For League Tournaments: You must register via the sign ups page on the website the Tuesday the week before the tournament (NOT THE WEEK OF). If you'd like to drop between then and the Tuesday the week of, it's free. If you drop after Tuesday the week of the tournament at 11:59 pm, you must pay a $10 drop fee. If you'd like to add after the original deadline but before the Tuesday the week of the tournament, there is a $5 inconvenience fee. You may not add after Tuesday the week of the tournament.
Invitationals: You must register via the sign ups page on the website six weeks before the tournament. If you drop between then and the tournament deadline it's fine. If you try to add between then and the tournament deadline its $5. If you drop after the tournament deadline it's $10 plus whatever the tournament charges us.
Now if you cannot physically pay this, that is fine as you can pay it off in multiple ways. You can bring additional judges, set up a fundraiser, help run a tournament etc. The team is charged for dropping from tournaments, which is why we give people the entire schedule ahead of time to confirm that they can attend the tournament.