Friendly reminder that registration for the Waldorf Soccer Club’s 3rd Annual Southern Maryland Winter Classic Futsal Tournament is currently underway.
The tournament is in remembrance of James Maples, a 10-year-old soccer player for the Waldorf Soccer Club, who was tragically hit by a car while riding his bicycle on April 12, 2016. James was a member of the WSC U12 Boys Classic Black Team, remembered mostly by his smile, personality and long hair. James joined the club when he was just 5 years old, playing in the Rec, Rec Plus and Travel programs. James was a highly skilled, strong and dedicated soccer player that didn’t back down from a challenge.
DATE: President's Day Weekend - Sunday, 2/19 for Boys and Monday, 2/20 for Girls
AGE GROUPS: U8 to U14 Boys and Girls… All Skill Levels
COST: $200.00 per team (max roster of 10 players)
LOCATION: Capital Clubhouse: 3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603
TriCounty Futsal has one priority when it comes to inclement weather - YOUR SAFETY!
With that said, we have adopted the following policy with regards to our game scheduling, etc.
During the Winter months there is always chance of inclement weather. Because of this, we want to ensure that we meet the following:
1) If a facility we use closes, we have no choice but to cancel all games for that day at that facility. There may be cases where one facility closes and others do not. This is out of our control and we cannot move games from one to another because all facilities are already operating at full capacity.
2) If the National Weather Service issues an advisory based on Winter Storms, Blizzards, Ice Storms and Freezing Rain - we will allow teams to not play. All we ask is that they notify us a minimum of 6 hours prior to game time so we can let the necessary parties know.
Please understand that we WILL NOT be able to reschedule these games and WILL NOT issue refunds.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and let's hope we don't have to worry about this policy.
Hopefully, this will answer all the questions you have about TCF
Q: Tell me more about the referees?
A: All games U16 and above will have two referees. All other games will have one. Referees are locally trained and assigned abiding by TCF rules. Referees are not required to have US Futsal certification but will be required to attend a local TCF training class prior to being assigned.
Q: Are we keeping scores/standings?
A: After much discussion, we have determined that TCF is designed to further the development of your teams and therefore, we will NOT be keeping scores/standings. While there may be scoreboards at the facilities, we will attempt to never let the score show more than a 5-goal deficit. Please understand that we depend on volunteers to keep scores.
Q: Are we required to register with US Futsal?
A: No. While we are a futsal league, we are NOT affiliated with US Futsal. If you wish to participate with US Futsal events (tournaments, State Cup, etc.), we encourage you to pursue registering with US Futsal.
Q: When will the season start and finish?
A: The first game will be December 3, 2016. We will then take a break for the holidays. Season will end no later than Sunday, March 123, 2017. Some teams may play until then, others may finish a little earlier. The Calendar on the TCF web page is updated.
Q: Where will games be played?
A: Each county has a facility where games will be played. All of those locations are listed here. Travel and RecPlus teams will play approximately half their games at home and half their games at any of the away locations. Recreational teams will play all their games at their home court.
Q: Where are the rules?
A: Rules at all locations will be the same. These rules are the ones listed on this website here. We are making a few modifications to these rules at this point - but they will be finalized before the season begins.
Q: Who will we play?
A: The goal is to have specific gender and ages play each other, as well as level of play. However, that will depend soley on the final registration. In a perfect world, we would have only boys playing boys, girls playing girls, travel playing travel, etc. In reality, there will be some mixing of these, partially because some coaches want to play tougher competition to enhance development, and partially because of who registers. We will do our best to avoid uneven matchups.