SAM Recreation League

SAM Recreation League

Congratulations to the Fall 2019 League and Fair Play Please award winners!

Click here to view the list of League Award Winners. 

Click here to view the list of Fair Play Please sportsmanship 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.

League Information

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 9 – Select third and final payment are due. All money due from teams at this time

March 13 – Practice Schedule Released

March TBD – Game Schedule Released

TBD - Uniform Distribution Starts- (Notification of date will be sent to coaches and managers)

Canceled - Coaches Meeting (note new date); mandatory for new coaches, recommended for all coaches

April TBD – First games of the season

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!

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.