Financial Assistance Program
Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club has developed a program to provide financial assistance to those players who would otherwise be unable to participate fully in Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club’s program. Financial assistance can be awarded to families who have demonstrated financial need. Financial assistance funding may vary from year to year and will depend upon the number of financial assistance requests submitted and the total financial assistance funds available. All information provided will be kept private and will be viewed only by the Financial Assistance Committee.
Decisions on the award of financial assistance will be based on the information provided on the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club Confidential Financial Assistance Form, accompanying documents and input from club coaches and Technical Staff. All financial assistance applications received before the initial summer deadline will be evaluated together at the same time. Requests received after the initial deadline will be evaluated and awards made on a first come first served basis. No player will be disqualified from financial assistance consideration because of race, sex, color, creed or religious beliefs.
The Financial Assistance Committee will be comprised of the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Executive Director, Club Technical Director, Boys DOC, Girls DOC, any other designated person by the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club Board of Directors and an appointed Board Member to always act as Financial Assistance Committee Chairperson. The Financial Assistance Committee Chairperson will run an application review meeting where the Financial Assistance Committee will review all applications and determine the amount awarded to each player. The Financial Assistance Committee Chairperson will report all financial assistance awards to the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club office administration and club accountant, who will then credit each player’s account on a monthly basis.
Financial assistance awards will be based on the needs of the player as demonstrated in the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club Confidential Financial Assistance Form, accompanying documents as well as input from club coaches and Technical Staff. Financial assistance awards will be reviewed on a yearly basis. Any unused financial assistance fund monies will remain in the financial assistance fund to be used for future financial assistance awards. New applicants will be considered all year if financial assistance funding is available.
Financial assistance awards will be reported by the Financial Assistance Committee to the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club Board of Directors. Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club Financial Assistance Program After financial assistance awards have been made, the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club office administration will record and track financial assistance funds.
Financial assistance funds will be applied on a monthly basis. If or any reason, a player receiving financial assistance does not complete the full season with Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club, any remaining monies from their total financial assistance award will be placed back into the financial assistance fund to be used for future financial assistance awards. Any additional remaining funds applied to a player’s account from club/team fundraisers, donations, sponsorships will be reapplied to the team account to be utilized as determined by the team coach. All Board decisions concerning financial assistance are final and not subject to appeal.
Any player is eligible to apply for financial assistance if an economic barrier could prevent the player from enjoying and playing soccer for Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club, but the application for financial assistance does not guarantee an award of financial assistance. The following factors will be taken into consideration:
⚽ The player’s commitment to playing soccer, their team and the club
⚽ The Parent(s) / Guardian(s) and Player(s) willingness to help the club throughout the year
⚽ The Parent(s) / Guardian(s) and Player(s) commitment to abide by the terms of the awarded financial assistance and Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club’s rules, regulations and guidelines
Financial Assistance Application Instructions and Declarations:
The financial assistance applicant must complete the required Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club Confidential Financial Assistance Form and provide required documentation. The applicant must provide a copy of their tax filing for the most recent complete tax year. If the applicant has yet to file their taxes, they must provide a copy of their tax filing from the previous year. Applications that are incomplete or missing the required documentation will not be considered.
Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club Financial Assistance Program:
All player’s parent(s) / Guardian(s), applying for financial assistance, will be required to sign a Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club Financial Assistance Commitment Pledge to be submitted with the Financial Assistance Confidential Financial Assistance Form.
The application deadline prior to the start of the season for U11-U18 players must be received by 2 pm on the third Friday in July. All applications received by this date will be considered together at the Financial Assistance Committee pre-season meeting and the committee will present the proposed scholarship list to the Board of Directors at their August meeting for their approval. Applications received after these deadlines are accepted throughout the year and will be reviewed on a first come first served basis.
Financial assistance recipients will be required to provide at least eight (8) service hours (per player receiving financial assistance) at Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club events during the year. Approved financial assistance may cover all or part of club registration/training fees. Any remaining balance of club uniform fees and yearly club registration/training fees and all team fees, tournament fees, league fees, team travel costs or any other team expenditure are the responsibility of the financial assistance recipient and must be paid in accordance with club/team payment schedules. After the determination by the Financial Assistance Committee to award financial assistance to a player, the award amount will be communicated to the player’s Parent(s) / Guardian(s) and entered by the Financial Committee Chairperson on the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club Financial Assistance Award Form. Only on rare occasions will the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club Financial Assistance Committee award 100% financial assistance. The completed Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club Financial Assistance Confidential Financial Assistance Form with supporting documentation and the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club Financial Assistance Commitment Pledge must be submitted to the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club office by the applicable age group application deadline.