COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The NWBA Board of Directors have unanimously approved revisions to Policies and Procedures Section 4.6 (Dues).
Throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, NWBA leadership has applied three key themes that also played a key role in this decision. The themes are:
The summary of the change to Section 4.6 (Dues) is that the NWBA Board of Directors can use their discretion to prorate the team registration dues for the season. Specifically, based on the point in the season that we are at (e.g. 90 days remaining for Adult and Junior Divisions; 120 days remaining for Women’s Division) and the themes mentioned above, the team registration dues will be prorated to 50% of communicated price. That means that teams which register effective March 20th forward will be charged $300, instead of the communicated price of $600.
Additionally, the NWBA Board of Directors has also used their discretion to reduce individual membership dues by $5 regardless of membership type (i.e. Junior, Adult Athlete, Adult Non-Athlete, Official, etc).
The discretion exercised by the Board of Directors to prorate team registration dues and reduce individual membership dues is intended to be a one-time event to reflect the extraordinary circumstances caused by COVID19.
Various questions and answers to help explain Leadership’s position on this and other scenarios that were considered can be found below, along with the new policy language in its entirety:
What are the benefits to the teams and the NWBA by reducing Team Registration dues?
My team just registered prior to this announcement, so will my team receive a refund for a portion of our team registration dues?
How do these changes impact the registration deadlines?
How are you ensuring a safe environment?
What if I feel it is unsafe to compete this season?
Why weren’t individual membership dues reduced by the same percentage as team dues?
How does this affect membership and registration dues moving forward?
What do these changes mean for 2021 Nationals?
Will you have any programs to help teams raise money to travel to 2021 Nationals?
What if COVID19 continues, what will the dues be next season?
Section 4.6: Dues
To review the updated version of the NWBA Policies & Procedures that include this policy please visit https://www.nwba.org/aboutpoliciesprocedures