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2020 Season FAQ

2020 Season Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  Will there be refunds issued for the 2020 season?

A: No, the league does not have the funds available to provide refunds without compromising the future of our league

Q: If there is no season, why aren’t funds available for a refund?

A: The majority of these expenses are typically incurred before the start of a season (uniforms, equipment, league fees, some canteen expenses), or are year round and do not change if there is no season (field maintenance, utilities, insurance).  Due to the timing of COVID-19 pandemic season cancellation, the only expense ACLL was able to reduce significantly for 2020 is Canteen Expenses.

ACLL’s typical yearly expense breakdown is detailed in the following chart:


ACLL’s typical yearly revenue breakdown is detailed in the following chart:


Approximately one-third of ACLL’s revenue comes from fundraising (hit-a-thon) and canteen sales, both of these items did not happen for the 2020 season.

ACLL’s goal each year is to “break-even”, or have expenses match revenue.  When the 2020 budget was set we expected to have revenue from all sources listed above, so we spent funds on expenses as planned to start the season.  With the COVID-19 pandemic preventing us from gaining revenue through fundraising and canteen sales, we now are in a “deficit” situation, where our expenses are greater than our revenue.    

The current state of ACLL finances is that we are very low on funds, so any expenses in addition to the basics (insurance, field maintenance, etc.) would create a situation where the league may not be able to continue operations for the 2021 season and beyond.  The decision to not provide refunds of 2020 registration fees was difficult, and necessary with the Board’s responsibility to financial stability of the league.


Q: What if I have not received my uniform?

A: All uniforms are ready.  If you have not yet received your uniform, please contact your team manager.  If you have additional challenges please contact a board member.

Q: What if I have not received my spirit wear?

A: If you have ordered spirit wear and not yet received it, there will be a list of times and dates posted soon to pick up merchandise..

Q: Why is the discount for 2021 25%?

A: After reviewing league finances, looking at expenses that will still happen in 2020 (field maintenance, electricity, insurance, etc.), and expected expenses to begin the 2021 season, 25% was the highest amount the league could afford to discount registration fees and still have the league function properly.

Q: What if a player does not return to ACLL next year?

A: Unfortunately the league is not able to offer refunds to any players.  Our hope is that all players return and take advantage of the 2021 discount.  If you are not able to return, please accept our sincere apology on the inconvenience the events of the 2020 season have created.

Q: What about our volunteer deposit checks?

A: All volunteer checks will not be cashed. The league will shred all checks on July 1st  unless an individual requests to have their check returned.



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American Canyon, California 94503

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