December 27, 2012
Welcome to the 2013 Freestate Winter league. We are hoping mother nature is on our side this year and teams can enjoy getting in quality games to help prepare for the upcoming season.
We have made every effort to accommodate each team requests but with maxing out with 41 teams this year does not allow any wiggle room to adjust the schedule. The goal is to provide each team with meaningful games.
Each team is scheduled 5 games (except for Freestate teams with 4 games due to ECNL, ASL & VCCL competition).
State Cup Qualifying Matches -- Process
All games highlighted in red on the schedule are considered State Cup qualifying matches. Teams who are using this league to be considered State Cup eligible must play a minimum of 3 state cup qualifying games. For these games, each manager and referee prior to kickoff must check the opposing teams roster and player cards. The roster must be an official stamped USYSA/MSYSA roster and each player must have a USYSA/MSYSA player card to be eligible to play. Absolutely no US Club Soccer rosters, non-rostered players, guest players, or players without USYSA/MSYSA cards will be permitted to play. Once both managers and referees have checked all parties must sign their name on each roster.
Even if you are a team highlighted in red but are not using the league for State Cup qualification you must abide by the USYSA/MSYSA rules as the other team is using the league for State Cup qualification. Please make sure you bring your USYSA/MSYSA roster and player cards.
USYSA/MSYSA roster only
USYSA/MSYSA player cards must be present
No US Club Soccer roster, non-rostered players, guest players, players without cards will be permitted to play
After validating each roster and players cards manager and referee must sign each teams roster.
The schedule and all updates will be posted online www.freestatesoccer.org on the homepage right sidebar. Please check every Friday for any updates or in case of inclement weather.
The team listed first will wear DARK uniforms (dark shirt and socks).
The team listed second/underneath will wear WHITE/LIGHT uniforms (white shirt and socks).
Always bring an alternate jersey just in case.
Unlimited Subs/re-entry on all throw-ins.
80 minute game - 2-40 min halves with max of 5 min half time.
**All games must start and finish in allotted time slot.
Only players, coaches and team staff are allowed inside the fence. Parents and spectators must watch from the bleachers on the outside of the fence.
Games Freestate vs. Freestate will not have an official referee. Assistant coaches or coaches will referee the game.
All non-Freestate games or non-Freestate teams vs. Freestate teams will have an official center referee. No linesman.
All State Cup games will have an official center referee. No linesman.
It is expected all teams, coaches, players, parents will demonstrate sporting behavior and respect toward opponents, spectators, and the referee.
There will be no time allowed for warmup on the turf field. Must kickoff next game immediately at the conclusion of the game prior. Please use the softball field or grass behind each goal for warmups. Please DO NOT warmup on the grass soccer fields!
Please check the freestate website www.freestatesoccer.org and your email before leaving for any changes. If you don’t hear anything the games will be on. Only snow or ice will cancel games.
If inclement weather happens the day-of games please call/text 410-627-6300.
All Matches will be played on Murtaugh #1 Turf Field, Allenpond Complex, Bowie or at McDonogh Turf Field, Owings Mills, MD
Please pick up all trash/tape/water bottles after your game. If you are the last game please make sure the the turf field is spotless before you leave.
NO GUM allowed on the field at all times.
All questions should be emailed to email@example.com
Thank you and looking forward to seeing you on the field.