OCEAN CITY INDOOR CUP

Save the dates for this year’s installment of our Ocean City Indoor Cup tournament! Stay tuned for more updates and information to come. Please send all tournament inquiries to [email protected]

 

February 18 – 20, 2022 Youth, Ages 10 – 14 (2008 birth year and up)

TEAM ENTRY FEE:  $400 non-refundable fee must accompany team entry form.

Registration Deadline: TBA

Mail to:  200-125th Street, Ocean City, MD 21842

Attn:  Ocean City Indoor Cup

Checks Payable to:  The Town of Ocean City, Fax to:  410-250-5409, E-Mail to:  [email protected]

2022 SCHEDULE TBD

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?

Registration begins October 1st and ends January 17, 2019 or when the tournament is full, whichever is first.  Forms can be downloaded from this website.

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

Teams are notified of their status with five business days. An email will be sent to the Team Manager/Coach that is listed on the registration form. If you have a question about your status please email 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.

How many players are on the floor?

Games for most age groups are 6 v 6 (including goalkeeper). *Exception: 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 and when is the roster due?

There is a strict 18-player roster cap with 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. Rosters should be submitted with your registration, but final rosters are due at check-in and no later than 30 minutes prior to your first scheduled game.

What are the age restrictions and do we have to show proof of age?

We are offering each single birth year from 2008-2012 but reserve the right to combine age groups into two year groups in order to offer the best tournament possible.

We will continue to require proof of age for each player at check-in, which is at least 30 minutes prior to your first scheduled game. All players MUST have valid ID. Age verification documents that will be accepted include: birth certificates (copies allowed), passports, approved soccer cards from leagues, and US Soccer Federations that include birthdates. Thank you in advance for your understanding and compliance with this requirement. Adults are required to have proof of age available if challenged by opposition.

How many teams are in the tournament?

The number of teams varies each year and for each division.  Most divisions have anywhere from 6 to 12 teams.

When will my first game be played?

All teams should be prepared to play as early as 5:00pm on Friday with teams from 3+ hours away usually scheduled for 7:00pm games and later.  Most teams (85%) will play a Friday night 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 Mondo Rubber floor.

The East Gym is approximately 110′ x 95′ with a four foot high dasher wall and a Mondo Rubber floor.

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.

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.