St. Mary's Soccer will host the TARGET UNITED CUP on Saturday, November 11th @ Chancellor's Run Regional Park, preceded by Claire's Cup on Friday, November 10th. 2017. Registration closes on Sunday, October 29th, 2017.
Saturday, November 11th is TARGET UNITED CUP (U9-U15 Rec teams, U09-U15 RecPlus teams, U09-U15 Travel teams)
Friday, November 10th is Claire's Cup (Adult teams)
Thursday, November 9th is U19/High School Divisions (U19 recreational and travel options)
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 for a Claire's Cup roster.
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. All Claire's Cup teams must have a a female player on the field at all times or play with 3 players.
GAMES All Target United Cup teams and U19/HIgh School teams are guaranteed 4 games. All Claire's Cup 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 10th, at Chancellors Run Regional Park. The Thursday U19/High School game checkin will begin at 430pm on Thursday, November 9th 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 U13 rec and recplus teams and U9-U12 travel teams will use a size 4 ball.
- U15 and U19 rec/U13 and U15 recplus teams and U13 thru U19 travel/Adult will use a size 5 ball.
- Tournament will provide balls for all games.
Recreation Teams may only consist of recreational, non-travel carded players.
Rec Plus SMS, CSA, LaPlata, Waldorf and Bryan's Road players currently on RecPlus teams or non-MSYSA carded players seeking more competetive play (U9, U11, U13, and U15 ages only). RecPlus players may not play on a rec team unless the division placement includes recplus teams.
Premier/Travel Teams that have at least one travel carded MSYSA or US Club Soccer carded player(s) will play in a travel division.
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 2017 Target United Cup
- U9 Division
- Birth Years 2009 and 2010
- U11 Division
- Birth Years 2007 and 2008
- U13 Division
- U15 Division
- Birth Years 2003 and 2004
- High School/U19 Division (will play on Thursday Night)
- Birth Years 2002 thru 1999
Claire's Cup 2017
- Adult Division - (Claire's Cup will play on Friday Night) All players must be 18 as of the first game for Claire's Cup
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 marshalls 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 Target United Cup may be discontinued. Teams may be eligible, but are not guaranteed, a partial 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.