Bishop Watterson Athletic Association
The Bishop Watterson High School Athletic Association serves as a sub-committee of the Bishop Watterson School Board. The purpose of the Association is to assist the Athletic Department of the school in raising funds in support of the athletic programs. The fiscal year for the Association is July 1 through June 30.
The specific goal of the Association’s is to assure the Association has the necessary funds to accomplish its mission, while keeping the Association on a sound financial basis. In addition, it is the desire of the Association’s Board of Directors that all families be aware and informed of their fiscal responsibility and that the financial commitment be equitably distributed among all members.
As needed the Association provides funds to purchase team uniforms, various equipment and supplies as needed.
Sports Participation Fee
Bishop Watterson Athletic Association has a sports participation membership fee of $150.
This $150 fee is charged once per school year, in addition to a sports-specific fee of $100. There is a $550 family maximum per school year.
Example: If your student/athlete participates in a fall sport and a winter sport the fees for that school year would be the following (see below).
Please note that in the example above only the fall sport fee and the Athletic Association membership fee are due at checkout. The winter sport fee would then be due during that season.
Payments should be made in full by credit card online through Final Forms, https://watterson-oh.finalforms.com/ . If you pay by check it must be turned in directly to the Athletic Office, with student/athletes name and sport written in the memo section of the check.
The fee payment deadline is before the first game/event. All fees are non-refundable after the first game/event. The student/athlete will not be permitted to participate until the fees are paid. Paying the fees does not guarantee a student/athlete playing time. If a student/athlete loses eligibility after their fees have been paid, there will be no refund.
If a family is having financial difficulties, contact Doug Etgen, Athletic Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annually, each family will be required to assist at Bishop Watterson athletic events or other Association activities. Families are required to sign-up and work one Association sponsored event (regardless of the number of student athletes per family or the number of sports participated by a student athlete).
In lieu of working one event, families have the option of buying-out of their work requirement for an additional $100 fee. Member families with student athletes participating in fall sports must sign-up or buy-out of their work requirement by August 17. Member families with student athletes participating in non-fall sports must sign-up or buy-out of their work requirement by December 1. Failure to sign-up or buy-out by the above dates will result in the loss of the student athlete’s eligibility until sign-up or buy-out is complete. Visit www.bishopwatterson.com for the buy-out option and for additional information regarding Athletic Association volunteer policies. Questions about volunteering can be directed to Traci Byas, email@example.com.
There are also supplemental programs in which participation is encouraged.
Other Costs – Families may incur additional costs unique to the sport(s) in which their child(ren) participate. These may include such things as meals, shoes, practice uniforms, pads, braces or other attire and equipment. These expenses will be the sole obligation of the family and will be identified by each sport. It is the hope and desire of the Athletic Association that these costs will be kept to a minimum as most items can be supplied though the supplementary budget of the individual sport(s) and the operating budget of the Association.
Other Efforts – Families may be required to assist with additional duties specific to the sport(s) of their student athlete(s). Such duties may include: transportation to and from athletic events, assistance before, during or after athletic events or other sport specific duties as requested by the coach. These duties are in addition to the volunteering requirements indicated above.