Mercer County
Amateur Master Soccer League

SPRING 2020 Canceled for Over-30 and Over-40 Divisions

Covid Soccer Ball

Our Mercer Men's League (MCAMSL) has CANCELED the spring season in its entirety, including playoffs due to the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, contact sports are not likely to be allowed in NJ until early July. Once we have clearance to return to play, we plan to reserve fields for summer scrimmages so we can get back in shape for what we hope will be a regular fall season.

As of May 29, 2020, facilties for field use at our local schools, townships, and Mercer County remain closed until further notice.

SUMMER 2020 Postponed for Open Division
Revised Start Date July 6, 2020

NJ has yet to give a green light to organized, contact sports to return to play. We are hoping that a change may come in early July and have revised our schedule by pushing out the start date 3 weeks from June 15 to July 6, 2020, and extended the end date to August 5th. It's also possible the scheduled could be condensed to have a July-only season with just 6 teams instead of the usual 8. That decision will be made in the next couple of weeks.

Our governor and state health officials are asking us to minimize unnecessary gatherings, and while we all need and crave exercise, it is in our community's best interest to distance ourselves physically a little longer. Stay healthy as best you can, and please follow the expert advice we have all seen and heard in the media.

Adult Soccer

⚽ Start of spring and summer seasons pending update on COVID-19 Community Plans. ⚽

As soon as circumstances change, and league play is allowed, the following Return To Play Rules will govern our league initially.

Return to Play Guidelines for Mercer Men Soccer

Do not participate if you:

  • have a fever (100+)
  • exhibit any signs or symptoms of Covid-19
  • had a fever or symptoms, in the last 2 weeks
  • been exposed to anyone in the last 2 weeks who has exhibited signs and symptoms of Covid-19
  • are not comfortable engaging in competitive sport at this time

If you are healthy and choose to participate:

  • you MUST provide up-to-date contact information (phone, email, residence) to your captain
  • take your temperature before joining your teammates
  • sanitize your hands and equipment before and after play
  • bring your own personal hand sanitizer
  • bring plenty of hydration for your personal use only
  • do NOT expect bathroom facilities to be accessible
  • do not share equipment including: jerseys, towels, pinnies, etc.

At the soccer facility:

  • protective masks are to be worn arriving at and departing from the facility
  • protective masks are optional during play
  • only players, coaches, refs and medical personnel are allowed on the field
  • no sharing of hydration
  • keep gear 6 feet away from gear of others
  • maintain and respect physical distancing on the sidelines
  • spectators in designated areas must follow social distancing guidelines
  • no close-proximity discussions, celebrations, greetings (no high-fives, handshakes, bumps, etc.)
  • sanitize ball before game and periodically during game on restarts (as needed and minimally every 15 minutes)

Team captains:

  • bring disinfectant wipes to be used as needed on shared benches, soccer balls, etc.
  • monitor your players signs and symptoms and send them home if you suspect they are ill
  • report any unusual or uncomfortable incidents to league president as soon as possible

Phase 1 Play

  • controlled scrimmages
  • kick-ins instead of throw-ins
  • minimize physical contact both ON and OFF the field
  • no spectators

Phase 2 Play

  • league games to be played
  • minimize physical contact OFF the field
  • minimize off-the-ball contact ON the field
  • spectators discouraged and must maintain physical distancing

OVER-30

30 & Over Division
12 Teams - Sunday Mornings
Kickoff 9am & 10:30am

Congrats to over-30 2018-19 Regular Season and Playoff Champions Polish Falcon. That's 3 years in a row for the playoff title!

Spring 2020: May 17 - June 28
Fall 2020: Sept 13 - Nov 15

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OVER-40

40 & Over Division
8 Teams - Thursday Nights
Kickoff 8:00pm

Congrats to over-40 2018-2019 Regular Season and Playoff Champions Gate 1 Travel. That's 4 years in a row for both titles!

Spring 2020: May 21 - June 28
Fall 2020: Sept 13 - Nov 15

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OPEN

OPEN Division
8 Teams - Mon & Wed Nights
Kickoff 7pm & 8:30pm

Congrats to summer OPEN 2019 Regular Season undefeated champions and Playoff Champions Barcelona!

Summer 2020: June 15 - June 28
 

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