April 10, 2021by SAC Juniors

All SAC Junior Academy soccer fields are OPEN this morning.

Times/Locations

https://sacjuniors.com/locations/

Boys 2015 Teams
9:00am to 10:30am
Cedar Lane Park – East Field #7 — Teams #1 – #7

Cedar Lane Park – East Field #8 — Teams #8 – #13

Boys 2016 Teams
11:00am to 12:00pm
Cedar Lane Park – East Field #7

Girls 2015 Teams
9:00am to 10:30am
Centennial Park – West Field #7

Girls 2016 Teams
11:00am to 12:00pm
Cedar Lane Park – East Field #8

Have a great day!

– Eric



March 31, 2021by SAC Juniors

Parents and Coaches,

Our Spring 2021 season for SAC Junior Academy teams will start on Saturday April 10th.

Team Rosters:

We are still forming new teams in some of the age groups and we will release all the team rosters on Tuesday evening, April 6th. All players and coaches will receive an email at that time.

Parents: We need your help please!

  • All of our Junior Academy coaches & assistant coaches are volunteers.
  • We especially need volunteer coaches for Boys 2015 teams!!
  • We need at least 2 volunteer parents to help coach every team.
  • No soccer experience needed! It’s a lot of fun.
  • We have training videos and lesson plans for the activities.
  • Contact me if you are interested in helping.

Coaches:

We will be holding an online Junior Academy Coaches meeting on Wednesday April 7, 2021 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. I will send a Zoom invite to all coaches that morning.
All new volunteer coaches and returning coaches are encouraged to attend.

New Coaches:

Uniforms for new players and team equipment for new teams & coaches will be distributed by me on the evenings of Thursday April 8th and Friday April 9th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the SAC Headquarters office at Covenant Park. Coaches will then distribute new player uniforms at the field on Saturday April 10th. All volunteer coaches will receive a SAC Under Armour polo shirt.

Thank you,

Eric

 



March 18, 2021by SAC Juniors

Our Spring 2021 season for SAC Junior Academy teams will start on Saturday April 10th. 

 

Returning Players: Welcome back! You are assigned to the same team that you played with in the Fall 2020 season.

  • Use your same jersey and be sure to bring your own size 3 soccer ball and wear your shin guards.

 

New Players: Welcome to SAC! We are excited that you are joining us. We have many new players for the Spring season and are forming teams now.

  • You will be notified be email in a few weeks about your team and coaches.
  • All new players will receive a SAC Under Armour jersey ( one size fits all ) and soccer socks. Distribution details coming soon.
  • Every player needs to bring their own size 3 soccer ball every Saturday.
  • Every player needs to wear shin guards every Saturday.
  • Soccer cleats are not required, but encouraged.

 

Parents: We need your help please!

  • All of our Junior Academy coaches & assistant coaches are volunteers. 
  • We need at least 2 volunteer parents to help coach every team.
  • No soccer experience needed! It’s a lot of fun.
  • We have training videos and lesson plans for the activities.  
  • Contact me if you are interested in helping.

 

Times/Locations

https://sacjuniors.com/locations/ 

Boys 2015 Teams
9:00am to 10:30am
Cedar Lane Park – East Field #7 and Field #8

Boys 2016 Teams
11:00am to 12:00pm
Cedar Lane Park – East Field #7

Girls 2015 Teams
9:00am to 10:30am
Centennial Park – West Field #7

Girls 2016 Teams
11:00am to 12:00pm
Cedar Lane Park – East Field #8

Please see our website for more details:  https://sacjuniors.com/junior-academy/ 

Watch your email and our website for more information as we get closer to the start of the season: https://sacjuniors.com/news-updates/ 

We are looking forward to warmer weather and seeing you all on the soccer fields soon.



September 26, 2020by SAC Juniors

Parents and Coaches,
Our regular field at Centennial Park #6 is closed today. But we are moving all Girls teams just down the street to Centennial Lane Elementary School (CLES) for today at 9:00 am. I visited CLES this morning and the fields there are fine. We do not have a field permit for CLES so we will have to work around any other sports and activities there at the same time.

Coaches: Please email your teams also to help notify everyone about today’s location.

SAC staff will be at CLES with the team equipment and uniforms.

CLES address:  3825 Centennial Ln, Ellicott City, MD 21042

Thank you,
Eric



September 12, 2020by SAC Juniors

Centennial Park field #6 is closed today so the Girls 2015 or Girls 2016 soccer is cancelled for today. This is due to the field conditions from the rain on Thursday and is decided by Parks and Rec. Sorry for the bad news.
Next Junior Academy practice is Saturday Sept. 26th. Girls teams will now use the “rain date” on Nov. 14th at the end of the season.

Thank you,
Eric



September 10, 2020by SAC Juniors

Parents and Coaches,

    Good morning. We are two days away from our Opening Day of the Junior Academy season this Saturday September 12th at 9:00 am! Yesterday we posted the team rosters and everyone should have received an email with their team information. We also held an online volunteer coaches meeting. Please see the link below for that meeting’s presentation. 

Parents: Please be sure that your player has their own size 3 soccer ball, shin guards and brings their own water.

Team Snacks: We will not be doing team snacks this Fall 2020 season due to Covid19 restrictions. 

Locations:

Girls 2015 and Girls 2016 teams will play at Centennial Park Field #6       9:00 am to 10:30 am

https://www.howardcountymd.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=p0nNAzcYpF8%3d&portalid=0 

 

Boys 2015 and Boys 2016 teams will play at Cedar Lane Park (East) Field #7      9:00 am to 10:30 am

https://www.howardcountymd.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=wMYtpLVos30%3d&portalid=0 

 

** We still need more parent volunteer coaches for some teams! We need at least two per team. If you are  interested in helping and joining the fun please contact me directly at VP-Juniors@SAC-HC.org 

 

Weather:  If Thunder Roars, Go Indoors! At the first sound of thunder or flash of lightning all soccer activities stop and everyone should go to their cars and head home. There is no “wait and see”. Safety first.

 

Cedar Lane Park – Boys 2015 & Boys 2016   (410) 313-4453  Hotline update at 7:00 am

Centennial Park – Girls 2015 & Girls 2016      (410) 313-4454  Hotline update at 7:00 am

 

We are using Parks & Rec fields so they make the decision if the fields are unavailable and update their hotline. If the fields are closed I will send an email to everyone on Saturday morning and update our website.

 

JUNIOR ACADEMY OVERVIEW SHEET

https://sacjuniors.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/SAC_Junior_Academy_Overview_FA2020.pdf 

 

JUNIOR ACADEMY COACHES MEETING – Fall 2020

https://sacjuniors.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/SAC-Junior-Academy-Fall-2020-Coaches-Meeting.pdf 

 

Thank you,

Eric

 

Eric Haupt   

 

VP – Juniors Programs  /  SAC/HC

 

www.SACJuniors.com  |  www.SACKick.com

 

4560 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042

 

VP-Juniors@SAC-HC.org 



September 8, 2020by SAC Juniors

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.

 

Schedule:

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

 

Locations:

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):

https://www.sackick.com/wp-content/uploads/SAC-Return-To-Play-Guidelines.pdf

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

 

Eric Haupt   

VP – Juniors Programs  /  SAC/HC

www.SACJuniors.com  |  www.SACKick.com

4560 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042

VP-Juniors@SAC-HC.org



August 12, 2020by SAC Juniors
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.

Guidelines:
https://www.sackick.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/SAC-Return-To-Play-Guidelines.pdf

SAC/BA Mask Guidelines

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.

(Press Release – Governor Hogan Announces Expanded Statewide Mask Order)



March 13, 2020by SAC Juniors

Reposted from our main SAC website,  https://www.sackick.com/

SAC Office Closed
The SAC office will be closed until further notice. Staff members will continue to work from home. Please reach out via email with any questions/concerns.

Update #2:
In response to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and in conjunction with actions taken by US Youth Soccer (USYS) and the US Soccer Federation, all SAC activities (programs, leagues, games, practices, trainings, meetings, gatherings, etc.) are SUSPENDED through April 15, 2020. SAC will be monitoring conditions on a weekly basis to determine if and when it’s appropriate to reinstate club activities.

Rec, Select & Junior Academy Updates
We are still planning to start our Spring season on the weekend of April 18. More details about schedules and practices will be sent out in the near future.

Travel & Development Academy Updates
The start of all Travel and DA leagues will be determined by the corresponding league. Please frequent your leagues official website for the most up-to-date information.

Technical Training Updates
We are planning to delay technical training until the week of April 20. We will make every effort to get the entire session in. More details about schedules will be sent out in the near future.

Official statement from USYS:
https://www.usyouthsoccer.org/2020-usys-leagues-program-and-conference-activities-suspended/

Official statement from US Soccer:
https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2020/03/us-soccer-da-suspends-matches-through-april-30-and-cancels-spring-cup-as-precaution

Update #1:
Official club statement regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Click here (.pdf)



March 9, 2020by SAC Juniors

Welcome to the Spring 2020 season of the SAC Junior Academy youth soccer program. Our season starts on April 18th and consists of 8 Saturdays ( weather permitting ). 

Please see our website https://sacjuniors.com/  for updates, FAQs and more information.

New Players:
– Welcome! Thanks for joining us and we are sure you will have a lot of fun!
– You will be assigned to a team and notified by April 1, 2020

Returning Players:
– You will be on the same team, the same location and the same time as you were in the Fall 2019 season.

Spring 2020 Junior Academy dates | April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 30, June 6, 13th  Makeup June 20th
Boys and Girls 2014 age group teams will meet from 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Boys and Girls 2015 age group teams will meet from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Noon


Spring 2020 Junior Academy Saturday field locations: 
https://sacjuniors.com/locations/

Clarksville MS  Boys Teams
Clemens Crossing ES  Girls Teams
Dunloggin MS  Boys Teams
Thunder Hill ES   Girls Teams


April 1, 2020 7:30 pm  Junior Academy Coaches Meeting at the SAC Office at Covenant Park
4560 Centennial Lane  Ellicott City, MD 21042
All new volunteer coaches are recommended to attend and all returning coaches are welcome too.


April 16, 2020 6:30pm Junior Academy Coaches Outdoor Training Session at Covenant Park field #4
4560 Centennial Lane  Ellicott City, MD 21042
All volunteer coaches and assistant coaches are encouraged to attend and bring your child for a fun interactive training session with Coach Willie Ibarra.


April 18, 2020 Spring Season starts!


I will have more information coming out soon by email and posted on our website  https://sacjuniors.com/news-updates/  

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Eric

Eric Haupt

VP – Juniors Programs  /  SAC/HC

www.SACJuniors.com  |  www.SACKick.com

4560 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042

VP-Juniors@SAC-HC.org