Open League - Sunday
First Division: While all MTSA leagues are considered recreational, this league is anything but. The D1 open league features former club, collegiate, and professional players and offers the highest level of soccer for adults in Middle Tennessee. If you wish to play in this league, you must contact the league commissioner Otey Smithson to set up tryout for a current team.
Second Division: D2 is a slightly less intense league than D1. However, this league is still very competitive. Players in this division have played soccer most of their life and may have club, collegiate or professional experience. If you wish to play in this league, you must contact the league commissioner Adrian Sperka to be put in touch with a current team. Most teams will request a tryout if you wish to join their team.
D2 will be limited to 12 teams.
MTSA will host a new player recruiting scrimmage on Saturday Feb 16th. If you are interested in joining the league, you should plan to attend. You MUST contact Otey for D1 or Adrian for D2 for details about the scrimmage.
More information about the Open League (Sunday):
Age: Open to players 18 years old and over. For MTSA purposes your age at the end of the year is considered your age at anytime during the year.
Format: 11v11, 90 minutes (3 Referees/game)
Price: $105 per player per season. If you register for two leagues (o30 & Open) you will get a $15.00 discount on the second registration. The discount will be given automatically during the registration process.
Schedule: All regular season games will be played on Sundays. Weeknight make up games may be required depending on game cancellations due to weather. Game start times include the following:
First Division: 7:00pm
Second Division: 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, or 5:00pm depending on the field location.
MTSA does not reschedule matches by request. Games may be rescheduled by MTSA at any time. League policy is 2 hours notice for any field location change, and 1 weeks notice on any time changes.
Spring Season 2013: Games will be scheduled from March 3 through May 19.
Games: 10 games per season.
*NOTE: The season will end by the date noted above. Every team will be scheduled to play 10 games during the regular season. MTSA will make every effort to get all 10 games in but recognizes that we must have an end date to the season and cannot guarantee every team will get 10 games. Unusually bad weather, field closures and other circumstances may be beyond our control.
Fields: Open division games may be scheduled for any of the following locations:
First Division: Seigel Park (Murfreesboro), Academy Park (Franklin), Freedom Intermediate School (Franklin), HYSA Complex (Bellevue), Rose Park (Nashville)
Second Division: Fellowship Bible Church (Brentwood), Freedom Intermediate School (Franklin), Academy Park (Franklin), Siegel Park (Murfreesboro), Gordon Jewish Community Center (Bellevue), Rose Park (Nashville)
Rules: League Rules
Registration: Player registration opens 4 weeks before the start of the season and will close one week before the start of the season as noted above. Late registration is open to new players throughout the entire season. After the 3rd game of the season, a new player’s registration will be prorated by the following formula: $35+$7 remaining in the season. All late registrations must be completed before the Thursday of the week in which the late registrant wishes to play. Team rosters are updated on Thursdays and reissued on Fridays. No exceptions will be made to get players on the roster after Wednesday of each week.
Refunds: MTSA considers itself a non-refundable service provider. However, requests for refunds may be made in writing to the league for consideration by emailing the Executive Director. Full refunds are only available if a player requests the refund prior to the close of regular registration. If a player requests a refund after regular registration has closed, a refund of $7 per game remaining in the season may be given. Refunds will be evaluated on a case by case basis and prorates will be based on the time the request is received.
Mission: The mission of the MTSA is to foster fair and competitive play, while at the same time utilizing the highest level of sportsmanship. The League continually looks to add additional teams and also looks to partner with the greater Williamson and Davidson Counties and the Middle Tennessee business community for support, networking and sponsorship opportunities.
Open League Contacts:
First Division Commissioner: Otey Smithson
Second Division Commissioner: Adrian Sperka
MTSA President: Casey Tice