Overview of the SAM SELECT League

Important Information for All SELECT Coaches Click Here.

SAM SELECT is an 8-Week Competitive Soccer League.  The Spring league runs from April through June and the Fall league runs from September through November.

SAM SELECT is committed to providing a competitive and positive high-level soccer experience, on the world-class facilities at the Maryland SoccerPlex!  SELECT teams are considered travel teams and are required to be carded by the Maryland SoccerPlex.

Spring 2018 SAM SELECT League Dates:   April 6- June 3 (May 25-27)

Special Notes:

  • All games will be played at the Maryland SoccerPlex.
  • 8 game season at the SoccerPlex
  • Player card
  • Award to division champion 
  • Each team will receive a game ball.
 Age Groups
  • 9U (2009 & 2010) - Boys and Girls
  • 10U (2008) - Boys and Girls
  • 11U (2007) - Boys and Girls
  • 12U (2006) - Boys and Girls
  • 13U (2005) - Boys and Girls
  • 14U (2004) - Boys and Girls
  • 15U (2003) - Boys and Girls
  • 16U (2002) - Boys and Girls

Age Chart

Click here for a PDF version of the SAM SELECT age chart.

Standards Chart

Click here for the SAM SELECT standards chart.

Click here for a diagram of the build out lines - for U9 and U10 ONLY.

Field Diagrams

Click here for field diagrams.

Age Group Specifics

9U & 10U

  • Provides an atmosphere for player development and enjoyment of the game.
  • Promotes having fun with the ball while learning the fundamentals.
  • Game format:
    • 7 v 7 including a goalkeeper
    • Scores and standings are kept
    • Build out lines will be used – see above for a diagram of build out lines
    • Maximum roster size of 12 
    • 25-minute halves

11U & 12U

  • Focuses on developing a relationship with their teammates in a fun environment.
  • Games teach players to test their ball skills and improve their awareness.
  • Games are free flowing, coach-guided and enable all players on the field to participate in all aspects of the game.
  • Game format:
    • 9 v 9 including a goalkeeper
    • Scores and standings are kept
    • Maximum roster size of 14
    • 30-minute halves 

13U & 14U

  • •Focuses on ball skills and decision making.
  • Key elements for player development, focus on enjoyment and insight into the game as well as fitness, mental toughness and results.
  • Game format:
    • 11 v 11 including a goalkeeper
    • Scores and standings kept
    • Maximum roster size of 18
    • 35-minute halves 

High School

  • Focuses on ball skills and decision making.
  • Key elements for player development, focus on enjoyment and insight into the game as well as fitness, mental toughness and results.
  • Game format:
    • 11 v 11 including a goalkeeper
    • Scores and standings kept
    • Maximum roster size of 22 
    • 40-minute halves

IMPORTANT DATES - Spring 2018 Season (8 game season)

  • November 13 – Registration opens
  • January 15 – Early registration deadline – price increases by $10
  • January 5 - SAM Select Combine
  • January 10 - SAM Fundraiser Day at Buffalo Wild Wings; REGISTER ON SITE!
  • February 15 - Early registration deadline After this date there will be a $10 increase in price
  • March 14 - Game Request Deadline (requests after this date WILL NOT be honored)
  • March 14 -  Last date to register a team
  • March 26 - Practice schedules released 
  • March 23 - Game Schedules Released
  • March 28 - Uniform Pick Up Begins
  • March 30 - Rec and SELECT player registration deadline
  • April 6-8 - First weekend of games
  • April 18 - Rosters are frozen.(No additional players can be added to your team)
  • May 26-28 - No Games, Memorial Day weekend
  • June 1-3 Last weekend of games

Forming Teams

No Coach/Team Request: SELECT league is an individual based registration, though teams still have approval of players that are placed on their roster. There is NO RANDOM PLAYER ASSIGNMENT for the SELECT league, only the Recreation league. PLAYERS MUST KNOW THEIR COACH/TEAM NAME BEFORE REGISTERING.
 

Coach Request: All players must have a coach/team request in order to play in SELECT – PLEASE include this in the registration, in the “Coach Request” box, so players can be placed properly.

Registration

WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO REGISTER ONLINE.

SELECT league is now an indivdual based registration, though teams still have approval of players that are placed on their roster. There is NO RANDOM PLAYER ASSIGNMENT for the SELECT league, only the Recreation league. 

Registration Fees for Spring 2018:

  • Early Bird Registration Fee: $155 by January 15th

  • Regular Registration - $165 - Register January 16th or later

Online Player Registration Link: NOW OPEN - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Coaches Registration Link: NOW OPEN - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Important Information for Coaches for the Spring 2018 Season - CLICK HERE.

About the League

SAM SELECT is committed to providing a competitive and positive high-level soccer experience, on the world-class facilities at the Maryland SoccerPlex!  SELECT teams are considered travel teams and are required to be carded by our in house carding system. For more information, please check out all of the articles linked to the right.

 Age Groups

  • 9U - Boys and Girls

  • 10U - Boys and Girls

  • 11U - Boys and Girls

  • 12U - Boys and Girls

  • 13U - Boys and Girls

  • 14U - Boys and Girls

  • 15U - Boys and Girls

  • 16U - Boys and Girls

What is included in the registration fee:

  • 8 game season at the SoccerPlex

  • Player card

  • Award to division champion

Rosters & Carding

ALL SAM SELECT teams need cards for their coaches and players. Coaches are expected to carry these cards with them at ALL games as referees will check them before each game.

  1. Players and coaches can get their card created one of two ways:

    1. Come into the Discovery Sports Center to have a headshot taken

    2. Email a copy of a headshot to marylandsoccerplexreg@gmail.com 

  2. PLAYERS ONLY: Players must provide a birth certificate OR passport to verify age (this can be brought in or emailed as well)

  3.  A card will be created by the SAM staff and then the complete group of cards will be provided to the coach BEFORE the first game of the season

Please note only head and assistant coaches need cards.

Spring 2018 SAM SELECT Carding Example


Official Team Rosters

Before the first game, SAM will provide EIGHT copies of the team roster to the coach/assistant coach that was printed from Demosphere.  

The rosters will identify the following:

  • Team name

  • Coach information

  • Jersey number

  • Last name

  • First name

  • Date of birth

  • Proof of birth

  • Registration status

  • Email

  • Phone number

  • Signature and stamp of SAM Admin

Each roster will be signed and stamped by the SAM Program Manager, Gary Burke (or, in his absence, Director of Programs Jimmy Escobar). 

Rosters can be modified up and until September 15, after that no modifications to the Roster are allowed. Each modification requires a new stamp and signature. 

General Registration Instructions

General Registration Instructions

To register for SAM Rec OR SAM SELECT you may ONLY do so online.  SAM Rec and SAM SELECT DOES NOT HAVE PDF REGISTRATION.

In order to expedite the registration process for your child please make sure you know what program you are registering them for. DO NOT register your child for SAM SELECT unless your child is already on an established team and the coach has instructed you to sign up for this league.  If you are unsure of what league to sign up for please email Gary Burke at gburke@mdsoccerplex.org.

If you are a coach and/or volunteer you must register as well.  Please refer to the correct page below to register.

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.