FC Firecrackers wants to help
Here at FC Firecrackers we understand that Club Volleyball is expensive and not every family can afford the full amount of our fees. Financial support is available in three ways: full scholarship, partial scholarship, and fundraising. Scholarship requests will not be a part of the decision making process in regards to whether or not a player makes a team. FC Firecrackers will select the best athletes for each team.
Please know that our club costs are one of the lowest in the area. Low costs are our effort to make it possible for many girls in the Franklin County area to play at the club level. Those that are selected to receive financial aid are expected to give back to the program by assisting with other teams practices, organizing team dinners, etc.
Please take a look at the information below and complete the form at the bottom of the page if you wish to be considered for financial aid.
Use your sphere of influence and secure sponsorships for the club. Businesses, organizations, churches, and civic groups are all eligible. You receive 50% from all the proceeds credited towards your club fees, the organization gets their logo on our website and/or training shirts, and the club receives much needed funds for equipment upkeep and other volleyball resources.
Download the form below, have it filled out, and return with the sponsorship. There is no limit on how many sponsors you may get.
Eliminate a month's worth of club fees or better yet, cut them in half.
Full scholarships are only available to regional players that have previously played with our club. Under a full scholarship, the athlete is responsible for the uniform package and for travel expenses. There are very limited full scholarships.
Partial scholarships are available to all players. Under partial scholarship, the athlete is responsible for half of the initial down payment for their team designation and half on the second installment date. There are limited partial scholarships.
FC Firecrackers will host a fundraiser to help families offset the costs. If you are interested in this, please indicate so when completing the financial aid form. It will be expected that the individuals who want to participate in the fundraiser will also be helping with the collecting and distributing of the fundraiser. Our fundraiser coordinator will be in contact with you.
Things we consider when determining who receives financial aid:
1. Family Income
2. Number of people in the household
3. Proven demonstration of athletes commitment to a team or athletic excellence
4. Athletes attitude and character
1. Who qualifies for financial aid?
Any actively participating member can qualify for the given season. We ask for a application form and explanation of your request. We reserve the right to ask for a copy of tax records or pay stubs.
2. If we received financial aid, what are the expectations?
If an athlete receives financial aid, she must attend 85% of practices and ALL tournaments (unless there is an emergency). Failure to do so will result in loss of financial aid. The athlete and their parent must abide by all club rules. Failure to do so will result in loss of financial aid.
3. Will my child's teammates or other parents know we are receiving financial aid?
No. The only people who will know about financial aid status are the club director and coaches.
If you wish to request a scholarship, please complete this form (click on the document) and someone from our staff will be in contact with you.