Fall Ball 2020

Financial Policy

UpdatedThursday August 27, 2020 bySteve Severn.

Financial Policy

The timing of the Covid-19 shut-down could not have been worse this past spring for youth sports. Like others, AGSA has already paid for the vast majority of costs that are always front-loaded in any new season, including our single largest expense..uniforms to the tune of approximately $20,000.  If we are to remain a financially viable non-profit volunteer organization, we simply cannot absorb that kind of loss. We will be using uniforms purchased in the spring for the fall season to the extent possible. We understand that every family must make a decision. Some will choose to play other sports in the fall or not play sports at all. As an organization, AGSA had to make choices as well in order to continue to provide the sport of girls softball in Arlington. After many long hours of discussion, the AGSA Board came up with a financial policy that should ensure fiscal stability and also be palatable to our softball families. This policy is presented as 3 options stated below. We will always consider exceptions on a case by case basis. We do not want our policy to create hardships for softball families, we are really just asking for your support as much as possible in these most difficult of times.

  • Option 1: For those who registered in Spring 2020, and want to play in the Fall, there will be no registration fee for the Fall 2020 season. This credit will only apply for the Fall 2020 season.
  • Option 2*: If you cannot or do not wish to play in the Fall, you may contribute your full Spring 2020 registration fee to AGSA.
  • Option 3*: If you cannot or do not wish to play in the Fall, you may request a refund. Please note this will be a partial refund. We must deduct $75 per player from whatever amount you paid in the Spring to cover AGSA up-front season expenditures already incurred and not recoverable.  Hardship cases will always be considered for full refunds on an individual basis, upon request.

*Note: AGSA is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization and all or part of moneys contributed may be tax deductible, please consult your tax advisor for specific information.

AGSA Message to families-April-2020-Final Draft.pdf