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Current Summer 2024 Prize Pool Total
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Prize Pool Explained

Prize Money Allocation

Maryland League operates on a staggered prize system instead of a winner-takes-all approach. This ensures that every member club receives support for their development, fostering stability and encouraging long-term investment in the league and the sport as a whole.

Each season, teams are awarded prize money according to their final position in the league. The Prize Money Pool resets at the end of each season. As the league expands, so too does the pool of funds available to distribute among member clubs, ensuring that success and participation are always duly recognized and rewarded.

Champions (1st Place)
Prize $ Allocation 21%
2nd Place
19%
3rd Place
16%
4th Place
14%
5th Place
10%
6th Place
7%
7th Place
5%
8th Place
3%
Other accolades (Top scorer, fair play award etc.)
5%

For example, if the prize money pool is $10,000, the champion would receive $2,100, runners-up would receive $1,900, 3rd place $1,600, 4th place $1,400, 5th place $1,000, 6th place $700, 7th place $500, 8th place $300, and $500 would be distributed to players and clubs for other accolades.*

Ways to Boost the Prize Pool Total

For every dollar the league collects for team registration, player registration, disciplinary fines, merchandise sales, event tickets, and sponsorship, a portion of that dollar goes into the prize pool total.

Member Club and League Merchandise

As part of their membership, Maryland League provides a fully-managed platform for amateur and semiprofessional clubs and teams to promote and sell their merchandise.

For every $1 made in member club merchandise sales through the online store:

• 50¢ goes to the member club directly
• 30¢ are added to the Prize Pool Total
• 20¢ are taken for processing costs

For example, Team A sold 3 fan shirts through the Maryland League store for $20 each. Team A will receive $30 directly for making the sale, and the Prize Pool Total will be raised by $18.*

Boosters

Fans can purchase Maryland League Boosters to directly add funds to the Prize Pool Total and support the development of the game and local soccer clubs.

All Booster revenues, minus a 5% processing fee, go directly into the Prize Pool Total and are paid out to the member clubs and players at the end of the season.

Fans who purchase Maryland League Boosters will receive an exclusive badge on their Maryland League profile to show off their commitment to the development of soccer in Maryland.

Player Registration

The minimum required roster size is 15.

For every $1 made in player registrations over the minimum of 15 players:

  • 25¢ are added to the Prize Pool Total

Disciplinary Fines

Maryland League imposes fines on clubs for various infractions such as red card dismissals, unsportsmanlike behavior, forfeits, and other disciplinary issues.

For every $1 Maryland League collects in disciplinary fines:

  • 80¢ are added to the Prize Pool Total

Combines and Events

10% of all Maryland League Combines and Events revenues will go towards the Prize Pool Total.

Sponsorships

Sponsorships and partnerships will significantly contribute to the Prize Money Pool total.

Prize Pool Log

Date Reason Amount Season running_total
06/23/2024 01:11 PM Initial Prize Pool after outage 463.36 Summer 2024 463.36
06/26/2024 02:22 PM Combine Registrations 6/26/24 2.88 Summer 2024 466.24
06/29/2024 01:43 PM Combine Registrations 6/29/24 2.88 Summer 2024 469.12
06/29/2024 05:51 PM Combine Registrations 6/29/24 2.88 Summer 2024 472.00
06/30/2024 04:47 PM Combine Registrations 6/30/24 2.88 Summer 2024 474.88
06/30/2024 10:08 PM Combine Registrations 6/30/24 2.88 Summer 2024 477.76
07/02/2024 12:49 PM Combine Registrations 7/2/24 2.88 Summer 2024 480.64
07/03/2024 05:31 PM Combine Registrations 7/3/24 (Out of state) 2.90 Summer 2024 483.54
07/03/2024 06:30 PM Combine Registrations 7/3/24 2.88 Summer 2024 486.42
07/03/2024 08:46 PM Combine Registrations 7/3/24 2.88 Summer 2024 489.30
07/04/2024 11:56 AM Combine Registrations 7/4/24 2.88 Summer 2024 492.18
07/08/2024 12:36 PM Combine Registrations 7/8/24 2.88 Summer 2024 495.06
07/08/2024 09:03 PM Combine Registrations 7/8/24 2.88 Summer 2024 497.94
07/09/2024 01:53 PM Combine Registrations 7/9/24 2.88 Summer 2024 500.82
07/10/2024 12:23 PM Combine Registrations 7/10/24 2.88 Summer 2024 503.70
07/11/2024 02:09 PM Combine Registrations 7/11/24 2.88 Summer 2024 506.58
07/12/2024 10:56 AM Combine Registrations 7/12/24 2.88 Summer 2024 509.46
07/12/2024 01:50 PM Combine Registrations 7/12/24 (Out of State) 2.90 Summer 2024 512.36
07/12/2024 02:45 PM Combine Registrations 7/12/24 2.88 Summer 2024 515.24
07/12/2024 04:13 PM Combine Registrations 7/12/24 5.76 Summer 2024 521.00
07/12/2024 05:00 PM Combine Registrations 7/12/24 2.88 Summer 2024 523.88
07/12/2024 05:34 PM Combine Registrations 7/12/24 2.88 Summer 2024 526.76
07/12/2024 05:49 PM Combine Registrations 7/12/24 2.88 Summer 2024 529.64
07/12/2024 06:58 PM Combine Registrations 7/12/24 2.88 Summer 2024 532.52
07/12/2024 07:41 PM Combine Registrations 7/12/24 2.88 Summer 2024 535.40
07/12/2024 10:34 PM Combine Registrations 7/12/24 2.88 Summer 2024 538.28
07/13/2024 12:40 AM Combine Registrations 7/13/24 2.88 Summer 2024 541.16
07/13/2024 12:44 AM Combine Registrations 7/13/24 2.88 Summer 2024 544.04
07/13/2024 01:57 AM Combine Registrations 7/13/24 2.88 Summer 2024 546.92
07/13/2024 11:43 AM Combine Registrations 7/13/24 2.88 Summer 2024 549.80
07/13/2024 09:14 PM Player Registration Over 15 7.25 Summer 2024 557.05
07/13/2024 09:22 PM Combine Registrations 7/13/24 - Final 23.04 Summer 2024 580.09
07/19/2024 12:38 PM Player Registration Over 15 7.25 Summer 2024 587.34
07/19/2024 12:42 PM Player Registration Over 15 7.25 Summer 2024 594.59
07/19/2024 05:48 PM Player Registration Over 15 7.25 Summer 2024 601.84
07/19/2024 07:28 PM Player Registration Over 15 7.25 Summer 2024 609.09
07/19/2024 08:34 PM Player Registration Over 15 7.25 Summer 2024 616.34
07/19/2024 09:56 PM Player Registration Over 15 x2 14.50 Summer 2024 630.84
07/19/2024 10:12 PM Player Registration Over 15 7.25 Summer 2024 638.09
07/19/2024 10:57 PM Player Registration Over 15 7.25 Summer 2024 645.34
07/19/2024 11:02 PM Player Registration Over 15 14.50 Summer 2024 659.84
07/19/2024 11:18 PM Player Registration Over 15 7.25 Summer 2024 667.09
07/20/2024 12:41 AM Player Registration Over 15 7.25 Summer 2024 674.34
07/20/2024 12:51 AM Player Registration Over 15 7.25 Summer 2024 681.59
07/20/2024 09:44 AM Player Registration Over 15 x6 43.50 Summer 2024 725.09
07/20/2024 11:14 AM Player Registration Over 15 7.25 Summer 2024 732.34
07/20/2024 11:20 AM Player Registration Over 15 7.25 Summer 2024 739.59
07/20/2024 11:24 AM Player Registration Over 15 7.25 Summer 2024 746.84
07/20/2024 11:46 AM Player Registration Over 15 7.25 Summer 2024 754.09
07/20/2024 11:52 AM Player Registration Over 15 7.25 Summer 2024 761.34
07/20/2024 12:05 PM Player Registration Over 15 7.25 Summer 2024 768.59
07/20/2024 01:35 PM Player Registration Over 15 7.25 Summer 2024 775.84
07/20/2024 04:21 PM Player Registration Over 15 14.50 Summer 2024 790.34
07/21/2024 11:34 AM Player Registration Over 15 21.75 Summer 2024 812.09
Total 812.09
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