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For Parents & Athletes

Starlings Volleyball, USA Financial Assistance Application

Starlings Volleyball, USA helps with registration fees for youth, who without financial assistance, would be unable to participate in the Starlings volleyball programs. Starlings Volleyball, USA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with limited funding available for assistance.  No guarantee of assistance is implied by this application. Starlings Volleyball, USA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability in its program and activities.


  1. Applicant must be enrolled in school (kindergarten through 12th grade).
  2. Parent/Guardian and participant commit that the athlete will attend a minimum of 90% of all scheduled practices and games.
  3. Application must be completed by Parent or Guardian.
  4. Applicant must submit a copy of last report card.  C average or above is required to receive funding.


Financial assistance will be considered for eligible players meeting one or more of the criteria below:

  1. Receive assistance from programs such as: Food Stamps, Medicaid, SSI, Foster Care, WIC and can provide written documentation of participation in these programs.
  2. Provide recommendation by school representative, social worker, youth community center workers or other social service representative.
  3. Provide a written statement of immediate financial hardship explaining the current situation.  Starlings recognizes that a family may not be receiving formal assistance from the programs mentioned above, yet financial assistance may still be needed to participate in a Starlings program.  In these instances, the Starlings Board will consider the financial hardship statement to determine assistance eligibility.  Please provide any supporting documentation that may support the facts in your financial hardship statement.
  4. *REQUIRED* A copy of the participant’s last report card.  C average or above is required to receive funding.
  5. *REQUIRED* Short written statement (one page or less) by participant as to why they would like to play on a Starlings volleyball team.


  1. Applications will be completed by Parent/Guardian.
  2. Commitment statements will be signed by both Parent/Guardian and participant.
  3. Application and supporting documents will be turned into Club Director for review.
  4. Club Director will submit to Starlings Volleyball, USA for approval and processing.
  5. Starlings Volleyball, USA will consider all applications completed with all necessary documentation.
  6. The amount of assistance awarded (if any) may be partial or full request depending on the number of applicants and the amount funds available.
  7. Funds will be deposited in the Club Account designated to assist with the applicant’s season fees.
  8. Parent/Guardian will be notified as to the amount (if any) of the award.

Application For Financial Assistance




Parents and athletes need to manage their SportsEngine accounts to ensure they get the most out of their Starlings Volleyball, USA experience during each sporting season. With their accounts properly configured, athletes and their families will receive communications according to their preferences and be able to complete registrations more efficiently.  SportsEngine has created a Team Management Guide for Parents and Athletes that will help our members with frequently asked questions about our website and mobile app.

New to SportsEngine?

Here is your quick start guide to creating an account and using the SportsEngine platform as an athlete or parent.


Keep connected to your team(s). Get schedules and team updates for every athlete in the house, plus a way to message other members on your team and a way to give coaches a heads up about practice. Enjoy unlimited access to scores & stats, photo/video sharing, and more.


Adding an additional guardian

In many instances, more than one parent or guardian needs to be in the loop with a child's sports life. Using the mobile app, you can add additional guardians to an account. Guardians can 1) View games and events 2) RSVP to games and events 3) Send and receive messages to coaches and team members 4) participate in team chat

Adding a Mobile Phone

Once you've created your account, add your mobile phone so you can receive text messages from your team manager or coach.

Enabling Text Messaging

Now that you have your mobile phone on your account, make sure you enable text messaging and any other notifications.

Following a Team on the SportsEngine Mobile App

Are you a family friend, grandparent or fan that wants to follow a specific team on the SportsEngine platform? Here is a quick guide to follow teams on the mobile app.

Forwarding Athlete Messages

Do you need a second parent, other family member or nanny to get messages about schedule changes or game times? Add a second email address to forward all communications.

Sending a Message

Do you need to send a question to your team manager or another parent about a ride? Follow these instructions on how to send messages using the mobile app.

RSVP to Game or Event

Coaches and team managers need to know if you are going to able to attend a game or practice. You can easily RSVP using the mobile application.

Team Management Guide for Parents & Athletes

Is your team using SportsEngine Team Management to manage RSVPs, schedules, and communication? This article will provide you with everything you need to know for a successful season!

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