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March Mayhem Soccer Tournament

March 5, 2023

Participate in this one day tournament and show your skills off in our dome!

Tournament Contacts

Logan Halvorson

Tournament Director

Phone: 763.785.5678

Annie Juergens

Tournament Registrar

Phone: 763.717.3210

Join us in the NSC's March Mayhem Indoor Soccer Tournament in the M Health Fairview Dome. March Mayhem is a non-sanctioned tournament and accepts all teams.

Tournament Details

  • The tournament will be conducted as one open flight
  • High-level teams are encouraged to register for the next age group up
  • Age groups are 9/10U-15U and high school boys and girls
  • Depending on the total number of teams in identified age divisions, the tournament may combine age divisions
  • Teams will be notified prior to the tournament if groups are combined

New Adaptive Division Added!

The NSC is excited to announce the addition of the Adaptive Middle School & High School Divisions! Team placement, coaches, and pinnies will be provided. Individual registration – $38/player.

Click on the section below for more information on how to register.

Tournament Features

  • Played in the NSC M Health Fairview Dome on infill turf
    • Please note, chairs are not allowed in the facility.
  • World Cup groups
  • Three-game guarantee (all age division's games are played on same day)
  • 40-minute games (20-minutes halves)
  • Top teams advance to championship
  • Artificial turf surface (field size approx. 30 x 55 yards)
  • Four field players and a goalkeeper
  • Sub on the fly
  • Award for champions

Adaptive Soccer Division

Participate in this one-day tournament and show off your skills in our dome! Individual registration – $38/player. Team placement, coaches, and pinnies will be provided. This tournament is played with 4 field players and 1 goalkeeper. Player fee includes a 3-game guarantee (games are 40-min. /20 min. halves) and is World Cup group play style with the top 2 teams advancing the Championship. Two different divisions will be offered. Depending on total number of teams in identified age divisions, the tournament may combine age divisions and/or break out competitive levels. 

Eligibility: The March Mayhem adaptive divisions are designed to provide a safe, yet competitive environment for participants with intellectual disabilities. Participants in these divisions have had introductory experience playing soccer and are generally familiar with competitive game or scrimmage playing rules. 

  • Middle School Adapted Division (11-14 yrs. old)
  • High School Adapted Division (14-18 yrs. old) 

Playing Environment:  All games will be played at the National Sports Center in the M Health Fairview Dome. The dome will have 6-8 small-sided, artificial turf fields being used throughout the event. Adaptive division games will be on the south end of the dome, allowing one side of the field to be free of other game activity. Participants can expect crowd and game noise from other fields to be heard throughout the facility.  

Application Process

1. Complete the Application below and submit to Tournament Director.
2. Parent/guardian will be notified when the player has been accepted into the event and placed on a team.
3. Parent/guardian will receive information to pay the player fee for the event ($38/player) and complete the player waiver (online or in-person).

March Mayhem Adaptive Division Application

Divisions Offered

Must abide by the 2023 MYSA Season birth-year age grid.

9U/10U Girls 

9U/10U Boys

11U Girls 

11U Boys 

12U Girls

12U Boys 

13U Girls

13U Boys 

14U Girls

14U Boys 

15U Girls 

15U Boys 

HS Girls (16-19U)  

HS Boys (16-19U)


Middle School Adaptive Division (11-14 yrs old)


High School Adaptive Division (14-18 yrs old)



Game Days

Sunday, March 3rd, 2024 - All day

Schedule requests due by Monday, Feb. 12th, 2024

Tournament Fees

Early Bird Pricing until February 4, 2023.

  • Register using code EBMM23 to save $25

Early Bird Rates

  • $210 Team Fee
  • Promo code must be entered at time of application in order to receive Early Bird Pricing.
  • Pricing increases $235 after February 4th 

Refund Policy

  • Refunds will not be issued. Teams dropping from the tournament prior to Feb. 24, 2023 will receive a voucher in the amount of the team fee. The voucher is valid within one year of the event and can be used for the following NSC small-sided tournaments Using the voucher is based on availability and does not guarantee acceptance into the event.
    • Kick or Treat
    • Holiday Classic
    • March Mayhem
    • Teams dropping from the tournament on or after February 24, 2023 will NOT receive a voucher
  • Event Cancellation Policy: The following policy will be enacted IF an event hosted by the National Sports Center MUST be canceled by the directives of the State of Minnesota or the Minnesota Department of Health. Please know that our top priority on making decisions moving forward will be the safety and health of our players, coaches, referees, employees, and fans.
  • Team will receive a refund for your event entry. Team registration refunds will be processed at 100% of the registration total. Refunds will be a credit back to original source of payment.  *Please note that if a team elects to drop prior to the event cancelation, the above refund policy will be in effect. This includes teams making their own decision to withdraw prior to the potential cancellation. If a customer (club, team, individual) is required to quarantine due to illness or exposure to the COVID-19 virus, and are unable to participate for this reason, a refund will not be issued unless done within the parameters of the existing policy.

Tournament Rules

March Mayhem will follow the same rules as the National Sports Center Indoor Soccer Leagues, with the following exceptions:

  • Games are 40 minutes in length (20 minute halves) with a 3-minute half time.
  • Games are played with 2 teams, each consisting of not more than 5 players on the field. A minimum of 3 players is needed to start a match in all age groups. One player shall be designated as the goalkeeper from each team.
  • Maximum roster size of 12 players.
  • Rosters are frozen at the start of your first game.
  • Four field players and a goalie.

Yellow Cards and Red Cards

  • If a player receives a second yellow card (soft red) in a match, they will be ejected from that game and the team will be required to play short-handed for 5 minutes. A player will not be suspended from the next game for a “soft red” unless they have previously been ejected from a game. If this occurs, the player will be ejected from the tournament.
  • If a player receives a red card (conduct beyond a yellow card offense in the referee’s opinion) that player will be ejected immediately and the team will be required to play short-handed for 5 minutes. In addition, the player will be suspended for a minimum of one game. If, in the opinion of the tournament director, the conduct warrants an additional suspension, the player may be ejected for more than one game and possibly the tournament. There are no appeals allowed in this decision. A second red card results in an automatic tournament suspension.

Method for Determining Standings

  • Each team will receive:
    • 3 points for a win
    • 1 point for a tie
    • 0 points for a loss

Tie-breaking System

  • Greater number of points. Each team receives 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie and 0 points for a loss.
  • Head-to-head (this will not be considered if three or more teams are tied).
  • Goal difference (subtract total goals allowed from total goals scored).
  • Least number of goals allowed
  • Earliest application date
  • Maximum goal difference allowed per game will be 7. For example: Eagles beat the Tigers 13-2 the score will be recorded as 9-2.
  • The tournament will make every effort to avoid forfeits. A forfeit can only be determined by Tournament Headquarters. Forfeited games will be recorded as a 3-0 score.


In all categories, the top teams will advance to a play-off or championship match. Age divisions that have 4 or 5 teams will advance to a championship match with 1st vs. 2nd place. Age divisions of 6-8 teams will have two groups with each group winner advancing to the championship match. If a play-off or championship game is tied at the end of regulation, two 5-minute “golden goal” overtime periods will be played. If neither team scores in overtime, penalty shots will be used to determine the winner. First, a five-player “shoot-out” will be used. If score is still tied there will be a one player “shoot-out” until the winner is determined. Any player that played in the game may participate in the “shoot-out.”

Age Divisions

Youth teams must abide by the 2023 MYSA season birth-year age grid.

Any team found to be using non-rostered or illegal players will forfeit that match. All forfeits are recorded as 3-0. After age verification at final team check-in coaches should keep one of the following in their possession during the tournament to verify age should a question arise:

  • Player passes
  • Driver license
  • Birth certificate
  • Passport
  • MYSA digital passes
  • MYSA roster with birthdates


  • Updated March 2016. In the 8U-11U age groups, when a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick (IFK) should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If the deliberate header occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred. Players should not be given a red card by heading the ball off of the goal line, this should be awarded with an indirect free kick as stated above.

Application Deadline

  • Deadline Friday, February 17th, 2023 or when divisions fill.

Team Eligibility

  • Please see the age categories for the tournament.
  • Note that the tournament is using the 2023 MYSA Season birth-year age grid.

Guest/Player Pool

Coaches, are you short of players due to injury or other commitments? Aren't having any luck finding a player to complete your roster? Then the March Mayhem Player Pool is for you. It connects coaches with players who want to have the March Mayhem experience.

Pool Players Seeking a Team

Click HERE to be taken to NSC's new Event HQ to sign up.

We are excited to offer you a new player pool experience at NSC Event HQ!  As a new user you will need to set up a household account in an adult's name. 

  • Once you create your account and verify your email address, you can add "participants" to your account (children, spouses, etc.) for which you can then complete waivers, sign up for programs and register for player pool
  • You will need to provide your name, birth date, gender, address, email and phone number
  • Once you have an account, and have add family members (participants), future events are smooth and easy. You simply click and add, and you’re done!
  • You only need to set up a household account once – quickly sign in with your new username and password for future events
  • We will ask you to confirm your email to keep your account secure

Only players registered with USSF or FIFA affiliated associations are eligible.

  • Add yourself to the event player pool by setting up an account at
  • Interested coaches will contact you directly by email.
  • Remember: Pool players may only participate on one team.
  • If you are picked up by a team:
    • Provide the coach with your player code for release of your information to the team roster.
    • Remove your name from the player pool for this event by logging in to Event HQ, find your event pool and select “Leave Pool”
      • Proof of age is required (birth certificate, player pass, passport or driver's license).
      • Your tournament coach will not be able to complete Final Team Check-in without your proof of age, causing unnecessary delays. Either get your player pass to the coach prior to Final Team Check-in or check in yourself prior to the coach's arrival at Final Team Check-in.
      • Be prepared with the name of your team and the team's tournament ID number for faster service at Final Team Check-in.

Coaches Seeking Guest Players

  • Log into Team Manager Account; select player pool.
  • Search for players by division, level and/or position.
  • Click the player’s first name for contact by email.
  • If the individual agrees to participate on your team, the player will provide his/her player code necessary for release of information to your roster.
  • Return to online roster management player pool. Click the green check mark before the player’s name; enter the player code, which will add the player’s contact information and liability waiver electronically to your roster.
  • You will not be able to complete Final Team Check-in without proof of age, causing unnecessary delays and maybe even a return trip to Final Team Check-in. Either make arrangements with your guest player to secure the proof of age in advance of Final Team Check-in or have your guest player check in prior to your arrival at Final Team Check-in.

Guest Player Rules

  • Your team can have an unlimited number of guest players (max roster 12).
  • For game format and corresponding roster sizes, review tournament rules.
  • Players may play up or down. A player on a 16U team may also guest play on a 15U team and vice versa, if age eligible.
  • Girls may play on boys’ teams; boys may not play on girls’ teams.

Live Stream Information

If your friends and family would like to watch the games online we do offer livestreaming in our Dome via LiveBarn. Live Barn provides Live & On Demand broadcasting of amateur and youth sporting events at the National Sports Center. Use the code: nsc1-dome to save 10% on your subscription. Register today to watch at

Vendor Information

The National Sports Center has frequent opportunities for competitive vendors to support campus events. Below you will find information regarding how to get started in applying to be a vendor.


A completed vendor request form is required for your company to be entered in the National Sports Center’s Vendor Directory. Please provide all data applicable to your company. You may submit this form electronically or print and fax to 763.785.3660.

NOTE: Submitting this form does NOT guarantee that you will be selected as a vendor. The National Sports Center will contact you upon receipt of your completed document.

The National Sports Center thanks you for your interest in doing business with us.

NSC Fund for Play

The NSC Fund For Play is the contribution and donation arm of the National Sports Center Foundation. We are dedicated to improving the lives of Minnesota residents by creating programs and initiatives that support a diverse and engaged community. If you would like to make a donation to improve the health, well-being, and outlook of participants through access to sports and healthy, safe environments, please click HERE.

Thank you for considering!