Organising a football game can be difficult, and sometimes the costs can add up. Collecting payments prior to the game can help in a number of different ways:
1. It can help reduce no-shows since players are more likely to show up if they have already paid and therefore contributes to a better quality game.
2. Charging helps cover your costs. You need to reserve a venue, buy equipment (balls, bibs, goals etc).
In addition, charging can help with regards to compensating the organiser for the time spent organising the game. Game organisers work hard to ensure the game happens, so please be grateful for their hard work!