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Open Position
The Soccer Association of Columbia (SAC) is looking for a part time Accounting Specialist. Click here to view the job description. If interested please contact Craig Blackburn, SAC Executive Director, at cblackburncoo@sachc.org with a current resume.
United Soccer Coaches Convention – Volunteers Needed

In less than two weeks, the United Soccer Coaches will begin it’s 2020 Convention in Baltimore, and many volunteers are still needed to help make sure the event runs smoothly. Volunteers could be coaches, parents, or players (this is a perfect opportunity for students who need service hours for organizations like National Honor Society or Key Club.)

Please check these links if you are interested:
Registration Volunteers
Packet Stuffing Volunteers
NWSL Draft Volunteers

Office Hours
The SAC office will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
SAC Night With The Blast
Join us as the Baltimore Blast takes on the Harrisburg Heat!
Sat, February 15 at 6:05pm
Free player ticket with the purchase of 1 or more tickets!
Click here for more details/to order tickets
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: 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: 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


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:

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

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

Girls 2008 Travel (United Blue)
Looking for a GK for winter and spring.
Contact coach Ward at jimward.2374@gmail.com 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 intergk@yahoo.com if interested

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

Girls 2001 Travel (Premier White)
Contact coach Filler at jfiller26@gmail.com for details



Meeting Schedule

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

New Coaches Meeting
September 4, 2019 | 8:00pm | Covenant Church

U8-U12 Travel Meeting
September 6, 2019 | 8:00pm | SAC Office



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 5-14. 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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Aki Lake (“A“ License)

DA 16/17’s (2004/2003)

Mike Lookingland (“A“ License)

DA 14’s (2006)

Machel Millwood (“B“ License)
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DA 15’s (2005)

Oscar Sancho-Davila (“B“ License)

DA 18/19’s (2002/2001)

Mike Lookingland (“A“ License)

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