FC Tucson Scholarship Program

No player should be denied the opportunity to play because of financial need.


FC Tucson Youth Soccer Club seeks to provide every committed player an opportunity to participate in our program. Financial assistance is allocated to families based on need.  We regret that we are only able to provide financial assistance to the neediest families.  Assistance is provided for coaching fees only.  All FC Tucson players are required to pay the club registration fee and are responsible for other miscellaneous team expenses. Scholarship assistance is provided for only one playing season (i.e. 2018-2019) at a time. Please read all instructions carefully before completing the application.



  • Application & financial need based on the last year’s tax returns 
  • Compliance with previous FC Tucson obligations
  • Level of involvement of applicant in youth soccer and loyalty to FC Tucson
  • Level of involvement of applicant’s family (parents, siblings) in FC Tucson & the number of children in that family who are in FC Tucson programs
  • Level of involvement in extracurricular activities (school, community)
  • Attempts made by team to fund the player
  • Additional fundraising efforts on the player’s behalf

** Note:  All applications will be evaluated without regard to gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.


FC Tucson Player Scholarship Application
FC Tucson Financial Assistance Application
Pima County Junior Soccer League Financial Assistance Request Form
2016 Federal Income Tax Return and all related schedules, for all family members residing with the applicant and/or all guardians or family members providing financial support to the applicant. In some cases, additional documentation (e.g., other tax forms, W-2's, etc.) may also be required for FC Tucson to make a determination of the family's financial status. 

** Note:  For families with multiple children in FC Tucson, only one copy of the Federal Income Tax Return is required.

MaxInMotion Scholarship Requirement

The Arizona Youth Soccer Association's MaxInMotion scholarship program offers assistance to needy families.  This financial assistance is intended to cover a portion of the other necessary expenses associated with playing youth soccer aside from coaching fees. 

** TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR A FC Tucson SCHOLARSHIP IN 2018, APPLICANTS MUST ALSO APPLY FOR THE MaxInMotion SCHOLARSHIP.  In 2016, applications for this scholarship became available in early June with a deadline for completed applications of July 6.  MaxInMotion requires all applicants to submit a copy of their entire previous year's tax return to be considered for an award.  While MaxInMotion scholarship applications are completed on line, a printed copy of your tax return must be submitted to the FC Tucson Scholarship Program Coordinator by July 1, 2017. After reviewing these documents, TSA will pass them along to AYSA's scholarship coordinator.  These tax documents will be destroyed once the application process is completed.

MaxInMotion scholarship awards are applied against registration fees.  Families with multiple children in FC Tucson should submit separate applications for each child.  However, only one copy of the tax return is required from families with multiple children in FC Tucson.  Notification of MaxInMotion scholarship award amounts usually comes in early September. 


**All forms must be submitted and filled out completely or your application will not be processed.

All information included on the applications will be held in the strictest confidence.  Only FC Tucson Scholarship Program Coordinator Charlie MacCabe and his support staff will review the applications. 



The application deadline is July 1, 2017.

  • Applications may be emailed, mailed, or delivered in person.
  • Emailed applications must be submitted as PDF files.
  • Do not photograph your application pages and then email in that format.   Do not attempt to fax applications.
  • A hard (printed) copy of your entire 2016 federal income tax return must accompany your application.  This copy of your tax return will also be used to meet the MaxInMotion Scholarship's requirement (see above).  You will still have to complete a MaxInMotion Scholarship application on line prior to the deadline.
  • All mailed applications must be postmarked by July 1, 2017.  Applications received after that date will only be considered if funds remain available in the FC Tucson Scholarship Fund.
  • Any application received after July 1 will have a 20% reduction in the amount of the award. 
  • Any application received after August 1 will have a 40% reduction in the amount of the award.
  • FC Tucson Scholarship Application forms are available in Spanish.

**Note: Players new to FC Tucson who join teams after July 1 will be considered for financial assistance without penalty if scholarship funds remain available.



  • All complete applications will be processed in a timely fashion.  Applicants who submit all their materials by July 1, 2017 will be notified of their award in a letter no later than August 1, 2017. Notification will be sent by email. 
  • These notifications will include a scholarship award letter that must be signed and returned to Scholarship Program Coordinator Charlie MacCabe (see below).  Once this acceptance letter is received by FC Tucson, the FC Tucson treasurer, team coach, and team treasurer will be notified of the scholarship amount awarded to that player. Scholarship awards do not go into effect until the signed award letter has been received by the scholarship coordinator. 



  • To be considered, returning FC Tucson players must be in good financial standing with FC Tucson and have demonstrated a consistently high level of commitment, responsibility, and citizenship to their team(s). 
  • New and returning players must complete all the required forms. 
  • Compliance Obligations – SEE BELOW
  • Scholarship players are also required to participate in all team fundraisers. 
  • Families are required to notify the scholarship program director if their financial situation changes during the playing season.
  • Failure to complete these obligations will result in the suspension or termination of FC Tucson scholarship assistance.



1) All scholarship players or their parents/guardians must assist with the FC Tucson Kick-Off Breakfast or the FC Tucson Tournament. For 2017-18, all scholarship players with last names beginning with A-L will assist with the FC Tucson Dinner, and those with last names beginning with M-Z will assist with the FC Tucson Tournament. 


Those families assisting with the FC Tucson Dinner must contact FC Tucson Volunteer Coordinator Christin Linehan (christintsa@yahoo.com/520-400-5871) at least 10 day prior to that event to arrange your volunteer task


Those families assisting with the FC Tucson Tournament must attend a mandatory meeting approximately two weeks prior to the Tournament where you will be assigned your volunteer task.



Field marshal assistance at the FC Tucson Tournament is expected from ALL TSA families and does NOT constitute fulfillment of scholarship compliance obligations. .

  • After assisting with the Kick-Off Breakfast, scholarship families must return their signed compliance forms to the Kickoff Breakfast Coordinator, or Charlie MacCabe, FC Tucson Scholarship Program Coordinator.
  • After assisting with the FC Tucson Tournament, scholarship families must return their signed compliance forms to the FC Tucson Tournament Coordinator, or Charlie MacCabe, FC Tucson Scholarship Program Coordinator.
  • Blank compliance forms will be distributed with the award letter.
  • Scholarship recipients who fail to return their signed compliance forms by October 15 will have their scholarship assistance suspended immediately and have any future assistance reduced by 20%.  Suspended scholarships may be reinstated, with a 20% penalty, by providing some service to FC Tucson at the discretion of the scholarship coordinator.

2) All scholarship players (U-12 and above) must assist with the FC Tucson Youth Academy (“Y Academy”) at least once during fall, and once during the spring of the 2017-2018 season

 The Y Academy is one-hour, twice-weekly program for young, inexperienced players.  It runs for six weeks during the fall, and another six weeks during the spring.  Scholarship players should contact Y Academy director Becky Freeman (bbarry@tucsonsocceracademy.com/520-631-5801) when they attend a Y Academy session so she can record their participation. Note:  Scholarship players who attend more than one Y Academy session each season are paid for each subsequent session they attend.



It is the responsibility of team treasurers to closely monitor the payment of coaching fees by all players, including those on scholarship.  Most scholarship players will still be required to pay some portion of their coaching fees each month.  Any players who are more than 30 days behind in their coaching fees should be brought to the attention of the head coach of that team immediately.  Team treasurers are strongly encouraged to establish regular communication with the scholarship families on their team. Special payment schedules are sometimes necessary for these families to meet their financial obligations to FC Tucson.  Any issues of this nature should be discussed with the team head coach as soon as they arise.



Completed forms should be mailed or emailed as a PDF file to the scholarship program coordinator:

    Charlie MacCabe
    7920 E. Birwood Rd.
    Tucson, AZ  85750
    Mobile: (520) 405-6535
    Home: (520) 731-8115