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AAU, Club, and Travel Field Hockey Costs: Focus on a Successful Season

Whether Club, Travel, or AAU, field hockey can be unbelievably expensive. Between equipment, travel, registration fees, and instruction, the total easily can be tens of thousands of dollars. As recently documented in The Morning Call, the costs of the sport can exceed the value to your player.

AAU, Club, Travel Field Hockey Registration Costs

Registration fees vary widely. A single-season AAU, Club or Travel field hockey registration fee, depending on league level, can easily cost thousands of 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, provided it still fits, will be available to use when your field hockey player is healthy. However, the registration fee, which is the most expensive cost? That’s gone.

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

How Affordable Is Sports Refund?

Registration fees for AAU, Club, and Travel field hockey programs are thousands of dollars. And, leagues have a strict “No Refunds” policy, meaning that if your field hockey player gets hurt or can’t play, you’re stuck having to pay.

Until Sports Refund.

We offer field hockey 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 play, you don’t pay.

Why Do I Need Sport Registration Insurance?

AAU, Club, and Travel sports require 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 field hockey.

This is having a huge effect on our children. Medical professionals have noted the increase in ‘recurring use’ injuries. Injuries that have historically been associated with seasoned athletes today are ending seasons of much younger players. As described by the University of Rochester Medical, many field hockey injuries require a pause to play.

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, Club, and Travel Field Hockey players and teams/groups. Coverage is available for all players under the age of 26.

How Does Sports Refund Work?

Your AAU, Club, or Travel field hockey athlete’s physical well-being is covered by your health insurance. Their equipment, 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.

Club Field Hockey and AAU Field Hockey Season Interruption Insurance: An example

Emma’s family paid $5,000 for an elite travel field hockey registration running from June through September (120 days). Ten days into the season, Emma suffers a broken finger.

With just 20 days left in the field hockey season, Emma is ready to return to the game. She has missed 90 days (75%) of the season, but her family has still had to pay the full $5,000 registration fee.

If Emma’s family had Sports Refund season interruption insurance, at a cost of about $250, they would have received a check for $3750–75% of the season’s total registration fee.

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An estimated 5%-10% of youth sports programs provide a refund when a player loses playing time due to injury.

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