Regions, below is all the information you need about who can qualify, how to apply and what you need to do to help your families apply for an AYSO Playership. If you have any questions not answered on this page, please fill out this form
What is a playership?
Is there a maximum amount for a Bustamante Playership?
Why was the Bustamante AYSO Playership Fund created?
How do families apply to get a playership?
How much will the playership cover?
Who will cover the other 20% of the registration fee?
Does the Region need to charge a commitment fee?
Will the Region be notified of application status?
When is the deadline to apply?
When will the Region be notified if a playership was granted?
Who receives the playership check?
Can a Region decide to provide assistance after a playership is denied?
Can a Region require families to volunteer if they receive a playership?
Does this take the place of any financial assistance that Regions have in place?
Who is allowed to apply?
Who makes the decision of who will receive a playership?
Is there an age limit (maximum or minimum) for players able to apply to receive a playership?
I have a question not listed here, who may I contact?
What is a playership?
A playership is a national AYSO scholarship to help those who may not be able to afford the cost to play AYSO soccer. A playership may cover up to 80% of a Region's registration fee. Is there a maximum amount for a Bustamante Playership?
The National Endowment Commission, which is the body that will determine the final grants, reserves the right to make the playership a maximum of $100. We need Regions' assistance to make the fund help as many children and families as possible. Why was the Bustamante AYSO Playership Fund created?
It is not to take the place of Region scholarships, but to add to them. With so many families across the country in need, the Bustamante Fund was created to add additional resources, particularly for those Regions that are on a very slim budget. If your Region has the resources to scholarship players, we ask you to do that. If not, please help your families with the playership application process. How do families apply to get a playership?
Families will need to fill out the application
and submit it to the National Office. Only complete applications will be considered. How much will the playership cover?
Playerships are up to 80% of Region's registration fee. Who will cover the other 20% of the registration fee?
Regions may decide how much of the commitment fee parents should pay. Experience by other Regions is that players whose families pay a portion of the fee take the opportunity more seriously. Does the Region need to charge a commitment fee?
No, it's up to the Region whether or not to waive the fee. The fee may be waived. But the commitment fee cannot exceed 20% of the full registration fee. Will the Region be notified of application status?
Emails will be sent to families, RCs and registrars regarding the status of the applications. When is the deadline to apply?
There will be three cycles for this year's playership grant. The first cycle is noon (PDT) on April 31, 2013; the second cycle deadline is noon (PDT) on June 26, 2013; the third cycle deadline is noon (PDT) on July 31, 2013. When will the Region be notified if a playership was granted?
Parents and Regions will be notified within 30 days of the cycle deadline. Who receives the playership check?
Regions will receive the check directly. Checks will be cut 30 days after the cycle deadline. Can a Region decide to provide assistance after a playership is denied?
Yes, Regions can decide to reduce or alter the registration fee or provide other assistance. We hope that is what the Region will plan to do if it is at all possible. Can a Region require families to volunteer if they receive a playership?
No, but the National Endowment Commission highly recommends that Regions ask families if they are able to volunteer during the application process. Does this take the place of any financial assistance that Regions have in place?
No, Bustamante playerships are envisioned as a program to augment Region efforts. Who is allowed to apply?
Applicants must be officially registering and participating in the standard primary program. Funding will not be made for All Star, tournaments or other secondary opportunities. No playerships will be available for non-approved programs. Who makes the decision of who will receive a playership?
Grants will be determined by the AYSO National Endowment Commission. Is there an age limit (maximum or minimum) for players able to apply to receive a playership?
There is no age limit. The player just has to be registered in a primary play program. I have a question not listed here, who may I contact?Ask us your question
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