IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ON FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR 2020
This year, the amount of financial assistance available is unfortunately smaller than in past years. With that in mind, it was decided that this year we will use the allocated funds available for financial assistance towards the November 2020 Inter-Regional event. This is the event to which each region will send teams in all the age groups in November in Florida. The Region Teams will be selected at the July Region ID camp. This means that GA players who will be selected to the Inter-Regional event will be eligible to apply for financial assistance towards the Inter-Regional event fee. Once the Region Teams are invited to the inter-Regional events, sometime in the fall, players will be able to apply for financial assistance towards the event fee.
We are committed to working with families to make soccer affordable for all. Georgia Soccer ODP provides need based assistance to those that can demonstrate financial need. To determine eligibility for assistance we use the Federal Poverty Thresholds and your household adjusted gross income (AGI). If your AGI is 150% of this threshold and below you are eligible to apply for assistance. To know more about federal poverty thresholds visit here.
The Georgia Soccer Olympic Development Program offers financial assistance for youth soccer participants who are in need in order to play on an ODP team. Each request is considered on a per event basis and covers a portion of the various fees associated with the ODP program.
Availability of funds will vary on an annual basis. Individual assistance may be awarded up to 100% of program fee.
Financial Assistance Application
The application information will remain confidential throughout the entire assessment process. Assistance will not be considered unless the application is completed in full and all supporting documentation is included.
Any falsification of data or supporting documentation will require immediate payment of the player fees and appropriate sanctions will be taken.
Any applicant who has an outstanding balance of prior ODP fees will not be considered for assistance until those back fees are paid in full.
How to Apply
To apply for assistance, use the form below. Complete applications are processed within 1-2 weeks.
Financial Aid Form-2021
Georgia Soccer is a 501 (c) (3) organization. Please consider making a charitable contribution to this fund to assist families in our community. Contact the Executive Director, Laura Halfpenny for more information.
Financial Assistance Approval
Every application is reviewed by the ODP Committee. It is the ODP committee’s responsibility to approve or decline each application. The financial assistance application includes information regarding the player’s financial situation. All information requested is needed to assist in making the decision making process. Below is a sampling of the application information being used in assessing scholarship status.
The ODP Committee decision is final. There is no appeal process.