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Age Group Policy/Rules
Formation of MSI Classic teams in age groups will be based upon the US Soccer guidelines, with an allowance made to facilitate most "same-grade" players to continue playing with their classmates. For detailed information, click here.
General Registration Information (please review prior to registering your team!)
New teams deadline to register for the Spring 2021 season will be January 22nd, 2021.
- U10: $1,680 pay by check, $1,730.40 pay by credit card - includes 3% convenience fee (playing 7v7; roster size 13 players)
- U11: $1,960 pay by check, $2,018.80 pay by credit card - includes 3% convenience fee (playing 9v9; roster size 15 players)
- U12: $1,960 pay by check, $2,018.80 pay by credit card - includes 3% convenience fee (playing 9v9; roster size 15 players)
- U13: $2,437 pay by check, $2,510.11 pay by credit card - includes 3% convenience fee (playing 11v11; roster size 18 players)
- U14: $2,437 pay by check, $2,510.11 pay by credit card - includes 3% convenience fee (playing 11v11; roster size 18 players)
- U15: $2,437 pay by check, $2,510.11 pay by credit card - includes 3% convenience fee (playing 11v11; roster size 21 players)
- U16: $2,437 pay by check, $2,510.11 pay by credit card - includes 3% convenience fee (playing 11v11; roster size 26 players)
- U17: $2,437 pay by check, $2,510.11 pay by credit card - includes 3% convenience fee (playing 11v11; roster size 26 players)
- U18: $2,437 pay by check, $2,510.11 pay by credit card - includes 3% convenience fee (playing 11v11; roster size 26 players)
- U19: $2,437 pay by check, $2,510.11 pay by credit card - includes 3% convenience fee (playing 11v11; roster size 26 players)
Individuals who wish to coach in the Classic program should review the information on the Classic FAQ page and submit their application by the posted coach application deadline.
Unlike MSI Recreational Soccer, players do not register through the MSI Office for participation in the MSI Classic League. After trying out for and being selected to play for a MSI Classic team, players are registered through their team's coach/manager. Please see the Classic Player Registration page of the MSI website.
MSI usually holds Skills Evaluations for our U10 and U11 players in December for the Spring season. Because of Covid-19, that was impossible. For the Spring 2021 season, we will be waiving this requirement, as well as the limit of 3 Wild Card players per team, for these age groups.
*Special Note, as of 1/6/2021
There is currently an emergency order in place in Montgomery County currently limiting all gatherings to 25. This means that right now, for our Winter Soccer League, all teams, all age groups, are playing 7v7, with a game day limit of 10 players and 2 adults, so that the maximum we have at a game is 25 (two teams 10 players 2 adults each, plus the referee = 25), no parents and no spectators are permitted.
It is our hope to be able to return to play 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11 conferences in the Classic League this Spring. However, we do not know what restrictions may be in place in Montgomery County at that time.
We are moving forward with Classic Spring 2021 registration at the 7v7 size for all teams and all age groups and will hope to be able to right-size teams when we get closer to the start of the season (see Important Dates).
If we are allowed to have traditional size teams on the field, as per the Fall Classic League, we will allow U11 and U12 teams to choose to remain playing 7v7 and will also allow U13 and U14 teams to choose to play 9v9. U15 and up must play 11v11. If we are not, we will allow you to choose to keep your registration as is, with 7v7, or to register two 7v7 teams.
TO REGISTER YOUR RETURNING TEAM, the person who registered the team for the Fall 2020 season should log in and pay the League fee, or send a check to MSI.
TO REGISTER YOUR NEW TEAM, log in at the top right-hand side of the MSI home page, www.msisoccer.org, and follow the instructions below.
For step-by-step instructions for a Coach or Manager to use to register your team after logging in, including screen shots, Click here.
MSI's New Synthetic Turf Fields (with lights) Enable Vast Expansion of Games on Superior Quality Fields!
MSI has funded the construction of new synthetic turf fields at Julius West MS (4 fields, with lights), Albert Einstein HS (1 field, with lights), and Walt Whitman HS (1 field, with lights), at a cost of nearly $5 Million over the next 10 years. These new fields will vastly expand our ability to schedule games on superior quality fields, AND to avoid rainouts at a much improved level.
All U10-U12 teams will be scheduled to play all 8 league games (100%) on superior quality fields, up from the historic level of 4 games each (Superior Quality Fields may include synthetic turf, Bermuda turf, or Soccerplex fields). All U13-older teams will be scheduled to play 6 of their 8 league games (75%) on superior quality fields, up from the historic level of 4 games each. If there are rainouts (thunder/lightning, or closure of fields, especially at Soccerplex) or other unusual circumstances, that may force make-ups to be scheduled on standard park/school fields, though every effort will be made to maximize the extent to which make-ups are scheduled for superior quality fields!
If your team is NEW to the Classic Program or if you are a NEW Team Manager or Coach
Please attend a New Team Training prior to the start of the Classic season. The training takes place from 7-9pm in a conference room in the MSI Office Complex. Due to Covid-19, these trainings will take place via Zoom. To register for one of our New Manager trainings, please click here.
If you are a NEW Classic Coach
MSI requires all Classic coaches to have at least the MSI Level 1 Coaching Certification or the NSCAA Junior Level VI Diploma (or equivalent) and offers courses every year prior to the start of each season. Coaches will have a one-season grace period to acquire their license. We are tentatively offering the Level 1 Coach training course on March 14, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm (location tbd). Registration will be available next month. MSI also encourages coaches to pursue more advanced licensing as their players’ skill level progresses.
IMPORTANT NOTES (Regarding Deadlines, Fees, and Carding of Players)
The deadlines for team registration are as indicated below. Timely registration and fee payment for teams is critical for divisional planning and game scheduling purposes. Please be considerate of the other teams and register and submit fee payment on time. Registration and payment of fee after the payment deadline will be assessed a $100 late fee. Once the registration/payment deadline has passed, there are no refunds provided.
For all teams, the team registration fees include "carding" of players for the spring season, with a maximum of 18 cards for the Fall and Spring season.
For player registration for U15/above teams, league rules allow for rostering of additional players beyond the standard 18. The team registration fees include "carding" of 18 players, and additional players rostered for the fall season in excess of 18 will be assessed a "carding fee" of $16/player.
IMPORTANT DATES for the SPRING 2021 SEASON
January 22: On-time team registration and fee payment deadline
Late February: Special Schedule Requests/Practice Permit submittal deadline
March 1: Deadline for players to transfer between programs (Recreational players may NOT withdraw from their Rec teams after this date)
March 12: Completion date for processing of Classic adult and player registration
March 14: MSI Coaches Level 1 Course (canceled)
March 19/20/21: Cherry Blossom Classic Tournament Due to Montgomery County Health Department restrictions and gathering size limits, the Cherry Blossom Tournament has been canceled for this year.
March 26/27/28: Opening weekend of games
Week of April 5: Electronic Classic Distribution date (division contact information, game and rule cards)
May 28/29/30: Memorial Day Weekend, no games
June 11/12/13: Rain dates