The Central Maryland Soccer Association was created to promote the sport of soccer "as a complete entity." We believe that all teams and organizations, no matter on what level (recreation travel or club), deserve to be recognized and their participants represented equally. The CMSA recognizes the autonomy of all soccer organizations and their right to choose where they would like to affiliate. The CMSA will operate under an "open" membership policy recognizing all reciprocating USSF affiliates. MSYSA teams will need to affilate with either SAY (Soccer Association for Youth) or US Club to have the necessary insurance to play in these CMSA Leagues.
The Spring Schedules are posted. If your team can not play or need to change any game at this time you must follow:
The Forfeit & Reschedule game policy that is posted on the CMSA website in the Forms Section #4
Protests will need to be filed by the COACH of the team protesting.
Rosters & ID Cards need to be checked by the COACH or MANAGER. It is NOT the responsiblty of the Officials to check ID Cards. The Officials must check the (Roster Only) to make sure that it is Stamped for CMSA league play. The league roster needs to have the Silver League Sticker, Expiration Date & Stamped by a Registrar. If the roster is not completed than the game needs to be reported as a Scrimmage Game. The referees will oversee the ID Check if the teams want to check the ID cards. Scrimmage games will be officiated by the Referees.
Rosters & ID Cards are to be checked during check in. Any & all late arriving players must present their ID Card to the Official before they enter the game. If the opponent wants to question the eligibilty of the player it must be addressed with the referee when the player/players enter the game. If the players are not on the teams official League Approved Roster than the game will be declared a League Scrimmage Game & the Coach will be suspended for their next game. This must be reported to your League Commissioner after the game.
Officials are required to check the Team Rosters to verify that the game can be played as a League Approved Game.
Coaches/Managers need to check the ID Cards if not preformed No Protest can be filed.
This policy is also posted on the CMSA website in the forms section as #3 Standard Game Rules.
It is the responsibility of the management of each team to check their team's schedule page; and the Home Page of the website the morning of their game for any field or time changes. For weather cancellations check the CMSA Home Page or Facebook Page.
The league will NOT contact individual teams/coaches when changes are made.
Teams that requested BYES (Your Opponent Requested a BYE) must follow the bye request form #5 that is posted on the CMSA website to reschedule their game. The 2nd team listed on the schedule was the team that requested the Bye.
Teams that are in Odd age groups will have a (BYE Week) listed. The league will schedule that game to give you your (6th) game in the Spring & (8th) game for the Fall Seasons. If by the 2nd week of the season your team only has (5) Spring or (7) Fall games scheduled contact your league Commissioner ASAP.
Whenever there are Inclement Weather Field Cancellation during the season; that information will be posted on this page of the website, and on the C.M.S.A. Facebook page. The league does not send out emails or mass calls notifying individual teams and coaches of the closures. It is the responsibility of the management of each team to check these two locations for cancellation information and to notify their families of any Field Cancellation.
PLEASE NOTE: Weather/Related Field cancellations will not be posted on the teams schedule only on the Home Page & Facebook Page.
Inclement weather field closings must be reported by the hosting program by email to the CMSA Office no later then 9:00 AM on game day (or if your venue is scheduled for morning games by 6:30 AM). Then the league will post on the CMSA Website those Fields that are cancelled (up untill 11:00 AM) after that the field cancellations are the responsibilty of the Officials.
Coaches who are coaching 2 teams this spring have NO GUARANTEE that we could adjust the schedules so that you can be at both games. We have done OUR BEST to make this happen. If things did not work our for you that you need to have your assistant coach available to coach one of the teams.
In the Fall we will NOT attempt to make the adjustments in the schedules for coaches who are coaching more than one team
Tournaments sponsored by CMSA:
For more info regarding C.M.S.A. events; visit the Tournament section of this website