Hopefully, this will answer all the questions you have about TCF
Q: Can we register as an INDIVIDUAL or does it have to be as a TEAM?
A: TCF does not accept registrations from individuals, however, this doesnt mean you cant play with us. At this point, only Calvert Soccer Association, St. Mary's Soccer and Waldorf Soccer Club are accepting individual registrations. (NOTE: Individual registrations fees are determined by your home club based on their overhead costs, so these fees could vary club to club. TCF does not determine this fee.) You can contact these clubs by clicking here:
Q: Tell me more about the referees?
A: All games U16 and above will have two referees. All other games will have one. Referees are locally trained and assigned abiding by TCF rules. Referees are not required to have US Futsal certification but will be required to attend a local TCF training class prior to being assigned.
Q: Are we keeping scores/standings?
A: After much discussion, we have determined that TCF is designed to further the development of your teams and therefore, we will NOT be keeping scores/standings. While there may be scoreboards at the facilities, we will attempt to never let the score show more than a 5-goal deficit. Please understand that we depend on volunteers to keep scores.
Q: Are we required to register with US Futsal?
A: No. While we are a futsal league, we are NOT affiliated with US Futsal. If you wish to participate with US Futsal events (tournaments, State Cup, etc.), we encourage you to pursue registering with US Futsal.
Q: When will the season start and finish?
A: The first game will be December 6, 2014. We will then take a break for the holidays. Season will end no later than Sunday, March 8, 2014. Some teams may play until then, others may finish a little earlier. The Calendar on the TCF web page is updated.
Q: Where will games be played?
A: Each county has a facility where games will be played. All of those locations are listed here. Travel and RecPlus teams will play approximately half their games at home and half their games at any of the away locations. Recreational teams will play all their games at their home court.
Q: Where are the rules?
A: Rules at all locations will be the same. These rules are the ones listed on this website here. We are making a few modifications to these rules at this point - but they will be finalized before the season begins.
Q: Who will we play?
A: The goal is to have specific gender and ages play each other, as well as level of play. However, that will depend soley on the final registration. In a perfect world, we would have only boys playing boys, girls playing girls, travel playing travel, etc. In reality, there will be some mixing of these, partially because some coaches want to play tougher competition to enhance development, and partially because of who registers. We will do our best to avoid uneven matchups.
Q: Can I register my team to play up?
A: You can register to play up one age group. Since TCF is form in dual years, this means that if you’re a true U14 team, you can request to play up to U16. However, if you’re true U13 team, you can only play U14. Boys teams must play in the "Boys" division. Girls teams can also play in the "Boys" division. Please note, that once we have released the schedule, we WILL NOT honor any requests to change divisions because the competition level is too high or too low.