2016 SOVA LACROSSE POLICIES
FINANCIAL & INJURY
SOVA Lacrosse has always strived to keep costs as low as possible. Each year, we are faced with assessing player fees for each team. In order to do this, we estimate expected costs, estimated tournament fees, coaching expenses, and supplies such as balls, cones, pennies, field space, etc. We try to estimate all expected costs for each team, and divide that cost by the players for that team. Although we leave a small cushion for unexpected expenses, we make every effort possible to keep costs low by only estimating that year’s expenses.
The intensity and athleticism to compete as a SOVA Lacrosse athlete unfortunately brings the inevitable risk of injury. We make every effort possible to train our players properly with the hope of avoiding injury, but in today’s game, it often times unavoidable. When injury occurs, regardless of the timing of the injury, our costs to run each team remain fixed. Our tournament expenses are not adjusted in the case of player injury. Our coaching expenses remain fixed regardless of the number of players at practice. Our SOVA Lacrosse dues are expected for each player on the roster – even for those players that may be unable to participate in tournament play for an undetermined number of tournaments. We hope that you understand our position in the unfortunate circumstance faced with families of our injured players.
If a SOVA player chooses to forfeit her position on the roster, 25% of the deposit amount will be non- refundable. For the Summer 2016 season, that amount is $100 for 2019, 2020, 2021/2022 teams. For SOVA the SOVA 2018’s, that amount is $50.
Inclement weather is out of the control of the SOVA directors, officials, and site managers. The LR Hill Sports Complex is outfitted with a state-of-the-art lightning detector. In the event the system picks up thunder and/or lightning, all play will be suspended until the lightning detector deems it safe to resume.
All payments made after [the scheduled due date] will incur a late fee of $25.