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Saturday, July 26 is FINAL registration for baseball!  Soccer & Flag Football registration is closed.
Welcome to SMYO's home on the web!

Home of SMYO Soccer, SMYO Flag Football and the SMYO Baseball MUSTANGS!

SMYO has been serving the youth of Charles County since 1971. 

We currently offer programs in soccer and baseball, and Flag Football!  Our Soccer Program has been growing each and every season.  Our Baseball Programs offer a Recreational League as well as a Brand New Travel League.  We also offer FREE Fitness and Fundamentals Clinics for each sport at the beginning of the Spring and Fall Sporting Seasons.  Our facilities in Pomfret, Maryland offer players and their families a concessions stand, Clubhouse, Playground, three batting cages, four baseball fields, five soccer fields and 2 flag football fields.  Come check us out. 

All Players Welcome!

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Election Results
by posted 07/21/2014


Here are the winners:

President - Kris Parnes

Vice-President - Emily Long

Treasurer - Darlena Griffith

Secretary - Marquita Queen


3 General Board Members:

Matt Falkenstein

Naima Vinson

Nathan Beller


Winners begin serving their 2 year terms August 1, 2014.  The Board Meetings are open

to all members at all times, next meeting is August 6,2014.

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Summer Baseball Clinic
by posted 06/30/2014



10U Level and Older


The SMYO TRAVEL Team Managed by Coach Nick Mammano is holding a Baseball Clinic for players going into the 10U Level and Up. It is open to girls and boys that want to learn more about the game of baseball.


If you have been playing for years or this is your first time – we have something we can teach you.


The Clinic will cover but not limited to:

  • Pitchers –

    • Pitching forms

    • Understanding the strike zone

    • Holding Runners on

    • Pick off moves to the different bags

    • What is a baulk

    • Keeping a good pace

  • Catchers –

    • Stances with and without runners

    • Defensive Blocking

    • Understanding the strike zone

    • Throwing to the different bags

    • Covering on plays at the plate

    • How to work with the pitcher

  • Infield Positions –

    • Core Fundamentals

    • Reading the batter

    • Covering the bag on plays from the field

    • Covering the bag on plays from the catcher

    • Holding the runners on

  • Outfield Positions –

    • Core Fundamentals

    • Reading the batter

    • Knowing where to go when the ball is hit

    • Hitting the cutoff


  • Batting –

    • Core Fundamentals of a good swing

    • Swinging through the ball

    • Understanding the strike zone

    • Bunting for base hit and/or for sacrifice


  • Base Running –

    • Proper leading – primary and secondary (for the levels that can)

    • Getting a good jump on a steal (for the levels that can)

    • Reading the pitcher

We will also cover:

Run Downs – Sliding – and anything else that is baseball oriented that we think off.




The Dates:

Tuesday July 22th and Thursday July 24th from 6pm to 8pm–ish (2hours)

Saturday July 26th from 9am to 12pm-ish (3 hours)

Players should arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to start time. Parents will need to sign the player in for each day.


The Fee:

$25 per day or $60 for all three.

Cash or check (make check payable to Cindy Mammano) payable at beginning of each day

There is no guarantee on what is covered in each day – we will move at the pace of the players


The Location:

SMYO Sports Complex

8210 Marshall Corner Rd

Waldorf, Md 20675


Players are required to show with glove and hat at a minimum. Baseball pants or sweat pants are recommended. If they have their own cleats, bats, and helmets they should bring them. We will have some helmets and bats on hand. (Please have their names on all of their equipment.) Each player should bring something to drink for each night.


To pre-register or for questions email: (subject line SMYO Clinic)

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SMYO Summer Soccer
by posted 06/26/2014
SMYO FUTBOL Fridays!!!

Futbol Fridays Park Game Fields


Dates - June 27, July 3(Thursday), 11, 18 and 25 and August 1


*****Change in venue for 11 July -- Davis Middle School Tennis Courts 6:30-8:30pm -- Bring sneakers/tennis shoes/soccer cleats/socks/shin guards and LOTS of water/gatorade!!!*****


Time - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Open practice/workout period - 6:30pm - 7:00pm

Open play period - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Cost - $5 for 6 Fridays - cover cost of field use

Who - 9-17 year olds


Coaches role:

To remain on the premises to provide oversight. We are there to make sure that safety rules are followed and enforced. We will do everything we can to keep them safe. But accidents happen. Ankles get rolled, noses bleed and knees get can happen no matter how cautious we may be. However, we will not interfere with the lessons, both good and bad, that playing the game include. We will intervene in cases where bullying may be starting to root or if players can’t “let it go”. Coach Phillip White and myself will be the primary contact for this program. Any other Coaches that want to volunteer, please let me know.




- No slide tackling from behind - player will be sent home

- No hanging on the goals

- No dangerous play (intentional tripping, high cleats, etc) - player will sit out

- Mandatory play stoppage every 20 minutes - 2 minute rest/water break


- Cleats, shin guards, and appropriate athletic attire

- MUST bring plenty of water/Gatorade/Powerade

- Bring a soccer ball



Players Role:


- Have the desire and attitude to laugh, have fun, sweat, run, fall, get better, work on new moves or get better at old moves. If you want the ball, work for it. Go score! Perform a stepover! Do a rainbow! Whatever you want to do is ok because IT’S YOUR GAME!


- Imagination. Creativity. Courage. Hustle - Bring your A game. Bring your B game so you can work to have an A game. Try something new; get better at something old. Watch, play, try, learn, try again.


The Game:

- Make your own teams and team sizes

- Play with a Keeper or without

- Play with uneven numbers

- Play full-field with last man back using their hands or half-field with Puggs

- No Puggs? Use soccer bags as goals

- Score only on headers

- Play to 6 goals



- Just PLAY!


Parents role:

- Ensure your player(s) bring plenty of water/Gatorade

- Pick them up on time

- Allow them to play as if no one is watching. You have two hours of free time -- run errands, take a walk around Bensville Park, read a book

- Let them play as if they were down the street -- only yell when it is time to go home


***Please contact SMYO Soccer Commissioner for information .. ***

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Fall Registration
by posted 06/01/2014

     Fall Registration Is OPEN!      


We offer baseball, flag football, soccer, and 14U & 16U travel baseball. 
For program details, select a left button.  We offer ON-LINE, or WALK-IN registration.

ON-LINE Registration - click on the REGISTRATION button located above.

July Walk-in Registration


July 12 & 19 (all sports)

July 26 (baseball ONLY)


NEW!  Soccer Registration is CLOSED!  You may send an email to to ask for late registration, if spaces are available.  Send your contact information and your child's birth date (include Month, Day, & Year).  A $25 late fee will apply.


Registration Costs & Fundraiser

Registration is $125 per player (this includes the $25 fundraiser fee). 
If you register more than one child, the 2nd child is $125 but the 3rd or more registration is $100.

NOTE - if you register a child in more than one sport, the system will track the 3rd, 4th, etc. registration and not charge a fundraiser fee.

Fundraiser drawing - NEW this fall! Each sport will hold separate drawings for three $100 awards.  Each players' name will be entered into their sports drawing (provided their registration includes the fundraiser fee).  Drawing will be held the first Saturday we have games (tentatively, September 6).

SMYO Clubhouse on Route 227 in Pomfret.
Directions & map located under FIELD LOCATIONS (left tab buttons) & select first facility SMYO.

Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE once a player has been placed on a roster

  *****  SMYO DOES NOT GUARANTEE  requests for specific coaches, teams, or practice nights.  Due to volunteer coach's schedules, roster availability and field availability.  *****

It is SMYO policy to try and keep previous season's teams together. 
However, it is not always possible.

MANAGING OR COACHING - For anyone interested in managing or coaching who did not coach & complete this in the spring, please download the SMYO Volunteer Form.  



 For Soccer, please review the following age brackets.   If you have program questions, we provide program information for each age group, select the left soccer button for more drop-down buttons or email the Soccer Commissioners at .

U18 CO-ED August 1, 1996 - July 31, 2000
U14 August 1, 2000 - July 31, 2002
U12 August 1, 2002 - July 31, 2005
U9 August 1, 2005 - July 31, 2007
U7 August 1, 2007 - July 31, 2009
PeeWee August 1, 2009 - July 31, 2010
*must be 4 years old before August 1

Mail-in Forms - Soccer requires a birth certificate copy for all new members.


SMYO proudly offers baseball for youth in 6U/T-Ball, 8U Coach Pitch, and 10U.  Additionally, we will offer tryouts to two travel teams:  14U and 16U.  If you have any questions, please email .

4 Year Olds turning 4 by April 30, 2014 are accepted in our 6U/Tee Ball program.

6U/Tee Ball - Ages 4-7 (Depending on Skill Level)
8U/Coach Pitch - Ages 7-8 (6 Yr Olds can play up if evaluated by SMYO Staff)
10U - Ages 8-10 (Depending on Skill Level



The Spring season was phenomenal but unfortunately our Fall numbers are extremely low due to tackle football.

We would like to offer you registration in Soccer or Baseball.

We do apologize for this and we will keep everyone's information for contact in the Spring.

If you would like to inquiry about Late Soccer or Baseball registration, please email or .

Registration ends 26 July 2014.


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Gretton Goal Keeping Summer Camp
by posted 05/31/2014
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2014 Summer Camp Info


Gretton Goalkeeping is pleased to announce the dates for the 12th Annual Summer Camp Series. Below you find the dates, locations, and tentative time frames that each week will be offered. The camp week is 4 DAYS (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday). Each day is designed to last 2.5 hours*. The cost of each week long camp will be $215.00 for camps in MD and $275 for camps in VA. Field Player training camps will also be offered. 


To place a reservation please email or call 301.643.8992


College Level Camps will be offered at various times/weeks during the summer all over Southern, MD. If you are interested in a college level camp, please email me. 


*Durations each day are designed to last 2.5 hours, but the time might be scaled down, depending on number of participants. A time formula will be followed to match the number of participants attending each day. 


**Time frames are subject to change**


A $50 non-refundable deposit will be required to secure a reservation.


CAMPS RUN MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, AND FRIDAY! Except the week of August 4th (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday).


Week of June 30th
La Plata, MD | Ages 8-12 | 9:00-11:30am
Leonardtown, MD | Ages 8-12 | 6:00-8:30pm
Week of July 14th

Prince Frederick, MD | Ages 8-12 | 6:00-8:30pm
Week of July 21st

Park Hall, MD | Ages 13-17 | 9:00-11:30am
Prince Frederick, MD | Ages 13-17 | 6:00-8:30pm

Week of July 28th

La Plata, MD | Ages 13-17 | 9:00-11:30am
Prince Frederick, MD | Ages 13-17 | 6:00-8:30pm

Week of August 4th
Park Hall, MD | Ages 13-17 | 9:00-11:30am
La Plata, MD | Ages 13-17| 6:00-8:30pm

Week of August 11th

Prince Frederick, MD | Ages 8-12 | 9:00-11:30am
Leonardtown, MD | Ages 8-12 | 6:00-8:30pm
Week of August 18th
La Plata, MD | Ages 8-12 | 9:00-11:30am

Week of August 25th

Haymarket, VA | All AGES (2 separate age groups) | Times TBD


Regular Summer Training 
Gretton Goalkeeping will offer weekly personal, small group, and sibling training throughout the summer. If you are interested in any of these programs please contact

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Dick's Sporting Goods Sponsorship
by posted 03/23/2014
                 Dick's Sporting Goods is a Sponsor of SMYO.
 Dick's Sporting Goods has offered discount savings for our members.
Select the sport that your child plays and print the coupons.



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SMYO Soccer
by posted 02/24/2014

2014 Fall Soccer Season!

Registration Begins 1 JUNE!!! If there are any question, please contact

Fall Age Groups

U18 August 1, 1996 - July 31, 2000

U14 August 1, 2000– July 31, 2002

U12 August 1, 2002 – July 31, 2005

U9 August 1, 2005 – July 31, 2007

U7 August 1, 2007 – July 31, 2009

PeeWee Soccer – Aug 1, 2009 – Jul 31, 2010

(must be 4 yrs by Aug 1st)

Maryland State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA) E License Course

All E License courses are closed.

Go to
Click Coaches Education to find the information for the E License Course

or any other State Soccer License

Entry Level Referee Course Information
Click Here

National Alliance for Youth Sports Online Clinics
Mandatory for all SOCCER Coaches for Spring 2014

The videos also features great commentary and personal experiences shared by well-known and highly respected professional and collegiate coaches, as well as insights from some of the nation's leading youth sports educators.
Board Meetings
1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month @ 6:30pm

Spring March-June
Registration for Spring - December through mid-February

Fall September-October
Registration for Fall - June through mid-July

SMYO Policy parents may not request coaches, practice nights/times, or practice/games locations.
SMYO Policy states no refunds after a player has been placed on a team.

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Field Status
SMYO - Pomfret TBD (7/24) 
SMYO 1 - Pomfret OPEN (7/24) 
SMYO 2 - Pomfret OPEN (7/24) 
SMYO 3 - Pomfret OPEN (7/24) 
SMYO 4 - Pomfret OPEN (7/24) 
SMYO Batting Cage 1 - Pomfret OPEN (7/24) 
SMYO Batting Cage 2 - Pomfret OPEN (7/24) 
SMYO Batting Cage 3 - Pomfret OPEN (7/24) 
SMYO Clubhouse - Pomfret OPEN (7/24) 
SMYO Concessions - Pomfret OPEN (7/24) 
SMYO Football Field 1 - Pomfret OPEN (7/24) 
SMYO Football Field 2 - Pomfret OPEN (7/24) 
SMYO Soccer PeeWee A - Pomfret OPEN (7/24) 
SMYO Soccer PeeWee B - Pomfret OPEN (7/24) 
SMYO Soccer U7 - Pomfret OPEN (7/24) 
SMYO Soccer U9 - Pomfret OPEN (7/24) 
SMYO Soccer U9 Game - Pomfret OPEN (7/24) 
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Help SMYO by making a donation or being a sponsor.  We accept donations from individuals and offer sponsorship levels for businesses.  Please help SMYO continue for another 40 years providing a learning, fun, and safe environment for soccer and baseball.  We are the only non-profit youth sports organization in Charles County that own their own property and we offer two sport programs for all players.   If you want to sponsor a specific activity or item (for example, field light replacement, new digital sign by the road), please contact us at
Board Of Directors
SMYO Board of Directors
Kris Parnes - President
Acting Baseball Commissioner

 -Vice President (

Dee Griffith - Treasurer

Marquita Queen-Foxworth - Secretary

Melissa Blondell - Soccer Commissioner

Bobby Hudler - Co-Flag Football Commissioner

Stephanie Stanton

Laureen Salvagnini

Nick Mammano - (The Man)
Baseball Clinic Chairman

Jay Weyrich - Co-Flag Football Commissioner

Joe Moniz

Emily Hammet

Joyce Dinello, Advisor

If you are interested in being considered for a Board of Directors position, please contact .

Board Meetings occur on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month.  All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.