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.

For weather and field information, call the Freedom Area Rec Council Hotline at (410) 549-6296. On weekdays the message is updated by 4pm.

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

Spring 2024 Season Update
Spring 2024 Season Update (as of 1 April, 2024)
Soccer BallRegistration for the Spring 2024 season has closed for all players in all divisions. Volunteers can still register.

This weekend is the second weekend of games during the Spring season, and possibly under beautiful soccer weather!

For divisions with referees, the referees will bring the game balls to the field. There is no equipment to pick up. If you need a pinnie for a goalie, stop by the equipment area at the fields where the red shirt wearing Board members are. Referees will perform equipment and uniform checks, so make sure all players are wearing their matching uniform socks overtop of shinguards (mandatory). Uniform shirts should be worn overtop of any sweatshirts, but referees have discretion as long as they can distinguish the team color.

For divisions without referees (Clinic and PreK/K), the first coach at a field (8am) should pick up an equipment bag from the equipment area. Then the bag is left at the field until the last session at the field ends (1pm for PreK/K teams on Fields 11a and 11b, 1pm for Clinic teams on Fields 12 and 13, and 11am for Clinic teams on Field 8), and the final teams at the fields need to return the bag to the equipment area.

Schedules have been posted to SportsEngine and our website. Make sure to download and log into the SportsEngine app using the same email address used for player registration to see your team and schedule. You may have to click the “Add Team” button to locate your team if it’s not automatically showing.

Make sure to follow our Facebook page for updates, special dates and additional information.

Shooting Stars Returns Spring 2024!
Freedom Optimist Shooting Stars Spring 2024
Shooting Stars ProgramOur Shooting Stars Program is returning this Spring!

For details, visit our Shooting Stars page and follow our Facebook page for updates.

Or visit Shooting Stars Player Registration directly to register. This registration form is for Shooting Star players.

Volunteer registration for all volunteers, including youth (ages 12 and older only) mentors, is available at Shooting Stars Volunteer Registration. All volunteers and youth mentors must pre-register! And after registration you will receive a confirmation email with additional instructions that must also be completed.

We’re proud that our Shooting Stars program was featured on WBAL-TV! (Click the image to visit WBAL-TV) Shooting Stars teaches soccer to youths with special needs

Or for more information contact us at shootingstars@freedomoptsoccer.com with any questions.