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.
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.