Freedom Optimist Soccer: Welcome

Welcome to Freedom Optimist Soccer

We have a new website!  Please visit https://www.freedomoptsoccer.com/ for any future updates.

For weather info call the Freedom Area Rec Council Hotline: (410) 549-6296 Option 5

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Weather Hotline and Heat, Thunder & Lightning Policies

Weather Hotline
If fhe fields are closed due to conditions or inclement weather is expected or occurring, call the Freedom Area Rec Council hotline at (410) 549-6296, Option 5, to check on field availability. On weekdays the message is updated by 3pm.

Heat, Thunder & Lightning Policy per Carroll County Recreation and Parks
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.

Wondering how to know the Heat Index?
https://www.weather.gov/media/unr/heatindex.pdf
http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/html/heatindex.shtml 

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 http://www.freedomarearec.com/2016/08/county-heat-policy.html.



The Freedom Optimist Soccer League is affiliated with the Freedom Area Recreation Council in cooperation with the Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks.

The Americans with Disabilities Act applies to the Carroll County Government and its programs, services, activities, and facilities. Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or who has a complaint should contact The Department of Citizen Services, 410.386.3600 or 1.888.302.8978 or MD Relay 7-1-1/1.800.735.2258 as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event.