Recreation: U-5 – U-8

The Sandy Spring Soccer Club (SSSC) offers recreational programs in the spring, fall, and winter. This program is strictly for beginner soccer players who are looking to explore soccer and have fun in a non-competitive environment. There is no season to season comittment for this program similar to our Junior Academy and Academy programs, but when a player signs up for a season the expectation is for the player to complete the season. The spring season is typically from April – June, the Fall season is from September – November, and the Winter indoor season runs from December – March. Coaches are a mix of professional coaches who work with our Junior Academy and Academy programs, along with volunteer coaches. During the winter season, our professional coaches train the players twice a week. During the spring and fall seasons, our professional coaches train the players during the week and volunteer coaches coach the team on the weekends. There is positive feedback throughout the season and plenty of fun interactive games to keep the kids moving. We play various games like Dribble Tag, Red-Light Green Light, Get the Coach, 1 v 1, and so many more fun exercises. All of the players have a ball at their feet at all times, and our coaches are very much involved in their development and fun. Teams are grouped by 10-12 players.

Winter Season: January 4 – March 1, 2023

Days: Mondays and Wednesdays

Who: Boys & Girls, ages 4-8 years old. (Campers will be divided by age 4-5 year olds, 6-8 year olds and skill level)

Location: Cloverly Elementary School (800 Briggs Chaney Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905)

Times (4-5 year olds): Mondays – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Wednesdays – 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Times (6-8 year olds): Mondays – 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Wednesdays – 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm

Cost: $195 includes uniform (jersey, shorts, and socks) that must be worn during the program at all times.

Spring Season: April 13 – June 4, 2023

Practice Days: Thursdays

Who: Boys & Girls, ages 4-7 years old. (Players will be divided by age 4-5 year olds, 6-7 year olds and skill level)

Location: Sandy Spring Friends School (16923 Norwood Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860) – Turn right at the stop sign once you enter the campus and the fields are on the right.

Times (4-5 year olds): Thursdays – 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Saturdays – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Times (6-7 year olds): Thursdays – 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Saturdays – Games will range between 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Games: Saturday afternoons at the Sandy Spring Friends School. Games are 4 v 4 without goalkeepers and may be against other youth soccer clubs on the weekends, as well as intrasquad games where the SSSC players compete against each other. 

Cost: $225 per player (includes uniform – jersey, shorts, and socks that must be worn for practices and games)

We always NEED new volunteer coaches for Rec In-House teams. Please consider volunteering to head coach, assist or even help manage a team. Your child’s fee will be waived for volunteering. SSSC Recreational Program is 75% volunteer dependent, and without volunteer parents like you stepping up, our children would not be able to play. If you’d like more information on volunteering, please email the Rec Director.


If you are a new player then your uniform cost is included in your initial registration. If you are a returner and you need a larger size, then you will be able to purchase a uniform from The SSSC online shop. Click here. Uniform cost: $61 for a jersey, pair of shorts, and a pair of socks. You will be able to purchase the jersey ($28), shorts ($20), and socks ($13) separately.

Age Groups

Fall 2022 – Spring 2023

U5 = 4v4Boys & Girls6′ Pug GoalsCoaches Ref, No Goalies
U6 = 4v4Boys & Girls6′ Pug GoalsCoaches Ref, Goalies
U7 = 4v4Boys & Girls4′ x 6′ GoalsCoaches Ref, Goalies
U8 = 4v4Boys & Girls4′ x 6′ GoalsCoaches Ref, Goalies

SSSC reserves the right to combine age groups, if necessary.

If withdrawing before the beginning of the 1st practice session, the player will receive a pro-rated refund minus a $75 cancellation fee. 
After the 1st practice session, there will be no refunds. 
Partial refunds will not be given for missed practices or games.

For all questions about our Recreational program please feel free to email: 

Josh Burton

SSSC Recreational Director