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 – 8 GAME SEASON

  • February 26th Early registration deadline. $10 increase for SELECT
  • March 16th Last date to register a team
    March 16th Last date to apply for a grant
  • March 20th  Coaches meeting
  • March 24th SAM Day at Dick’s 
  • March 28th Uniform Pick Up Starts.
  • March 30th Rec and SELECT player registration deadline.
  • April 6th to 8th  NO PLAYER REGISTARTIONS WILL BE PROCESSED THIS WEEKEND.
  • April 6th First weekend of SELECT games
  • April 7th First weekend of rec games
  • April 10th ALL Rosters are frozen.(No additional players can be moved or dropped from your teams).
  • May 26-28th No Games
  • June 1st -3rd 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.