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Evolution Program Details

Evolution Program - Why?

Livermore Fusion Soccer Club has fielded questions and survey comments in regards to improving the player development pathway from Recreational Soccer to Premier Soccer. 

In the past the jump was too big for those players looking to progress into Premier Soccer at the older age groups or the players at the younger ages, key ages, did not receive the coaching and attention they needed to build a foundation of soccer ability. 

The Evolution Program is designed to do what is states, help players and parents evolve with Club and Professional Coach support throughout the U9 thru U15 age groups. 

 

OVERVIEW

Introduction

The Fusion Evolution program (formerly Select) has been designed for players who want to take the next step towards raising their competitive level, without playing year round. The Evolution program runs only in the Fall season, which starts the first week in August and ends mid-November.

U9 Thru U12

  • Every player must attend a tryout assessment. This is not optional. Tryout information will be posted once the Club has the tryout window dates from the state organizations. Information will be distributed sometime in the spring, with tryouts likely taking place some time in late June/early July
  • Teams will be fully coached by our Professional Fusion Premier staff with up to two selected parent volunteer assistant coaches. Teams will practice twice per week and participate in 8-10 league games during the season with their professional coach.

U13 thru U15

  • Every player must attend a tryout assessment. This is not optional. Tryout information will be posted once the Club has the tryout window dates from the state organizations. Information will be distributed sometime in the spring, with tryouts likely taking place some time in late June/early July
  • Teams will be coached by a selected parent volunteer and will also receive 16+ professionally coached training sessions from a Fusion professional coach during the season. Teams practice at least twice per week, once with the professional coach, and a minimum of once with the parent coach. 

U16 thru U19

  • Tryouts will not be held for these age groups.
     
  • These teams will participate in a traveling Fall Regional Soccer league under NorCal Premier at the level of Nickel or Bronze. 
     
  • Players in these age groups must CLICK HERE to register for the Fall Regional League.

Tryouts - Every player within the U9-U15 age groups must tryout for the Evolution program. Tryout information will be posted once the Club has the tryout window dates from the state organizations. Information will be distributed sometime in the spring, with tryouts likely taking place some time in late May/June. 

Evolution is an AGE pure program offered to Boys and Girls within the U9 > U15 age groups. There is no limit to the amount of teams in the program but each team will be made up of approximately 11-12 players for the U9 and U10 teams, approximately 12-13 players for the U11 and U12 teams, and 16-18 players for the U13+ teams. 

Teams within the program will play under NorCal Premier at the level of Silver or below. As the teams are formed, Fusion will determine the appropriate level of play for each team, and register them appropriately for each team's level.

The Evolution program will have 1-3 teams per age group/gender depending on enrollment and skill level.  

2021 Evolution Program Costs:
 

  • U9-U12 (2013-2010) = $995
  • U13-U15 (2009-2007) = $750

**A $50 late registration fee will be added as of July 1st.

After July 1st all registrations will be accepted on an as needed basis. If teams need a player to fill a roster, late registration will be accepted. Please email greg@fusionsc.org to check availability. 


Automatic Payment Plans


You have a choice of 4 payment options. Everyone must complete the registration and make a payment selection. Automatic payment plans are by credit, debit or ACH only online.            

**Payment plan options only available if player registration occurs before the payment due date(s) listed for each plan

Pay In Full

Make one single payment at the conclusion of registration by credit, debit or an ACH transaction
 

Pay Offline

This option is only available for those families applying for Financial Aid. Please contact the Fusion Office for more info, if interested.
 

**NOTE: Payment plan options are only available if player registration occurs before the payment due date(s) listed for each plan. Registrations completed after a posted payment date will collect the balance due up to the point of the next future scheduled payment.

Payment Plan 1

 > Date of registration - $497.50 (U9-U12) OR $375 (U13-U15)

 > Remaining balance deducted automatically on June 1st - $497.50 (U9-U12) OR $375 (U13-U15)   

Payment Plan 2

 > Day of registration - $199 (U9-U12) OR $150 (U13-U15)

 > 4 additional equal payments of $199 (U9-U12) OR $150 (U13-U15) each, automatically deducted on the 15th of each month in April, May, June & July.

Payment Plan 3

 > Day of registration $125

 > April 15, 2021 = $174 (U9-U12);     $125 (U13-U15)   

 > May 15, 2021 = $174 (U9-U12);     $125 (U13-U15)

 > June 15, 2021 = $174 (U9-U12);     $125 (U13-U15)

 > July 15, 2021 = $174 (U9-U12);     $125 (U13-U15)

 > August 15, 2021 = $174 (U9-U12);     $125 (U13-U15)


Financial Aid

If you are interested in applying for Financial Aid, please complete the Financial Aid Application via the link below.  Applications must be received by June 15th, in order to be considered. Please expect to receive a call within 5 business days of submittal, to schedule an appointment at the Fusion office in order to determine eligibility and set up a payment plan. You will need to show a copy of 1040 Page 1 from your 2020 tax return, along with any other supporting income documents you may have (including financial assistance programs received, if any). If your income or work status has recently changed from 2020, please provide documentation of this as well (i.e. EDD letter, layoff notice, current paystub, etc).

For questions regarding any portion of the Financial Aid application process, please call 925-443-7570, option 1, or send an email to lacey@fusionsc.org.


Uniforms

All players will be required to purchase a new uniform, which will be worn for the 2021-22 & 2022-23 seasons. (ordering info sent once teams are formed)

Total estimated uniform: COST = $150 plus tax

Refund Policy

We understand that circumstances may change between registration in the Spring and the start of the soccer season in the Fall.  Cancelations, relocation, injuries, change in schedule or interests are some examples. There are administrative costs that the organization incurs with registration and planning for the season (administrative, staff, insurance, equipment, etc.). Therefore, the refund amount is reduced the longer you wait to cancel your registration and apply for a refund.

This information is as follows:

  • Requests submitted thru May 31, 2021 = Full Refund, minus $25 admin fee
  • Requests submitted between June 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021 = 70% refund
  • Requests submitted between July 1, 2021 through July 14, 2021 = 50% refund
  • Requests submitted as of July 15, 2021 = No refund unless the program is cancelled.

If the program is cancelled, and never started, a full refund will be given minus a $25 admin fee (per player). 

If the program begins, and is cancelled at any time during the season, a prorated refund will be given based on the amount of time the program was active.

Why an admin fee? Staff members must be paid to prepare for the running of the programs throughout the year. In addition, league and insurance fees are paid for each player upon completion of their registration to participate in the program. The admin fee is to cover these costs and ensure no debt is created.