To provide an opportunity for children attending schools within the Worthington School District to build self-esteem by enjoying positive organized sports programs which are rooted in the principles of participation, sportsmanship, and skill development.
Unfortunately WYB Soccer will be cancelling the Spring Soccer Season for all OCL Teams and MSSA programs.
WYB will be processing refunds to all of our participants of record starting this week. This refund will include a $10 administrative fee that WYB needs to charge to cover a few administrative expenses WYB has already incurred to be ready for the start of the season and $15-00 in unrecoverable expenses that are related to playing in an outside league that WYB does not control. Some of these unrecoverable expenses include full year insurance which has already been paid, facility expenses, processing payments and refunds, equipment purchases, storage costs, and many other items too numerous to mention here. WYB is a not for profit organization and we use your player registration fees to be prepared and plan for the entire season of costs before the season happens. The majority of our costs are prepaid so that we can allow the players to hit the field running. This $25 fee while minimal will allow us to pay for a tiny percentage of the many costs that WYB has already incurred.
With over 200 WYB refunds to process by check for Worthington United Premier participants, and 1 full time worker, our refund process was time consuming as we had to build the accounting process to work through this many checks. WYB commits to have all soccer refunds processed by the end of May which is the end of our Fiscal year. We request that you please be patient while we process this refund. You should be receiving your check within the next 7 Business days. If you have a player playing in Worthington United 94, these checks are also almost finished and again the goal is to get everything finished by the end of our Fiscal year.
OCL just recently announced their cancellation of the season in mid May. We waited on several factors especially the League cancellation and the League refund policy to announce and calculate our refund policy. Also we waited on the WYB processing procedures to be in place so that we can return your portion of fees to you as quickly as possible.
WYB has 6 different sports and over 2200 refunds to process this Spring. It has been a long and difficult process to complete these refunds with many unique challenges. We will be updating our worthingtonsoccer.org website if there are any more processing delays.
ALL in-House programs including RECREATION Soccer REFUNDS HAVE BEEN PROCESSED AS OF 5/15/2020. WYB processes checks every two weeks. If you have not received your recreation check, please notify firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update (5/4/2020) : All credit card transactions that we could process refunds have been processed. You should see the transactionwithin 3 business days. Those who had transactions that were older than 90 days when we tried to process the credit card refund will have a check issued this week for the refund. We estimate that there are aproximately 200 checks that will need to be issued. These checks must be cashed within 90 days to be valid.
Update (4/30/2020) : We have had a few stumbles on our way to process the refunds. The credit card processor refuses to acknowledge any payment older than 90 days. Those affected by this requirement will receive a refund check. Tots, Kindergarten and 1st grade are processed other than those who will receive checks mentioned previously. When applicable and noticed, families with multiple registrations have been processed. All others will be done as quickly as possible. Please bear with us as this is quite an undertaking that multiple systems have had problems handling. We are working through this as efficiently as we are capable.
Latest Update on where we stand on refund process: (4/26/2020) Our staff had a small setback in the number and daily volume of refunds the credit card processor was able to handle. We have worked through the situation and still plan on all refunds to be processed by the end of April.
Thank you for registering for WYB Recreation Spring Soccer. We appreciate the fact that you trust your participant with us, and in these times, we wish all of you to stay safe and come back in the Fall. As we consider this to be one large soccer community, if there is anything we can do to help, let us know.
Unfortunately WYB Soccer will be cancelling the Spring Soccer Season for all Tots and in house Recreation programs.
WYB Soccer has been planning for this Spring Soccer season for several months now. The teams were built, the equipment was purchased, and another fun filled season was planned. Due to unforeseen circumstances, this was put on the back burner as social distancing, school cancellation, and family time became the new normal.
WYB will be processing refunds to all of our participants of record starting on April 6th to the credit card used at registration. This refund will include a $10 administrative fee that WYB needs to charge to cover a few administrative expenses we have already incurred to be ready for the start of the season. Some of these include insurance which has already been paid, facility expenses, processing payments and refunds, equipment purchases, storage costs, and many other items too numerous to mention here. WYB is a not for profit organization and we use your player registration fees to be prepared and plan for the entire season. Many of our costs are prepaid so that we can allow the players to hit the field running. This fee while minimal will allow us to pay for a tiny percentage of the many costs that WYB has already incurred.
With over 2000 WYB refunds to process, and 1 full time worker, our refund process will take a couple of weeks to work through. WYB commits to have all soccer refunds processed by the end of April. We request that you please be patient while we process the refunds. (My analogy is that if you go to the store to get a refund it takes 5 minutes, multiply that by 2000 and you can see the daunting task and time.)
For those that have registered to play in an outside league, those leagues are still deciding if there will be an extended Spring Soccer Season. These leagues include OCL, MSSA, MOSSL, BPL, COPL to name a few. WYB Soccer has put together different scenarios if these league seasons play games or get cancelled, but currently we will not be offering a refund for these leagues. These leagues are outside of our control. When we learn of their decision, we will make that announcement and act accordingly.
WYB Soccer will be offering several opportunities to play soccer this summer including camps, Summer 4v4 Instructional league, and possibly other special programming. These offering will not open until an official proclamation that it is safe to return. We hope by offering these programs, it will allow your participant to get back to some kind of normalcy through sports.