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.