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Junior Tots & Junior TT Off This Week

There will be no Junior Tots or Junior Technical Training classes during the week of Spring Break.

Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Travel Coaches
The 19/20 Travel Coaches list has been posted to the website. Click here to view.

SAC BOD Nominations

SAC is currently seeking nominations for the Board of Directors for the upcoming elections in June.   The following positions are up for election:

2 Year Term: Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

1 Year Term: VP- Membership & Fund Raising, VP- Travel, VP-Special Programs, VP-Facilities, VP-Recreation Programs, VP-Juniors Programs, VP-Sportsmanship

Nominations should be sent to Frank Turney at by April 20th.

Girls U23 Summer Team

The SAC GU23 Team, coached by Sam Haddad, will participate in the EDP U23 league this summer, 2019. Team Details/Contact Information (pdf).

Spring 2019 Rec Schedules

Rec schedules have been posted. Please log on to your Blue Sombrero account to view your game schedule.

SAC Night with D.C. United

D.C. United vs San Jose Quakes
June 1 | Audi Field | 8:00pm
Discounted Tickets | Group Pricing/Seating Chart

Spring Technical Training

Registration is currently open for Rec and GK Technical training.

Rec/Select Tech Training
Birth years: 2007-2012
Dates: Mondays, March 25 – May 6 (Off April 15)
Times: 2011/2012 – 5:30-6:30pm, 2009/2010 – 6:30-7:30pm, 2007/2008 – 7:30-8:30pm
Cost: $100

GK Tech Training (Rec/Select/Travel)
Birth years: 2000-2010
Dates: Wednesdays, March 27 – May 8 (Off April 17)
Times: 2008-2010 – 5:00-6:00pm, 2000-2007 – 6:00-7:00pm
Cost: $125

College ID Camp Dates

For U14-U19 Travel & Baltimore Armour players. Graduating seniors excluded.

Girls ID Camp
June 10 | 6:30-8:30pm | Covenant Park
Attending Schools: George Mason, Johns Hopkins, Loyola, McDaniel, Salisbury, St. Mary’s, Towson, VA Wesleyan

Boys ID Camp
June 12 | 6:30-8:30pm | Covenant Park
Attending Schools: Bucknell, Davis Elkins, Drexel, Loyola, McDaniel, Navy, Stevenson, UMBC

This event is free, but online registration is required through our Blue Sombrero registration system.

Spring 2019 Season Dates

Rec & Select
Weekend of: April 5, 26, May 3, 10, 17, June 1, 7, 14

Junior Academy
April 6, 13, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22

Glory Days Gift Certificate Promo
SAC is selling $25 gift certificates to Glory Days (Ellicott City Location) for $15. Certificates will expire June 30, 2019. Limited number of certificates available. Cash or Check only. Not redeemable for cash, alcohol or gratuity. Contact Gina at the SAC office if you are interested:
The Bob Lucido Fields at Covenant Park
An aerial tour of our complex.
SAC Magnets
SAC car magnets and stickers can be obtained free of charge at the SAC Office.

Lucido Fields at Covenant Park
(410) 992-1111
Field 1: Open
Field 3: Open
Field 4: Open
Field 5: Open
Field 6: Open
Field 7: Open
Field 8: Open
Field 9: Open

BOE – Grass Fields
(410) 313-6827

Alpha Ridge Park/Glenelg HS/Marriott’s Ridge HS/Western Regional Park
(410) 313-4372

Blandair Park/Oakland Mills HS
(410) 313-3673

Dayton Oaks Park/Reservoir HS/Schooly Mills Park
(410) 313-4458

Howard Community College
(410) 992-1111
Field 1: Open
Field 2: Open
Field 3a: Closed
Field 3b: Closed
Field 4a: Closed
Field 4b: Closed
Field 5a: Closed
Field 5b: Closed

Atholton HS/Cedar Lane Park/Hammond HS/Wilde Lake HS
(410) 313-4453

Centennial HS/Centennial Park/River Hill HS
(410) 313-4454

Howard HS/Long Reach HS/Mt.Hebron HS/Rockburn Park/Troy Park
(410) 313-4455

Primary Tryouts

SAC holds Primary Tryouts annually in the May/June time frame for the upcoming seasonal year. All 2018/2019 Primary Tryouts have concluded. Please refer to the Supplemental Tryouts section to view teams who are actively looking for players.

Primary tryouts for the Fall 2019/Spring 2020 season have been posted:
Select Tryouts
Travel Tryouts
Pre-Academy Tryouts

Supplemental Tryouts

Supplemental tryouts are scheduled by coaches who are looking to add players to their team. Some teams will post specific tryouts dates/times and others will issue a general notice. Either way, please reach out to the contact listed if you are interested in attending.

Boys 2007 Select
4/1 | 5:30-7:00pm | Bellows Springs Elementary
Rain date: 4/3 | 5:30-7:00pm | Bellows Springs Elementary
Contact coach Wakeman at for more information

Girls 2006/2007 Select
4/29 | 6:00pm
Contact coach Shoostry at for more info

Girls 2002 Travel (Premier Blue)
Looking for a goalkeeper
Interested players can contact coach Croft at or 410-802-0384

Boys 2004/2005 Select
Looking for a goalkeeper and field players
Contact coach Matt at for more info

Girls 2007/2006 Select
Looking for a player for the Spring season
Contact coach Oudemans at

Girls 2001 Travel (United White)
Looking for experienced field players for the Spring 2019 Season.
Contact coach Armstead at if interested

Boys 2002 Travel (Premier White)
Looking for a field player and a goalkeeper for the Spring EDP season.
Contact coach Gerrity at or 410-971-9964

Boys 2009 Travel (Premier White)
Looking for a field player and goal keeper.
Contact coach Skintges for tryout information (

Girls 2005 Travel (United Blue)
Looking for field players and a GK with a positive team attitude and high competitive spirit to join the team immediately.
Contact coach Van Order at or 410-919-7810.

Boys 2007 Travel (Premier Blue)
Looking for a GK for the spring season.
If interested, contact coach Capodanno at

Boys 2006 Travel (Premier White)
Looking for quality players in all positions.
Contact: Coach Prince at or 410-971-0011

Boys 2001 Travel (Premier Blue)
Looking for talented field players and goalkeepers to play in the Spring 2019 season.
If interested, please reach out to coach Sipkoff at

Meeting Schedule

Junior Academy Coaches Meeting
March 27, 2019 | 8:00pm | Covenant Church

New Coaches Meeting
April 1, 2019 | 8:00pm | SAC Office

Parent Education for Rising 2012/2011 Age Groups
April 24, 2019 | 8:00pm | Covenant Church

Annual General Meeting
June 11, 2019 | 8:00pm | Covenant Church

Select Tournament Meeting
August 21, 2019 | 7:30pm | Covenant Church

Travel Coaches Meeting
August 18, 2019 | 7:00pm | Covenant Church

Rec Coaches Meeting
August 27, 2019 | 8:00pm | Covenant Church

Junior Academy Coaches Meeting
August 28, 2019 | 8:00pm | Covenant Church

Coaching Education Schedule

Rec Coaching Education
Instructor: Aki Lake, Recreational Program Director

Observing Travel Technical Training

Rec GK Education

Junior Academy Coaches Training
Instructor: Willie Ibarra, Travel Coach

New Coaches Training Session

John Ellinger, Jozy Altidore and Kyle Beckerman Reflect on the History of U-17 Residency Program
American Safety & Health Institute
Basic first aid for the community and  workplace
US Soccer Heading Mandates
US Soccer has implemented mandates, effective January 1, 2016, which restrict the heading of a soccer ball for players aged 12 and under. Click here for more complete information on the mandates.
Concussions in Soccer
What players, parents, coaches, & referees need to know. Provided by U.S. Soccer:
Concussion Facts. Provided by CDC
Howard County Introduces Life-Saving App
Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services has introduced a smartphone app called PulsePoint. When someone calls 911 about a person in sudden cardiac arrest, PulsePoint will notify citizens in the area trained in CPR that someone needs assistance. It also provides maps and directions to the nearest Automated External Defibrillator, or AED. Source Article from Baltimore Sun

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Season Based Programs


For Players aged 3-6. An age-appropriate introduction to soccer. Your first opportunity to play on a team.


For players aged 7-18. Welcome to the largest Recreational league in the area.


For players aged 8-14. Higher competition and commitment than Rec. Tryout-based program.


Players aged 7-18. Higher competition and commitment than Select. Tryout-based program.


The highest level of youth soccer in the country. Teams compete against other MLS and non-MLS academy clubs.

Camps and Clinic Programs


For players aged 8-14. Designed to provide an additional weekly training opportunity.


For players aged 5-18. Day long camps held on days Howard County Public Schools are closed.


For players aged 5-14. All sessions are run at the Bob Lucido Fields at Covenant Park by licensed coaches.


For players aged 5-18. All SAC Training Academy camps are held at Covenant Park and run by licensed coaches.


Rec Summer League (player registration). Boys High School Summer League (team registration)















The highest level of youth soccer in the country

DA 12’s (2007)

Aki Lake (“A“ License)

DA 13’s (2006)

Machel Millwood (“B“ License)

DA 14’s (2005)

Oscar Sancho-Davila (“B“ License)

DA 15’s (2004)

Aki Lake (“A“ License)

DA 16/17’s (2003/2002)

Mike Lookingland (“A“ License)

DA 18/19’s (2001/2000)

Mike Lookingland (“A“ License)

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of the English Premier League