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GENERAL INFO & APPLICATION

Cherry Blossom tournament coaches, teams and families,
 
We know you are looking forward to playing in the Cherry Blossom tournament this weekend.  However, due to unprecedented prolonged overnight sub-freezing temperatures (the past 15 days, consecutively, with no change forecasted through the upcoming weekend), the SoccerPlex staff, after reviewing field conditions, has determined that their natural grass fields are not ready for play. Due to a lack of moisture and the sustained cold, the fields are very hard and activity on them could cause significant damage that would not be recoverable for the spring season.   As a result, all 21 of the natural grass fields at Soccerplex have been closed for play this weekend (the 3 synthetic turf fields remain open).  Since County fields are not yet available for use, either, there unfortunately are no other options to replace those fields that have been closed.
 
The following decisions therefore are announced at this time:
 
a)  the U11 and U12 age groups for both Boys and Girls will be played AS SCHEDULED.  All games for these age groups are on synthetic turf fields.
b)  all other age groups are canceled in their entirety, and those teams will receive full refunds of their registration fees (refund checks will be sent during the week of April 16).
 
We regret that weather conditions have led us to this unusual position, and apologize for the inconvenience to so many teams, especially our out-of-town guests.  Let's all hope for a steady warming of temps as we look forward to the spring season openers.
 
Thank you,
MSI

Maryland SoccerPlex



The MSI Cherry Blossom Classic soccer tournament is to be played the weekend of March 16-18, 2018. Our tournament headquarters will be at the beautiful Maryland Soccerplex in Germantown, Maryland, one of the finest soccer venues in the country. Participating teams can expect great competition, superior fields and the most well run tournament they have ever attended. Competition will be held in age groups U-9 through U-19 for boys AND girls teams. All teams are guaranteed 3 games and ALL games will be played at the Maryland Soccerplex. (IMPORTANT NOTE: Games WILL be played on Friday evening, March 16, for many teams. If your team is not able to play a Friday evening game, please be certain to indicate so when you register your team.)

This tournament is sanctioned by the Maryland State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA).

The Cherry Blossom Classic Tournament has become one of the most competitive and fun spring pre-season events in the mid-Atlantic region. We expect that most age groups in our tournament will feature a Premier and Classic division. The Cherry Blossom Classic Tournament will provide a great opportunity for your team to prepare for spring 2018 league play.

AGE GROUPS
The age group structure as established by US Soccer will govern, as modified below. All players (including guest players) must have been born on or after the specified date for their age classification.

" MSI Teams" REGISTRATION FEE
U9/U10:  $645.00
U11/U12: $695.00
U13/U19: $795.00

"NON-MSI Teams" REGISTRATION FEE
U9/U10:  $695.00
U11/U12:$745.00
U13/U19: $845.00


FORMAT OF PLAY

U09 to U10:  7v7
U11 to U12:  8v8
U13 to U19:  11v11

TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION

Step 1: Please see above message highlighted in yellow. 
Step 2: Make all checks payable to "MSI", and mail to the address below. In the memo area of your check, please print your team's name and age group.


Montgomery Soccer, Inc.
Attention: Cherry Blossom Classic
7650 Standish Place. Suite #108
Rockville, MD 20855


Please join us for a weekend of highly competitive soccer and great fun. We look forward to seeing you there!!!

Questions should be directed to Jarett Wunderler at jarett@msisoccer.org.