SAM Rec
SAM Rec Information

     

  

Important Information for All SAM Rec Coaches - PLEASE CLICK HERE 

SAM Rec is an 8-Week Recreational Soccer League.  The Spring league runs from April through June and the Fall league runs from September through November.

Spring 2017 SAM Rec League Dates:      September 8-November 5, 2017 (no games the weekend of October 7-8)

Special Notes:

  • All games will be played at the Maryland SoccerPlex.
  • Players will receive a full SAM uniform (jersey, shorts and socks) - only given out ONCE a year during the Fall season
  • Players must provide their own shinguards, which are required to be worn during all games.
  • Teams usually practice one to two times per week (usually on weekday evenings as determined by the coach).

Registration

For pricing and to register please visit our registration page.

The SAM Rec soccer league focuses on the three main aspects of soccer:

  1. Player Participation
  2. Player Development
  3. Fun!

As your child develops and progresses through the SAM Rec league different skill sets are developed.

Click here for the age chart

Click here for a PDF version of the NEW SAM Rec standards

Click here for a PDF version of the NEW field dimensions for SAM Rec.

U6 & U7

  • Provides an atmosphere for player development and enjoyment of the game.
  • Promotes having fun wtih the ball while learning the fundamentals.​
  • Game format:
    • 4 v 4 (no goalkeeper)
    • Scores and standings are not kept
    • Recommended roster size of 12 
    • 8 minute quarters 
    • Size 3 ball

U8, U9 & U10

  • Provides an atmosphere for player development and enjoyment of the game.
  • Promotes having fun wtih the ball while learning the fundamentals.​
  • Game format:
    • 7 v 7 including a goalkeeper
    • Scores and standings are kept
    • Build out lines will be used - click here for a diagram of build out lines
    • Maximum roster size of 12 
    • 25 minute halves

U11 & U12

  • Focuses on developing a relationship with their teammates in a fun environment.
  • Games teach players to test their ball skills and improve their awareness.
  • Games are free flowing, coach-guided and enable all players on the field to participate in all aspects of the game.
  • Game format:
    • 9 v 9 including a goalkeeper
    • Scores and standings are kept
    • Maximum roster size of 14
    • 30 minute halves 

U13 & U14

  • Focuses on ball skills and decision making.
  • Key elements for player development, focus on enjoyment and insight into the game as well as fitness, mental toughness and results.
  • Game format:
    • 11 v. 11 including a goalkeeper
    • Scores and standings kept
    • Maximum roster size of 18
    • 35 minute halves 

High School

  • Focuses on ball skills and decision making.
  • Key elements for player development, focus on enjoyment and insight into the game as well as fitness, mental toughness and results.
  • Game format:
    • 11 v. 11 including a goalkeeper
    • Scores and standings kept
    • Maximum roster size of 22 
    • 40 minute halves 

IMPORTANT DATES - Fall 2017 Season (8 game season)

  • July 15 - Early registration deadline, $10 increase (from $145 to $155)
  • July 15 - Returning player deadline
  • August 3 - SAM Rec & SELECT Coaches Meeting at 7pm inside the Discovery Sports Center
  • August 11 - Game request deadline (any requests after this date WILL NOT be honored unless in case of emergency)
  • August 11 - Last date to sign up a team (Rec and SELECT)
  • August 14 - Practice schedule release
  • August 15 - SAM SELECT Combine for U9-U11 players (2007-2010)
  • August 16 - SAM SELECT Combine for U12+ players (2001-2006)
  • August 18 - Last date to apply for Financial Aid
  • August 23 - Game schedule release
  • TBD - SAM Day at Dicks Sporting Goods (Rio Washingtonian Center 9am-1pm)
  • August 28 - Uniform distribution begins
  • September 8-10 - First weekend of games
  • September 15 - SELECT player registration deadline (no registrations for SELECT will be taken after this date)
  • September 15 - Rec player registration deadline (no registrations for Rec will be taken after this date)
  • September 15 - Rosters frozen (no players may be added to your team for any reason after this date)
  • September 23-24 - Picture Day with LifeTouch
  • September 30 - SAM Soccer Player Escorts at the Washington Spirit vs Seattle Reign Game (7pm) - LIMITED OPPORTUNITY - email Ian Lesaar at ilesaar@washspirit.com for more information.
  • October 6-8 - 16 - No games - MCPS Spring Break
  • November 3-5 - Last weekend of games

How to Read the Age Division Table

  • Find the month the player was born
  • In that column, find the year the player was born
  • Scan to the left to find your proper age group
  • H.S. Division includes DOBs in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and part of 2003
  • Players and teams may only play up one year
  • Players and teams may not play down in an age group


Age Divisions for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Soccer League
 

Age Group Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec ROSTER ON FIELD BALL SIZE
U6 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 12 4 V 4  3
U7 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 12 4 v 4 3
U8 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 12 7 v 7 4
U8               2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 12 7 v 7 4
U9 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 12 7 v 7 3
U10 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 12 7 v 7 4
U11 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 14 9 v 9 4
U12 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 14 9 v 9 4
U13 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 18 11 v 11 5
U14 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 18 11 v 11 5
HS 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 18 11 v 11 5

Click here for a PDF version of the age chart for the Fall 2017-Spring 2018 seasons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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