2015 Boys Green

Program – Academy

Level – Competitive (Travel)

Stage – Developmental

This is a Competitive Travel team who plays vs. 1st and 2nd division level teams in their age group.

What is our philosophy?

Our philosophy is to teach the principles of play which includes building the total soccer player through the 5 pillars: technical, physical, psychological, tactical, and psycho-social, all while continuing to teach the game and provide a positive learning experience.

Who is the team for?

The Sandy Spring Soccer Club (SSSC) 2015 Green team is the 1st team of the 2015 age group. The team requires a 10 month commitment in Fall (September – November), Winter (December – February), and the Spring (March – June). Players who typically tryout or play for this team have alot of experience playing soccer and considers soccer to be among the player’s top sport at the moment. Players can however move up and down the depth chart and may find themselves on the 2015 Brown (2nd team) or 2015 Gray (3rd team). This is all determined by player performance across all 3 teams in the age group.

What are the goals and objectives of the team?

Objective #1 – For players to continue to develop a love for the game and progress through their development all while enjoying themselves on the field.

Objective #2 – To play in the best league available and in the highest division for competition best suited for the team’s talent.

Objective #3 – Teach the players the fundamentals of the game to be able to successfully play anywhere whether in the world whether they choose to remain in the club many years from now or move onto a different club.

Objective #4 – To train hard during the week to make the game easier for them on the weekends.

Objective #5 – To teach teamwork, sportsmanship, respect to each other, their families, and the opponent.

Objective #6 – Improve every day in soccer and look to attack, attack, attack, when on the field.

Objective #7 – Have great character on and off the field. Learn to win games and understand losses.

What days are training, times, and where are they held?

Fall and Spring practice days: Mondays and Wednesdays (this is subject to change season to season)

Locations (varies weekly): Sandy Spring Friends School (16923 Norwood Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860), Sherwood Elementary School, and Blake High School.

Times: 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm (we practice for 1.25 hours anytime between these time slots)

*Note – Once you have been added to a team, then you will be added to the TeamSnap account with the correct dates, times, and locations.

Which league does the team currently play in?

During the Fall 2023 season the team currently plays in the Elite Development Central Maryland Small-sided League (EDP-CMSSL) Premier III. Games are held in Montgomery, Howard, and Anne Arundel counties. The current format for the games is 7 v7 and games are either played on natural grass or artificial turf.

During the Winter 2023-24 season the team will play Futsal in the Maryland Developmental Soccer League. This league is based in Rockville and the league’s format is 5 v 5 on a basketball or futsal court.

For the Spring 2024 the team will play in the EDP-CMSSL Premier II Division.

What tournaments do the team play in?

The team looks to attend 10 tournaments throughout the 10 month season. 4 tournaments in the fall, 2 tournaments in the winter, and 4 tournaments in the summer. See the tournaments that the team has played in or will be playing in for the future. Tournaments are always subject to change.

Fall Season

  • August – MDSL Scrimmagefest (Silver Spring, MD)
  • September – CMSA Labor Day (Bel-Air, MD) or OBGC Labor Day Tournament (Olney, MD)
  • October – Northern Virginia Battlefield Tournament (Haymarket, VA)
  • November – MDSL Fall Breakout (Silver Spring, MD)

Winter Season

  • January – MLK Cup (Washington, D.C.)
  • February – MDSL Futsal Classic (Rockville, MD)

Spring Season

  • March – Amanda Post Memorial (Columbia, MD)
  • May – Potomac Memorial Tournament (Germantown, MD)
  • June – Mid-Atlantic Cup (Germantown, MD)
  • June – MDSL/Doradus Scrimmagefest (Springfield, VA)

How much to join the team and what do we receive?

Joining the 2015 Green team is demanding on the player’s development but the player will improve. Also, we ask that the player be ready for the training as we spend alot of time with the ball and getting fit with the ball.

Practice uniform

  • 1 green jersey, 1 pair of brown shorts, and 1 pair of gray socks.

Game uniform

  • 1 gray jersey, 1 brown jersey, 1 pair of brown shorts, and 1 pair of gray socks.


  • 1 gray warm-up jacket, 1 black warm-up pants
  • 1 green backpack

*Note that all items are included in the price.

Cost: $425/season. We charge a one-time all inclusive fee per season that can be paid in up to two installments. If you do decide to pay in two installments then the cost is $460 for the season.


  • If withdrawing before the beginning of the 4th practice session, the player will receive a pro-rated refund minus a $75 cancellation fee. 
  • After the 4th practice session, there will be no refunds. 
  • Partial refunds will not be given for missed practices, games, or tournaments.