The Olney-Bethesda Soccer League is a developmental and transitional League for U8 through U12 Players. Many players and teams find the progression from recreational programs to NCSL and WAGS a significant challenge. The Olney-Bethesda Soccer League offers players and teams the opportunity to play at a competitive level prior to joining these leagues. OBSL serves as a developmental league for U8 through U12 players. Teams are expected to stress player skill development.
The league is jointly operated by Olney Soccer and Bethesda Soccer Club. The U10 to U12 teams compete in a joint effort with the Central Maryland Short-Sided League (CMSSL), which includes participants from Howard, Prince Georges, Baltimore, Frederick and Anne Arundel counties and southern Maryland.
Features of the league:
- The league is sanctioned by the Maryland State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA).
- U9 to U12 teams are carded as travel players. U8 teams are carded as recreational.
- U8 teams play two concurrent 4v4 games on small grids.
- U9 teams play two concurrent 5v5 games on small grids, which include goalkeepers.
- U10 teams play 7v7
- U11 and U12 teams play 8v8
- League games are usually scheduled for Saturdays. No games played Memorial Day or Columbus Day weekends.
- The league uses certified USSF referees.
- In addition to Olney and Bethesda, the following MSYSA member clubs have participated in the league as well as independent teams: Future Soccer Club, Laurel Soccer Club, Pachuca FC USA, Potomac Soccer Association, Seneca Soccer Association and Takoma Park Soccer Club.
Minimum Roster size is ten and maximum roster is fourteen. The majority of the players must be on age. For U8's, only two players may be under age. Girls may play on boys teams.
The league is highly competitive. OBSL offers young players the opportunity to develop their skills at the most competitive level available prior to joining NCSL or WAGS.
For further information on the league contact Tony Falcone, league commissioner.
7104 Radnor Rd
Bethesda, MD 20817
U10 to U12 OBSL/CMSSL
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