General Information for 2014


2014 Kohl’s American Cup

REGISTRATION PERIOD ENDS:  Friday, November 7, 2014 @ midnight.  

FEES:  $150 per team if registered by October 31st; Any team registered after October 31st - $175.

DATE:  Saturday, November 15th (Raindate is Novermber 16th).

LOCATION:  Chancellor’s Run Regional Park , St. Mary’s County, Maryland   

FORMAT:  4v4 with a max roster of 6 players. 

PLAYERS:  Each team can roster up to 6 players.  All teams must have at least 4 players.  All players on all teams must be age appropriate or younger.  No exceptions will be made. 

GAMES:  All teams are guaranteed 4 games.  Games will start at 9:00 a.m. 

CHECK-IN:  All teams will be required to check in 1 hour prior to their first game time.  If they don’t, they run the risk of forfeiting their first game. Check-in is also available beginning at 4pm on Friday, November 15th, at Chancellors Run Regional Park. 


  •  All players must wear shin guards with socks that fully cover the shin guard.
  •  Cleats are permitted.
  •  Absolutely no jewelry of any kind will be permitted. 
  •  Medic Alert identifiers will be permitted.
  •  U8 thru U12 will use a size 4 ball.
  •  U14 & up will use a size 5 ball.
  • Tournament will provide balls for all games.    


Recreation:  Teams may only consist of recreational, non-MSYSA carded players, or RecPlus players.

Recreation Plus: SMS, NSL, C
SA, LaPlata, Waldforf and Bryan's Road players currently on Recreation Plus teams or non-MSYSA carded players seeking more competetive play (U8, U10, U12, and U14 only).

Premier:  Teams that have at least one and no more than six MSYSA carded players.

If registration supports it, there will be Boys and Girls divisions.  Girls may play on teams in the Boys Division, however, boys may not play on teams in the Girls Division.  

Age Groups for 2014 Kohl’s American Cup
  • U8 Division
    • Aug 1, 2006 - July 31, 2008
  • U10 Division
    • Aug 1, 2004 - July 31, 2006
  • U12 Division
    • Aug 1, 2002 - July 31, 2004
  • U14 Division
    • Aug 1, 2000 - July 31, 2002
    • Aug 1, 1998 - July 31, 2000
    • Aug 1, 1996 - July 31, 1998

UNIFORMS:  All players on a team are required to wear the same color shirt, numbers are optional but suggested. Bibs will be available at all fields for conflicts.   The team listed first on the schedule will be required to change if necessary.

INCLEMENT WEATHER:  In case of inclement weather, at the discretion of the Tournament Director, all or portions of the Kohl’s MSYSA American Cup can be discontinued.  Teams may be eligible, but are not guaranteed, any refund of their Entry Fee.

REFEREES:  One USSF certified referee will be provided for each game.

MODIFIED RULES:  There will be no slide-tackling permitted in any age group, goal kicks and corner kicks are taken from the corner.

ADDITIONAL INFO:  The Tournament Director reserves the right to combine, or split age groups as deemed necessary in order to facilitate the most practical and functional tournament available.