Cheerleading

AAU, All Star, and Competitive Cheerleading: More than the cost of pom-poms.

Whether AAU, All Star, or Competitive, cheerleading is an expensive activity to participate in. Uniforms, bows, shoes, cheer camp, tumbling classes, and private lessons, combined with travel and registration fees quickly adds up. Although self-confidence and self-esteem, along with teamwork and dedication, are important skills to learn, the costs associated with a commitment to the sport can really add up.

AAU, All Star, and Competitive Cheerleading Registration Costs

Registration fees vary widely. A single-season Club, Travel, or AAU cheer registration fee, depending on league level, can easily cost up to a thousand dollars.

The bad news: If your child picks up an injury or is otherwise unable to play, you are stuck having paid the registration fee. Travel, provided tickets haven’t already been purchased, can be money saved. Equipment and gear can be used when your cheerleader is healthy, the registration fee, which is the most expensive cost, is gone.

The good news: That doesn’t have to be the case. With cheerleading registration insurance from Sports Refund, if your athlete can’t compete, you don’t pay. Simple as that.

How Affordable Is Sports Refund?

Registration fees for AAU, All Star, and Competitive cheer programs can be up to a thousand dollars. Leagues typically have a strict “No Refunds” policy, meaning that if your cheerleader gets hurt, you’re stuck having to pay.

Until Sports Refund.

We offer cheerleading season interruption insurance policies. Our policies cover the registration fees for sports programs and cost less than 5% of the total registration fee, on average. If your child can’t compete, you don’t pay.

Why Do I Need Sport Registration Insurance?

AAU, All Star, and Competitive cheer requires commitment from their athletes. The days of children cycling through sports with the calendar are largely gone, and most sports now are year-round schedules–even cheerleading.

This is having a huge effect on our children. Medical professionals have noted the increase in ‘recurring use’ injuries. With year-round activity commonplace, concussions can cause extended downtime and knee injuries often require surgical corrections. Although these maladies may not have impacted old-school cheerleaders, they are a reality in today’s competitions. Children’s Hospital Colorado has noted a rise in cheerleading injuries, sometimes called the most dangerous sport.

Players, parents, and coaches all are more aware of the health concerns and the potential long-term impacts that come with increased and early specialization. Sports Refund protects you from ever having to balance the money spent against your child’s long-term health. And with our easy sign-up system and low-cost coverage, there are no hurdles to clear. It’s as simple as:

Can’t Play? Don’t Pay!

What and Who Does Sports Refund Cover?

Sports Refund covers both individual AAU, All Star, and Competitive Cheerleaders and teams/groups. Coverage is available for all players under the age of 26.

How Does Sports Refund Work?

Your AAU, All Star, or Competitive cheerleader’s physical well-being is covered by your health insurance. Equipment and gear, should it be stolen or damaged outside of normal wear-and-tear, is probably covered by homeowner’s or renter’s insurance. Even travel costs can be insured.

But the registration fee (which is typically the most expensive costs)? That is virtually always non-refundable. With Sports Refund’s season interruption insurance, however, your family is protected against real financial loss.

All you have to do is sign up. That’s it. No examinations, no long questionnaires.

AAU Cheerleading and All Star Cheerleading Season Interruption Insurance: An example

Anna’s family paid $1,000 for an elite cheerleading registration running from September through December (120 days). Ten days into the season, Anna suffers a concussion.

With just 20 days left in the cheerleading season, Anna is ready to return to the team. She has missed 90 days (75%) of the season, but her family has still had to pay the full $1,000 registration fee.

If Anna’s family had Sports Refund season interruption insurance, at a cost of about $50, they would have received a check for $750–75% of the season’s total registration fee.

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