2017 season. The Y Academy is one-hour, twice-weekly program for young, inexperienced players. It runs for six weeks during the fall, and another six weeks during the spring. Scholarship players should contact Y Academy director Greg Whitney (firstname.lastname@example.org) when they attend a Y Academy session so he can record their participation. Note: Scholarship players who attend more than one Y Academy session each season are paid for each subsequent session they attend.
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 who 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.
MaxInMotion SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Arizona Youth Soccer Association's MaxInMotion scholarship program offers assistance to needy families. This financial assistance is intended to cover a portion of the other necessary expenses associated with playing youth soccer aside from coaching fees. Applications for this program can be found on the AYSA website and hard copies of the required financial information must be submitted to the TSA Scholarship Program Coordinator. AYSA will not process any incomplete applications. Be sure to scrupulously observe all deadlines for this program.
Completed forms should be mailed or emailed as a PDF file to the scholarship program coordinator:
7920 E. Birwood Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85750
Mobile: (520) 405-6535
Home: (520) 731-8115 Charliemacc2@msn.com