The Sandy Spring Soccer Club (SSSC) is a developmental club that focuses on helping players to mature emotionally, physically and intellectually, on and off the field. Our club helps players to build confidence in their training sessions and in games that will help them to enjoy their youth soccer experience with our club. We focus on the five pillars of play: technical, tactical, physical, psychological, and psycho-social to help players on the field and in their daily lives. The ultimate goal is to prepare each individual player for the long run whether they choose our club for recreational purposes or if they would like to play soccer at the college or professional levels.
SSSC provides youth soccer playing experiences for boys and girls ages 4-17. We offer Recreational and Competitive level competition through our Junior Academy (5-8 year olds), Academy (9-12 year olds), Competitive (13-15 year olds), and Elite (16-17 year olds). We have a player pathway for youth players of all skill levels and a unique club soccer philosophy with emphasis placed on technical skill development.
Community, Leadership, Mentorship, and Excellence in soccer development will equal maximum results no matter what the individual’s desire and potential. This coaching approach makes our players feel worthy, encouraging them to strive for personal excellence. They start to see their own potential as a player and a person, striving to reach their individual goals. Many of our players report that our Club has made them “look differently at the game” and as a result, they look at themselves differently.
Montgomery County, MD is one of the most diverse counties in the country. Add to it Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, in addition to the neighboring counties, and we pride ourselves on being a club for all. Our coaches are also diverse as they represent various countries around the world.
Sandy Spring, MD is a small town of only 2,855 residents and our primary practice location of Sandy Spring Friends School is a Quaker school with a community feel and a mantra of “Let Your Lives Speak”. Although many of our players come from neighboring cities such as Olney, Silver Spring and as far west as Gaithersburg, as far north as Columbia, and as far east as Bowie, they all love our community feel.
We believe that a sense of belonging is key to our player’s success. We welcome any player, at any level to our club and there is a pathway of development for everyone. The pace at which each player develops will vary, but no matter what the pace is our coaches will strive to help each player to succeed.
Starting at the U-13 level, each summer the club will take selected travel teams to South America. The purpose of the annual trip will be to provide an opportunity fo players to be seen and evaluated, exposing them to a challenging and professional training environment, and to compete internationally. These life changing experiences allow players to become more independent and create everlasting memories.
The Sandy Spring Soccer Club is happy to announce the launch of its Recreation Indoor Soccer program set to launch at the Cloverly Elementary School on January 4th. The program is for boys and girls soccer players with zero to very little soccer playing experience. The program is open to ages 4Read more
The Maryland Developmental Soccer League (MDSL) Fall 2022 season is set to kick-off September 10th at the Sandy Spring Friends School. The league will enter its 2nd season following its inaugural spring 2022 season where it featured SSSC, Aspen Hill SC (AHSC), and Elite Soccer Youth Developmental ARead more
The Sandy Spring Soccer Club's fall 2022 season is set to begin August 24th and this season will be the best one yet in the club's short history. The spring of 2022 was the club's inaugural season and featured one boys team who played in the first year league, the Maryland Developmental Soccer LeagRead more
The newly founded Sandy Spring Soccer Club was created to close a missing piece in the Olney-North Silver Spring area that the club’s founders thought had been missing for a long time, and that was the ever so often used word in soccer circles, development. The club’s philosophy is based on yeaRead more
February 1, 2022 The Sandy Spring Soccer Club (SSSC) is proud to announce that it will begin practicing and playing games for its Junior Soccer Academy at the Sandy Spring Friends School (SSFS) beginning on Wednesdays, March 16th. Located on a 140-acre campus, SSFS launched in 1961 as a smRead more
December 31, 2021 The landscape of youth soccer is forever changing with new leagues popping up daily, new clubs forming, and new events being created every year to help a soccer club meet its marketing and financial goals. In the Central Maryland region, this is no different to the rest of theRead more