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SAC Office Hours

The SAC office will be open from 10am-3pm, Monday-Friday. Fields will be open to scheduled programs only.

SAC/BA COVID Guidelines

Face Coverings
In conjunction with MD’s expanded statewide mask order, which took effect Friday, July 31 at 5:00pm for anyone over the age of five, the Soccer Association of Columbia has adopted the following face covering guidelines for all visitors to the Bob Lucido Fields at Covenant Park:

Players are required to wear face coverings to and from the field
Coaches are required to wear face coverings at all times (on and off the field)
Spectators are required to wear face coverings at all times

We expect all visitors to abide by these guidelines. Failure to do so may result in removal from the complex.

We also ask, as an added measure of safety, that visitors continue to practice physical distancing around the fields. Please avoid stopping and/or gathering in common walking areas and remember that there are multiple points of entry to each field.

Return to Play Guidelines

SAC general guidelines for return to play phased approach are designed for all participants to be safe. These SAC guidelines are for staff, players, coaches and families. All participants must read the return to play guidelines and sign a liability waiver before participating in a training session.

The most up-to-date version of our Return to Play Guidelines can be found below.

Guidelines (we are in Phase 3):
https://www.sackick.com/wp-content/uploads/SAC-Return-To-Play-Guidelines.pdf

Waiver:
https://www.sackick.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Covid-Waiver.pdf

Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Registration is Open!

Rec/Select/Juniors
Register now for Fall soccer using your SAC – Sports Connect account! Click here

Travel/Pre-Academy
Returning Travel/Pre-Academy players can submit their Club Membership Dues now! Click here

Aki Lake Taking Over As Director Of Coaching For The Entire Club

Aki Lake has been promoted to Club DOC. Aki will now be overseeing the entire Travel program, while maintaining his role as the Recreational and Select Director.

Baltimore Armour Girls Join The Girls Academy For The 2020/21 Season
Baltimore Armour Girls are excited to join The Girls Academy for the 2020/21 season, competing against some of the top clubs in the country while continuing to give our players the best environment to grow and develop.
Baltimore Armour to Collaborate with MLS to Form New Boys League

Baltimore Armour is excited to announce that we are working with MLS to form a new league, after US Soccer ended operations of the Development Academy on April 15. According to Fred Lipka, MLS VP & Technical Director, Player Development, “This new platform will provide year-round, high-level matches for MLS club academy teams and non-MLS academy teams that previously participated in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy in the U13, U14, U15, U17 and U19 age categories.”

Link to MLS’ announcement available here: MLS Memo to Academy Directors

Baltimore Armour Announcement

Baltimore Armour is now being exclusively run by the Soccer Association of Columbia for both boys and girls. For the upcoming season, BA Boys will be competing in a new league being created by MLS. Details for the BA Girls will be coming soon.

DMV Soccer Organizations Unite in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, area soccer clubs and organizations have joined to form DMV UNITED. DMV UNITED formed to provide organizations with a way to share ideas, resources, and best practices in these unprecedented times.

Please find the full DMV United Press Release here:
https://www.sackick.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/DMV-United-Press-Release-3.pdf

Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Travel/Pre-Academy Coaches
The 2020/2021 Travel/Pre-Academy Coaches list has been posted to the website. Click here to view.
Helpful tips to prevent spread of respiratory diseases

With the increasing number of cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) being reported we want to help you, our members, and your players stay healthier by encouraging everyone to use the same basic health rules you’d use with any virus. Staying home when you are sick (including players!) and regular and complete handwashing are the start.

See the CDC’s recommended everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases here:
https://bit.ly/2x7FoAc

More information about COVID-10:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

How to become a US Soccer Grassroots Referee
Interested in becoming a referee? Maryland Soccer Referees can help you get started!
A detailed account of the process can be found here:
https://www.sackick.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/How-to-Become-a-US-Soccer-Grassroots-Referee.pdf
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: 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
If the message is not updated, use best judgement
(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



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.

Supplemental Tryouts for the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Season:

Girls 2003 Travel (Pre-Academy)
Looking to add a player
Contact Coach Lewis at billsoccermd@gmail.com

Girls 2007 Travel (Premier Blue)
Looking to add players
Contact Coach Pickett at geoffpickett@hotmail.com or 443-826-0142

Boys 2006 Travel (Premier Blue)
Looking for additional experienced players.
Contact Coach Meadows at unitesoccer71@gmail.com or text 240.338.1436 for upcoming practices/tryout opportunities

Boys 2008 Travel (Premier White)
Looking for players
Contact Coach Shamoo at zshamoo@yahoo.com for more information

Boys 2006 Travel (United White)
Looking for a GK and an additional field player
Contact Coach Sipkoff at benstone222@gmail.com or 717-253-0565 for more information

Girls 2010 Travel (Premier White & United Blue)
Looking to add players
Contact Coach Prince at coach.joe.prince@gmail.com

Girls 2007 Travel (Premier White)
Looking for a GK and an additional field player.
Contact Coach Dalal at andy@dalalhome.com or 202-903-5157 for more information

Girls 2008 Travel
Multiple teams looking for players
Contact Coach Hopwood at 410-900-4702 or hophoop@hotmail.com

Girls 2002 Pre-Academy
Looking for a goalkeeper
Contact Coach Holmes at coachjanine25@gmail.com for more information

Boys 2007 Travel (United White)
Looking for a full time GK and additional field players.
Contact Coach Campos at gerrycampos@gmail.com for more information.

Girls 2008 Travel (Premier Blue)
Keeper needed
Contact Coach Ward at jimward.2374@gmail.com or (443) 386-9004 for supplemental tryout.



Meeting Schedule



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.

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

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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 5-14. 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 5-14. 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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Machel Millwood (“B“ License)
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DA 15’s (2005)

Oscar Sancho-Davila (“B“ License)

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Mike Lookingland (“A“ License)

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