Freedom Optimist Soccer: Welcome

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Welcome to Freedom Optimist Soccer

Freedom Optimist Soccer Information Line: (410) 795-7697

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Fall 2016 Registration - Open Now (Early Registration discounts available)

Recreation Soccer registration for boys and girls from age three to seniors in high school is open!  Come on out and join the fun,

Online registration at https://farc.siplay.com is now open.  And something new this year – register and pay in April and get a $5.00 discount per child!

We will have 2 walk up sessions and will provide computers and assistance in registering, uniforms for sizing and folks to answers any questions on Saturday May 7th, and 14th at the Freedom Optimist Hall Upstairs on Rt. 32 (next to Pizza Hut) from 10-2.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR THE GRADE THEY WILL BE IN FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR.

If your child is trying out for an FSC Travel Team – Do Not Register. No late registration fee will be accessed if you do not evaluate onto a travel team and register late. Contact Sue Chaney at freedomoptsoccer@gmail.com for assistance registering if your player does not evaluate onto an FSC Travel team.

Fees:
$80.00/player with a $10.00 sibling discount for each additional child in the family registered in our program.

  • Register by April 30th for a $5 Early Bird Discount (must be paid by Credit Card).  Any registrations not paid by April 30 will have $5.00 fee added to registration cost.
  • Registrations from May 1st – May 31st will be at normal fees.
  • Registrations from June 1st through July 31st will include a $15.00 last registration fee.
Registration is not considered complete and your child will not be placed on a team until payment is received.

For additional information check out our website at www.eteamz.com/fosoccer or email us at freedomoptsoccer@gmail.com.



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.

And new this year you must also complete the Carroll County background check.  Carroll County is now requiring background checks for all Board Members, Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Team Parents involved in youth sports who are 18 and over.

More information, including the process to complete the background check, can be found in the Handouts section under Carroll County Background Check Requirements.



Freedom Optimist Soccer Board Openings

Freedom Optimist Soccer is looking for Board volunteers.  Make a difference in the program and join the team - training is available!

New opportunities for Board members include:

  • Coordinators for: 
    • Clinic (3-4 year olds) Division
    • Boys 4 Division
    • Girls 1 Division
    • Girls 2 Division
  • League Secretary 
  • Field Setup Manager
  • Equipment Manager 
  • Team Parent Coordinator
Email freedomoptsoccer@gmail.com for additional information and Thanks!


How to register to become a Freedom Soccer Referee

If you or your child wishes to referee in our program this season please have them register at https://farc.siplay.com – Freedom Soccer Referee 2016 as a player.  There is no cost to register.

Make sure you click participant/player, not volunteer, and select player. If you do not register this way then you will not be able to referee.

You must be in at least 7th grade to referee.

If you have any questions regarding registration do not hesitate to contact Sue Chaney using the information below.

Sue Chaney
Referee Coordinator 
fosreferees@gmail.com



Freedom Soccer Fall Adult Coed Outdoor Soccer

Fun league for ages 16 and older!

Registration online by team or individual at https://farc.siplay.com.

If you have a team please email freedomoptsoccer@gmail.com with coaches and team name.

Registration: Begins on July 1st and will be open until August 1st
Late Registration: Open from August 1st - 15th

Games will be played Sunday mornings and the season runs from September  through mid-November.



Help Support Freedom Soccer with Cash for Causes

Support the Freedom Soccer league all season long just by buying groceries!

When you order Martin's Gift Cards a percentage of each card sold goes back to the league. The proceeds help toward new goals, equipment, our new scholarship fund and more.

Cards are available in denominations of $50 and $100. Email freedomoptsoccer@gmail.com before Thursday each week with your order and the cards will be available the following Saturday.

More information about all of these opportunties is available in the Fundraising section in the Handouts area.



Weather Policies

Weather Hotline
If fhe fields are closed due to conditions or inclement weather is expected or occurring, call the Freedom Optimist Soccer hotline at (410) 795-7697, Option 1, to check on field availability. On weekdays the message is updated by 5pm.

Thunder & Lightning Policy per Carroll County Recreation and Parks
Once lightning is observed or thunder is heard during outdoor recreation council activities, all athletic fields must be cleared for a period of 20 minutes. If lightning is observed (or thunder heard) again, the 20 minute period of cleared fields starts over. You can read the official policy at: http://freedomarearec.com/WeatherPolicy.pdf



Frequently Asked Questions

See our FAQs.

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.