THE MARYLAND SPORTS ARENA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURIES, REGARDLESS OF HOW SUSTAINED WHICH A PLAYER RECEIVES.  THE MARYLAND SPORTS ARENA ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT OF ANY PLAYER OR FOR PAYMENT OF MEDICAL BILLS.

Maryland Sports Arena Adult Tournament Rules

Each team's roster and liability waiver form must be fully completed and submitted before the beginning of the first game of the Tournament.  Liability Waiver form is available at concession stand.  Please submit all liability waivers simultaneously.  Tournament roster will be completed online only. All information is required including emails.  Each team will be emailed a separate password protected roster link for their team.  Teams may carry a maximum of eighteen players.  Players may not be added to roster after tournament play has started for team.   Players may not play on more than one team in the tournament.  For Adult Coed, 2 female players (excluding goalkeeper) must be on the field at all times.  Female player must touch the ball in her offensive half of the field for the ball to be live.  No slide tackling is allowed in ALL Coed & Men’s Over 30 brackets.  Slide tackling is allowed in the men’s division from the side or front.  Sliding from the rear is a foul and possible card.   For O30 divisions, player must be 30 or over to be eligible to play.  Teams may have a maximum of 2 coaches on the player’s bench.  Players not dressed to play are not allowed on the bench.

 

All rules are those of the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) unless amended by the Maryland Sports Arena.  There is no three line rule. There is no 6 foul rule.  Games will be played in two halves, 12 minutes running time per half.  No overtime periods.  One minute halftime.  One 30 second time out per game, per team.  Timeouts may only be called during a team's possession.  Minimum 5 players to start game.

 

Substitutions are unlimited.  Maximum 15 seconds allowed for guaranteed substitutions (ceiling, side or rear netting out of bounds.)  Fouls are not guaranteed substitutions.  Teams may substitute "on the fly" for fouls.  Substituted player must be off the field before other player enters.  Both substituting players on the field at the same time will result in a 2 minute penalty.  Ball must be played within five seconds on foul situations.  Two whistles for out of bounds, one for fouls.  No guaranteed substitutions will be allowed during the last 2 minutes of each half.  .  Gum chewing or chewing of other similar type of products will result in a 2 minute penalty.  Spitting on the field is a two minute penalty. 

 

Goalkeepers may not handle balls which are intentionally played to them by a teammate with the exception of head balls or other balls played above the knee.  No punting or drop kicking is allowed by the goalkeeper. Opposing player must be 10 feet from the ball in dead ball situations.  Outstretched legs into the 10 feet area are considered encroachment and may result in a two minute penalty.

 

Dissent towards officials will not be tolerated.  Continued dissent may result in expulsion.  Teams are responsible for the behavior of their fans. Any player ejected before, during or after a game will be automatically suspended from tournament play for a minimum of two games.  Based on the type of red card, player may be suspended from tournament.  Any teams, players and coaches who threaten officials, management or staff will be banned from the facility.

 

A referee's decision cannot be protested.  Teams wishing to protest ineligible players must notify referee prior to the end of the game regarding the player being protested. Referee will note the players being protested by asking the opposing coach the name of the player.   Tournament coordinator will check online player roster.  If roster is not completed, it is an automatic forfeit.

 

A player wearing a plaster cast will not be allowed to play, other casts are allowed if wrapped and are not dangerous to other players.    Players may use flat soled soccer, tennis type shoe, or turf shoes on the field.  No cleats are allowed on the playing surface.   Home team is responsible for uniform change in case of conflict. 

 

9 points for a win.  3 points for a tie. 1 point for goal differential (ie. 7-1 win = 6 points to winner.  Maximum 6 points) 3 points for a shutout.  In case of a tie in points, the following tie breaker will apply:  first, head to head competition, second, goal differential head to head, third, total tournament goal differential, fourth, least amount of goals allowed. If still tied, best of 3 shootout between teams.

 

For inclement weather, coaches please visit our website, game cancellations will be posted.  You may also call 410.538.7300, visit your schedule @ http://marylandsportsarena.com or visit our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/marylandsportsarena.  It is strongly suggested that coaches, parents and players follow our facebook page for league updates and facility information.

House Rules

No commercially prepared food or drink may be brought into the facility.  Food from our Pit Beef Stand “Bull on the Turf” may be brought into the facility.   No food or drink is allowed on the playing field.  Sports drinks or water may be consumed on the players’ benches only.  Plastic bottles only inside facility.  No gum, chewing tobacco or sunflower seeds.   Please do not spit on the field.

No ball playing off the field.  All balls must be held or bagged.  Please do not bounce balls off the field. Children must be supervised by their parents.

To be courteous to others, please do not stand in front of the bleachers.  Please remain seated while on the bleachers.  For your safety, please do not stand on the bleacher’s top level.  No climbing is allowed on any building structures.  Do not bang on the glass dasher boards. No smoking.  No foul or abusive language.  Anyone fighting on the Arena's premises may be banned from the facility.

Have fun and enjoy the facility but enter and play at your own risk.

 

 

2:00 PM

Cherry Poppers

 

PPL

 

2:30 PM

Real Madrid

 

AC Milan

 

3:00 PM

Shotti's Pub

 

Das Bierhalle

 

3:30 PM

PSC

 

BSC

 

4:00 PM

Real Barca

 

Cherry Poppers

 

4:30 PM

PPL

 

Real Madrid

 

5:00 PM

AC Milan

 

Real Barca

 

5:30 PM

Nite Owls

 

Shotti's Pub

 

6:00 PM

Das Bierhalle

 

PSC

 

6:30 PM

BSC

 

Nite Owls

 

7:00 PM

10th place

 

9th place

 

7:30 PM

8th place

 

1st place

 

8:00 PM

7th place

 

2nd place

 

8:30 PM

6th place

 

3rd place

 

9:00 PM

5th place

 

4th place

 

9:30 PM

winner 7v2

 

winner 6v3

 

10:00 PM

winner 8v1

 

winner 5v4

 

10:30 PM

winner

 

winner