It is the intent of California Odyssey Soccer Club (COSC) to provide an affordable playing opportunity for all members and every effort will be made to minimize unnecessary expenses.In order for COSC to meet its financial obligations, it is important that all players also meet their financial obligations to COSC.
PARENT FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
I understand that I am responsible to pay the annual membership fees for the year once committing to a COSC roster unless I qualify for the medical release or have written Board of Director’s approval to suspend my monthly fees by submitting the “Intent to Drop” document to the COSC Executive Director.
I understand that I am obligated to pay scheduled fees based on my child’s team which are due in full on the 1st of each month.
I understand that payments made after the 7th of the month will be considered past due and will be subject to a $20 late charge which should be paid in addition to the monthly fees at the time of payment.
·Example:June fees are due on June 1 but no later than June 7th.Payment made on June 8th is late and will incur a $20 late charge; thus, you must pay your monthly fee AND the $20 late charge.
I understand any player whose account has remained past due on the last day of the monthwill have his/her player pass pulled and will not be reinstated until the balance is paid in full or a written payment agreement has been signed by parents and COSC Executive Director.
I understand that a player’s account must be in good standing (not past due) in order for him/her to participate in COSC benefits such as US Soccer Training Centers, Girls Elite, player identification programs, COSC training sessions, position specific training sessions, annual tryouts, etc...
I understand that a player’s account must be in good standing (not past due) in order for him/her to be released to another Club.
I understand that the season may extend beyond the average period due to State, Regional, or National Cup participation; in such case, monthly COSC fees will extend as appropriate.
I understand that parent and player signatures are required in order to participate. If a parent or player fails to complete any obligation or violate the Codes of Conduct, the child’s players pass may be pulled; preventing the child from participating in upcoming games, tournaments, or training sessions, or in more severe and/or repeat instances, the player and family may be dismissed from COSC.
I understand that if my child’s account is more than 90 days past due the account will be sent to collections.
Once a player has accepted a roster spot on a team, the player will be required to register through our online registration system found at www.californiaodyssey.org.During the registration process, the system will require a credit/debit card that will be used to complete the registration of your player.“Initial Registration Fees” MUST be paid for a player to be eligible to participate with COSC.
COSC will enforce a“No Pay, No Play”Policy.
Registration fees are non-refundable
COSC will use an Automated Clearing House (ACH) system (electronic payment) for membership dues.Each player who has accepted a roster position within COSC is required to fill out the ACH information during the registration process.The
ACH system will be set up to withdrawal your membership dues on the 1st of each month you are in season with COSC.
Membership dues are due on the 1st of each month via credit card or bank debit card.
Membership dues are determined by the team (age group) your child is selected to play with.
The season may extend beyond the normal payment period due to State, Regional, or National Cup participation; in such case, membership dues will extend as appropriate.
PER DIEM/HOTEL POLICY:
Team Managers will open their own team accounts at Wells Fargo Bank to cover the per diem, hotel, and league expenses.It is the responsibility of the team manager and team head coach to insure that these fees are properly budgeted and collected amongst the players on a roster.
PER DIEM COSC recommends that the coaches per diem be at the following rate
·$70 per day or actual costs substantiated by receipts.
·Example: Travel on Friday, games on Saturday and Sunday, travel home Sunday= Two (2) days per diem.
COSC recommends that the Head Coach Hotel fee is taken care of by the parent group.
Team managers should make every attempt to get the coach’s room for FREE based upon the team staying at the hotel.This is a common practice for hotels with traveling soccer teams; usually they have a threshold of how many rooms you need to get one complimentary.Every effort should be made to take care of coaching expenses while keeping a fair budget for the parents.
***Parents may opt out of mandatory fundraising events by paying $100 to COSC. However we encourage all members to participate in the fundraising efforts in the spirit of the growth of our Club.
Car Raffle- COSC is raffling a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze.Each COSC player is required to sell four (4) car raffle tickets.The tickets are sold for $25 per raffle ticket, players will be given adequate time to sell their allotment and will be invoiced for failure to meet the minimum requirement. Tickets go on sale April 1, 2013 through September 15, 2013. Drawing to be held on September 29, 2013.
Additional fundraising opportunities can be found on the home page of our web site.
***Excess monies that have been raised will remain either with the Team or the Club, they are not refundable.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
It is mandatory for parents to volunteer two shifts of 4 hours at a Club tournament or other COSC event.Volunteering for a TEAMfundraiser does not satisfy your Club obligation. You may "buy out" of your volunteer obligations for a $100.00 fee.
Teams may not compete with COSC fundraisers.
No tax deductible donations may be paid out to individual members, players, or parents. On occasion you may receive emails from carefully selected third parties offering services and/or fundraising opportunities.These emails will always include an opt-out option.
COSC understands that personal financial situations may change.When these situations impact the payment of COSC fees, it is the player’s/parent’s responsibility to open a dialogue with the COSC Executive Director to work out a plan to make their account current.