SAM SELECT League

Congratulations to the SAM Soccer Spring 2022 Division Winners and Fair Play Please Sportsmanship Winners!

Click here to register for the 2023 Spring Season!

The SAM SELECT League is one of the premier leagues in the DMV. Play all your games on the pristine Maryland SoccerPlex fields all for one low fee. The fee is an all-inclusive fee, so no extra cost during the soccer season. What you get:

  • All field costs for an 8-game, 8-week season.
  • All games are at the prestigious Maryland SoccerPlex, ensuring consistent field size for all games and age groups.
  • All referee fees for all games
  • Player cards through our in-house carding system, are accepted at most local tournaments.
  • League management is accessible throughout the week and present on game days.
  • Multiple levels of competition within each age group to ensure an equal level of play for your team!
  • Free coaching education, player education, and parent education database are available to all teams and members.
  • MSYSA Player Fee & Insurance.
  • An athletic trainer is on-site for all Saturday and Sunday games.
  • A new Registration system through LeagueApps will make it easier to connect with your team and streamline the registration process.

Please note: Any registrations/team additions made after 12 noon on March 23rd will NOT be placed on teams until the following week, and will not be eligible to participate in the first weekend of games. Even registrations via invitation.

Team Fees Spring 2023

Age GroupMax RosterTeam Fee
8U (2015)12$1,550
9U (2014)12$1,650
10U (2013)13$1,660
11U (2012)14$1,940
12U (2011)16$1,956
13U to 19U (2010-2004)18$2,430

 

Click here for a step-by-step guide on how to register your child

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At SAM Soccer, we want to provide a fantastic experience for all players. We have specific rules and a code of conduct we ask all players, coaches, and spectators to abide by them. See both below:

Code of Conduct

Select League Rules

Referee Abuse anmd Zero Tolerance:

As we continue to fight against poor sideline behavior by both coaches and parents towards referees of all levels, we are implementing a new standard. The referee will be assessing the coaches, the teams and spectator behavior during the game and will give it a score of 1 to 4. 1 – Good, 2 – Acceptable, 3 – Borderline, 4 – Poor

If any team/coach receives 4-Poor it is an automatic 1 game ban to the coach. If the team/coach receives two borderline scores it is a automatic 1 game ban. If this pattern continues the ban increases to 3 games and then banned for the season.

Refund Policy:

All refunds requested before the schedule is released will be minus a $50 administrative fee. Requests past the schedule release will not be granted.

Financial Aid:

We offer full and partial grants to those who are in need of assistance. For Select teams, the grant amount is applied to the overall team fee. To learn more about how to apply, visit our financial aid page.

Important Dates:

March 1 SELECT Team Registration Deadline – See Fee table for exact team fee due at this time ( $400 plus 50% of final fee)
March 1 Scholarship/Grant Deadline SELECT and Recreational
March 7 Game/Schedule request deadline – Cannot request Week 2 bye (April 1/2)
March 8 Practice Schedule Released
March 13 SELECT – Final team payment due. All money due in at this time.
March 13 Game Schedule Released
March 23 From 12noon NO more registrations processed/added to rosters for SELECT and Recreation until the following week.
March 24 to 26 First games of the season
March tbd Coaches Meeting/Clinic 4v4 and 7v7/ Mandatory new coaches meeting
April 4 Roster Frozen for new players
April 7 to 9 No Games this weekend-Easter
May 12 to 14 No Games – MLS Next Event
May 26 to 28 No Games – Memorial Day Weekend
June 4 Last day for games

 

Looking to join a Select team or post a tryout announcement for your team? Click here to find out more info!
If you have any questions or if you need help with your registration, feel free to contact us at gburke@mdsoccerplex.org or call us at 301.528.1480. We will be happy to help.

 

COVID 19 Safety: SAM Soccer and the Maryland SoccerPlex will comply with all federal, state, and county safety protocols that are in place at the time our season starts. 

Please click here for the most recently updated information on our COVID 19 protocols 

SAM QUIET WEEKEND –  (October 14th, 15th and 16th )

One weekend every season is set aside as the SAM Quiet Weekend. At games played on this weekend, all adults (coaches, parents, spectators) are asked to refrain from directing verbal communication to the players or the referee on the field. We have found that player to player communication happens more often and is more effective when players are left to their own devices and creativity. Because there are not multiple voices and instructions being directed at them, the players “figure out” the answer themselves, learning that tends to resonate more fully and be more deeply engrained in their memory. And, yes, Quiet Games tend to not have contentiousness between adults and referee, between the adults on each team, etc.

How Coaches and Parents Can Support the Fair Play Please Program

  • Encourage all members of your team’s families to support sportsmanship, fair play, and positivity at all games and practices.
  • Make some notes about your opponent at each of your games to help you make your nominations toward the end of the season.
  • Consider strategizing with the opposing coach at the beginning of each game about ways in which you can collaborate during the game to ensure that every player has success and finishes the match feeling good about their game experience that day.

We thank all the SAM families for helping to make our league the standard for great competition, AND great sportsmanship.

FAIR PLAY PLEASE!

At SAM Soccer, we strongly believe in fair play and its importance within our programs. SAM Soccer’s Fair Play Please sportsmanship program is our way of recognizing and promoting that fair play. In recognition of the program, SAM Soccer was recently nationally recognized by the Soccer Parenting Association as a “club of winning culture”. The Fair Play Please sportsmanship program seeks to promote the values of sportsmanship, teamwork, and the good of the game. The goal of Fair Play Please is to recognize those teams (coaches, players and spectators) that demonstrate a high level of positive play and respect for others. We ask that all our SAM families do their share to make sportsmanship their highest priority.

SEASONAL SPORTSMANSHIP AWARDS

At the conclusion of the season, coaches are asked to vote for the team that best exemplifies the values that the Fair Play Please program seeks to promote sportsmanship, teamwork, and positivity.

WHAT AWARD WINNERS WILL GET:

  • Every player on the winning team receives a SAM “Fair Play Please” gift.
  • The winning team’s coach will receive a recognition plaque.
  • Winning teams will be featured on our website and social media channels!

 

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