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How to Host a Tournament


Below are the forms required to sanction a tournament in Maryland!

  • All tournaments requiring sanctioning must fill out ALL of the forms in the "All Tournaments" section.  
  • If your tournament plans on accepting International Teams, you must fill out additional forms located in the "Tournaments with International Teams" section. 

Please read the requirements listed in the Tournament and Games Policies.  If you have any additional questions, please contact the Tournament Administrator

The "Designated Official of Hosting Organization" must be the current President of the hosting organization.

Beginning September 1, 2023, to help ensure adequate referee coverage for MSYSA sanctioned tournaments, only the following assignors may assign referees for MSYSA sanctioned tournaments:

(Last updated: August 23, 2023)

Assignor Name (listed alphabetically) Email Phone Primary Service Area
Ross Burbage 410-848-2846 Carroll County
Steve Cassell 301-580-8918 Montgomery & Prince George's Counties and DC
Matt Greier 301-651-5433 Upper Marlboro, Washington DC & Alexandria VA
Keyan Mohtashemi 240-606-2360 Montgomery & Prince George's Counties
Hossein Rasouli 301-642-9378 Montgomery County
Mike Truax 301-471-5227 Frederick & Washington Counties
Margie Watson 240-346-1758 Charles, Calvert & St. Mary's Counties

To appear on this "Approved Assignor List", assignors must sign and submit the Approved Assignor Pledge to

Tournaments looking to be sanctioned by MSYSA must include language similar to the following within their competition rules and sign the USSF Certified Referee Assignment:

"Team officials are responsible for the behavior of the spectators. Team officials can be disciplined by the referee for failure to control their spectators. The competition authority has the ability to ban a spectator, forfeit a match, or expel a team from the competition for violations or abuse of a referee or the referee crew."

All Tournaments



All forms should be scanned and submitted to the Tournament Administrator.

Following the completion of the tournament, please send the Post Tournament Report and scanned check to the Tournament Administrator.

Payment may be made by check payable to MSYSA, and mailed to:

3060 Route 97, Ste 178
Glenwood, MD 21738

Tournaments with International Teams 

After completing the requirements for hosting a tournament through MSYSA, any tournament looking to accept foreign teams needs to complete the online Hosting Sanctioning Application administered by US Soccer.  




Tournament Directors

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