Leagues that Maryland Rush teams play in:
US Youth Soccer Region I covers the northeastern United States.
The Region I Premier League is for the top sixteen teams through out the Region in the U13 (new for 2013), U14, U15, U16, U17 and U18 age groups for both girls and boys. The competition is designed to allow the very best teams in Region I to play each other in a league format. Participation in the Spring 2013 Region I Premier League will qualify teams for their National Championship Competition.
The Region I Colonial League is available ONLY to those teams within the following State Associations of Region I: Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, New York West, Pennsylvania West, Virginia, West Virginia
The champion of each age group will be offered an automatic bid into the Region I Premier league the following season. Participation in the Spring 2013 Region I Colonial League will qualify teams for their National Championship Competition.
The EDP was started by a core group of "elite" clubs in Region 1. Our mission was to provide a development-friendly arena of competition where coaches can operate in a collegial and mutually supportive environment to develop players who aspire the to the highest levels of play - College, Pro and International. etc.
Working with MSSL, they were able to establish these flights for the U13 and U14 boys groups for the 2010-11 year but, from the beginning, the intention was to expand to include girls, and a full range of age groups.
Thanks to the success of the first year there were EDP flights for Boys and Girls U12-U17 in 2011-12. This coverage will expand to U11-U18 for 2012-13.
EDP's Boys and Girls First Divisions are member leagues of US Club Soccer's National Premier Leagues ("NPL")
The EDP's mission is to serve respected clubs whose teams, to develop their players, need a higher level of competition than is available to them locally. The program is administered by MSSL - a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of youth soccer.
The Washington Area Girls Soccer League, (often referred to as WAGS) is a youth girls-only premier travel soccer league based in the Washington, D.C.-Maryland-Northern Virginia region for U9-U18 teams.
The league features a system based on promotion and relegation of teams between Divisions 1-5 based on league records beginning at U13.
The National Capital Soccer League, (often referred to as NCSL)is a youth boys-only premier travel soccer league based in the Washington, D.C.-Maryland-Northern Virginia region. The league was founded in 1965 and has affiliation with the Major League Soccer club D.C. United, US Youth Soccer, the Maryland and Virginia youth soccer associations and the Positive Coaching Alliance.
The league features league system based on promotion and relegation for its leagues. The league structure has a boys and girls divisions, which is broken down into age groups from under-8 to under-19.
The Baltimore Beltway Soccer League is the oldest affiliated youth league in the Maryland State Youth Soccer Association. The league has been in existence for over thirty-five years, starting with one age group with teams from the Baltimore Metropolitan area. At present, the league has grown to over 300 youth teams and encompasses the entire state of Maryland.
Central Maryland Short-Sided League (CMSSL)
The CMSSL is in its tenth year of operation and is very proud of its ability to provide a well administered, high quality developmental soccer league for U-9, U-10, U-11, and U12 girls and U-10 boys. CMSSL plays a combined schedule with the Olney/Bethesda Soccer League (OBSL), and the strength of these two leagues provides an extremely high quality soccer experience for all teams involved.