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 for this event will open mid-September 2016. 

DATE:  Saturday, November 12th is Kohl's Cup;  Friday, November 11th is Claire's Cup and U17/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 fieldl at all time. 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 U16/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 also available beginning at 4pm on Friday, November 11th, at Chancellors Run Regional Park. 

EQUIPMENT:  

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.

DIVISIONS:

Recreation:  Teams may only consist of recreational, non-MSYSA carded players, or RecPlus 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 (U8, U10, U12, and U14 only).

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

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
  • U17 Division (WILL PLAY ON FRIDAY NIGHT)
    • Birth Years 2000 and 2001
  • U19 Division (WILL PLAY ON FRIDAY NIGHT)
    • Birth Years 1998 and 1999

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.