St. Patrick’s Soccer Tournaments

 

Welcome to the home of the Ocean City Recreation & Parks St. Patrick’s Indoor Soccer Tournaments. This annual tournament series continues to showcase some of the best indoor soccer teams in the mid-Atlantic region.

  • U18 Boys and Girls Divisions (1999 birth year and up, exception born Sept 1 – December 31, 1998) and Adult Co-Rec Division February 24-26
  • U12 (2005 birth year and up) and U16 (2001 birth year and up) Divisions March 3-5
  • Adult Men’s and Women’s Division 18+ March 10-12
  • U10 (2007 birth year and up) and U14 (2003 birth year and up ) Divisions March 17-19

Format: Pool play followed by a single elimination tournament.

Entry Fee: $400 non-refundable entry fee (payable to Town of Ocean City)

Entry Period: January 2nd – January 27, 2017

Entry Information: Teams who played in the 2016 tournament and teams entered in the OCRP indoor soccer leagues will receive priority consideration if registered by January 20, 2017. After January 20, 2017 all entries will be taken on a first come, first served basis until January 27th or until all spots are filled (whichever is sooner). No team is guaranteed a spot in the tournament just because they have participated in a previous year. Entry forms and payment must be received for a registration to be complete.

Player Eligibility: In youth divisions, birth year shall be used to determine a player’s age for tournament participation. For the Open (18+) divisions age shall be determined as of February 24, 2017 (Adult Co-Rec) and March 10, 2017 (Open). All teams must provide proof of age for all players prior to the player’s participation. This proof may include, but is not limited to USSF ID cards, birth certificates, Driver’s Licenses or State Identification Cards and military identification cards.

Divisions of Play:

U10 Boys

U14 Boys

U18 Boys

U10 Girls

U14 Girls

U18 Girls

U12 Boys

U16 Boys

Men’s (18 and over)

U12 Girls

U16 Girls

Women (18 and over)

Adult Co-Rec Division

(Note: Each division must have at least 4 teams entered.)

Rosters: Rosters are final at check-in and are limited to 18 players. No exceptions! Please include full names, numbers, and dates of birth on the roster.

Awards: Team and individual awards will be given to the champion and runner-up teams within each division.

Hotel Accommodations: The official host hotel is the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel. Please call them at 800-638-2100 for more information.

To Register: Use registration form and submit payment by the deadline to:

Kim Kinsey – [email protected]

Ocean City Recreation and Parks

200- 125th Street

Ocean City, MD 21842

Attention: St. Patrick’s Tournament

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REGISTRATION FORM: Download Registration Form

ROSTER FORM: Download Roster Form

RULES & REGULATIONS: Download PDF

How do I get to Northside Park?

From the West (Baltimore, DC, etc.):
Take US 50 East to MD 90 East. MD 90 ends at Coastal Hwy in Ocean City. Go North on Coastal Hwy until 123rd Street. Turn left on 123rd Street. Go West 1 block and turn right on Jamaica Ave. The facility is on your right.

From the North (DE):
Take Hwy. 1 through Fenwick Island and into Ocean City. Once you enter Ocean City you are now on Coastal Hwy. Continue south until you get to 127th Street. Turn right on 127th Street. Go West 1 block and turn left on Jamaica Ave. The facility is on your right.

How do I register for the tournament?

We begin accepting registrations on January 1, 2015. Please do not try to register before January 1st. 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.

I sent in my forms, when will I find out if my team is in the tournament?

Teams are notified of their status on the first deadline for registration (January 22nd). If you have a question about your status please e-mail us

How many games do we get for $400?

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.

Does the $400 fee include referee fees?

Yes, the $400 registration fee includes your entry and all referee fees.

Where should we stay in Ocean City?

The Clarion Resort Fontainbleau Hotel is out host hotel. They are located at 100th Street and Coastal Highway, just 25 blocks from the tournament site. They have special tournament rates available, just call 1-800-638-2100. Don’t forget to mention that you are playing in the St. Patrick’s Indoor Soccer Tournament!

How many players are on the floor?

Games for most age groups are 6 v 6 (including goalkeeper). *Exceptions: When playing in the East Gym the Adult Divisions will play 5 v 5 (including keeper). When playing in the West Gym U-10 Divisions will play 7 v 7 (including keeper).

What shoes should my players wear?

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.

What is the roster size?

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.

How many teams are in the tournament?

The number of teams varies each year and for each division.  Most divisions have anywhere from 9 to 18 teams.

When will my first game be played?

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 and all teams can expect to play a Friday game.

When are game schedules published?

Game schedules are released as soon as they are ready.  Look for them on the website approximately ten days prior to your tournament weekend.

Do you accept visiting officials?

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.

How big are the fields?

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.


Do you have a concession stand?

Yes, our concession stand opens 15 minutes prior to the first game and stays open until at least 9pm.


Do you sell official tournament apparel?

The OC Rec Boosters sell official tournament apparel during the weekends.  They will be selling short and long sleeve tournament t-shirts.