Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I register for the tournament?
- I sent in my forms, when will I find out if my team is in the tournament?
- How many games do we get for $395?
- Does the $395 fee include referee fees?
- Where should we stay in Ocean City?
- How many players are on the floor?
- What shoes should my players wear?
- What is the roster size?
- How many teams are in the tournament?
- When will my first game be played?
- When are game schedules published?
- Do you accept visiting officials?
- How big are the fields?
- Do you have a concession stand?
- Do you sell official tournament apparel?
We begin accepting registrations on January 2, 2015. Please do not try to register before January 2nd. At that time please use the registration forms provided on this website. These forms must be submitted by the deadline by mail, as the entry form must be signed! In addition a registration is not complete until both the payment and the registration form are received.
Teams are notified of their status on the first deadline for registration (January 23rd). If you have a question about your status please e-mail us
This is a three game guarantee tournament. Each team plays 2 pool play games for seeding purposes and then is placed into a single elimination bracket. Teams may play as many as 7 games to win their division championship.
Yes, the $395 registration fee includes your entry and all referee fees.
The Fenwick Inn is the host hotel for the tournament. They are located at 138th Street and Coastal Highway, just 11 blocks from the tournament site. They have special tournament rates available, just call 1-800-492-1873. Don't forget to mention that you are playing in the St. Patrick's Indoor Soccer Tournament!
Games for most age groups are 6 v 6 (including goalkeeper). *Exceptions: The Men’s 35+ will play all games in the East Gym with a 5 v 5 format (including keeper). When playing in the East Gym Adult the Open Divisions will play 5 v 5 (including keeper). When playing in the West Gym U-10 Divisions will play 7 v 7 (including keeper).
Since both gyms have hard floors it is recommended that all players wear court shoes (for example Sambas). Turf shoes are NOT recommended. In fact many players find that they slip a great deal when wearing turf shoes.
There is a strict 18-player roster cap. This year there will be ABSOLUTELY NO exceptions. Also a team is limited to only 2 coaches in the bench area. Additional coaches will be ejected and the team will serve a 5-minute major penalty.
The number of teams varies each year and for each division. Most divisions have anywhere from 9 to 18 teams.
This all depends on how close your team lives to Ocean City. Local teams may play their first games as early as 5:00pm on Friday with teams from 3+ hours away playing any time after 7:00pm. Most teams (85%) will play a Friday night game. Exception: The Adult tournament may play as early as 12 noon on Friday.
Game schedules are released as soon as they are ready. Look for them on the website approximately ten days prior to your tournament weekend.
We do not accept visiting officials. For our tournaments we contract with the Harford Sports Officials Association and the Maryland Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association to provide the highest quality officials possible. Most of our officials work NCAA games at various levels. In addition we have had MLS and FIFA referees work for us in the past.
The West Gym is approximately 140' x 100' with an eight foot high dasher wall and a Sport Court plastic tile floor.
The East Gym is approximately 110' x 95' with a four foot high dasher wall and a Mondo rubber floor.
Yes, our concession stand opens 15 minutes prior to the first game and stays open until at least 9pm.
The OC Rec Boosters sell official tournament apparel during the weekends. They will be selling short and long sleeve tournament t-shirts.