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Player/Coach Recruitment Cases



Oct 14, 2021
Policy, Recruitment
Results: 1 Record found.


It is the goal of the Maryland State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA) to ensure a level field of competition between its affiliates by pursuing the fundamental principles and general procedures of sportsmanship, fairness, and community. This policy is not meant to restrict the development of the players. MSYSA encourages all members to work together and to actively promote players to higher levels of play that are appropriate for the players based upon their technical capabilities and social needs.

Recruitment Cases

Case # Affiliate (Plaintiff) Affiliate (Defendant) Status Decision
2022-004 South River Youth Athletics Maryland Rush Active Pending
2022-003 FC Frederick Liverpool FC International Academy MD Active Pending
2022-002 Pasadena Soccer Club Baltimore Celtic Soccer Club Active Pending
2022-001 Calvert Soccer Association Patuxent Football Academy Completed Defendant was found to be in violation of the Recruitment Policy
2021-001 St. Mary's Soccer Maryland Rush Closed Lack of response from all parties
2020-003 Benfica Soccer School DC Paragon Futbol Academy Completed Defendant was found to be in violation of the Recruitment Policy. Judgement overturned on appeal.
2020-002 A3 Oni Premier Soccer Academy Completed Defendant was found not to be in violation of the Recruitment Policy
2020-001 Old Line Football Club Pipeline Soccer Club Completed Defendant was found to be in violation of the Recruitment Policy



Payment in the amount of $350 must accompany recruitment policy violation complaints and are to be submitted electronically to

Penalties for those found to be in violation of this policy, at a minimum, are as follows (in addition to repaying the $350 complaint submission fee):

  • First violation- $500
  • Second violation- $1,000
  • Third violation- $2,000
  • Fourth violation- $4,000

The MSYSA Recruitment Committee may also assign additional fines and or suspensions as deemed necessary (e.g., $500 per player).

If a different individual from an affiliate organization is found to have violated this policy, then the violation fine for that organization will start at $500.

Any penalties assessed as a result of an adverse (i.e., guilty) decision are in full force and effect from the date of notification of decision and remain in full force and effect on appeal unless expressly overturned on appeal. 

Fines are to be paid within 30 days of notification of decision.