St. Mary's Soccer will host the KOHL'S AMERICAN CUP on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, @ Chancellor's Run Regional Park, preceded by Claire's Cup on Friday, November 11, 2016.  Registration closes on Sunday, October 30, 2016. 

DATE:  Saturday, November 12th is Kohl's Cup;  Friday, November 11th is Claire's Cup and U17/U19/High School Divisions

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

FORMAT:  4v4 with a max roster of 6 players. Claire's Cup Adult teams must have one female on the field at all times. Age minimum is 18 as of tournament date. 

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. If adding a 7th player, this must be approved and is an additional $25 fee which will be collected when the team registers. The 7th player information must be added into the comments section on the team application.

GAMES:  All Kohl's Cup teams and U17/U19/HIgh School teams are guaranteed 4 games..  All Claire's Cup Adult teams are guaranteed 3 games.   

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 available beginning at 4pm on Friday, November 11th, 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.)
  • U9 thru U14 rec/recplus teams and U9-U12 travel teams  will use a size 4 ball. 
  • U15 thru U19 rec/recplus teams and U13 thru U19/Adult will use a size 5 ball.
  • Tournament will provide balls for all games.


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

Recreation Plus: SMS, NSL, CSA, LaPlata, Waldforf and Bryan's Road players currently on Recreation Plus teams or non-MSYSA carded players seeking more competetive play (U9, U11, U13, and U15 ages only).

Premier/Travel:  Teams that have at least one travel carded MSYSA or US Club Soccer carded player(s).

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

Age Groups for 2016 Kohl’s American Cup

  • U9 Division
    • Birth Years 2008 and 2009
  • U11 Division
    • Birth Years 2006 and 2007
  • U13 Division
    • BirthYears 2004 and 2005
  • U15 Division
    • Birth Years 2002 and 2003
    • Birth Years 2000 and 2001
    • Birth Years 1998 and 1999
  • Adult Division - Claire's Cup will play on Friday Night

UNIFORMS:  All players on a team are required to wear the same color shirt, numbers are optional but suggested. Bibs will be available with field marhsalls or tournament tents for fields with jersey color conflicts.   The team listed first on the schedule is required to change. 

INCLEMENT WEATHER:  In case of inclement weather, at the discretion of the Tournament Director, all or portions of the Kohl’s MSYSA American Cup may 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. 




Apply for Kohl's American Cup/Claire's Cup 2016

Click link below to register for Kohl's American Cup or Claire's Cup.

Please make sure you understand the following:

U9, U11, U13 and U15 Divisions will play ALL DAY on Saturday, Nov. 12th (Raindate of Sunday, Nov. 13th)

U17, U19 and Adults will play on the EVENING of Friday, November 11th.  (No raindate available)