Fall 2020 Junior Academy Info

September 8, 2020by Eric Haupt

Parents and Coaches,

Welcome to the SAC Junior Academy youth soccer Fall 2020 season. Thank you for registering your child. My name is Eric and I am the VP of the SAC Juniors Program. Below is some information about the season and program to help us get started. Please see our website https://sacjuniors.com/ for more information too.



The Junior Academy Boys and Girls teams will meet on Saturday mornings from 9:00 am to 10:30 am starting on September 12, 2020. The season is for 8 weeks, with one make-up date for rain outs at the end ( Nov. 14th ).We will not be playing on Sept. 19th in observance of the Rosh Hashanah holiday.

Fall 2020 schedule:  9/12, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7



Girls 2015 and Girls 2016 teams will play at Centennial Park field #6.      4651 Centennial Lane (West), Ellicott City, MD 21042

Link to map of Centennial Park:  https://www.howardcountymd.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=p0nNAzcYpF8%3d&portalid=0

Note that this is the part of Centennial Park you access from Centennial Lane.


Boys 2015 and Boys 2016 teams will play at Cedar Lane Park (East) field #7.     10745 Route 108 (East), Columbia, MD 21044

Link to map of Cedar Lane Park: https://www.howardcountymd.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=wMYtpLVos30%3d&portalid=0

Note that this is the “East” part of Cedar Lane Park and is accessed from Route 108.


Team Rosters

We will be emailing out team rosters to coaches and parents on Wednesday September 9th.


Uniforms & Equipment

Uniforms will be distributed at the fields on the first day. Each player will get a SAC Under Armour jersey and soccer socks. One size fits all for this age group. 

– Your player can wear any shorts or long pants that you like. 

– Soccer cleats are recommended, but not required.

– Every player must bring and wear shin guards to play. Parents will need to provide shin guards for their player.

– Every player must bring their own size 3 soccer ball to the field. 


Safety and SAC 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):


I will be sending out more emails with information and updating our website https://sacjuniors.com/ over the next week as we get closer to starting the Fall 2020 season.


Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you all again on the soccer field.


Thank you,



Eric Haupt   

VP – Juniors Programs  /  SAC/HC

www.SACJuniors.com  |  www.SACKick.com

4560 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042