COMMON FAQs: Logistics, Fees, Cancellations
Updated: Aug 18
Our trips are lifechanging opportunities for athletes and families to connect and compete with those who have a shared love of sports, comradery, and community empowerment.
Many of our athletes, past and present, experienced their first international competition through ABSA, so we understand that this may be new territory for a large number of parents.
More importantly, we understand that life happens.
That's why we've put together a guide to help you proactively plan for your next competition with us.
“Does ABSA require a membership to participate in competitions?”
Not at all! In fact, there is no membership. Therefore, you can rest assured there's no commitment beyond the tour that you select. Of course, we would love for you to continue competing with us because our athletes build bonds that motivate them to play together; however, you are only committed to the tour you select.
“Am I able to register more than one athlete for a tour?”
Yes, if you have more than one competitive-minded athlete and would like to see them both play abroad, you may sign up both players.
Please note: We cannot guarantee that they will play on the same team during the tour as we typically take two full teams per tour.
PAYMENT: DEADLINES, CANCELLATIONS, AND PLANS
“When is my full balance due?”
This date varies by trip. Please check your registration information.
“What happens if there is a last minute emergency and we are unable to attend?”
Contact your travel insurance company for details.
ABSA's trips are sold as packages, and there will be no refunds to individuals who leave a trip early, arrive late, or independently modify the trip itinerary. Once travel has commenced, no refunds will be given. This includes any unused portion of the tour.
Exceptions to the above cancellation policies cannot be made for any reason, including weather and personal emergencies.
All cancellations must be in writing and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. (This policy is subject to change.)
“Are payment plans available?”
Yes, we offer payment plans. More information is available on your registration page.
LOGISTICS: TRAVEL INSURANCE AND FLIGHT INQUIRIES
“Does the listed fee include the flight?”
No, the fee covers lodging, food, and travel accommodations. You must book your flights separately, but our team can assist you in completing this.
“Is travel insurance required?”
ABSA STRONGLY RECOMMENDS that you purchase a travel insurance policy that INCLUDES trip cancellation AND interruption insurance. Individual or group travel insurance is NOT provided by ABSA.
“How are airline connections managed?”
Travelers are responsible for booking and managing their own flights.
“Is there an age limit to register?”
Our teams accept competitors who are ages 11+. Our oldest athletes have usually completed high school, and some are already in college.
To keep our teams competitive, we try to group them by age range to allow for quality growth and sportsmanship.
WHO CAN ATTEND?
“Can I bring an additional family member?”
Yes, the more the merrier.
A deposit for each traveling member of the family is required.