It is with a heavy heart that we inform you Club 940 will not be returning for the 2020-21 season. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has created an untenable business model for Club 940 and we will not be able to continue at this time. Serving you and your family has been one of our greatest joys! We have accomplished so much in 2 years. We will miss everyone so much as we move into our next phases of non-Club 940 life. Personally, Club 940, has truly been family to us.
2 Year Club Accomplishments:
Please be safe and healthy, and as always, Go 940!
On March 13, 2020, no one could have possibly anticipated how the COVID-19 pandemic would impact the country’s health and economy. Club 940 was one of the first clubs in the area to announce its season cancellation and announce that we would extend partial refunds for the season to our families. The difficult decision to end the season was driven by our sense of responsibility for the safety and health of our club’s staff and families. While there have been a few families that have expressed disappointment with the percentage of their fees returned, we are unbelievably grateful for the understanding of most of our families.
The refund process was extremely complex due to several factors that varied based first by team and then by family, depending on the family's account standing with the club. Those that have a balance greater than the refund will not receive a refund. We would like our families to know the complexity of a volleyball club budget and why club volleyball can be very costly despite the club’s efforts to run a zero-balance budget.
To help our families understand why their refunds may have been less than anticipated, we would like to be clear that the 2020 season commenced with tryouts in July 2019 and finished in March 2020. Therefore, even though teams were not in practices that entire time, our staff was hard at work before players stepped foot on the court. Most of the planning and preparation for the season takes place by our full-time staff in June, July, August, and September. The remainder of the season is equally busy with managing parent and player communication, adjusting tournament schedules, handling hotel accommodations, creating rosters, tournament scheduling and adjusting each week, parent, coach and player management, practice planning, uniform dissemination and adjustments, etc. Running a volleyball club is a massive undertaking and the associated costs when running a volleyball club like Club 940 is frankly expensive.
We are providing you with a more detailed list of what the refundable and non-refundable line items in our budget were when calculating refunds. Please see the list below.
Please note: Tournament hosts did not refund 100% of the tournament registration fees that Club 940 prepaid (as most had overhead costs or prepaid costs that were also non-refundable). None of our flights for coaches were refunded.
Everyone should receive their refund by the first week in August. All refunds are final. But, should you have questions please email Accounting@club940.com
It has been a pleasure serving your family and our community!
Please stay safe and healthy, and as always Go 940!