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Travel/Pre-Academy Tryout Changes
The following field and/or date changes have been made to this week’s scheduled tryouts:
Girls 2012 | 5/16 & 5/23 | 6:00-7:30pm | CP 4 (was 5/14)
To view full tryout details by age group, click here
2005 Travel – Rising 8th Grade Teams
We intend to have a boys and girls team in the 2005 age group in the Fall consisting of rising 8th grade players.  After the Fall season concludes, these players will return to the teams that they made at tryouts.
College Scholarship Essay Contest Accepting Submissions
SAC will be accepting College Scholarship Essay submissions through May 31. Full Detail/Rules
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.

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

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: Open
Field 3b: Open
Field 4a: Open
Field 4b: Open
Field 5a: Open
Field 5b: Open

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/Pre-Academy Tryouts
Pre-Academy Tryouts (Boys 2004 & 2002)

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.

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