Bainbridge Island FC

Player Assistance Program

Bainbridge Island Football Club Financial Aid Program

The purpose of Bainbridge Island Football Club (BIFC) financial aid program is to provide children of Bainbridge Island and surrounding communities, who would otherwise not be able to participate due to financial circumstances, the opportunity to play soccer and develop their skills. BIFC is proud to offer this program to eligible families with assistance of club program fees and/or uniform cost. As a non-profit organization BIFC has limited funds to provide financial aid each season. A higher priority will be given to applications that are fully completed by the deadline listed below. The BIFC Treasurer will notify the applicants of decision approximately 7 to 10 days after the application deadline. If you don't hear from the Treasurer after 14 days of submission, please email Treasurer for update.

All applicants must provide a copy of complete application along with the following documents:

  • 2018 US Federal Income Tax Return - Copies of page one and two Form 1040, 1040A or 1040 EZ as well as, if applicable, Schedule C. In case of divoce, please include the returns of both parents;
  • Copy of Federal program document (e.g. free school lunch program, childcare assistance, aid for dependent children etc.) if there is any;
  • (Optional) An explanation of any changes in your financial circumstances or financial obligations not evident from your tax return;
  • (Optional) Documentation supporting any changes in your financial circumstances or any other financial obligations you would like us to consider.

Please send the completed application and supporting documentation to:

Bainbridge Island FC
Financial Aid Program
PO Box 10949
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

For privacy purposes, the names of families and information about families applying for assistance will not be shared with anyone outside the Financial Aid Committee.

Submission Deadline:

Select program: June 1, 2019 (fall/winter season); February 1, 2020 (spring season)
U10 Development Academy: June 15, 2019
Recreational program: August 1, 2019 (fall season); April 1, 2020 (spring season)
Camp/Clinics: At least 30 days prior to first camp/clinic date.

Uniform Assistance

The BIFC's uniform supplier, Nike, through its association Eurosport, has graciously agreed to provide reduced price or no cost uniforms to Financial Aid recipients in need of a uniform. You will be provided information on ordering a uniform with your notification of your award, if any.

Financial Aid Recipient's Responsibilities

It is the expectation of BIFC that recipients of financial aid demonstrate dedication through consistent attendance at team practices and games. Also, it is the responsibility of each family receiving financial aid to reciprocate through active volunteering for club and team activities. Club volunteer opportunities can be obtained by contacting and may include such activities as providing assistance with the Island Cup, fundraisers, lining fields, etc.

The BIFC financial aid application is available on the BIFC website or from the Club Registrar ( Questions about the program should be directed to the Club Treasurer (

Background Check

All Washington Youth Soccer Coaches, Volunteers and Referees must register online to complete a national background check clearance (Risk Management Application) prior to be involved with any youth programs.

Risk Management Application Instruction:
Coaches & Volunteers
Minor Volunteers
Minor Referees

Insurance Medical Claim

BIFC Player Injury Release Request Form

Medical Release Form
(Washington Youth Soccer)

Concussion Compliance Form
(Washington Youth Soccer)

Tax Forms

Form W-4 - Employee's Withholding Alowance Certificate
Form W-9 - Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification
Form I-9 - Employment Eligibility Verification