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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: July 17, 2024)

Assignor Name (listed alphabetically) Email Phone Primary Service Area
Gabriel Ado [email protected] 301-370-5211 Maryland State Cup, Presidents Cup, and ODP Invitational
Levon Akoghlanian [email protected] 617-417-9530 All of America
Ross Burbage [email protected] 410-848-2846 Carroll County
Steve Cassell [email protected] 301-580-8918 Montgomery & Prince George's Counties and DC
Maria Cribbs [email protected] 301-957-1458 Frederick & Howard Counties
Pearl Fobi [email protected] 617-237-7795 Baltimore City, Baltimore, Carroll, and Harford Counties
Matt Greier [email protected] 301-651-5433 Upper Marlboro, Washington DC & Alexandria VA
Missy Lambert [email protected] 301-213-1614 Montgomery and Howard Counties
Barry Lawrence [email protected] 443-527-5863 Anne Arundel & Prince George's Counties
Keyan Mohtashemi [email protected] 240-606-2360 Montgomery & Prince George's Counties
Hossein Rasouli [email protected] 301-642-9378 Montgomery County
Steve Reisler [email protected] 302-668-4487 Cecil County
Mike Truax [email protected] 301-471-5227 Frederick & Washington Counties
Margie Watson [email protected] 240-346-1758 Charles, Calvert & St. Mary's Counties
Jeremy Zehr [email protected] 812-340-3102 Montgomery County

To appear on this assignor list, assignors must sign and submit the MSYSA Assignor Pledge to [email protected].

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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