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.

To receive the quickest updates regarding weather related game and practice updates, field status and other information, Like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

For weather and field information call the Freedom Area Rec Council Hotline at (410) 549-6296.

Spring 2021 Update
Soccer Ball All games for Sunday, March 28th have been cancelled due to weather conditions.
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Freedom Optimist Soccer

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Weather Hotline and Heat, Thunder & Lightning Policies
Weather Hotline
Call the Freedom Area Rec Council hotline at (410) 549-6296 to check on field availability.  On weekdays the message is updated by 3pm.
Carroll County Recreation and Parks Heat, Thunder & Lightning Policy
Thunder and Lightning: At the first sound of Thunder or the first sighting of Lightning – All outdoor recreation council activities are to be stopped and the participants must clear the fields to a protected area and wait 30 minutes before activities can resume. Any additional occurrence restarts the 30 minute count until activities can resume.  You can read the official policy at County Heat, Thunder and Lightening Policy.
Heat: Approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the activity, temperature and heat index reading should be taken at the site or from www.weather.com or a comparable source. The following are recommended guidelines for coaches, program leaders and volunteers to follow with regards to Department sponsored youth activities:
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Volunteer Information – Background Check Requirements – REVISED SPRING 2021
Starting Spring 2021: All volunteers must also complete and send in Volunteer Registration Form. This is in addition to the background check.

If you are volunteering in our program as a Coach, Assistant Coach or Team Parent you must register as a volunteer.  Make sure you register yourself at https://farc.siplay.com and select the Volunteer option.  There is no cost to register.

To start your background check, go to Carroll County’s custom application online submitting portal at https://carrollcountyrecreationandparks.quickapp.pro/positions and click the Apply button for Freedom Area.

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