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Junior Crusaders Youth Hockey Tuition Payment Policy
Revised April 5, 2018

The Junior Crusaders is a non-profit organization that relies on our member community to come together financially to pay the considerable expenses required to operate our program. It may come as no surprise to most, but the largest expenses for the program are practice ice and league dues, which are required to be prepaid prior to use or consumption. To that end, it is imperative for our organization’s financial health to collect player tuition in an expeditious manner. To assist with this, we have a payment installment approach over the off-season to resolve the tuition bill for your player.

Tuition amounts for the season are established in May. For AAA players, a non-refundable deposit is required at the time a contract is signed. For travel players, a non-refundable evaluation fee is required prior to on-ice evaluations.

Deposits and evaluation fees will be applied to the full season tuition. Tuition payments must be made in three installments (June 15, July 15 and August 15). As an option, full tuition payment can be made by June 15 or in advance of each installment deadline. Payments received more than 30 days past the due date will be assessed a $30 late fee; late fees will continue to be assessed every 30 days payment is not received.

Families with full-season players that fail to meet the August 15th tuition deadline will be provided a grace period to resolve the tuition bill that expires on September 15. Failure to meet the September 15th deadline will result in your player being restricted from the ice and the program until the tuition bill is fully resolved. Further, upon ice restriction being implemented due to a delinquent account, your player’s roster spot on their current team will no longer be guaranteed in the event that a roster move was required to balance teams during the ice restriction.

For fall-only teams, such as Midgets, the grace period will not apply due to the condensed schedule and the lower overall tuition bill. All tuition bills for fall-only teams must be fully resolved by August 15.

Exceptions to this policy due to hardship or special circumstances may be considered by the Board of Directors on a case-by-case basis and requests must be made in writing to the Treasurer by no later than July 15 to be considered for the upcoming season. Board approved exceptions will require a signed agreement and payment commitment timelines that will drive accountability for payments to the family, not the organization.

Any check returned for insufficient funds will be assessed a $25 fee. All tuition payments are subject to the Junior Crusaders Tuition Refund Policy.

Please note that all players are required to register with USA Hockey, which has its own registration fee. Once you have a USA Hockey number, please add it to your child’s profile on the Junior Crusaders website. To do so, follow these steps:

1. Sign in to your account on the Junior Crusaders site:
2. Once signed in, click on My Account from the upper right corner of the page
3. Select your child’s name to access his/her profile
4. Enter the new USA Hockey number (with an 8 as the 4th digit in the number) in the USAH Confirm. # field
5. Hit the Submit button to save the changes to your child’s profile.

Players who do not have a current USA Hockey registration listed with the Junior Crusaders will be removed from game rosters and not allowed to participate in games or tournaments. Both steps must be followed to keep your player skating!