Soccer Association of Columbia

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Mentor Coaching Program
SAC is currently accepting Recreational Mentor Coaches for the Spring 2020 season. Players aged 16 or older are eligible to coach one of SAC’s Recreational teams. This is a great way to fulfill service hour requirements, build experience and teach young players soccer. The commitment for this program is a one hour practice during the week, at a time and location of your choosing, and a game each Saturday for the 8 weeks of the season (starting April 18). We recommend pairing up with a friend (two coaches), but it is not required. If interested, please contact
2020/2021 Tryout Dates
2020/2021 Tryout Dates have been posted to the website.
Select Tryouts
Travel Tryouts
Spring 2020 Season Dates
Rec & Select will play on the following weekends:
April 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 30
June 6, 13
Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Travel/Pre-Academy Coaches
The 19/20 Travel/Pre-Academy 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, 2020. 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: Closed
Field 3: Closed
Field 4: Closed
Field 5: Open
Field 6: Open
Field 7: Open
Field 8: Open
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: 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. Please refer to the Supplemental Tryouts section to view teams who are actively looking for players.

Primary tryouts for the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 season have been posted:
Select Tryouts
Travel/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.

Tryouts for the Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Season:

Boys 2010 Select
2/29 | 2:00pm | Blandair Park #3
Contact coach Colon at if interested

Boys 2008 Select (2 Teams)
3/9 | 6:30pm | Howard High School Stadium
Contact coach Meck at or Harley at if interested.

Boys 2009 Select
3/24 | 6:00-7:15pm | River Hill High School
Contact coach Mitchell at for additional information.

Boys 2008 Travel (Premier White & United Gold)
Looking for players for the Spring 2020 season
Please contact coach Ouchikh at for supplemental details

Girls 2006 Travel (United Gold)
Looking for one player to join our team for winter indoor league, spring outdoor league and two local tournaments.
Contact coach Rose at if interested

Boys 2004 Travel (Premier White)
Looking for a player for the spring season
Contact coach Ibrahim at

Girls 2010 Travel (United Blue & United White)
Looking for players for the spring season
Contact coach Prince at

Girls 2007 Travel (Premier White)
Looking for a goalkeeper for the spring season.
Contact coach Pickett at if interested

Girls 2005 Travel (United Blue)
Looking for 1-2 accomplished players. Field and goalkeepers.
Contact coach Campisi at if interested.

Boys 2009 Travel (Pre-Academy)
Looking for 2-3 players.
Contact coach Sancho-Davila at if interested

Girls 2008 Travel (United Blue)
Looking for a GK for winter and spring.
Contact coach Ward at if interested

Girls 2004 Travel (Premier White)
Looking for a GK and field player. Team competes in EDP and State Cup during the Spring Season.
Contact coach Sample at if interested

Boys 2004 Travel (Premier Blue)
Looking to add 1-2 players
Contact coach Garcia at if interested

Girls 2001 Travel (Premier White)
Contact coach Filler at for details

Meeting Schedule

Junior Academy Coaches Meeting
March 25, 2020 | 8:00pm | SAC Office

New Rec Coaches Meeting
April 2, 2020 | 7:30pm | SAC Office

Rising 2013/2012 Parent Meeting
April 22, 2020 | 8:00pm | Covenant Church

Travel Tryout Meeting
April 26, 2020 | 7:00pm | SAC Office

Select Team Tryout Meeting
May 6, 2020 | 8:00pm | Covenant Church

Annual General Meeting
June 9, 2020 | 8:00pm | Covenant Church

Travel Coaches Meeting
August 23, 2020 | 7:00pm | Covenant Church

Select Tournament Meeting
August 25, 2020 | 6:30pm | Covenant Church

Rec Coaches Meeting
August 25, 2020 | 8:00pm | Covenant Church

Junior Academy Coaches Meeting
August 26, 2020 | 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 5-14. 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 5-14. 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 13’s (2007)

Aki Lake (“A“ License)

DA 16/17’s (2004/2003)

Mike Lookingland (“A“ License)

DA 14’s (2006)

Machel Millwood (“B“ License)
Est. 2015

DA 15’s (2005)

Oscar Sancho-Davila (“B“ License)

DA 18/19’s (2002/2001)

Mike Lookingland (“A“ License)

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Affiliated Clubs



of the English Premier League