Shooting Stars Program

Returning again in Fall 2024 – Open to all kids of any need

Our Shooting Stars soccer program is open to all children ages 5-18 with physical, mental or emotional special needs

Fall 2024 Dates:August 16th (Opening Day!), August 23rd, August 30th, & September 6th from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
(Make-Up dates planned for September 13th and September 20th)
Location:Freedom Park, 100 Raincliff Road, Sykesville, MD 21784
Cost:NO COST (Pre-registration is required!)
Includes:All players receive a jersey, a soccer ball, an award (final night) … and a fun experience!  

The Freedom Optimist Shooting Stars program offers children with physical, intellectual, and/or emotional disabilities an opportunity to enjoy the game of soccer in a safe and supportive community environment. Use the registration button below to register your Stars Player. For more information download our flyer, or contact

Come out and be a Volunteer/Mentor!
Be part of the experience as a volunteer or mentor! ALL Adult Volunteers and Youth Mentors (ages 12 and older) must pre-register using the button below. After registration you will receive a confirmation email with additional instructions that must also be completed. Volunteers and Mentors should plan to be on hand 5:30pm – 8pm on Opening Day, and 6pm – 8pm on other dates.

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

And a BIG THANK YOU to our Shooting Stars Clinic Sponsors! Click Here to see the list of wonderful groups who helped make this event possible.

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