Freedom Optimist Soccer

Welcome to Freedom Optimist Soccer!

Freedom Optimist Soccer offers a recreational soccer league in Eldersburg and Sykesville, MD for boys and girls from age 3 to seniors in high school.

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For weather and field information, call the Freedom Area Rec Council Hotline at (410) 549-6296. On weekdays the message is updated by 3pm.

Have a question? First check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Shooting Stars 2021 Clinic
Freedom Optimist Shooting Stars 2021 Clinic
Join us Friday, August 13th, Friday, August 20th, and Friday, August 27th at Freedom Park Soccer Field 1 for Free Soccer Clinics for special needs players ages 5-18!

   Freedom Park Soccer Field 1
   Friday, August 13th, Friday, August 20th, and Friday, August 27th from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
   Special Needs players of all abilities ages 5-18 Exceptions can be considered for special needs players of other ages, contact us
   No cost. Free
Other Details
   Players and volunteers should register for all three nights. It’s okay if they can’t make one of the nights.
   Players will get a T-shirt and soccer ball on the first night and medallion on the last night.
   Player Mentors and Adult Volunteers must also pre-register!
   Adult Volunteers will get a T-shirt on the first night.
   Adult Volunteers will be on hand 5:30pm – 8pm on Friday, August 13th, and 6pm – 6pm on Friday, August 20th, and Friday, August 27th.

Registration is available via the Click Here to Register button on our homepage. It takes you to the Freedom Area Rec Council site where you’ll find FO Soccer Shooting Stars Soccer Clinic – 2021 in the list of programs open for registration.

See the attached FOS Shooting Stars 2021 Clinic Flyer for more information or contact Ryan Hahn at with any questions.

Summer 2021 Soccer Camp
Summer Soccer Camp
Join us August 9th through August 13th at Glenelg Country School for Half Day Summer Soccer Camps! These camps are designed for Pre-K/Kindergarten and Grades 1 – 2 aged children and include specifically designed games and drills for the age groups.

   Glenelg Country School (12793 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042)
   August 9th through August 13th
     9:00am-10:30am for Pre-K/Kindergarten players
     10:30am-Noon for Grades 1 and 2 players
The Camp will…
   be run by licensed soccer coaches specializing in the development of players at these ages!
   be held on the beautiful fields at Glenelg Country School!
   focus on basic skills to develop well-rounded players, right from the start!
   make the game fun to practice and play!

Space will be limited so register early!

See the attached FOS Summer 2021 Clinics Flyer for more information and camp costs or contact Coach Brad Sellar at with any questions or to register.

Fall 2021 Registration
Fall 2021 Registration Open
Registration for the Fall 2021 season is open at for boys and girls from age three to seniors in high school. Come out and join the fun!


The season starts in August when practice begins, except for the 3 & 4 year old Clinic Divisions that start in September when the regular season begins, and continues through mid-November.

Registration fees are $100.00/player with a $10.00 sibling discount for each additional child in the family when registered in our program at the same time. Registration is not considered complete and your child will not be placed on a team until payment is received.
Early Registration Discount: Register between April 1st and April 30th and receive a $5 discount!
Regular Registration: Register between May 1st and May 31st.
Late Registration: Registrations after June 1st will be subject to a $15 late fee. Registrations after July 1st will be subject to a $25 late fee.

Registration is not considered complete and your child will not be placed on a team until payment is received.

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY! Team sizes and age grouping will depend on the number of participants. Registration is first come/first serve so register early if you have a special coach or player request. Certain Divisions are going to fill up fast this year. WE CAN NOT GUARANTEE TEAM PLACEMENT IF YOUR PLAYER WAS PUT ON THE WAIT LIST.

Refund Policy
100% thru July 15th less $20.00 administrative fee, No refunds after July 15, 2021.

Trying out for a High School Team?
If you are registering your high school player and they are also trying out for their high school team please note that on their registration. Should they make the high school team your registration fee will be refunded in full.

Trying out for a FSC Travel Team?
If your child is trying out for an FSC Travel team – Do Not Register. Refunds are not offered if a player withdraws to play with a travel team. Late fees are waived for players trying out for FSC Travel teams that do not evaluate onto a team and register late for FOS.

Coaching or Volunteering?
Make sure to read the section “Coaching or Volunteering? Background Check Requirements” on the sidebar and complete your volunteer registration and background check.

For additional information contact us via the Contact Us page.