SAM SELECT League

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

** New this season! Team Registration and Fees! **

**New this season! U8 age group now available in SAM Select**

Team Registration

  • The coach will register the team online and a team fee will be assessed (see below).
  • As in the past, once a player receives a roster offer from a SAM Select team, the parent will register their child online. It is important that you do 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. (SAM Select player registration will open on or around June 15).
  • The team fee must be paid by July 14 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.

Fall 2018 Fees

Age

Groups

Max

Roster

Team

Fee

8U (2011)

12

$ 1,550

9U (2010)

12

$ 1,608

10U (2009)

13

$ 1,608

11U (2008)

14

$ 1,890

12U (2007)

16

$ 1,890

13-14U (2005-06)

21*

$ 2,430

15-19U (2001-04)

21*

$ 2,430

*Each Player over roster size of 18 will be charged $100 fee. U13-14 teams may only dress 18 players at each game. U15-19 teams may dress 21 players at each game. 

Team registrations done after June 30, 2018, will incur a $100 late fee. 

Payment Due Date: July 14, 2018

Teams that are unable to make full payment by July 14 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.

Team Registration and Volunteer Links and Instructions

See “Accessing Your Account” below.

 

Player Registration

Fall 2018 SAM Select Player registration is now open!! As there are significant changes to the SAM Select registration process, it’s very important that you read this information carefully and in its entirety before clicking on the individual player registration link below.

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

Most importantly, players should not register until they have received a firm Fall 2018 roster offer from a coach!!

  1. New Age Group - 8U age group will be available for SAM Select beginning this fall. This will enable more competitive young players to develop in a league that provides a more challenging environment for them.  
  2. New Team Registration - Like most other leagues and clubs, the coach or manager will now register the team online and pay a team fee on behalf of all players on the team.
  3. Player registration – As a parent you will register your child online as you have done in the past If you have submitted paper registrations in the past, we strongly encourage you to register online. The big difference is there is no payment to SAM required by you. You will pay the coach directly and the coach will pay the new team fee. During your player registration, you will be asked to upload a photo (headshot) and proof of age. You will not be able to complete the registration until you have done both. (We realize that many players have submitted proof of age in previous seasons but we must ask that it be done again as we are using a new database this season. Photos must be submitted at the beginning of each fall season for all players.)

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 info@mdsoccerplex.org or call us at 301.528.1480. We will be happy to help.

To register:

  • I am a parent of a player registering and have been told to do so by the coach - Click Here

Important Dates

May 30 - SAM Select team registration opens

June 14 - SAM Select player registration opens

June 30 - 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.

July 9 - SAM Soccer Combine

July 10 - Team Manager meeting (Cancelled!! Reschedule date TBD)

July 14 - Team payment deadline (For teams electing to pay by installment, this is the due date of installment payment #1)

July 28- Due date of installment payment #2

August 10 - All Select player POAs and photos uploaded

August 10- Due date of installment payment #3

August 16 - SAM coaches meeting (mandatory for new coaches); 4v4 and 7v7 coaching clinics

August 21 - SAM coach clinic- Defending

August 22 - SAM coach clinic- Passing/Ball Movement

August 23 - SAM coach clinic- Attacking 1v1

August 25 - SAM Day at Dick's Sporting Goods, Gaithersburg

September 8 - September 10- Opening weekend (no player registrations, roster updates or cards issued on opening weekend after Thursday, September 7)

September 19 - Select roster freeze date

October 6 - October 8 - No games, Columbus Day weekend

November 2 - November 4- Final weekend of regularly scheduled 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!

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.