Turf Talk: Turf Terms – Aerification!
What is aerifying? Aeration is an important cultivation practice for any healthy field or lawn! Compaction from foot traffic prevents root penetration and can contribute to poor drainage. Even the best fields will need aeration to keep the field at high quality. When our team is aerating, they are essentially poking holes into the turf…Read More
Turf Talk: MLS NEXT Flex
MLS Next Flex is basically here! This massive tournament is a major step in youth club’s journeys to the MLS NEXT’s Cup Playoffs and Showcase at the end of the season. MLS Next Flex is a 5-day tournament that invites 64 of the best MLS NEXT clubs from the U15-U19 age groups battling for position…Read More
Turf Talk: Going Green at the Plex
We try to be as green as possible here at the Plex, and we don’t just mean the color of our fields! We believe in creating a maintenance program that is eco-friendly while still being effective at providing the highest quality fields. One way we have gone green is by using organic fertilizer. Our plant…Read More
The Warm Up: Sideline Behavior
It’s always important to fully support your children no matter what goal they are striving for (within reason😉). Part of being able to do that is supporting your child even when they aren’t on the field. In “The Parent’s Role in Nurturing a Difference Maker,” the author discusses ways his parents supported him throughout his…Read More
Turf Talk: Walle and Eva
Walle and Eva aren’t just Disney characters – they are our official Turf Tank robot painters! These lovely little robots save our crew a TON of time, and money by doing the painting for us! Instead of us explaining it, we will leave it to the professionals: check out this case study, done by…Read More
The Warm Up: Fair Play Please
Sportsmanship – noun: fair and generous behavior or treatment of others, especially in a sports contest. At SAM Soccer, we think sportsmanship is the most important part of our game. While we want children to grow their talent within the game we believe that having proper sportsmanship throughout the game no matter what the score…Read More
Turf Talk: Why can’t I sit in the middle of the field?!
We have officially begun our 2023 Spring playing season! If you were at the Plex the past weekend you might have noticed we have signs that permit spectating in certain areas only – believe it or not, there is a science behind that request! The middle third of the playing field will see almost…Read More
The Warm Up
Let’s warm up! We are ready for another season of soccer, and we hope you are too! To our returning players and teams, welcome back and to our newcomers, we are so glad to have you! We are very excited about this upcoming spring season. With our first Warm Up, we wanted to share some…Read More
The Mid-Atlantic Cup Application is Open!
The Mid-Atlantic Cup is BACK this June 9-11! What you need to know: There is now an 8U age bracket! The tournament is open to ages 8U-19U for teams playing in Recreation, Classic/Select, or Travel levels. All games are played here on our professionally maintained fields at the SoccerPlex! To find out more, head…Read More
Turf Talk: Here comes the spring season!
Believe it or not, the spring season begins March 24 aka NEXT WEEK! Our grounds crew is hard at work preparing for the upcoming season! WAKE UP! One of the first things that need to be done is to get the fields to ‘wake up’ from their winter slumber. Like we said last turf…Read More