3.27.2020

 

Just a quick reminder, the Maryland Sports Arena is closed.

We do not want to jeopardize the safety of our coaches, parents and players.

All games are POSTPONED until further notice.

Please note games ARE NOT CANCELLED.

In addition, our German Soccer camps will resume when we open.

Hopefully weíll be able to open sometime in April.

I will then adjust the dates and we will continue to follow the schedule.

Stay safe!

 

 

Ron Szczybor
President
Web: marylandsportsarena.com
Email: info@marylandsportsarena.com
Facebook: marylandsportsarena facebook
Phone: (410) 538-7300

 

 

 

2.12.2020Valentineís Tournament Update

 

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for registering for our 30th Annual Valentineís Tournament

Rules and Schedules are now online here http://marylandsportsarena.com/valentine_schedule.htm

U17/18/19 Boys and HS Coed will be added shortly.

 

PLEASE READ THE RULES.

 

If your team name is not shown correctly, please email me at info@marylandsportsarena.com.

Iíll correct it.

 

All teams will be emailed an online roster link.

All information is required.

Each online roster is sent individually to protect all your information.

It will take me several hours to do it.

I donít share it and only you or a designate of your team see the information.

Allinformation is needed

BECAUSE

Our winter invitational had 3 teams inadvertently use players that were too old.

They were disqualified.

I donít want to do that this tournament.

We use the same age chart as you used for your outdoor fall season.

If you have a questions regarding age, please go here http://marylandsportsarena.com/agecutoff.htm to verify.

PLUS

Tournament games times are subject to change.

I email coaches, managers and PARENTS should this occur.

I donít want you to forfeit your game if the time changes.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST

Sometime people park on the wrong lot.

We have permission to use the gravel lot next to us (for this tournament only) and also lease the rear parking lot behind the West Shore Office Building.

We cannot park in front of the West Shore Office Building any time of the day or night.

During our Winter Tournament, Brendan the tattoo ďartistĒ decided the he didnít want cars parked on his lot at 8pm on Monday December 23rd.

He expressed his concerns by screaming at my wife at the concession stand which surprisingly turned out to be a mistake for Brendan.

I donít think Brendan is rowing with both oars.

Bottom line, I will email coaches, managers and parents if Brendan goes on a temper tantrum and threatens to tow cars if they are parked on his lot.

Better safe than sorry.

 

SOÖ..PLEASE FULLY COMPLETE YOUR ROSTER.

 

Iíll be posting this email along with any updates herehttp://marylandsportsarena.com/update.htm

Good luck to your teams and thanks for playing at the Maryland Sports Arena!

Ron

 

Ron Szczybor
President
Web: marylandsportsarena.com
Email: info@marylandsportsarena.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marylandsportsarena
Phone: (410) 538-7300

 

 

 

2.5.2020

 

Hi Everyone,

U8 Boys, U9 Girls, U9cb/10c Boys and U10/11 Girls schedules are now complete.

ALL TIMES FOR THISE WEEKEND FOR THE ABOVE LEAGUES HAVE BEEN REVISED.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR SCHEDULE.

Tonight and tomorrow, Iíll be working on the remaining schedules for the older boys and girls teams that play on Saturday and Sunday.

If everything goes as planned, all schedules will be online tomorrow.

 

ALSO NOTE, THERE ARE A FEW CORRECTIONS WHICH NEED TO BE MAKE TO THE SATURDAY SCHEDULES ONLINE.

 

Valentineís Tournament is filling up!!!!

Due to Baltimore County now having school on Presidentís day, Girl HS, 18/19 boys and High School Coed are being moved.

Girls HS will play after school on Monday Feb 17th followed by the Boys U18/19 bracket.

HS Coed has been moved to Wednesday Feb 19th and will play in the evening between 5:30 and 9pm.

Iím projected schedules for Valentineís Tournaments to be online late Wednesday for most teams.

 

Iíll have additional info tomorrow.

Ron

 

 

Hi Everyone,

Complete schedules for Saturday U8 CYO Boys, U10 CYO Boys & Girls & U12 Girls are now online.

Please take a second to read this email before going to your schedule.

There are 2 U12 girlís brackets.

Most of the Club division from session 1 has not returned.

I have seeded the teams based on last sessionís record.

For teams that played here last winter, Iíve placed you where I believe you will be competitive.

We have 2 groups of 4 for the u12 girls.

The U10 CYO girlís league is 7 teams.

Both the U10 boyís CYO and U8 boyís CYO are 6 teams.

There were a large amount of bye and time requests for all leagues.

If you gave me a request, it has been built into your schedule.

If you did not give me a request and now have one, itís too late.

Unless I missed something, the schedules will not be changed.

To give 4 and 6 team leagues, I have to split weeks.

For example, for 6 teams groups, 2 games must be spread over 3 weeks.

For all even team leagues, there are 2 no play weeks built into your schedule due to requests.

 

Remaining schedules are being completed for the Saturday and Sunday leagues.

Your game for this weekend is already online.

If you are playing on Sunday and are playing in the CMSA league (and have not told me), please let me know asap.

 

Also, Iíve kept 4 1 hour blocks on a Wednesday night for session 1 makeups.

All teams have either made up their games or have been given an opportunity to make up their game.

Time would be 5:30 to 6:30.

Dates are 2.12, 2.26, 3.4, and 3.11.

Cost is $110 for MSA teams and $140 for non msa teams.

Please email me if you want the time.

 

 

Good luck to your teams and thanks for playing at the Maryland Sports Arena!

Ron

 

Ron Szczybor
President
Web: marylandsportsarena.com
Email: info@marylandsportsarena.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marylandsportsarena
Phone: (410) 538-7300

 

 

2.2.2020

 

Hi Everyone,

All weeknight schedules are now completed.

Iíll be working on Saturday & Sunday schedules the next few days.

I hope to have the remaining schedules completed by late Wednesday, if not sooner.

I have a multitude of requests (over 100), especially for the weekends.

 

Our 30th Annual Valentineís Tournament is on the weekend of February 14, 15, 16 & 17.

Weíre filling up fast and some divisions are full.

Your team can register here http://marylandsportsarena.com/valentines2020.htm

Baltimore County is no longer recognizingPresidentís Day on Monday Feb 17th.

Baltimore County will have school that day.

As such, we have moved our High School Girls and U17/18/19 Boys divisions to later in the day (after school).

 

We have free WIFI inside Maryland Sports Arena located at MARYLAND SPORTS ARENA GUEST.

No password is required.

 

All Maryland Sports Arena games are streamed live!

Parents, Grandparents or interested parties can watch games live if they are not able to attend!

Games are also kept on demand for 30 days.

You can download your games or specific plays as well.

Info and discount code can be found here http://marylandsportsarena.com/live.htm

 

Good luck to your teams and thanks for playing at the Maryland Sports Arena and good luck to your teams!

Ron

 

Ron Szczybor
President
Web: marylandsportsarena.com
Email: info@marylandsportsarena.com
www.facebook.com/marylandsportsarena/
Phone: (410) 538-7300

 

 

1.29.2020

 

Coaches,

The first several weeks for the Saturday & Sunday Leagues are now online.

Leagues that are still in session will not be posted to next week.

I plan on working on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday schedules tomorrow.

There are huge amount of requests for session 2.

As always, I try to accommodate.

Our weekend leagues are scheduled by referee coverage.

Earlier games on the weekend use a one man system.

Later games use a 2 man system.

Earlier games will have one 7:30am game worked into their schedule.

Only 1.

This is for your regular league play.

On Saturday, HS Boys (red and blue divisions), HS Coed, HS Girls and U18/19 boys will have one 11pm game.

Again only 1.

If you see anything incorrect, please email me.

Also, if youíre not seeing our new leagues (u9 girls, HS coed etc.) please refresh your page.

Iíll have additional info tomorrow.

Good luck to your teams and thanks for playing at the Maryland Sports Arena.

 

Ron

 

Ron Szczybor
President
Web: marylandsportsarena.com
Email: info@marylandsportsarena.com
Facebook: marylandsportsarena facebook
Phone: (410) 538-7300

 

 

1.28.2020

 

Hi Everyone,

2nd session schedules are now online for Friday night and Monday night leagues.

Coaches please review.

If you gave me a bye request and I missed it, please let me know asap.

If you didnít give me a request and now want one, itís too late.

I will note if any changes have been made to these schedules, if not, they are firm.

Please do not copy schedules and give out to parents.

They are online for coachesí to review and confirm scores each week.

Rarely, do they change, but it has happened in the past.

Iím currently working on schedules for Saturday night and Sunday leagues.

I wonít schedule later than a 4:40 start on Sunday due to the Superbowl.

 

I have not sent the majority of online roster links to teams.

Schedules have precedent since they are time sensitive.

If for some reason you have a request you did not give to me (and your schedule hasnít been completed), please email me your request.

If you donít see your request when I post the schedule, notify me and Iíll fix it.

 

Iíll send additional info tomorrow.

Ron

 

Ron Szczybor
President
Web: marylandsportsarena.com
Email: info@marylandsportsarena.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marylandsportsarena
Phone: (410) 538-7300

 

 

1.26.2020

 

Coaches,

Iím now working on schedules for your indoor session.

A few games were played the weekend in the older boys groups.

One change is being made based on a mismatch for a team.

We officially kick off session 2, this Friday, January 31st.

I will either have a complete schedule or first game for Friday, Saturday and Sunday leagues by Wed. Jan 29th.

For age groups with multiples leagues and divisions, I prefer to look at the first game score before setting the final brackets.

Iíve moved several teams into different brackets based on their first session results.

 

I made a mistake in session 1.

Instead of waiting to after the first game on several leagues, I had schedules fully completed.

I did this due the ďrelentlessĒ whereís my schedule emails and calls from coaches and parents.

Trust me, I want the schedules fully completed as much as you do.

However, I donít want to see teams pummeled because theyíre stuck in the wrong division.

Bottom line, a large amount of weekend teams will have to wait until after this weekend for their schedules.

Have patience!

Also, there are still games in the younger leagues on Saturday morning and afternoon.

Those leagues need to finish before I can schedule new leagues.

If any parent contacts me, they will be referred to the http://marylandsportsarena.com/update.htm link.

All coachesí emails are listed there.

 

Each team will be emailed an online roster to be completed.All information is required including emails.

These online rosters are done individually.Only you or a designate from your team, plus me, are privy to your info.

I do not share any info.I do not give out anyoneís emails or names.This is private information.

Info is online ONLY.Your roster saves automatically. I donít want PDFís, Excel, or hand written rosters.

Iím not going to search for your roster if itís not online if there is a protest.

I had 4 during the playoff rounds during the last 2 weeks.

 

Teams are required to submit liability waiver forms for their players.This is not your roster.

Collect all forms and submit all at once to the concession stand.Link can be found on rules http://marylandsportsarena.com/rules.htm

Teams from session 1 DO NOT have to resubmit waivers.

If you have a new player, a waiver needs to be submitted for that player only.

 

Although Iíve emailed coaches regarding where to park, not all have forwarded info to their parents.

PARK IN OUR LOT AND BEHIND THE WEST SHORE OFFICE BUILDING ONLY!

DO NOT PARK IN FRONT OF THE WEST SHORE OFFICE BUILDING OR ADJACENT GRAVEL LOT.

We lease the rear lot behind the West Shore office buidling and it has an additional 30 PARKING SPACES.We have 54 spaces on our frontlot.

I see posts on our facebook page that we donít have enough parking.

We have plenty of parking but unfortunately the word isnít getting out to the parents.

Please complete your rosters fully so they can receive emails regarding this as well as any other issue which may pertain to their team or league.

It would be helpful is you can complete the online roster when it is sent and not wait for me to email you 3 times for you to complete it!

 

New coaches, if you have not scene my previous emails, please go thru the update link and read them.

This Sunday is Superbowl Sunday and historically thereís issues with later games.

The Superbowl starts at 6:30 so I will schedule games to 4:45.

Nothing is booked from 6pm to midnight.

So if could care less about the Superbowl (like me!) and want to practice, time is available at $100 per hour.

There is no other practice time available any other days or nights until mid April.

 

Iíve been asking for bye requests from teams as well as a notification from teams (SUNDAY ONLY) if theyíre playing in the CMSA.

I co-ordinate with the CMSA to insure youíre not scheduled at the same time for both leagues.

THERE ARE NO RESCHEDULES.

ONCE THE SCHEDULE IS ONLINE, IF YOU FORFEIT, THERE IS A $75 FORFEIT FEE TO COVER THE OFFICIALS, MY EMPLOYEES AND OPERATING COSTS.

 

Last, but not least, if you have managers or assistants, please check with them to insure they are getting my emails.If not, send me their names, emails and cell phones.

Please like our facebook page.†† I will post when new updates have been sent in case you donít receive the email.

 

Good luck to your teams and thanks for playing at the Maryland Sports Arena!

Ron

 

Ron Szczybor
President
Web: marylandsportsarena.com
Email: info@marylandsportsarena.com
www.facebook.com/marylandsportsarena/
Phone: (410) 538-7300

 

 

Hi Everyone,

Iíve just updated this list with the remaining 2nd session coaches and managers.

For new coaches and managers, thanks for playing at the Maryland Sports Arena.

All coachesí emails can be found here http://marylandsportsarena.com/update.htm

The last update shows all projected to start dates for session 2.

Also, please review our rules http://marylandsportsarena.com/rules.htm and first session coachesí meeting summary http://marylandsportsarena.com/coachesmeeting.htm .

We will not have a coaches meeting for session 2.

If, after reading the above documents, you still have questions, please email me at info@marylandsportsarena.com .

 

For session 2 teams, I need any bye requests before this weekend.

I CANNOT change the schedule after it goes online unless I missed a request.

Last session, I had over 100 requests.

I prefer NOT to do time requests unless itís a complete necessity.

I CANNOT guarantee time requests unless you gave them to me when you registered.

But I will try.

If youíre planning on a spring outdoor tournament note that in your bye request.

 

If you are playing in the CMSA on Sunday, please email me.

I coordinate with CMSA to insure you are not scheduled the same time as your indoor game.

You should also note that youíre playing the Maryland Sports Arena if you register in the CMSA.

 

For session 1 teams, thank you for playing our first session!

There are many playoff games over the next week.

PLEASE DO NOT USE ILLEGAL PLAYERS

If your game is protested, I will check the waivers submitted by your team.

No waiver = FORFEIT.

Likewise, if you protest your game, you must have submitted your waivers.

Please refer to the rules and follow the procedures listed.

I wonít consider any protests unless you do it by the rules.

Hopefully everyone will show good sportsmanship!

 

I am going to send 2 emails from 2 different mail servers to everyone.

The first mail server will list info@marylandsportsarena.com .

The second will be from marylandsportsarena@comcast.net

If you donít receive both, please check your junk mail settings.

Last session, a few coaches did not receive emails regarding games.

No need to respond.

 

On a few spots remain for session 2.

I can accept 1 team in the U9B/C Girls Division on Sunday Morning and Afternoon.

I can accept 1 team in the HS COED league which plays on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon/evening.

Please refer these openings to your club or anyone who might have an interest.

 

Iíll have additional info shortly.

Thanks for playing at the Maryland Sports Arena and good luck to your team!

Ron

 

Ron Szczybor
President
Web: marylandsportsarena.com
Email: info@marylandsportsarena.com
www.facebook.com/marylandsportsarena/
Phone: (410) 538-7300

 

 

January 20, 2020

 

Hi Everyone,

Weíre in the last weeks of session 1.

Hereís the projected start dates for session 2 leagues.

Friday leagues Ė January 31st

Saturday leagues Ė U18/19 Boys will begin this week.Remaining older age groups (teams that play in the evening) will begin on Feb 1.Younger teams (U8 thru U12) will begin on Feb.8.

Sunday leagues Ė Younger leagues (U8 thru U11) will begin on Feb 2nd.†† Older leagues may have a game this weekend.Remaining older leagues will begin on Feb 2nd.

Monday thru Thursday Leagues will begin the week of February 3rd.

 

If you have a no play day/bye request, please email it to me immediately at info@marylandsportsarena.com

I cannot change schedules once they are online unless I missed a request.

 

Last session, I had over 100 requests.

I will work these requests into your schedules.

MSA has 7 games (4 youth & 3 adult) Monday thru Friday with approximately 17 teams playing in those leagues.

On the weekends, we have 18 games with approximately 42-45 teams playing in those leagues.

Leagues will last 8 to 10 weeks.

 

We have very limited spots for session 2.

Right now I need 1 additional u8or u9b girls due to a last minute drop.

I can also accept 1 additional team in our HS Coed division.

 

Please do not email me asking for your schedule or a time frame as to when your schedule will be released.

Due to a large amount of requests, I have to manipulate the schedules to fit (especially on weekends).

 

I will keep everyone updated thru emails.

You can also read thru past emails here http://marylandsportsarena.com/update.htm

If you are a new team for session 2, please read ourcoaches meeting summary here http://marylandsportsarena.com/coachesmeeting.htm .

You may also want to share this link with your parents.

 

Last but not least, if you still have a team you wish to enter, please email me.I can still fit a team or two in a few leagues.

 

Good luck to your teams and thanks for playing at the Maryland Sports Arena!

Ron

 

Ron Szczybor
President
Web: marylandsportsarena.com
Email: info@marylandsportsarena.com
www.facebook.com/marylandsportsarena/
Phone: (410) 538-7300

 

 

January 16, 2020

 

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for playing in our Winter Indoor Session 1.

Most leagues are in their final few weeks.

If you have not registered for session 2 and still wish to do so, please email me immediately at info@marylandsportsarena.com

If you are a 1st session team that has confirmed with me, your league fees are due week 1.

 

Regarding session 1, depending on the size of your league, you will or will not have a playoff round.

It is listed on your schedule.If itís not listed on your schedule, you have a straight season.

For non playoff leagues, league champion is determined by total points.

Please refer to http://marylandsportsarena.com/rules.htm if you are tied.

 

Each player on the first place team receives a Maryland Sports Arena Champion Medallion.

Each player on the 2nd place team receives a Maryland Sports Arena Finalist Medallion.

You CANNOT add additional players to your roster.

Please do not use illegal players.

If a player is protested and a liability waiver/roster form has not been submitted, you forfeit.

A forfeit was awarded last week after a protest due to illegal players.

If you wish to protest a player, the referee must be notified prior to the end of the game.

Please see http://marylandsportsarena.com/rules.htm for complete details regarding a protest.

 

Just a quick reminder regarding SPORTSMANSHIP.††

Please remember you are coaching children, not adults.

Your conduct will influence their future behavior.

Your opponents, officials, Maryland Sports Arena staff and spectators should be treated with respect.

Please do not use profanity in front of players.

If thereís an issue in the stands with unruly fans, please notify the concession stand.

We will resolve it.

If we canít resolve it, the Harford County Sheriffís office will be called.

 

Good luck to your teams and thanks for playing at the Maryland Sports Arena!

Ron

 

Ron Szczybor
President
Web: marylandsportsarena.com
Email: info@marylandsportsarena.com
www.facebook.com/marylandsportsarena/
Phone: (410) 538-7300

 

 

 

 

December 13, 2019

 

Hi Everyone,

 

Iíve added a coaches/parents/players update page on our website, with all emails sent to coaches included.Hereís the link http://marylandsportsarena.com/update.htm

 

All scores and standings are updated through Thursday December 12th.If your score is incorrect please email me.Maximum goal differential reported will be 9.

 

There appears to be some confusion regarding the ďkill ruleĒ.You are allowed to add up to 3 players on the field if it appears the game is going to be totally one sided.For example, the score is 6 to 0 after 5 minutes.Please add the extra players, especially for younger kids.

Iíve played and coached soccer for over 50 years and in my opinion you accomplish nothing by allowing your players to be pummeled without adding the players.

Young boys and girls want to play!

Youíll give your players added play time and challenge the opponent whoís stronger.

Score will be reported as a 6-0 win for your opponent.

 

All teams are guaranteed a spot in session 2 provided they let me know something by December 23rd.†† For current teams, I do not require a deposit.I do require a firm commitment and for you to stand by your word if you commit.†† After December 23rd, spots are no longer guaranteed however youíll still able to register (provided there are still openings).†† IF you know you are not playing session 2, please let me know as soon as possible.We will begin session 2 the week immediately following your league end for the majority of leagues.All leagues are projected to remain on the same days.†† You can change divisions if the level of play is too strong or weak for your team.

 

Regarding session 2, if you play on Sundays, CMSA will coordinate with us to insure you are not scheduled to play in both leagues at the same time.†† I project about a 3 week overlap in the spring.Maybe less, depending on the weather.

 

Registration for our Winter Indoor Soccer Tournament is very strong this year.Some groups are close to being full.If you have an interest or would like to register, please go here http://marylandsportsarena.com/2019holidaytournament.htm

 

Information for our 30th annual Valentineís Tournament is now online as well.†† Additional info may be found here http://marylandsportsarena.com/valentines.htmThis tournament has historically sold out!

 

 

Finally, I teach a program on Mondays for 4, 5 & 6 year old.We currently have 7 children registered.I need at least 10.Weíll either start this Monday or the first Monday in the New Year.Info is here http://marylandsportsarena.com/germanschool456.htmIf you know anyone with young children interest is a FUN learning soccer experience,please forward the info.

 

Good luck to your teams and thanks for playing at the Maryland Sports Arena!

Ron

 

Ron Szczybor
President
Web: marylandsportsarena.com
Email: info@marylandsportsarena.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marylandsportsarena
Phone: (410) 538-7300