Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Unregistered Players: Pony Up

The final registration information was released yesterday by the WCP Cup organizing committee and the biggest news was the player fees for out of town and unregistered players. WCP was in negotiations with the Regina Soccer Association over how much those players should owe to cover the insurance costs and this is what they came back with:

a) to register a player who is not currently playing (in the RSA district) will have to pay $60.
b) all non-Regina players have to confirm that they are registered in their respective leagues and pay an admin fee of $32.
c) if out of town player and not currently playing, add the above two for $92.

So for Ireland and its 10-or-so out of town players, get ready to fork over at least another $300 to the RSA. Yikes.

Also, the drop-off for all of the heritage, liability and transfer player forms is Monday from 7-9 p.m., upstairs on the balcony of the Soccer Centre.

30 comments:

Goose said...

$60.00?!?!?! Where the hell do they get a number like that? That's insane!

Mike Collins said...

Alright this is getting ridiculous. I know ROI has a lot of out of town players, which is my own choice, but you have to be kidding me. ROI's fees ONLY FOR REGISTERING PLAYERS this year are about $780. How much do these people get paid to sit on their laptops? Every year I go to RSA and ask what this money goes towards and they tell me "administration fee". What does that even mean? If I type in the players names myself can I keep the $800? How bout if I answer the phone? Seriously, I haven't been raped like this since Vancha tried to stick me in the 2007 final. There is no way RSA should get any money for a tournament they have no part of.

So for fun here are 5 things you could do with $800 rather than give it to RSA:

5. Fly round trip to Jamaica. (There would be money left over.)

4. Buy 20 24's of beer. (480 beer)

3. Pay off your indoor fees for 3 years

2. Own 1/1 000 000th of Andy Carroll

1. Buy a house in the north end. (Cool your jets its a joke)

Julio said...

Collins;

I really don't understand why the fee is so high. I just registered a fee players to pay the insurance fees for Gremio and they charged us $37.50; with that being said they prolly included their administration fee in there as well... that anything higher is ridiculous as I bet the insurance costs are in the ball park of $20.00.

Goose said...

So last year was what, $40-45 for unregistered players (insurance, registration, etc)? Am I out to lunch on that? If it indeed was $40-45, what justifies a $15-20 increase?

I'm with Collins on this one. WTF is RSA doing with this money? What does it pay for? "Administration fee" is not a suitable answer to this burning question.

And as for the story Braden, you mention "WCP was in negotiations with Regina Soccer Association over how much those (unregistered/out-of-town) players should owe to cover the insurance costs...". By reading the statement, i gather that these "negotiations" were a "my way or the highway" tactic by the RSA to as Collins says, "rape", players and the tournament as a whole. Reading the crap "negotiation" settlement is a slap in the face to everyone associated with this tournament. I'm sure RSA knew the success of the tournament, knew it would not be cancelled over fee increases, and knew Kevin would have to give in or else.

I want to play in this tournament, as it is enjoyable, extremely competitive and up-tempo, and is none other than a social event. RSA is doing well to f*** this up for everyone, one small jab at a time.

Disgusting.

Goose said...

As I said above Braden, maybe you can offer your opinion. Is it wrong to assume RSA "negotiated" this price, knowing we really had no choice?

Playmaker said...

Perhaps "negotiations" was the wrong word. I knew they were in "discussions" with the RSA about the fees, but I'm not sure if anything was actually being negotiated - I just assumed.

WCP was waiting to hear from the RSA what the fees would be. I talked to the Saskatchewan Soccer Association and they had no part in determining the cost - even though they sanction the event. I know the SSA charges players in small towns something like $30 to be insured, so I think everything above that is pure RSA money.

What I have in the abc list is verbatim what was sent out from the WCP Cup organizers. I believe last year it was $55 per player to the RSA as that's what I think we paid for Stefan. I don't remember having to pay an admin fee at all.

antonio said...

the tournament is going to become worse and worse for years to come due to these outrageous fees we have to pay! what do we have to be insured for, we sign a waiver form? if you break your leg, you dont need isurance we live in canada and health care is free. These fees are gonna keep university students and outta town players from playing, which would make the tourney absolutely horrible. this fee thing is total blasphemy....... ooo and you also have to pay 7 dollars of insurance to sit on the bench! you might get hit by a ball and get knocked out! yikes rsa shape up!

Anonymous said...

we need to sue dennis and everyone involved in RSA, where is all that money going? do they ever put up anything we can check and se where all that money we pay go? it needs to be a parent or someone whos not involved in playing soccer coz as a player i know if i go out there and ask questions they are gona try suspend me or make me a fee which i dont want to happen, or someone go to the media and tell them to investigate the RSA office coz this is sum bullshit, we sweat to earn our money we deserve to know were its going, or get tax returns on all the money we pay, its about time guys we step up, or just play in wcp cup only and let them suffer from not earning anything during the indoor season

Anonymous said...

does anyone know how much tickets are going to be this yr for the entire tournament? or how much day to day tickets are? no matter what the RSA trys to do, lets not give in i know they are against wcp cup coz its well organized and brings excitement to all soccer lovers and hockey lovers, so Dennis and his group are jealous and trying to do whatever it takes to make it not happen but for the love of Kevin and his passion towards soccer i will support him and eventually when Dennis and the entire RSA goes to jail for all the crimes the've committed , then Regina soccer will be as good as wcp

Anonymous said...

It doesnt matter RSA are a bunch of liars,cheats, and blood sucking vampires that have 2 goals in life which are the following below


1. Get money
2. Ruin soccer in this city

that is all

The Situation

antonio said...

a ticket package for all first round games are 75$! and that does not count towards playoffs either. ticket packages went up 25$ from last year. this is getting ridic! and you also cant have beer inside the facility as well.

Anonymous said...

This is just getting out of hand. How are people supposed to pay the 92$ on top of team costs and travel/food costs of playing in this tourney.


How long are we gonna put up with this guys?

jack danielson said...

So if group C is so easy, would the second place team get any respect if they make it to the semis? Or would it be a fluke?

Anonymous said...

well its not going to happen, so we don't have to worry about anyone fluking out. this is probably just some ploy to get people to think nigeria is somewhat good. REJECTED

Anonymous said...

Well who in Group C can honestly say they can beat Nigeria?

UNDERDOG said...

My opinion is , that Afghanistan can beat Nigeria 1 out of every 5 times if Afghan plays together. But with all this talk about Nigeria and Afghan, are we overlooking Team Greece. They dont have any superstars but they always play as a team, win or lose. Greece is quiet right now, but my prediction is that they will walk out 1st or second in this group. Thats my under dog pick of the tournament.

Anonymous said...

Greek will lose all of their games like the last 2 years

Playmaker said...

Yeah, Greece lost all five games in 2010 and only scored six goals. From what I've seen, they're even worse this year. They'll probably finish last out of all 24 teams.

Anonymous said...

OH ...when did you see them play?

Playmaker said...

Sunday night after the Norway vs. Afghanistan exhibition game.

Anonymous said...

botswana plays even better than greece, i dont know were u saw greece playing as a team? they have a bunch of rugby players on the team looking to play rough all the time and injure ppl

Anonymous said...

ya you are right Botswana is better. They have only broken one guys leg in 5 years. and a splean.
they are not that rough. Are you scared. You are scared, arentcha. Go Botwana, and AFGHANISTAN

Number 53 said...

to anon 1:31, Greece will come out of their group easily. I saw them play too, their defence is rugby players, so what, are you scared? I would put money down that Greece can beat whatever team you are playing for. lets make it interesting, $1000 bet for one game.

Anonymous said...

How about Greece vs Nigeria first game. I'll bet $10,000 on Nigeria winning.

SeenitDoneit said...

no one cares!!!

Chris said...

#53, the way Greece has played the last couple years, I would be tempted to take your $1000 bet with me picking a team like Scotland to beat you guys. You talk A LOT of shit for a team that hasn't won many games in the history of this tournament and really shows no signs of making any ground breaking changes.

Anonymous said...

Greece is bringing in their pros this time i heard, so beware of them

Chris said...

Same rumor that comes around EVERY year...some team is bringing in pro's and then that team ends up still losing every game.

Anonymous said...

greece has no pros. all of the team are rugby players and old greek people that should retire. Greece's team is the same team from every year, a lot of bulky guys with no talent. Dont worry about them, france and nigeria are coming out of the group.

Anonymous said...

I heard the greek team is setting up a souvlaki stand, where they will also be serving greek salads and baklava. bring your appetites!