SAM SELECT is committed to providing a competitive and positive high-level soccer experience on the world-class fields at the Maryland SoccerPlex!  Registering a team - Click here 

Team Registration

  • ALL teams that will participate in the spring 2019 SAM Select league must register. The coach or manager will register the team online and a team fee will be assessed (see below).
  • The team fee must be paid by February 4 OR a team may request to pay by installments at that time if unable to pay in full. (See below for installment plan details.)
  • After registering their team, coaches must register themselves as a volunteer to begin the background check process. For assistance on how to register as a coach or assistant coach click here. (ONLY NEW COACHES/ASSISTANT COACHES)

Spring 2019 Fees







9U (2010)


$ 1,650

10U (2009)


$ 1,660

11U (2008)


$ 1,940

12U (2007)


$ 1,956

13U to 19U (2006-00)


$ 2,430


*Each Player over roster size of 18 will be charged $100 fee.13U-19U teams may dress 21 players at each game. 

Team registrations done after February 4, 2019 will incur a $100 late fee. 

Payment Due Date: February 8, 2019

Teams that are unable to make full payment by February 8 may request to pay by installments. As long as payments are made on time, there is no additional charge to make installment payments. To view our Payment Installment Plan click here.

Please note you will not be able to make partial payment online when you register. Please call 301.528.1480 to begin the payment plan and make partial payments. Thank you for understanding. 

We believe that the changes will result in:

  • An earlier and simpler registration process
  • Simpler roster building and player carding process
  • Earlier release of and more reliable schedules
  • More efficient volunteer registration and background checks
  • Improved league and team communications functionality

We appreciate that these are a lot of changes and that there will be a learning curve for all of us. Please know that we are here to support you, answer questions and help you through the process when needed.

If you have any questions about any of these changes or if you need help with your registration, feel free to contact us at or call us at 301.528.1480. We will be happy to help.

Team Registration and Volunteer Links and Instructions

See “Accessing Your Account” below.

  • I am a coach registering a team - Click here 
  • I am a coach registering myself - Click here  (ONLY NEW COACHES AND ASSISTANT COACHES)

Player Registration

SAM Select Player registration for new players only will open on or around January 31, 2019!! As there were significant changes to the SAM Select registration process that began with the fall 2018 season, it’s very important that you read this information carefully and in its entirety.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: For the spring 2019 season, ONLY NEW PLAYERS (did not play SAM Select in fall 2018) must register online. (Players who played on a SAM Select team in the fall 2018 season DO NOT REGISTER AGAIN). Coaches and managers will be asked to provide a listing of players who will be participating in the spring. Players who played in the fall but will not be returning in the spring will be removed from the roster.
  • New players should not register as an individual until you have been told to do so by your coach!  SAM will no longer charge a fee to individual players.  Parents will pay all fees directly to the team.
  • Photo Upload- Once you click on the player registration link below, you will first be asked to upload a photo to your child’s household profile. This must be done before actually completing the registration form itself. Photos must be a forward facing head shot to be accepted. Once you have uploaded the photo, you will have the ability to crop and resize it. For an example of a forward facing head shot photo, please click here.
  • Proof of Age Upload- For players who have not already done so in the past, during your player registration, you will be asked to upload a proof of age document. Acceptable proof of age documents are a copy of a birth certificate or passport

If you have any questions about any of these changes or if you need help with your registration, feel free to contact us at or call us at 301.528.1480. We will be happy to help.

Important Dates- SAM Select

December 10 - SAM Select team registration opens

January  21 – SAM Soccer Combine

January 31 - SAM Select player registration opens

February 4 - Team registration deadline (All teams must register online by this date. A $100 fee will be assessed for all team registrations after this date. To view our Payment Installment Plan click here.

February 8- Select Team payment deadline. Full fee or first installment payment due.  To view the Payment Installment Plan click here.

February 22- Second installment payment due

February 25- Team roster listing due to SAM office; all photos and POA provided by this date

February 28- Scholarship/Grant deadline

February 28- Coach schedule request deadline

March 8- Final installment payment due (Unpaid teams removed from the league as of this date)

March 10- SAM Coach Meeting, 5-7pm, Discovery Sports Center (mandatory for new coaches; highly recommended for returning coaches. 

March 14- Game and practice schedules released

March 23- SAM Soccer/Dick’s Sporting Goods day

March 29-31- Opening weekend

April 10- Roster freeze date; no players added after this date

April 19-21- No games; Easter weekend

May 4-5- Quiet Weekend

May 11-12- SAM Soccer Night at DC United

May 24-26- No games; Memorial Day weekend

May 31-June 2- Final weekend of play

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!

Grant/Scholarship Opportunity

$100/player (or $50 for a half scholarship)

Each team will be limited to four full scholarship equivalent players (e.g., a team could receive eight half scholarship for eight players or some combination of full and half scholarships). A single player may not receive more than three scholarships in a calendar year.


- Team must be registered and paid in full before consideration will be given.

- Player must be registered before consideration will be given.

- Application is submitted to SAM by team manager and must include copies of 2018 Federal tax return AND copy of official SAM league roster with requesting player’s name included.

- Application must include name of and age group of team on which the player will be placed.

- Application must be received by February 28th



How Do I Register Online?

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. Then follow the onscreen instructions to set up a new password for your household. All the household data from the old system has been migrated, but we could NOT transfer over your passwords, so thus why you have to create a new password.
  6. 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 4-6 above.  

If you are experiencing difficulty during the registration process, call 301-528-1480 and a SAM staff member will be glad to help you.

Refund Policy - Rec & SELECT Leagues

Refund requests must be submitted prior to August 10 for the fall season and February 10 for the spring season.  
Refunds will be given minus a $25 administration fee. After these dates no refunds are given.