Current Session Info

Freedom Adult Coed (16 & over) Soccer - Fall 2020

Individuals or Teams - everyone is welcome!! Come out and join the fun!!

Registration open July 5 - Aug 1. No late registrations will be accepted.
Registration is not complete until payment has been received.

Season runs from Sept 13 - Nov 15 (10 games)
When: Sundays, game times TBD
Where: TBD
Cost: $55.00 Returned checks will be assessed a $25.00 fee.

Choose your team. If your team is not listed, register under "Team Not Listed" and put your teams name in comments. If you are new to the league we will assign you to a team! If you wish to bring in a team please email ( ASAP with your name and Team Name. Team captains must also register as a volunteer. Team sizes and number of teams will depend on the number of participants.

Refund Policy: 100% before Aug 1 less $20 administrative fee, no refunds after Aug 1. Any games or sessions cancelled due to reasons beyond our control are non-refundable.

Freedom Field Hockey Fall 2020 Pre-Registration

The Freedom Field Hockey program provides girls and boys,4-14 years of age, an environment where they will gain knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to play field hockey. The sport of field hockey promotes teamwork, encouragement, and overall enjoyment. Our season runs from Aug. to early Nov.
Due to COVID-19, registration will open July 7th and close July 31st. No fee will be charged until we have a decision on the season with regards to games. It is anticipated that a decision regarding the season will be made in early August by Maryland Youth Field Hockey League). At this point those who registered in July will need to register for our Freedom Field Hockey 2020 Season.
Depending on the decision by Maryland Youth Field Hockey League we will be offering one of the two options below – these registrations will run August 10th – August 17th :
If we don't have games we will have a practice season with two practices a week for each level. The charge will be $35 per player.
A Full Season as Outlined Below
Clinic Play Grades Pre-K-2: $50.00 full season
Practice one evening each week (pre-season has optional 2nd practice in Aug). Play days are held on Saturdays or Sundays throughout the season and hosted by other programs starting in September and ending the first weekend of Nov.
3rd-4th Grade: $100.00 games
Practice two evenings each week, games on Sun.*
5th-6th Grade: $100.00 full season
Practice two evenings each week, games on Sun.*
7th-8th Grade: $100.00 full season
Practice two evenings each week, games on Sun.*
*Tournaments: A total of three tournaments are available and are typically held on Saturday (one in Sept and two in October) at an additional cost. Tentative dates for tournaments are as follows: Sept 20,Oct 4, &Oct 26,27 .
Each Player will receive a tee-shirt included.
Email questions to:
Find us on Facebook: Freedom Field Hockey

Freedom Rec Soccer Fall 2020

Welcome to Freedom Optimist Rec Soccer Registration
Registration is open from July 1 - July 31 - No late registrations!!
Fees are: $95.00/player
$10.00 sibling discount for each additional child in the family registered in our program.

Registration is not considered complete and your child will not be placed on a team until payment is received.

If you are volunteering in our program you must register as a volunteer - Make sure you register - after you register your child. If you are a volunteer Coach, Assistant Coach or Team Parent. You must also complete the Carroll County Background check– follow the instructions on the front page.

For additional information go to our website at or contact Ryan at

You should hear from your coach by early August.

Practice should begin 2nd/3rd week in August except for 3 & 4 year olds that when start on September 12 when the season begins.

Refund Policy: 100% thru July 31 less $20.00 administrative fee, No refunds after July 31, 2020 (Unless you have tried out for a high school team and have decided to not play with FOS this season - you will receive a full refund)

Anyone interested in refereeing can register starting July 5 at our referee registration on this site.

Team sizes and age grouping will depend on the number of participants. Any sessions cancelled by circumstances beyond our control are non-refundable.

Freedom Rec Soccer Referees 2020

Welcome to Freedom Rec Soccer Referee Soccer Registration

For Youth Referees you must play soccer for Freedom Optimist Soccer, FSC, or Liberty, Century or South Carroll High School.
Adult Referees must have previously refereed for FO Soccer Program.
When you register click on the player tab.

If you are a 1st or 2nd year referee you must attend 2 indoor clinics and possibly an outdoor clinic.
Session #1 Monday August 17th from 6:00 - 7:45 PM or 8:00PM – 9:45 PM at the Optimist Community Center Downstairs.

Session #2 Monday August 24th from 6:00 - 7:45 PM or 8:00PM – 9:45 PM at the Optimist Community Center Downstairs.

You must attend all sessions.

If you are a 3rd or more year referee then you must attend 1 clinic on Tuesday August 18th from 6:00 - 7:45 PM or 8:00PM – 9:45 PM at the Optimist Community Center Downstairs. . You must attend a session to referee.

You must attend a session to referee.
If you are a 3rd year or more and wish to referee at Eldersburg and not Freedom Park, then you need to attend the 1st & 2nd year referee clinics.

If for some reason you cannot attend the required sessions you must contact Chris at If you do not attend required sessions and do not have a waiver from the referee coordinator you will not be allowed to referee.

There is no fee to register. Registration will be open till August 16h for 1st & 2nd year referees and August 17th for 3rd year and beyond referees.

If you are a third year and beyond who would be interested in helping with training or be a lead referee at Eldersburg or Freedom Park.

If you are over 18 and are volunteering to help you will need to complete the Carroll County Background check.
Instructions can be obtained at our website: If you have any questions email Chris at

Adult Volleyball - 2020

Adult Volleyball - Drop in Adult Volleyball
Players age 18 or High School varsity level skill or better may be accepted. Contact: Peter Martin for details -

Friday and Saturday Nights

South Carroll Senior Center
5928 Mineral Hill Rd
Eldersburg, Md 21784

Register online - bring your confirmation email to your first session. Drop in and join the fun.
Players age 18 or High School varsity level skill or better may be accepted. Contact: Peter Martin for details
Cost - $15.00

One time fee for all sessions thru December 31, 2020
First night is free for introduction and team placement.

Friday Night Drop in
Time: 10:00 PM - 12:15 AM
For additional information for Fridays contact :
Skip Bird -

Saturday Night Drop in
Jan - March Time: 9:30pm to 12:30am
April - Oct Time: 6:00 PM - 12:30am
Nov - Dec Time: 9:30pm to 12:30am
For additional information for Saturdays contact:
Keith Kauffman 410-236-3675

Hall Rental - Freedom Optimist Building 2020

In order to rent the the Freedom Hall please email and you will receive a participation code so that you can register and pay.

Fees are:
Upstairs (Capacity - 60): $50.00/hour plus $275.00

Downstairs (Capacity - 225):
$600.00 - 4 hours
$650.00 - 5 hours
$700.00 - 6 hours
$750.00 - 7 hours
$800.00 - 8 hours

With this registration I agree that I will abide by all rules, regulations and terms set forth below for the Rental of the Freedom Optimist Hall (upstairs & downstairs) for the date and times listed on my registration.
IMPORTANT: You must email ( a copy of a Certificate of Insurance for General Liability in the amount of $500,000 naming the Optimist Club of Freedom District as “additionally insured” which can be secured from either a business or homeowner’s insurance provider once registration is complete. If this form is not received within 20 days of registration – this registration will be cancelled.

CANCELLATION: ½ of rental fee is Non-Refundable
BUILDING SECURITY: Upon completion of event and inspection credit card payers will be issued $200.00 refund back to your credit card from your rental fee within 30 days after your event date

For Pictures go the the link below:

FSC Travel Soccer 2020/2021

FSC Travel Soccer Club (U8 - U19) — 2020/2021 Season
• Tryouts are TBD. For tryout information and to register for tryouts please visit:
• If selected for a FSC team, Players must register and pay within 3 days from time offer is made to join a team.
• Players must have a participation code to register. To obtain a code please contact your coach.
• Player registration fee is $165 (non-refundable). Should any significant portion of the 2020/2021 season be cancelled due to COVID, the Board will evaluate issuing any refunds. Credit card or checks accepted. ($25 charge for returned checks).
• Coaches, assistant coaches, team managers, treasurers, and board members MUST also register here as a volunteer and must have a participation code to register.

Stepping Stars Dance - Summer 2020

Registration is closed

2020 Summer Dance Program Schedule

Costs are for instruction from June 29—August 10, 2019

Schedule of classes:
Mondays: 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10
5:15-5:45 18 mo.-23 mo. (cost: $45)
5:45-6:45: 3 year olds (cost: $55)
6:45-7:45: 5 year olds (cost: $55)
7:45-9:15: 6-12th Gr (cost $65)

Tuesdays: 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11
5:15-5:45: 2 year olds (cost: $45)
5:45-6:45: 4 year olds (cost: $55)
6:45-7:45: 1st Gr/2nd Gr (cost: $55)
7:45- 9:15: 6th/7th/8th Gr (Cost $65)

Wednesdays: 7/1, 7/8 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12
6:15-7:45: 3rd/4th/5th Gr (cost: $65)
7:45-8:45: Diva Squad (adults) (Cost: $55) (Tap only)

Class Location: Zoom Meetings - instructor will email links

Required Dance attire: (see email receipt for list of required dance attire)

-black leotards (any style)
-pink tights (non-shiny)

-pink leather ballet shoes
for ages 3-4 year olds: black tap shoes with the ribbon tie (no buckles or velcro)
for 5 yo -12th Gr: black slip on tap shoes
Ages 3rd Grade-12th Grade: Tan slip on jazz shoes

-shorts or sweatpants
-white tshirt

Ballet/jazz: Black slip on jazz shoe
Tap: black slip on tap shoe

-Hair should be worn in a bun.
Short hair: styled away from the face.

-Dance skirts are optional and may be worn to class.
-Dancers should use a dance bag to carry dance shoes to and from class.
-Do not wear dance shoes outside.

Arnis Tae Kwon-Do - 2019-2020

Registration is closed

Arnis Tae Kwon-Do

Develop confidence, self defense, discipline, courtesy and self-control through the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon-Do. Classes are coed, 10 weeks long, and offered year-round. Classes are held at the Linton Springs Elem. Community Room, 375 Ronsdale Road, Eldersburg for the following age groups.
5-7 year old, 8-12 year old and 13 year old - Adult

Program geared for beginners to black belt.

10 Week Sessions
Fall Sep 3-Nov 5 Late fee after Sept 17
Winter Nov 12 - Jan 23
Winter/Spring Jan 28 - April 9
Spring TBD

Age 5-7 - Thursdays 5:30 PM -6:15 PM
Age 8-12 - Tuesday 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Age 13-adult - Tuesday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Ages according to start of session.

1 class per week for 10 weeks $76 (10 classes)
1-1/2 classes per week 10 weeks $93(15 classes)
2 classes per week for 10 weeks $107(20 classes)

Late fee $15.00

Please contact 410-871- 2125 for any questions.

Volleyball 2019 - 2020

Registration is closed

Place: South Carroll Senior & Community Center
5928 Mineral Hill Rd. Eldersburg, MD

We have sessions throughout the year. Days vary by session
Fall, Winter and Spring will have:
*Skills Day (you will get an email with your assigned time the week before Skills Day)
*Team practices-(Time slots will be emailed after skills day)
*Multiple weeks of league play - time frame listed on divisions

Summer Sessions
See specifics under registration - Grades 3-12

Please be advised that if you are paying for registration by check prior to first day of the session- your registration will be deleted if payment has not been received.

Refund Policy: Twenty dollars of the tuition in non refundable. Refunds on remaining balances may be requested in writing no later then 14 days prior to the beginning of each session.

Freedom Coed Slow Pitch Over 16 Softball Spring 2020

Registration is closed

Freedom Adult Coed Slow Pitch Softball – Spring 2020 – Registration will open February 1, 2020

You must have a participation code to register for this program.

All managers must register as a Manager in the Players division and a player in the Managers division.
Players register in the player division as a player.
Registration is by Team Only - if you have a team please email for Participation
Code and send Team Info.

Cost is $550.00 per team - fee includes all league and umpire fees. Uniforms are not included - if you wish to order uniforms you can contact Bob at

If you are an individual player looking for a team, please email us at and we will try to find a team for you.

Registrations are not considered complete until payment has been received and your team has registered as players. Please email a list of your players so I know when your team is complete

We will once again use a double header format – 2 -55-minute games – player starts with 1-1 count then 1 foul ball – 7 inning games.

Season runs March 29 through July 12 Sundays at Freedom Park Field 5 & 6 (No Games Easter Sunday, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day Weekend and Father's Day) -10 weeks and two rain dates)
Location: Freedom Park

Team Managers meeting Sunday February 23 at Freedom Optimist Hall Upstairs 7:00 PM.

All payments must be received by March 8th or your team will not be added to the schedule

Refund Policy - There is a $25.00 non-refundable admin fee. There will be a $25.00 fee for any returned checks.

Any Sessions cancelled for reasons beyond our control are non-refundable

Freedom Firebirds Travel Softball 2019-20

Registration is closed

Welcome to the Freedom Firebirds registration page.

Congratulations on making a Firebird team this season.

As you register you will be required to enter a participation code. You can contact your team manager for this code if you have not already received it.

You will also be asked to select a team -- select the team your child will be playing for this season.

If you are a volunteer you need to also register as a volunteer.

You must have tried out for a Freedom Firebird Team and have been selected to play on that team in order to register.

All Registration check payments needs to be mailed to Freedom Rec
Po Box 999 Sykesville, Md. 21784.

Getting Help

If you need help with the registration process, click here to submit a request, or contact:

For assistance with Freedom Coed Adult Soccer League,

For assistance with Freedom Field Hockey,

For assistance with Freedom Optimist Rec Soccer,

For assistance with Freedom Rec Soccer Referee Registration,

For assistance with Freedom Adult Volleyball,

For assistance with Freedom Optimist Hall Rental,

For assistance with FSC Travel Soccer,

For assistance with STEPPING STARS DANCE,

For assistance with Arnis Tae Kwon-Do,

For assistance with Freedom Youth Volleyball League,

For assistance with Freedom Coed Adult Slowpitch Softball League,

For assistance with Freedom Firebirds Travel Softball,

For more information, visit the Freedom Area Recreation Council website at



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Freedom Area Recreation Council

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Step 1) Click LOGIN/REGISTER and create an account - please include cell phone number - if you have                

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Step 2) Add your children (when adding grade use current grade in school) and/or spouse to the account

Step 3) Register your participants - scroll to find the program you want to register for

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