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.


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,

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:

Official statement from US Soccer:

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  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:

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  

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Eric Haupt

VP – Juniors Programs  /  SAC/HC  |

4560 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042 

September 14, 2019by SAC Juniors

Coaches and parents,
     Good morning. The Junior Academy scrimmage schedules are now posted on our website. I have added the scrimmage schedule to the bottom of the field maps so please see  for your location and age group. This link and the maps work great your mobile phone browser. I apologize for the delay and last minute sending of this information.
Please remember that we do not keep score in the scrimmages and we cheer for all players. The scrimmage is an introduction to game play and teamwork. We are working on field boundaries and directions of play ( towards a goal ). It’s all about dribbling and shooting at this age. Mix and match players on teams as needed to keep it fun and interesting. Take plenty of water breaks as needed.
It’s very important that we model and encourage good sportsmanship. Coaches have your players introduce themselves to the other team and shake hands at the end of scrimmage.
Have a great morning and I will see you on the soccer fields.

Thank you,

Eric Haupt   

VP – Juniors Programs  /  SAC/HC  |

4560 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042 

September 10, 2019by SAC Juniors

Parents and Coaches,
    Our Picture Day for Junior Academy teams is Saturday October 5, 2019.  Pictures will be taken at your usual field location and time for Junior Academy. We will have photographers at your site to take team and individual pictures during your session. It is not required to buy a picture package ( they are really great! ) but we would like all players and coaches in the team pictures. 
    Classic Photography and Imaging is a long-time SAC partner and each year makes a very generous donation to our non-profit youth soccer club. You may have received an order form from your coach on the first Saturday with you player’s uniform. You can also find the order form online at: 

** Please note that SAC Picture Day for the older kids in our Recreation Program will be held this upcoming weekend of Sept. 13, 14 and 15th. If you have older children in that program check with their coach for times and location. This is not for our Junior Academy players\teams! Junior Academy’s Picture Day is October 5th.

I will send more reminder emails about Picture Day as we get closer to October 5th. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Eric Haupt   

VP – Juniors Programs  /  SAC/HC  |

4560 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042

September 5, 2019by SAC Juniors

Parents and Coaches,
    Hi. Please see the information below about the SAC Junior Academy season that starts this Saturday September 7th.

Junior Academy Fall 2019 Dates
Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28  Oct. 5, 19, 26   Nov. 2      Rain Dates Oct. 14th and Nov. 9th          

Field locations: Please see our website for field maps! . Field locations are designated “A” to “J” and the coaches names are listed next to the field location.
* Our website works great on your mobile phone! Use the link above to see your field and find your team.

Please be sure that your player brings their own size 3 soccer ball, is wearing shin guards and has plenty of cold water for Saturday morning

Uniforms will be handed out to players at the start of the Saturday morning session. All players will get a SAC Under Armour jersey ( one size fits all ) and one pair of SAC Under Armour soccer socks. Coaches will pick up their team’s bag of uniforms and bring them to the field Saturday.

We still need more parent-volunteer coaches. No experience needed! If your team only has one coach then we need to get a second or third adult to help and cover when they are out. Contact me or talk to your team’s coach on Saturday and ask how you can help and join the fun!

Visit our website for updates and info.

Coaches: Thank you for volunteering!!

Please attend the Junior Academy Coaches Outdoor Training for Fall 2019 
Thursday September 5, 2019 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Covenant Park Field #4
4560 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042

At this event we will have the 
– Team uniform bags 
– Team equipment
– Coach’s Under Armour Polo shirts
– Demonstrating Junior Academy activities and Q&A

* If you can not be at the Thursday evening training session to pick-up your team’s stuff then 
– Pick-up from the SAC Office at Covenant Park between 8:30am and 4:30pm on Wed., Thursday or Friday
– I will be at Covenant Park on Friday evening from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with the remaining gear.
– If none of this works for you please contact me directly at

Visit our Coaching Resources website at
and be sure to review the presentation from the Coach’s Meeting

I look forward to a fun Fall Junior Academy season and to seeing you all on the soccer fields.

Thank you,

Eric Haupt   

VP – Juniors Programs  /  SAC/HC  |

4560 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042

August 19, 2019by SAC Juniors

The Fall 2019 Junior Academy season is fast approaching. Registration is open for Girls and Boys born in 2014 and 2015. The season will start on Saturday September 7, 2019.

Junior Academy Fall 2019 Dates

Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28  Oct. 5, 19, 26   Nov. 2      Rain Date Nov. 9th          * No Junior Academy soccer on Oct. 14th for Columbus Day Weekend

Important Upcoming Dates

Wednesday Aug. 28, 2019   8:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Covenant Church – Junior Academy Coaches Meeting for Fall 2019

* For new and returning parent-volunteer coaches and those interested in coaching.

Thursday Sept. 5, 2019   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Covenant Park Field #4 – Junior Academy Coaches Outdoor Training session for Fall 2019

* At this fun outdoor session we will demonstrate some of the favorite training exercises for this age group, discuss how to run a practice, and answer you questions.

* Bring your Junior Academy soccer player and they will get to play and help.

Covenant Church is located at Covenant Park which is the main SAC complex located at 4560 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042

Rosters will be sent out to coaches on or about August 29th.


2014 Boys – Clarksville MS and Dunloggin MS     9:00 am to 10:30 am

2014 Girls – Clemens Crossing ES and Thunder Hill ES      9:00 am to 10:30 am

2015 Boys – Clarksville MS and Dunloggin MS     11:00 am to 12:00 pm Noon

2015 Girls – Clemens Crossing ES    11:00 am to 12:00 pm Noon

See the field maps at


Players will be assigned to a team at a location closest to their home address. Teams will always be at the same location every Saturday.

More information will be posted here and emailed to Junior Academy families over the next week as we get closer to the fall 2019 season start.


Eric Haupt

VP – Juniors Programs  /  SAC/HC  |

4560 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042



May 30, 2019by SAC Juniors

Parents and Coaches,

This Saturday June 1st we will be bringing trophies for all Junior Academy players to the coaches at the fields. This is to recognize and celebrate each player’s effort and their experience in the Junior Academy program.

Coaches: We recommend that you present the trophies to their players at the end of the practice session, after the scrimmage. Please stop your scrimmages about 10 minutes earlier than normal so you have time for trophies. Feel free to say a few words of encouragement and recognition to the players and make it a fun event. This is also a great opportunity for some informal team pictures.

Parents: Please be sure to thank our volunteer coaches for their time and efforts. They are the heroes of our Junior Academy program and make it all possible.

If you are not going to be at Junior Academy this Saturday then please let your coach know and they will hold your player’s trophy for the next Saturday.

Junior Academy Schedule for June 2019

We still have 4 more dates scheduled: June 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd
Please remember we added 2 extra dates to the Spring 2019 season to make up for all the rained out dates last Fall.
We have been fortunate with the weather this Spring and not had to cancel any Junior Academy dates so far.
* It’s getting hotter! Please bring extra water and make sure your player stays well hydrated.

Coaches: Please email me if your team will not have a coach available for any of the remaining dates. If needed I will help organize “guest players” to play with other teams at your location or we will combine some teams if needed.

Parents: Please let your coach know if your player will not be attending any of the remaining dates in June. This helps us manage coaching coverage and to ensure we can have the kids get as much soccer as possible.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Eric Haupt

VP – Juniors Programs / SAC/HC |

4560 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042

April 24, 2019by SAC Juniors

SAC Junior Academy Picture Day is May 18, 2019

We have so many new players in Junior Academy, and because we had to reschedule the Fall 2018 Picture Day due to rain, we have scheduled Classic Photography for Saturday May 18th. Photographers will be at your fields at our regular times. They will be taking team pictures and individual pictures for those families interested in purchasing a package.

Classic Photography & Imaging is a long time SAC partner and each year they make a generous donation to SAC.

Click Here to Print Your Order Form

For your convenience, you can type directly into the

order form from the link above and simply print.

Please send in your order form and payment

with your son or daughter on picture day.



Email with any questions.

Thank You!

Classic Photography & Imaging