2017 - 2018
When the BRYC Elite Academy extends an invitation to join the program, the Academy makes a committment to provide staffing, fields, and overall player development for a the seasonal year. Therefore, acceptance of an invitation to join the BRYC Elite Academy is also a commitment for the entire seasonal year. Expenses of the Elite Academy are incurred accordingly, with many expenses incurred in advance. As such, only in special situations will the BRYC Elite Academy Program consider refunding a portion of the annual Club Fee. Any player meeting either of the two criteria outlined below is eligible for a partial refund equal to a percentage of his or her annual Club Fee.
Serious Injury: Any player who incurs a serious injury lasting more than 3 consecutive months in duration across the August through May timeframe will be entitled to a refund equal to 15% of their annual Club Fee IF no training or game participation has occurred during said period of time. Acceptable Proof of Injury, including length of inactivity/recovery, (subject to the approval of the BRYC Elite Academy Executive Committee) must be given at the time of the refund request. Eligible players missing two separate periods of more than 3 consecutive months (subject to the same proof of injury requirments) of play during the August through May timeframe will be entitled to a refund equal to 30% of their annual Club Fee. Under no circumstances will an injured Player be entitled to a refund greater than 30% of their annual Player Fee.
Family Relocation: Player families who relocate outside of the DMV (metro DC/MD/VA area) prior to September 1 will be entitled to a refund equal to 20% of their annual Player Fee. Player families that relocate within the DMV (and continue to play in either CCL, NCSL, ODSL, DA, VPL and local ECNL Clubs) as of September 1 will not be entitled to any refund due to relocation. Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis after review by the Elite Academy Executive Committee.
Note: A return of team fees may not be possible as the team budget assumed a certain number of players on the roster; families should discuss this with the team treasurer but should understand that just because the Club returns some portion of Club fees does not imply there will be an associated team fee refund which would be a hardship on other team families.