SAM Recreation League

SAM Recreation League

Fall Registration is open! - Please Note, Rec Registration is limited based on age group, before registering please check with league administration!

The SAM Recreational league is a league that looks to promote the values of sportsmanship, and teamwork all around the beautiful game of soccer. All games are played at the award-winning Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown. The SAM Recreational League provides a positive environment for children to learn and develop in the game of soccer.

League Information

Fall 2019 SAM Recreation League Dates: September 7 - November 10. (There will be no games the weekend of October 11-13) 

Open to boys and girls ages 6 – 18; Click here to see SAM Rec Age Chart

Our 4v4 SAM league for the 6U and 7U players born in 2014 and 2013 please click here

SAM Recreation League Cost 

Early Bird Discount - $145 per player

Starting July 3 - August 12 - $155 per player

Late fee beginning August 13 - $165 per player

We strongly suggest for each player to register online! To do so, click here! Otherwise, you may apply in person at the Maryland SoccerPlex.

Scholarships- We do offer full or partial scholarships. To apply for financial aid the family must fill out and bring the SAM Grant Form and the current year Federal Tax Form for the parents applying for the financial aid. The Finance Manager will review and inform family of eligibility 48 hours after application was received. This information must be delivered no later than August 12! Grant requests after will not be accepted. *Please note that the maximum grant is capped at $135, any late fee must be paid by the family if applicable

Important Dates

May 6 - Rec Registration Opens 

July 2 - Early Bird Discount Registration Deadline

August 12 - Coach Schedule Request Deadline (extended)

August 12 at 5:00 PM - Scholarship Request Deadline

August 13 - Late Fee Applies to All Registrations 

August 19 - Practice Schedule Released

August 23 (tentative) - Game Schedules Released

August 25 - Coach Meeting (5:00-7:00 pm, Discovery Sports Center; Mandatory for New Coaches)

August 28 - Uniform Distribution Starts

August 31 - SAM Soccer Day at Dick's Sporting Goods (Rio) 

September 5 at 5:00 pm - No Walk-In Registrations (September 5, 5:00 pm, through September 9)

September 7-8 - Opening Weekend of Games

September 16 - Rec Registration Deadline

September 27-29- Quiet Weekend

October 12-13 - No Games 

October 31- Halloween (wear your costurme to your game; no masks please!)

November 2-3 - Last Weekend of Games

Fair Play Please – SAM’s Sportsmanship Program

Fair Play Please is the initiative from SAM Soccer to help promote sportsmanship from coaches, players, and parents to all. Sometimes we can get a bit involved in a game and Fair Play Please is to remind that it is only a game and winning is not everything. The team that displays exceptional sportsmanship throughout the entire season will win our Fair Play Please t-shirt, and be recognized on the website, and social media. Throughout the season we ask that you remind teammates, coaches, and other parents to promote Fair Play Please!


What do I need to get my child to get them ready to play soccer?

                Your child will receive a full uniform from SAM that must be worn on gamedays (socks, shorts, shirt) however you must supply shin guards and cleats for your child. We do have coupons for Dick’s Sporting Goods for you! Click here for coupons! (link)

Does my child practice and where are practices?

                With recreational league most coaches practice once or twice during the week. The location is determined by the coach; however, we try our best to form teams geographically so that practice is not far for the team.

When and where are games?

                There won’t be a consistent time that your child will play, we do our best to have most games on Saturday, but teams will have at least 2 Sunday games. (Exception: Barring makeups of rained out games, 7U teams will play only on Saturdays and game times will generally be between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.)

All games are at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown. The field will differ each week as well. When the schedule is released you will be able to find out all this information under our schedule section!

Accessing Your Account

  1. When you click on the online registration link it will provide you with TWO options:
    1. Create an account (Please follow steps 2 & 3)
    2. Login with an existing account (Please go to step 4)
  2. IF you are a NEW user and have never registered for any program with the Maryland SoccerPlex, Discovery Sports Center or SAM Soccer please choose this option. 
  3. You have the option to create an account via Facebook or manually. Once you have created an account follow the on-screen instructions for registration.
  4. If you have registered before for a Maryland SoccerPlex, Discovery Sports Center or SAM Soccer program please click Forgot Password in the Login with Existing Account section.
  5. Once you have set up your new password login as normal and follow the on-screen instructions for registration.

PLEASE NOTE: The SAM offices WILL NOT be able to provide you with your password over the phone anymore. If you forget your password in the future simply follow steps 4-5 above.  

Refund Policy

Refund requests must be submitted prior to August 10 for the fall season and February 10 for the spring season.  
Refunds will be given minus a $25 administration fee. After these dates no refunds are given.