Guidelines for Teams Entering the TSSAA Soccer State Tournament


TOURNAMENT SITE – The TSSAA Soccer State Tournament will be held at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex in Murfreesboro on Tuesday, May 21, Wednesday, May 22, Thursday, May 23, and Friday, May 24, 2019. The Richard Siegel Soccer Complex is located North of downtown Murfreesboro on Highway 231, at 515 Cherry Lane, Murfreesboro. TN.

From Knoxville on I-40 – Take Highway 231 South at Lebanon towards Murfreesboro. The park is approximately 18 miles South of Lebanon on the Right. Turn right on Cherry Lane. The first park entrance on the left will be the team entrance.

From I-24 – Take Exit 78B toward Murfreesboro. Merge onto Old Fort Parkway/TN-96E. Stay straight on Old Fort Parkway/TN-96/TN-99. Continue to follow TN-96. Stay straight to go onto Memorial Blvd/US-231/TN-10. Continue to follow US-231/TN-10. Turn left on Cherry Lane. The first park entrance on the left will be the team entrance.

TEAM LODGING – Click here for a list of hotels. Schools are responsible for making their own hotel accommodations.

PARKING – Spectators and Team Buses (Athletes and Coaches) will enter the park at the first park entrance.

Parking passes for the schools qualifying for the state tournament will be included in the team packets. Those without parking passes will be charged $5 per day for parking.

GENERAL ADMISSION – All tickets are general admission.  Admission is $10 per day.

TEAM PACKETS –  Packets will be available after 11:30 AM CST Tuesday at the team gate at Richard Siegel Park. The team packets contain credentials and information for coaches which will allow them into all events at the TSSAA Spring Fling.

COACHES’ PASSES & ENTRY FOR PARTICIPANTS – No physical credentials will be issued to participants this year.  Each participating team may bring in 25 individuals free of charge as part of their team party.   Each registered TSSAA coach will receive a Spring Fling Coach Credential in their team packet, and those wearing this credential do not count as part of the 25 admitted in the team party.  The head coach will be required to sign in their team upon arrival.  A participating school will be charged $10 per person per day for individuals in excess of 25.  This charge will appear on your school’s TSSAA Portal the week after Spring Fling.

If a team wishes to go to another Spring Fling venue after their game, they must get a handstamp before they leave the venue where they played their game.

There will be a host to meet the teams when they arrive at the designated entrance to distribute the team packets and answer any questions.

TOURNAMENT SQUAD – Tournament squads are limited to a maximum of 22 players. Coaches may choose to dress more but only 22 may be on the game roster. This roster may be changed each day.  Coaches need to bring copies of their roster to the scorer’s table prior to each game.  THE BENCH AREA WILL BE LIMITED TO COACHES, PLAYERS, AND MANAGERS ONLY.

TOURNAMENT BRACKET – A copy of the state tournament bracket can be found on the TSSAA Championship Website. The fields and game times are listed on the bracket.

The top team in the bracket is the home team and will wear dark jerseys and dark socks.

DRESSING AREA – No dressing areas will be available. Please make plans to come dressed for play.

TEAM COOLERS – Team coolers will be allowed in the park.

PRACTICE – There will be practice fields available at the complex. Teams arriving in Murfreesboro on Monday, May 20 or Tuesday, May 21 and needing a field can contact Mr. Thomas Laird at (615) 642-3725 on Monday, May 20 to reserve a field and time slot. Teams qualifying for Thursday’s or Friday’s finals can set up practice times with Mr. Laird on Wednesday after the semi-final match. Fields designated for state tournament games will not be assigned for practice.

On game days, warm-up areas will be assigned prior to each game. Access to game fields will be directed by tournament personnel.

VIDEO CAMERAS –  All taping or filming by a school may be suggest to approval by the local Game Director, and the Game Director shall assign space, if necessary, from which to tape or film.