NEW LEAGUE HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR THE FALL
- Parents of players must complete an electronic Health Check form. This form confirms that their child has been asymptomatic and has not had a fever within 12 hours before every game day. If a form is not completed for a player, that player may not participate on that day.
- Social distancing on the sidelines between spectators.
- Social distancing on the bench between players.
- Masks must be worn by players walking to and from game fields and while they are not participating in the game.
- Masks must be worn by parents and coaches at all times.
- Masks are completely optional once play begins.
- Only one family member per player on the sideline, siblings under 2 are allowed.
- Sanitation stations have been added to each field grouping and at comfort stations
- Game times have been staggered to allow for less people around the fields.
The SAM Recreational league is a league that seeks to promote the values of sportsmanship and teamwork through 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 while having fun with friends and teammatess.
Fall 2020 SAM Recreation League Dates: September 11-November 8 (There will be no games the weekend of October 9-11)
Open to boys and girls ages 6 – 18; Click here to see SAM Rec Age Chart
Information about our 4v4 SAM league for the 6U and 7U players born in 2015 and 2014 please click here
SAM Recreation League Cost - Fall 2020
Register NOW and no fee will be assessed until we know with certainty that the league will happen! Once that is confirmed, your household account will be charged $155. You will receive an email informing you that the fee is due and it will include instructions on how to pay. (Failure to pay by the indicated date will result in a $10 late fee being assessed.)
We strongly suggest for each player to register online! To do so, click here!
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 August 10! Grant requests received after this date 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
Coaches and Managers
The SAM Recreational League needs coaches and managers! It's easy, fun and a great way for you to make a difference in your players' lives! No experience necessary! Our management team will support you in every way possible, including practice fields, scheduling considerations, basic equipment and coaching education. SAM League coaches must register every season they coach and are required to submit a background check application once a year. You can complete the volunteer registration at the same time you register your child. Just click on the link above to start the registration process.
Important Dates - Fall 2020 Season (all dates subject to change)
August 10- Rec and Select grant deadline
August 11- Late fee for unpaid or late registrations
August 20- Coach Schedule Request deadline
August 26- Practice Schedule Released
August 28- Game Schedule Released
August 31- Coach/Referee Meeting
September 11-13- Opening weekend
September 20- Rec registration deadine
October 9-11- Columbus Day weekend- No games
November 6-8- Final 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!
FIRST TIME COACH - No problem. Check out this link or email firstname.lastname@example.org for ideas
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! (coming soon). In the spring, returning players will wear the uniform they were issued in the fall. New and transfer players will receive a new uniform.
Does my child practice and where are practices?
Most Recreational League 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 from week to week that your child will play. We do our best to have most games on Saturday, but teams will typically 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!