This message applies to IN HOUSE REC Soccer only.

The volunteer CMRC Soccer board would like to update you on the intended plans for Fall In House Rec soccer. Based on the current guidelines for youth Rec sports in Baltimore County there will be a fall 2020 In House Rec Soccer program at CMRC. But there are behind the scene mechanics to consider that we want to make you aware of that has caused the delayed opening of registration. First was the delay of the entire fall youth sports season and the need to get Travel/PFC Soccer Try outs started and the teams formed. That process is under way and barring any major setbacks from COVID 19 we should move into the next phase, the opening of In House Rec Soccer registration.

The Board anticipates the opening of Registration in mid-July. The main reason to delay the opening until then is one of timing and payments. Should the State of MD reinstitute restrictions on youth sports due to an increase in COVID 19 cases locally or nationally, we would be forced to cancel the season. This would cause anyone who had registered to lose the $10 administrative fee and have their registration refunded to their credit cards. If a participant’s registration was paid more than 45 days prior to the cancellation of the season an electronic refund through our registration partner Stone Alley becomes impossible. This would cause massive delays in issuing refunds via paper checks and a considerable loss to the Non –Profit Rec council program. This is exactly the scenario that played out in many Spring CMRC Sports.

We appreciate your patience and understanding of the delayed registration opening and anticipate In House Rec Soccer registration to open in Mid-July.

Please do your best when out in public to help us toward our goal of having a safe and healthy Fall Soccer season for the children. Please practice physical distancing and wear masks when you are unable to do so to protect our community. This is an opportunity for our soccer club, community, and especially the children in our program. The children in our program are counting on adults to ensure everyone’s safety and not jeopardize, or even cause the cancellation of the fall season.

 

Sincerely,

CMRC Soccer Board and DOC

Intro

CMRC Soccer LogoCMRC Soccer runs in-house play for kids from ages 4 to 16 for about 350 participants. The program is designed for kids of all ability levels to provide a fun and educational soccer experience.  Practice begins around the first week of September and the program wraps up around the first week of November. Please see the appropriate age group tab on this website for a description of each age group’s format.  

Players are required to purchase and wear shin guards in all age groups.  Soccer cleats are required for all age groups above the Hot Shots age group which is 4 and 5 year olds. Cleats are highly recommended for Hot Shots because of the early morning dew and moisture.  

Registration
Sign up early to avoid being put on a wait list and the $50 late fee which will be assessed after registration closes. This fee is to compensate for the additional cost of ordering extra uniforms and the additional time and effort to find additional coaches, form new teams or rosters, and possibly change the schedules.

Registration will open May 15th and close the last day of July. Teams will be formed over the summer, and practice will begin in September. Many age groups end up on wait lists, so please register early! Anybody who registers for In House Rec before the end of May will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win FREE registration for the season!

Wait List
Being placed on a wait list after registration closes is not a guarantee of a spot in the program. There must be a team(s) that needs more players. Forming teams that are too large negatively impacts the players and coaches. Therefore, another volunteer coach will be needed to form a new team comprised of players on the “Wait List”. If no additional volunteer coach emerges, no additional teams will formed from the Wait Listed players. Be sure to register early!!
Volunteer Coaches
Volunteer coaches are supported with a preseason coach’s clinic where an 8 week practice plan/outline for the season will be provided. Volunteer coaches are the life blood of CMRC In House soccer. Please see more under the “Volunteers” tab on this site.
Player/Coach Requests
During registration there is the opportunity to request coaches or playing with friends. While all of these requests are considered, they may not be honored. Our primary objective is to create a fair and competitive environment where all of the teams’ skill levels are relatively equal based on the evaluations of players done in the pre-season.
Referees
CMRC soccer utilizes mostly student referees that are all very experienced in playing soccer. Many have refereed for a few years already, and have a desire to give back and learn to be a professional referee. They are not professionals, and the majority, are not adults. But they should be treated as professionals and adults. The CMRC and Baltimore County Rec sports code of conduct will be strictly enforced. The code can be found under the Policies tab. If spectator conduct toward a referee is deemed unacceptable by the referee the spectator will be asked to go to their vehicle and cannot return to the fields for the remainder of the day. If the spectator refuses to do so, the game will be ended and forfeited.

Questions or Comments

Please contact the CMRC Soccer President listed on the Contacts tab of this website.