Maryland SoccerPlex Weather Hotline - 301-528-1497

Live weather conditions in Germantown, MD - Live Weather Conditions

Lightning

For the safety of its patrons, the Maryland SoccerPlex utlizes the following:

WeatherBug Lightning Detection System

The purpose of this system is to protect patrons using the facility when under the threat of dangerous storms.

Sensors and a weather station have been installed on the roof of the Discovery Sports Center. When a lightning strike has occurred within ten (10) miles of the Maryland SoccerPlex, the following will occur:

  • Horns on the roof will sound for 15 seconds
  • The 15-second blast indicates ALL patrons must immediately go to their cars
  • Even if you do not see lightning, do not ignore this signal
  • When there has been no lightning strike within ten (10) miles for a continuous 15 minute period, the horns will blast three (3) times, each blast is five (5) seconds
  • You may return to the field after the three (3) shorter blasts have sounded
AEDs

An automated external defibrillator (or AED) is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the potentially life threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia in a person. 

There are six (6) devices installed at the complex in the following locations:

  • Inside the Discovery Sports Center, directly across from the front desk (next to the trophy case)
  • One in each satellite restroom building (Comfort Stations 1-4)
  • One attached to the pole on the scoreboard at the Stadium field

College Coaches – Register to Attend This Event

 

We invite you to attend this year’s Bethesda Premier Cup Tournament - the Girls November 9, 10 and 11 and the Boys on November 16, 17 and 18 at the nationally renowned Maryland SoccerPlex.  You’ll be able to scout players in the U16, U17, U18 and U19 age groups all playing on premier fields in one location.  Teams from more than a dozen states will be attending this top-ranked tournament giving you an opportunity to move toward completion of your scouting of the 2018 graduates or get an early start of the class of 2019.  The U16, U17, U18 and U19 age groups will play a full and firm schedule of three 80-minute round-robin games, enabling you to know in advance who’ll be playing on which field when, without the uncertainty of game results affecting the schedule.

College coaches should sign up for the tournament by going to GotSoccer.com or Bethesdasoccer.org.  Coaches that sign in advance for the tournament will receive a complimentary player profile book produced by CaptainU that can be picked up at the College Coaches tent located near Field #20 at the Maryland SoccerPlex. 

This year, each game at the SoccerPlex will be filmed by our exclusive video provider, GameTimeFootage, which will provide post-event games to footage through its on-demand platform, Free of charge, to all registered college coaches.

We will send teams their acceptances for the tournament by October 3.  Many have already entered their player data, others will follow shortly after acceptance.  This permits you to do your homework at your convenience in advance of the tournament.  Game schedules will also be posted by early November at http://www.bethesdasoccer.org so you can plan your scouting in advance instead of on the event or day of the games.

Thank you for your interest in the Bethesda Premier Cup Tournament.  We look forward to seeing you in November.

Register for:   Boys Weekend              Girlsweekend

 

Brad Roos, Tournament Director

Bethesda Premier Cup