The following refund guidelines apply to the National League Showcase Series and National League Playoffs for the 2020-2021 season.
Once a team is accepted for a USYS tournament/showcase/playoff or any other USYS event, the refund protocol is as follows: no refunds of entry fees are made to teams withdrawing following such acceptance. This guideline appears in the Application Information section accessed online from each event’s homepage.
Should a team not be scheduled to play in a tournament, showcase or other event, a full refund of any payments processed will be made within 10 days following the originally scheduled event date. (Reasons for not being placed on a schedule may include: an age group bracket not being formed due to insufficient registrations at that level, or a team being placed on a waiting list and not being admitted.)
Should an event be cancelled, fully or partially, due to factors outside USYS control, we do have “Force Majeure” protections; “No party shall be considered in default in the performance of its obligations under this agreement to the extent that performance of its obligations is prevented or delayed by any cause beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, acts of God; acts or omissions of governmental authorities; strikes, lockouts, or other industrial disturbances; acts of public enemy; wars; acts or threatened acts of terrorism; blockades; riots; civil disturbances; epidemics; floods; hurricanes; tornadoes; earthquakes; plague, pandemic, outbreaks of infectious disease or any other public health crisis, including quarantine or other restrictions and any other similar events, acts, or omissions beyond the control of the parties.“
After the schedule is released, a partial refund or credit may be provided by the US Youth Soccer for such events. Such amounts are determined at the sole discretion of USYS. Decisions made by USYS are final. Notice of such decision will be provided to teams in a timely manner.