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Office Hours

The SAC office is closed today, Wednesday February 20, due to inclement weather.

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

Boys ID Camp
June 12 | 6:30-8:30pm | Covenant Park

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

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Travel Coaches
The 18/19 Travel Coaches list has been posted to the website. Click here to view.
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: gina@sachc.org
The Bob Lucido Fields at Covenant Park
An aerial tour of our complex.
https://vimeo.com/138686409
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: Closed
Field 3: Closed
Field 4: Closed
Field 5: Closed
Field 6: Closed
Field 7: Closed
Field 8: Closed
Field 9: Closed

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: Closed
Field 2: Closed
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 2002 Travel (United Blue)
2/24 | 1:00-2:30pm | Covenant Park 8
Contact: coach Yarosh at evgeney100@hotmail.com

Boys 2010 Select
March 2 & March 17
Contact coach Akinlolu for more details at abdul.akinlolu@gmail.com

Girls 2006/2007 Select
Looking to fill a single roster spot
Contact coach Taylor at 410-227-3285

Girls 2004/2005 Select
Looking to fill a single roster spot
Contact coach Taylor at 410-227-3285

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

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 norm.vanorder@mt.com or 410-919-7810.

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

Boys 2006 Travel (Premier White)
Looking for quality players in all positions.
Contact: Coach Prince at coach.joe.prince@gmail.com 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 benstone222@gmail.com.

Boys 2009 Travel
Looking field players with skill and determination.  Also interested in confident and experienced GK.
Contact coach Tim Payne (tpayne1014@gmail.com – 443-812-9992) to register OR request another time for a supplemental tryout.



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
TBD

Rec GK Education
TBD


Junior Academy Coaches Training
Instructor: Willie Ibarra, Travel Coach
TBD


New Coaches Training Session
TBD



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
http://co.grand.co.us/DocumentCenter/View/555
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:
Powerpoint: https://ussoccer.box.com/s/ik3j2mh4xrs82zfsn4wgy9x00pgmi3cm
Video: https://ussoccer.box.com/s/c44by584fg167wejxk2lw1k66bntu0s5
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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SAC JUNIORS

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

RECREATION

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

SELECT

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

TRAVEL

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

ACADEMY

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


Camps and Clinic Programs



TECHNICAL TRAINING

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

HOLIDAY CLINICS

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

SPRING BREAK CAMP

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

SUMMER CAMPS

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

SUMMER LEAGUES

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



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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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