Soccer Association of Columbia

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Office Hours

The SAC office will be closed from December 21st through January 2nd.

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 December 31, 2018. 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: 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. All 2018/2019 Primary Tryouts have concluded. Please refer to the Supplemental Tryouts section to view teams who are actively looking for players.

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 2008 Travel (Premier Blue)
12/4 | 6:00-7:30pm | Covenant Park 8

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

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

Boys 2006 Select
Looking for players
Contact Coach Bell at

Girls 2008 Travel United Blue
Looking for GK or a field player that could play backup GK
Contact Coach Ward at

Girls 2010 Travel United Blue & White
Looking for players
Contact Coach Prince at or 410-971-0011

Girls 2007 Travel United Blue
Looking for players
Contact Coach Vawter at

Girls 2006 Travel United Blue & White
Looking for players
Contact Coach Bouman at or 410.978.5587

Boys 2005 Travel Premier Blue
Looking for a few more players with skill and determination.
Contact Coach Ibarra at

Boys 2006 Select
Looking for players
Contact Coach Proctor at

Girls 2004 Travel United Blue
Actively looking for field players and a GK
Contact Coach Herrera at

Boys 2007 Travel Premier White
Looking for an experienced GK to compete in the Premier EDP division
Contact Coach Pedro Martins at or 240-938-0722

Girls 2005 Travel Premier Blue & White
Looking for players
Contact Coach Larsson at or 410-982-3511

Girls 2008 Travel Premier Blue & White
Looking for players
Contact Coach Hopwood at

Girls 2005 Travel United White
Looking to add field players. Backup GK skills are a plus, but not essential.
Contact Coach Campisi at or 410-707-8581.

Meeting Schedule

Travel Coaches Meeting
August 19, 2018 | 7:00pm | Covenant Church

Select Tournament Meeting
August 22, 2018 | 7:30pm | Covenant Church

Junior Academy Coaches Meeting
August 27, 2018 | 8:00pm | SAC Office

Rec Coaches Meeting
August 28, 2018 | 8:00pm | Covenant Church

New Coaches Meeting
August 29, 2018 | 8:00pm | SAC Office

Rec Coaching Q&A Session
September 10, 2018 | 7:45pm | SAC Office

U8-U12 Coaches Meeting
September 24, 2018 | 8:00pm | SAC Office

Coaching Education Schedule

Rec Coaching Education
Instructor: Aki Lake, Recreational Program Director

Observing Travel Technical Training
Mon’s, starting August 27 | 6:15-7:30pm | Covenant Park 5

Rec GK Education
Sept 12 | U8-U10: 5:00-6:00pm | U11-U14: 6:00-7:00pm | Covenant Park 7

Junior Academy Coaches Training
Instructor: Willie Ibarra, Travel Coach
Sept 6 | 6:00-7:00pm | Covenant Park 4

New Coaches Training Session

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)

Member Of

Affiliated Clubs



of the English Premier League