Congratulations to Our Spring 2019 Sportsmanship Award Winners!

Select Division Winner
10 Division 1 Boys Jouons FC (Hedji)
10 Division 2 Boys Xeneizes (Salina)
09 Division 1 Boys Rockville SC (Mendoza)
09 Division 2 Boys International SC (Cuadra)
08 Division 1 Boys MM Tigers (Maldonado)
08 Division 2 Boys Italy (Hoggle)
07 Division 1 Boys DCYFC Lightning (Correia)
07 Division 2 Boys Achilles FC (Caccavale)
06/05 Division 1 Boys PPA Blue (Brumley)
JV Boys Rockville SC (Metz)
HS Boys Blazers (Coyle)
09 Division 1 Girls Power Puff Swag (McCullough)
09 Division 2 Girls MRM Force (Cardenas)
07 Division 1 Girls FC Rockville Foxes (Stringer)
06 Division 1 Girls Gaithersburg Soccer School (Tejada)
Rec Division Winner
7U Boys Red Sharks (Hernandez)
7U Boys White Grassroots (Steele)
8U Boys White Chevez
8U Boys Red Felix
9U Boys Red Henry
9U Boys White Grassroots (Begazo)
10U Boys White Kline
10U Boys Red Englert/White
11U Boys Red Falcons (Partain)
12U Boys Red Kilburg
13/14U Boys White City of Rockville Wood MS (Romero)
13/14U Boys Red Chesemore
High School Boys Young
7U Girls Burke
8U Girls Longbrake/Dirks
9U Girls Trainor
10U Girls Lady Shamrocks (McMahon)
11/12U Girls Gonzaga/Kirsch
13/14U Girls Stanley
High School Girls Red/White Young

Fair Play Please! Brought to you by Leidos

What is Fair Play Please?

What is Fair Play Please?

Soccer is a great opportunity for kids to learn positive life lessons: teamwork, commitment, perseverance and sportsmanship.

The SAM Recreational and Select leagues want to encourage good sportsmanship at all levels and we are excited to announce Fair Play Please, the new SAM Sportsmanship program!! This program is the beginning of a larger effort to foster an environment that encourages not only player development but also ensures that all players, parents, coaches and referees are treated with respect.

The goal of Fair Play Please is to recognize those teams that demonstrate a high level of positive play and respect for others. The program will be implemented immediately with the spring 2018 season.

How Are the Winning Teams Selected?

At the end of each spring and fall season, SAM coaches will be asked by league management to nominate one team in their division that should be recognized for good sportsmanship towards their teammates, opponents, coaches and referees. (Teams will not be able to nominate themselves). The winners will be selected based on coaches’ votes and league management observations during the season.

What Award Winners Will Get

  • Every player on the winning team receives a SAM “Fair Play Please” t-shirt
  • The winning team’s coach will receive a recognition plaque.
  • Winning teams will be featured on our website and social media channels!

Coaches, we ask that you…

  • Encourage all members of your team’s families to support sportsmanship, fair play, and positivity at all games and practices.
  • Please be thinking about the sportsmanship of the teams against which you have already played this season. Make some notes about those games and at your upcoming games to help you make your nominations toward the end of the season.
  • Consider strategizing with the opposing coach at the beginning of each game about ways in which you can collaborate during the game to ensure that every player has success and finishes the match feeling good about himself or herself.

We thank all of the SAM family for helping to make our league the standard for great competition, great fields AND great sportsmanship.