The Maryland Developmental Soccer League would like to invite you to participate in our 2023 Spring post-season Festival at the Sandy Spring Friends School on Saturday, June 17th! MDSL Festivals provide an environment for players to express themselves in small sided settings. Games are for 20 minutes and teams are guaranteed 4 games. We hope that you will consider including this great opportunity for your club to play vs. different teams throughout the DC, MD, VA region. Boys and Girls U-7 and U-8 teams are welcome!

U-7 – U-8: 4 v 4 – 20 minute games

The cost is $135 + $20 Gotsport software fee. This cost includes referee fees.

Registration closes June 7th and schedules will be posted on June 12th.

We fully refund the event fee if it is cancelled! 

For those of you unfamiliar with soccer festivals, it is a single day of soccer for your team. You will play four different opponents in a shortened match format and there will be no scores or standings kept. This format removes the pressure and (perceived) need to win. Our mantra is development over winning, so our Festivals stay true to our belief. This format in turn provides coaches the opportunity to be flexible in their team approach to use different formations, combinations and substitution patterns that they may not feel comfortable with in games that they have to win to move up a division.

As for player check-in, we keep this process fairly simple as well. Although teams are required to submit player birth certificates, rosters, and medical release forms, there is no required check-in, and no state sanctioned player passes. There is also no limit on the number of guest players that are allowed. We just ask that for U-7 – U-8 that there are no more than 10 players on the roster. We also ask that you arrive to your games at least 15 minutes prior so that we know that your team is ready and prepared.

Our league has grown by leaps and bounds since launching in the spring of 2022, and we utilize this scrimmagefest to showcase our ability to be well organized, provide good fields, and offer a great event. So we encourage you to click on the link below to apply.

We expect that our post-season festival that works to bring recreation and intermediate level teams together will continue to be a staple in the DC, MD, VA region. There are other leagues and tournaments/festivals to choose from across the region, but we are a league founded and operated by soccer people (club directors with soccer backgrounds), for soccer people (the kids), and we hope that you too align with our philosophy of placing kids first.


Contact Tournament Director Justin Reid at info@mdslsoccer.com or call 301-613-9065.