Congratulations to the Fall 2019 League and Fair Play Please award winners!
Spring League Registration is NOW OPEN!
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.
Fall 2019 SAM Recreation League Dates: September 7 - November 10. (There will be no games the weekend of October 11-13)
Spring 2020 SAM Recreation League Dates: March 27 - May 31 (There will be no games the weekend of April 10-12, and May 22-24)
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 - Spring 2020
Early Bird Discount - $145 per player
Starting February 8 - March 1 - $155 per player
Late fee beginning March 2 - $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 a SAM representative will inform the family of eligibility 4-5 business days after the application was received. This information must be delivered no later than March1! 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 - Spring 2020 Season
October 24 – SAM Recreation opens at early bird registration rate of $145
December 2 – Select Team registration opens
January 24 – SAM Select Combine (pre-registration required)
January 31 – Select Player registrations open for NEW players only
February 7 – SAM Recreation Registration Early Bird rate ends
February 8 – SAM Recreation registration now $155
February 10 – Select Team Registration Deadline
February 14 – Select Team Payment Deadline
February 28 – Second Select Team Payment due from payment plan
February 28 – Game/Schedule request deadline – No week 2 (April 4/5) bye requests will be taken
March 1 – SAM Recreation deadline last day of $155 rate
March 1 – SAM Grant deadline last day
March 2 – Select Team rosters due
March 2 – First day of SAM Recreation Late fee - $165 rate
March 8 – Mandatory New Coaches Meeting/Coaches meeting
March 9 – Select third and final payment are due. All money due from teams at this time
March 13 – Practice Schedule Released
March 13 – Game Schedule Released
March 23- Coaches Meeting (note new date); mandatory for new coaches, recommended for all coaches
March 27 – First games of the season
April 10 – Roster freeze for Select league
April 10 – Recreation registration deadline
April 10-12 – No games – Easter Weekend
May 22-24 – No games – Memorial Day Weekend
May 31 – Last day for game
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!