Travel Managers

Thank you for volunteering to be the manager of your team. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact the SAC Travel Administrator, Sharon Finney, at or at 410-203-9590, x 2049.

So, you’ve been appointed manager for your team, now what do you do?


SAC Player Registration and Adult Volunteer Registration
MSYSA Registration
US Club Soccer
Administrative Handbook for Managers, Treasurers, and Coaches
Team Finances
UA Uniforms and Accessories
League Information
Field Rentals and BOE Practice Fields
U9–U14 Technical Training
Financial Aid Requests
Tryouts and Supplemental Tryouts
SAC Technical Staff
SAC Office Staff

SAC Player Registration and Adult Volunteer Registration


  • Please ensure that all players on your team are registered as a SAC member.
  • All SAC Travel players (U8 through U19) must complete the online SAC registration no later than August 1 and pay the club registration fee.
  • Players must be registered with SAC before they can be rostered with MSYSA.
  • Please ask your parents to forward you, the manager,  their SAC player confirmation email so that you know they have registered with SAC.


  • Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Managers and Treasurers must register online with SAC as an adult volunteer.  This is part of the household registration on Sports Connect.
  • Please send the office staff your team contact information (name, phone number, email addresses)  for new team coaches, assistant coaches,  managers, and treasurers right after tryouts and after any changes are made.

MSYSA (Maryland State Youth Soccer Association) Registration

Annual Registration
Teams must register players and adult volunteers annually.

The SAC Registrar will contact you with registration instructions.  Once you, your coaches and all your players are registered, you will be sent an approved roster and player/coach passes.  Please direct any MSYSA registration questions to Christine O’Brien at

Background Checks
All adults (managers, coaches, assistants) who are on MSYSA rosters must complete a Background Check.  Background Checks are now done through the MSYSA registration system.

MSYSA team registration fees are included in your SAC Club Fees.

Team Binder
Your approved roster, player cards and medical release forms should be placed in a Team Binder. All MSYSA and League paperwork should be in the team binder and taken to all games and tournaments by the manager or a representative.

Administrative Handbook for Managers, Treasurers, and Coaches

This handbook will provide the team with guidelines for team managers, treasurers, and coaches. Specific role responsibilities are identified in the appendixes.

Administrative Handbook (.pdf)

Team Finances

The team treasurer will handle most financial responsibilities for the team.  Treasurer guidelines and responsibilities can be found on the Travel Treasurers webpage.

Under Armour Travel Uniforms and Accessories

All SAC Travel team uniform orders are placed as single team order through Ewing Sports in Trenton NJ.  For guidelines on ordering, go to the SAC Travel Uniform webpage.


  • SAC is sponsored by Under Armour. All team and coach apparel must be Under Armour. This includes keeper jerseys.
  • Team managers may borrow UA Uniforms, training jerseys and warm-ups for sample sizing from the SAC office.    Please email Sharon  to request dates to borrow the items for your team meetings.
  • Required travel kit for players include uniform jerseys (blue & white), uniform shorts (blue & white), socks (blue & white) and a practice jersey (gray or gold).  This must be ordered through Ewing Sports.
  • All Goal Keepers will wear Under Armour jerseys.  They maybe purchased through Ewing Sports.
  • U9-U10’s will purchase an extra team jersey for the rotating players.

League Information

Central Maryland Short Sided League
Boys and Girls U9 through U11

  • Club Representatives –  Craig Blackburn  and Eric Finney
  • Team Managers will register their team each Fall and Spring season
  • Registration fees will be paid directly by SAC and teams will be invoiced through the SAC Club Fee for the amount due each season

Eastern Development Program League
Boys and Girls U11-U18

National Capital Soccer League
Boys & Girls U11 to U18

  • SAC Club Representative – Sharon Finney
  • Please review NCSL website for pertinent details prior to your season so you understand the rules/regulations.
  • Team information from NCSL will be sent to you by the SAC Club Representative.  Teams should not contact NCSL directly, please contact your Club Rep with issues.  Each new team must attend a mandatory “New Team Meeting”. Visit the NCSL website to find all meeting details.
  • You will be notified when your NCSL team field packets are at the SAC office for pick  up prior to the league season.
  • NCSL league games and make up games will be scheduled through NCSL not SAC.
  • SAC will invoice your team direct for your NCSL team league fees via the SAC Club Fee.

Field Rentals and BOE Practice Fields

Covenant Park

  • Please complete this form with multiple options (flexibility).
  • Return completed form to  between July 16th and July 27th for fall field rental requests and between January 19 and February 9th for spring field rental requests.
  • All fees and rules are listed on the form.
  • Managers, coaches, and treasurers will receive a confirmation with dates, field assignment, and fee estimates prior to the field rental season.
  • A deposit of 50% will be required prior to the start of field rentals.

BOE Practice Fields

  • The Board Of Education has approved and assigned these fields for SAC for teams to practice on at no cost.  This list is updated for the Fall and Spring seasons.  Any specific dates that fields are not available are labeled accordingly and must be adhered to.  Please call the BOE weather line for possible closings: 410-313-6827.

Howard County Recreation and Parks (HCRP)

  • You can rent fields as a Howard County resident by calling 410-313-4700.  You will be responsible for paying your own team rental fees through HCRP.  SAC is not responsible for these rental fees.

U8 – U12 Technical Training

  • Technical Training Sessions (TTS) will be scheduled for your team each fall and spring season. It will be held weekly with sessions led by the age group’s Premier coach.  Sessions are scheduled on Monday or Tuesday by the Director of Technical Operations.
  • TTS schedules and instructions will be provided prior to each season.
  • Trainer fees are included in the SAC Club Fee.
  • Field usage fees are included in SAC Registration Fees.


  • All Premier Blue & White and all United Blue & White teams are required to participate in the SAC Columbia Invitational Tournament in May. All United Gold & Black teams must receive permission from the Director of Technical Operations for tournament selection on Memorial Day weekend.
  • All United teams are required to participate in the SAC Columbia Classic Tournament in November.
  • All U9-U14 United teams are required to participate in the SAC Columbus Day Tournament in October.
  • All U9-U10 teams are required to participate in the SAC Amanda Post Memorial Tournament in April.  All U11-U12 teams are recommended to participate in this tournament but may request to opt out at the discretion of the Director of Technical Operations.
  • The Team Manager or an assigned tournament volunteer should go to all of the selected tournament websites and read the rules and instructions for each tournament before applying.
  • SAC sponsored tournaments can be found at Elite Tournaments.
  • All tournament fees are paid direct by the team.

Financial Aid Requests

  • Parents should contact for their financial aid application.  A financial aid application must be submitted for each season; fall and spring.
  • Players must pay the SAC Registration fee online.  Travel financial aid is for team assessments only.
  • Treasurers will be contacted to submit the Yearly Budget to accompany any financial aid application for review.
  • Treasurers will be contacted with the status of the financial aid applications.  If approved, the financial aid amount will be transferred to team account and credited to the player’s team assessment.
  • Treasurers should establish a monthly payment plan for parents requesting financial aid.  Players will not receive financial aid for the full amount of the player assessment and will need to be responsible for those outstanding fees.
  • The maximum allowed scholarship is 70% of the team’s budgeted assessment for the season; not to exceed $750.

Tryouts and Supplemental Tryouts

  • The Primary Tryout Schedule will be posted on the SAC website in April each year.
    Each age group’s Team Managers (all levels) will conduct the tryout player registration table as a group. The manager of the premier team will be considered to be the chairperson of the group.
  • Tryout paperwork and number packets will be provided to each age group.  This will be available in the SAC office and should be picked up by the chairperson or designee.
  • Team managers will provide a sign-in table and volunteers, as needed, to cover the scheduled days of tryouts.
  • Once players have accepted a position on a team, each team’s Coach (or Manager, if designated) must email Sharon at the SAC office with the players full name and tryout number, along with the names and contact information of the Coach, Manager and Treasurer. This information should be sent by team, rather than by individual player (wait until all positions are filled).
  • Supplemental tryout announcements may be posted on the SAC website by emailing