2023 Middle School Girls Soccer

All scheduling and general questions

Reed Willis                                       

Office:  901-416-2915

Cell:  901-237-5968


All referee questions   

Mark Herrington

Cell: 901-674-4478

Email: mherrington@refereeinmemphis.com


Important Dates


July 24

TSSAA First Practice Date




August 9

MSCIAA Soccer Coaches Meeting

4:00 pm



August 14

TSSAA First date of contest/Deadline to file eligibility




September 23 MSCIAA Semifinals   @home team  

  September 27

MSCIAA Championship                                          5:30 pm & 7 pm       

Cordova Stadium

October 2
October 5

TMSAA Sectional @West Tennessee

TBD (Municipal hosts)








TMSAA limits middle schools to play a maximum of 12 matches and 2 tournaments. Coaches are welcome to schedule additional games up to the max 12.


TSSAA Mercy Rule

The clock shall run continuously except for heat time outs and injuries once a 5-goal differential has been established. The clock will continue to run for the remainder of the game if the goal differential falls below 5. If a 9-goal differential has been reached at halftime or at any time during the 2nd half, the game shall be terminated.



Admission charge is optional. $5 maximum ticket price.


Inclement Weather:  Cancelation or postponement of games for inclement weather is the responsibility of the Athletic Director of the home team or his/her representative. The final decision and notification to the visiting team, umpire or assigning agent, and the MSCIAA must be made by 11:00 a.m. on the day of the game.  If there is any question as to playing conditions of Park Commission fields, the final decision for determining whether or not the field is playable will be made by the Park Commission representative. 

Rescheduling Inclement Weather Games:  The home team is responsible for obtaining field assignments for make up games and contacting assigning agents to obtain officials.  The home team is responsible for contacting the visiting team within three days of the postponed game and setting a playing date for the rescheduled game. 


Parks Services Fields:  May Field, Willow Road, Wilson Park (By Fox Meadows), & Kennedy Fields

Memphis City Parks             901-636- 5580 office  benjamin.hall@memphistn.gov ;   


Games postponed on Park Commission fields should be rescheduled through the Park Commission office. Please contact them at (901)636-5580 between 10am and 12pm, daily.  The participating teams should reschedule games postponed on school fields.



Turf Fields-Melrose Stadium(NP, 60yd), Kirby Stadium(NP, track), Whitehaven Stadium(NP, 62yd), Crump Stadium(P, 65yd), Cordova Stadium(P 65yd)

Grass Fields-J.P. Freeman Soccer Field, Raleigh-Egypt Stadium, Cordova Field(P), Southwind soccer

-All turf and stadium fields must be scheduled through the MSCIAA Office.


Mandatory Equipment

Corner flags are mandatory equipment.  All schools playing on grass fields must purchase and supply for game corner flags.  The MSCIAA may have corner flags with bases for turf fields available for loan for schools playing on turf fields.  The schools will be held responsible for replacement costs for broken or lost equipment. 

Nets are required equipment. For games on MSCIAA fields, nets will be supplied on goals.


Field Maintenance

If your field needs maintenance, grass cut, lines marked, etc. please contact the MSCIAA Office and we will work to get all field requests done prior to the start of the season. We must be notified at least 10 days prior to your first home game.

Cancellation of Games

Teams canceling games less than 24 hours prior to kick off or not showing up for reasons other than weather or school closure will be responsible for paying the referees.  If a school needs to cancel a game, it is their responsibility to contact the MSCIAA, their opponent, referee assignor and referees.


Mark Herrington           Cell: 901-674-4478                    Email: mherrington@refereeinmemphis.com


2023-24 Referee Fees

The home team is responsible for paying the referees for each game      

1 referee - $80.00         

2 referees - $70.00 each           

Referees will call the home team’s financial secretary prior to 11:00 am on the day of the game to supply their names and contact information. If no referee has called by 1:00 pm, contact Mark Herrington.


Game Scores

The home team of each contest must upload the outcome of the game on the MSCIAA website by noon of the following day. 

2023 MSCIAA Championship

The 20223 MSCIAA Middle School Girls’ Soccer Championship games will be on September 25, 2022 at Crump Stadium. The Class A Championship game start time is 5:30 pm. The Class AA Championship game start time is 7:00 pm. The Number 1 and number 2 seeds from each division based on the regular season will participate in the MSCIAA semifinal on Saturday, September 23, 2022. The home team is responsible for paying officials in the semifinal game and may sell tickets for up to $5. Winners of the semifinal games will compete in the MSCIAA Championship. MSCIAA will handle operations, payment of officials, and ticket sales for championship games. The following system will be used to determine seeding in accordance with the MSCIAA Constitution and Bylaws.


  1. Divisional winners will be determined by the following 4-point system. Only divisional game will used to determine divisional winners.
  1. Win-3 points
  2. Ties-1 point
  3. Loss-0 points
  1. Forfeit is scored as a 3-0 loss and the opposing team will be awarded 3-points.
  2. If teams are tied, rule (2) will be used to break the tie.


  1. To determine divisional winners and seed for the championship.
  1. Winner of head-head competition.
  2. Highest goal differential- goals for minus goals against with a (maximum 3 goals per game).
  3. Least total goals allowed (maximum) 3 goals per game).
  4. Most shutouts
  5. Most goals scored
  6. Penalty kicks

TMSAA Sectionals

Class AA schools that qualify for the MSCIAA Championship also qualify for the TMSAA Sectional. There will also be a A Sectional in 2023.

MSCIAA 2023 Leagues

Class A 1 Class A 2
KIPP J P Freeman
MBA Maxine Smith STEAM Academy
Memphis RISE MSE Mendenhall
  University Middle
Class AA 1 Class AA 2
Bellevue A Maceo Walker
Colonial American Way
Germantown Cordova
Hickory Ridge Kate Bond
Ridgeway Kingsbury
Sherwood Treadwell
  White Station