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 2018 SAM Recreation League Dates: September 8 – November 4; there will be no games October 6-7.
Open to boys and girls ages 7 – 18; Click here to see SAM Rec Age Chart
SAM Recreation League Cost (Registration includes a uniform)
Early Bird Discount - $145 per player
Starting July 2 – August 3 - $155 per player
Late fee beginning August 4 - $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.
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!
We do offer full or partial scholarships. To apply for financial aid the family must fill out and bring the SAM Grant Form (link) 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 15! Grant requests after will not be accepted.
*Please note that the maximum grant is capped at $155, any late fee must be paid by the family if applicable
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!