Fall 2021 Registration Open
Registration for the Fall 2021 season is open at https://farc.sportssignup.com/site/ for boys and girls from age three to seniors in high school. Come out and join the fun!

MAKE SURE YOU REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR THE GRADE THEY WILL BE IN FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR.

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 “Volunteer Information – Background Check Requirements” and complete your volunteer registration and background check.

For additional information contact us via the Contact Us page.

Soccer Ball

Spring 2021 Update
Soccer BallSunday, May 16th: No games at Eldersburg Elementary. Coed 6-7-8 Division follows March 28th game schedule. Sunday, May 23rd: Eldersburg Elementary divisions follows March 28th game schedule. Coed 6-7-8 Division follows April 11th game schedule.

Exclusive Dick’s Sporting Goods Shopping Savings
Freedom Optimist Soccer

Dick’s Sporting Goods has partnered with Freedom Optimist Soccer again!

Be sure to take advantage of the year-long special offers linked to below from our partner DICK’S Sporting Goods.

These offers can be used in stores NOW, and the link is specific to our organization. Make sure to click the link to find a printable version of the coupons to bring into the store.

Every Season Starts at DICK’S Sporting Goods!

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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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:
  • Heat Index: 80-89 – Use caution; monitor athletes carefully for necessary action.
  • Heat Index: 90-104 – Use extreme caution; remove helmets and other equipment if not involved in contact.
  • Heat Index: 105-129 – Alter uniforms by removing items where feasible; practice should be shortened with low intensity & limited conditioning.
  • Heat Index: 130 & above – NO practices or games. Activities should be rescheduled for early/late in the day or an alternate date when the heat index is lower.

Use Weather Channel (PDF) or National Weather Service (HTML) to calculate Heat Index.

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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Coaching or Volunteering?

Volunteer Information – Background Check Requirements
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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