- Rosters for all teams will be due by 2nd game. I am still working on schedules and have
not sent roster links. Once all schedules are completed, individual links
will be sent. Each player’s parent
must complete and sign a liability waiver.
If the player is 18 or older, the player may complete the
form. We also have extras at the
concession stand in case a parent forgets the form. Please collect all forms, staple and submit
as one group to the concession stand.
We appreciate parent’s not submitting forms individually. http://marylandsportsarena.com/waiver.pdf
- You may add players up
to the beginning of your 6th game by going online an adding
them to your roster. You must also
submit a liability waiver to the concession if you add any players. Players may only play on 1 team per
league. They may play in multiple
- No slide tackles U14 and under, HS Coed,
Adult Coed and Over 30 leagues.
- For ages U11/ U12, U13 & U14, once
the goalkeeper has possession, he or she may only distribute the ball by
throwing. Ball may not be placed on
the ground, drop kicked or punted.
Keeper may place ball and use feet to distribute by passing for U15
and older youth, all coed and adult leagues. Punting or drop kicking is only allowed
in u8 (boys and girls), u9 (boys and girls) and u10 (boys and girls).
- For Coed leagues, 2 female players
(excluding goalkeeper) must be on the field at all times. Female player must first touch the ball
in your offensive half for your team to be able to score.
- All youth players, including HS Coed,
must have shin guards. No cleats are allowed. Indoor soccer shoes or sneakers. Turf shoes are allowed, however in my
opinion, they give you no added benefit.
- There’s a lot of debate regarding
heading for younger players. It is
your responsibility as a coach (for younger teams) to instruct your
players whether or not to head the ball.
We do not call it a foul if the ball touches your players
head. The majority of injuries I
have scene from head balls (including myself) have been in older age
play. Obviously, there are
exceptions. Bottom line, you
instruct your players based on your soccer knowledge.
- Schedules may be found online at http://marylandsportsarena.com/schedules.htm
. I will send an email to coaches when additional schedule groups are
online. Coaches will then email parents. I’m still receiving requests and
changes. Once the schedules are
online, they cannot be changed, unless I’ve missed a request
- If your score is wrong, coaches please
email. Do not leave notes with the ref or concession stand. I will update the scores weekly or
sooner if possible. I usually
update every Monday or Tuesday once all schedules are online.
- Sportsmanship is a very important part
of your player’s or child’s learning process. We encourage you to coach your child in
a positive manner. Please do not
shout disparaging remarks at other player’s or coaches. Never tell your players to foul an
opponent. If your game becomes physical,
or you have a player out of control, it is your responsibility as a coach
to correct your player.
- Dissent is not tolerated toward the
officials. This includes
spectators. Coach your team but do
not berate the official because you disagree with a call. When you do that, you not only take
yourself out of the game but set a poor example for your players. Teams
are responsible for the conduct of their fans. If you have a problem with an official
or his call, please email me with a concise report regarding the incident
(coaches only). I don’t discuss
calls by phone or in person until reviewed by the referee association. The referees are not employees of the
Maryland Sports Arena. We contract
with the Baltimore Independent Group to officiate over 2,000 games played
at our facility yearly. If there’s
an issue, we will forward your complaint to the association and they will
investigate it and follow up with you in person, by phone or by
- Ref fees are $22 a game for a two man
system and $15 a game for a one man system. If you only have one ref, even though
two were scheduled, you pay that official $15. (Youth league only) All weeknight leagues are 2 man systems.
All adult leagues are one man systems with $20 paid by each team.
- If you have not paid your league fees
in full, please bring your balance to your next game and give your
payment, along with your collected liability waivers, to the concession
stand. If you prefer to pay by
credit card, you may do so here: http://marylandsportsarena.com/balancepayment.htm Credit cards are also accepted at the
- If you or your player arrives
late, please notify the concession stand.
You will be allowed to enter the field at the next dead ball
situation. Do not enter through the
emergency side door in the player’s box.
Outside the door connects to a drainage ditch and it not safe. If it’s raining, your shoes will be
soaked. If it’s cold or icy, you or
your player may slip and fall.
Also, do not use the employee’s only door next to the field. As the sign says, employees only. This area is used for storage and is not
a pathway to the field.
- Please keep your soccer balls bagged
until entering the field. Besides
equipment being broken, there are usually elderly people in the stands
watching. Several times people have
been hit, and a few times hurt, from players playing with the ball off the
- Parking is allowed on
our lot and in the lot behind the RED BRICK BUILDING. DO NOT PARK IN FRONT OF THE RED BRICK
BUILDING NEXT TO OUR
PIT BEEF STAND. YOUR CAR WILL BE
TOWED 24/7! We have permission to
park in the rear of the building ONLY!
- No commercially prepared food or drink
(i.e Fast Food products) may be brought into the
facility. You can bring in sports
drinks, water, food from home etc. By commercial, we mean McDonalds, Burger
Our pit beef stand is leased to a fellow lifelong soccer player.
You may bring food purchased at the pit beef stand into the facility.
- It is winter, so expect to play when
there’s inclement weather. We will
cancel for a major snowstorm. All
coaches will be emailed regarding cancellations. Weather announcements are also on our
webpage at http://marylandsportsarena.com
and our voice mail will have a message at 410.538.7300. We do not follow
school cancellations for Harford County Schools or Government.
- We are offering several tournaments
this year. The CMSA Turkey Shootout
is being held at the Maryland Sports Arena on the Nov 16th
& 17th (Boys) and Nov 23rd & 24th
(Girls). Register on CMSA’s website
- All games are streamed live through http://livebarn.com
. This year, Live Barn is going to
give everyone one month free with a cancel at anytime guarantee. I will be following up shortly with
their special code. All games will
be shown immediately after play (give or take a few minutes) in the
concession area. We have also
added free WIFI at MSA this year.
- Our Holiday Tournament is being
sponsored by the Philadelphia Fury and Harrisburg Heat. Tournament will be held December 23, 26,
27, 30 & 31. Ages U8 thru U18,
both boys and girls. http://marylandsportsarena.com/2019holidaytournament.htm
- MSA’s 30th Annual Valentines
Tournament will be held February 14, 15, 16 & 17, 2020. Info will be online shortly.
- If you’re looking for additional
training for your players, the Maryland Sports Arena offers German Soccer
School for ages 4 thru 12. Ages 4,5,6 are on Mondays, 7,8,9 on Tuesdays and 10,11,12 are
on Wednesdays. This is a FUN
learning program for players of all skill levels. I coach the players along with former
German professional soccer play Dr. Gunther Glockner.
Class is 4:30 to 5:30 for 6 weeks.
Each class ends with fun no pressure scrimmage. See our webpage to register.
- Former Baltimore Blast Championship
coach and player, Bobby McAvan, offers
individual training lessons for players in his studio in the rear of the
facility. For additional info,
please visit http://marylandsportsarena.com/indivtraining.htm
- I have room on Thursdays evenings for
team training from 4:30 to 5:30. 6
to 8 week sessions.
- FUNDRAISER - Dasher board advertising
is available. Your team receives 50
percent of everything you sell towards league and tournament fees. MSA
hosts 2,000 games per year with over 2,000 players at our facility. Email me for info.
Please email me or
call me with any questions. Good luck to
your teams and thanks for playing at the Maryland Sports Arena!
Phone: (410) 538-7300