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)
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
Early Bird Discount - $145 per player
Starting July 3 - August 12 - $155 per player
Late fee beginning August 13 - $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 inform family of eligibility 48 hours after application was received. This information must be delivered no later than August 12! 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
May 6 - Rec Registration Opens
July 2 - Early Bird Discount Registration Deadline
August 12 - Coach Schedule Request Deadline (extended)
August 12 at 5:00 PM - Scholarship Request Deadline
August 13 - Late Fee Applies to All Registrations
August 19 - Practice Schedule Released
August 23 (tentative) - Game Schedules Released
August 25 - Coach Meeting (5:00-7:00 pm, Discovery Sports Center; Mandatory for New Coaches)
August 28 - Uniform Distribution Starts
August 31 - SAM Soccer Day at Dick's Sporting Goods (Rio)
September 5 at 5:00 pm - No Walk-In Registrations (September 5, 5:00 pm, through September 9)
September 7-8 - Opening Weekend of Games
September 16 - Rec Registration Deadline
September 27-29- Quiet Weekend
October 12-13 - No Games
October 31- Halloween (wear your costurme to your game; no masks please!)
November 2-3 - Last 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!
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!