Club and Travel Rugby Costs: Don’t Pay for What You Can’t Use
Whether Club, Travel, or a select team, rugby is more expensive than you would expect. Although equipment costs are minimal, travel fees and other club costs can add up. And the physicality of the game ensures there will be injuries. The question is: how devastating will they be?
Club and Travel Rugby Registration Costs
Registration fees vary widely. A single-season Club or Travel rugby registration fee, depending on league level, can easily cost over 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, provided it still fits, will be available to use when your rugby 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 rugby 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 Club and Travel rugby programs can be a thousand dollars or more. And, leagues have a strict “No Refunds” policy, meaning that if your rugby player gets hurt or can’t play, you’re stuck having to pay.
Until Sports Refund.
We offer rugby 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?
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 rugby.
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. From overuse to concussions, as the popularity of rugby grows, so do the injuries.
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?
How Does Sports Refund Work?
Your Club or Travel rugby player’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 Rugby and Travel Rugby Season Interruption Insurance: An example
Russell’s family paid $1,000 for an elite travel rugby registration running from June through September (120 days). Ten days into the season, Russell suffers from elbow bursitis, a common overuse injury.
With just 20 days left in the rugby season, Russell is ready to return to the field. He has missed 90 days (75%) of the season, but his family has still had to pay the full $1,000 registration fee.
If Russell’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.