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Freedom Area Rec Council Registration Site

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Freedom Optimist Hall Rental

In order to rent the Freedom Optimist Hall please email and you will receive a Password so that you can register and pay. If you already have the password click here.

Freedom Optimist 2023 Spring Shooting Stars Clinic Player Registration

For: All Special Needs Children ages 5-18 (exceptions can be made) Free for all participants When: Friday, March 17 Friday, March 24 Friday, March 31 Friday, April 14 Rain make-up Date Friday, April 21 & April 28 Attend as many as you like. Every player will receive a T-shirt and soccer ball and award on the last night. Where: Freedom Park Softball Field #6 Outfield Time: Players: 6:30-7:30 Volunteers: 5:30-8:00 on March 17th and 6:00-8:00 on all other nights. Email for questions:


Thank you for volunteering with our special needs clinic • Adult Volunteers will get a T-shirt on the first night • Youth Volunteers are asked to wear their soccer jerseys Please choose the nights you wish to volunteer/mentor

Welcome to the Freedom Optimist Spring Soccer 2023 Registration

Come on out and join the fun. Boys and Girls ages 3 through Grade 8. Fees are: $70.00/player $5.00 sibling discount for each additional child in the family registered in our program. Regular Registration runs through January 31, 2023 Late Registration February 1 - February 15 - additional fees may apply. If you are volunteering in our program you must register as a volunteer - Make sure you go to our volunteer link to register. If you are a volunteer Coach or Assistant Coach you must also complete the Carroll County Background check– follow the instructions on the front page. Season runs on Sundays March 26 through May 21 (No games April 9) 1 week of practice and 7 weeks of games Sunday mornings at Eldersburg Elementary School This registration session will allow you to complete contact information, sign up for participation, and submit payment. Please read through each page carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately. To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or ACH Bank Account information available. Team sizes and age grouping will depend on the number of participants. Any sessions cancelled by circumstances beyond our control are non-refundable.

Welcome to Freedom Optimist Soccer Volunteer Registration

Thank you for volunteering. Please read through each page carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately.

Eldersburg Arrows – Youth Track and Field Spring 2023 Opens January 17

Registration: January – March 2023 (or until full) Season: March 14 – June 8, 2023 Description: • For athletes age 8 (as of 12/31/23) through 8th grade • Practices held on Tues/Thurs evenings at South Carroll HS • All meets take place on Sundays starting in April and are optional. • Space is limited to 50 athletes • Objective: Have fun while developing skills and appreciation for the sport of Track and Field. • Athletes separated by age and specialty (sprints; distance; long jump/high jump; shot put). Please note that field events are subject to change based on the availability of coaching staff. Parent volunteers are needed to help throughout the season! • Cost: $85 per athlete for 1st family member, $70 for each additional family member. Cost does not include uniform jersey (required for meets) that is purchased separately, nor does it include meet entry fees (typically $10). Questions, email:

Eldersburg Arrows – Youth Track and Field Spring 2023 - Volunteer Registration

Please follow directions here for Eldersburg Arrow Volunteer Registration

Freedom Optimist Soccer - Adult Spring Registration

Registration open Jan 5 - Feb 21. No late registrations will be accepted. Season runs from March 19 - May 14 (8 games) Ages: 18 and over When: Sunday mornings, game times TBD Where: TBD Cost: $60.00 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 team name and player list. Team captains must also register as a coach. Team sizes and number of teams will depend on the number of registrations. Refund Policy: 100% before March 1 less $15. Refund requests must be sent by email to the division coordinator ( Any games cancelled due to reasons beyond our control are non-refundable.

Freedom Fire Stars Dance Twirl Team

FREEDOM FIRE STARS Dance Twirl Teams Regional and State Dance Twirl Team Champions Come and be apart of a champion baton twirling teams. FREEDOM FIRE STARS Dance Twirl Teams is under the direction of Judi Marlatt, a registered National Baton Twirling Association Coach and Judge. Currently accepting new twirling members age 4 and up. Classes held at Piney Ridge Elem. School Gym. Thursday Beginner class 6:30 - 7:30 (1hour class) (class may be split if registration warrants) Tuesday and Saturday Advance Class 6:30 – 8:00 Tuesday and Saturday

Freedom Youth Volleyball Winter Registration 2022/23

Currently Waitlisting - to get on the waitlist and/or receive registration Password email: Stephanie at Place: South Carroll Senior & Community Center 5928 Mineral Hill Rd. Eldersburg, MD Winter Session will be: Intermediate - Mondays – January 9 (skills day), 16(practice), 23(practice), 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13 Beginners - Wednesdays - January 11 (skills day), 18 (practice), 25(practice), February 1, 8, 15, 22,  March 1, 8, 15 Cost: $120.00 *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 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.  Any sessions cancelled due to conditions beyond our control will be non-refundable. Questions:  email Stephanie at To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or ACH Bank Account information available.

Freedom Youth Volleyball Volunteer Registration

Register here to volunteer for Freedom Youth Volleyball

Freedom Adult Volleyball - Carrolltowne Elementary

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 -  Wednesday and Thursday Nights Carrolltowne Elementary School 6542 Ridge Rd, Sykesville, 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 or Kim Cost - $10.00 If you want to play both nights you must register for both nights. One time fee per night for all sessions September 15, 2022 - June 8, 2023 Wednesday Night Drop In Time:  6:30PM - 9:30PM Thursday Night Drop in Time: 6:30PM - 9:30PM

Freedom Adult Volleyball - South Carroll Senior Center - Friday Night

Adult Volleyball - Drop in Adult Volleyball – Friday Night 16 years old min with parent playing or 18 years old. Must be an experienced competitive player. Contact: Skip Bird - or Matt Hawn - South Carroll Senior Center 5928 Mineral Hill Rd Eldersburg, Md 21784 Cost - $15.00 Time: 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM Payment by Credit Card or ACH due at time of registration.

Freedom Adult Volleyball - South Carroll Senior Center - Saturday Night

Adult Volleyball - Drop in Adult Volleyball - Saturday Nights Saturday early session - April - October - 6:00PM - 9:15PM 18 years old minimum, HS varsity level skills or above. OR Saturday night late Advanced volleyball - All year long - 9:30 PM - 2:00 AM 18 years old minimum - Players need to know how to bump, set, spike, & serve consistently(75%). Players need to know their positions & their role in that position. Above all, they need to be willing to learn, take suggestions, and have fun. This is competitive play. 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. Cost - $15.00 For additional information Contact: Tan Lam, Matt Hawn, or Peter Martin

Freedom Optimist Rec Softball - Spring Registration

Girls Rec Softball Divisions are as follows: Pre/K-Kindergarten (must turn age 5 by Sept. 1, 2023) 1-2 grade (Coach/Machine Pitch) 3-5 grade (Player & Machine Pitch) 6-8 grade(Player Pitch) 9-12 grade(Player Pitch) - Playing in Carroll County Rec League - will require some travel but all in Carroll County -This is a perfect fit for high school aged players who want to keep playing softball outside of travel programs and/or high school teams. Practices begin March 15 for Grade 1-12 - Games begin for all divisions on April 15, 2023 and ends in early June. Fielding & Hitting Clinics: Free one-time session held early in the season. Great opportunity for extra practice and for first time coaches to pick up some ideas for practices. Pitching Clinics: Recurring weekly pitching clinics held in March, April, and May, provided at no charge courtesy of Freedom Softball. We need pitchers! Pitching is the hardest position on the field to fill and coach. The extra practice is great for players interested in pitching. The sessions are also a wealth of information for coaches who will be responsible for running weekly pitching practices with their pitchers later in the season. Games and Practices are at Eldersburg Elementary, Freedom Park, Hodges Park, and Old Liberty Road Park. Cost: $90.00/player – players will need glove,helmet, bat and for Division Grade 3-5 and above an infielders face mask if pitching or playing in the infield.  Questions – email -  Team sizes and age grouping will depend on the number of participants.  Any sessions cancelled by circumstances beyond our control (including weather cancellation) are non-refundable.

Freedom Optimist Softball - Spring 2023 Volunteer Registration

Register to Volunteer for Freedom Optimist Softball - Spring 2023 Season

Stepping Stars Dance - Recital - 2022/23

If you are interested in Stepping Star Dance contact Miss Selena at Welcome to Stepping Stars Dance CLASS LOCATION: South Carroll Senior and Community Center - 5928 Mineral Hill Road - Eldersburg, Md 21784 Classes start September 19, 2020 Session dates: Monday 9/19/22 - Saturday 6/17/23 (no classes between Oct 26 - Nov 9 - due to closure of facility for early voting) Schedule of classes: Monday: 6:30-7:30: 1st/2nd Grade (Ballet and Tap) - $375.00 7:30-9:00: High School (9-12th Gr) (Ballet, Tap, and Jazz) - $400.00 Tuesday: 6:00-7:30: 3rd/4th Grade (Ballet, Tap, and Jazz) - $400.00 7:30-8:30: Diva Squad (Tap/Jazz) - $375.00 Wednesday: 6:00-7:00: PreK - 5yr olds & Kinder (Ballet and Tap) - $375.00 7:00-8:30: 7/8th Grade (Ballet, Tap, and Jazz) - $400.00 Thursday: 5:30-6:00: 2 yo (Ballet only) - $330.00 6:00-7:00: 3 & 4 year olds (Ballet and Tap) - $375.00 7:00-8:30: 5th/6th Grade (Ballet, Tap, and Jazz) - $400.00 Friday: Performing Group/Choreo times to be determined - $400.00 (must already be enrolled in either the Monday HS or Wednesday MS class)

Freedom Area Ringers Community Handbell Choirs 2022/23

Freedom Area Ringers Community Handbell Choirs Full Year Class: Sept. 15, 2022 through May 18, 2023 - $75.00 Fall Session: (11 classes) Sept.15, 2022 - December 8, 2022 - $45.00 Winter/Spring Session: (13 classes) Feb. 9, 2023 - May 18, 2023 - $60.00 Fees include all materials and a performance shirt if needed Freedom Campanelle: Level 1 & 2 Music, Grades 4 - Adult: Thursday 6 PM – 7 PM Learn the basic mechanics of bell ringing, reading music notation, and teamwork moving toward the performance of several pieces of music. Freedom Forté: Level 2+ to 3+ Music, Grades 4 – Adult: Thursday 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM (Prior Bell Experience or music background necessary) Build on basic knowledge of music and note reading to practice and perform bell music with increased expression and musicality. Classes will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 1700 St. Andrews Way, Eldersburg (next to CCPL) under the direction of Linda Caviglia who has over 40 years of handbell experience. Freedom Area Ringers choirs will perform concerts in the winter and spring – dates to be determined by the groups. For more information, call Linda at 410-746-1221 or e-mail at

Freedom Area Basketball Registration - 2022/23 Season

The mission of the Freedom Area Basketball League (FABL) is to provide instruction and recreation in the game of basketball. In addition to skills development, sportsmanship and the enjoyment of participation will be emphasized. We offer an Intramural program, as well as select Travel Teams for more competitive play. We welcome all grades K-12. Players trying out for Travel Register in Travel Divisions Payment by Credit Card or ACH must be made at time of registration. Rec League Kindergarten - Co-Ed  - $100.00 Boys 1&2 -  $100.00 Girls 1&2 - $100.00 Boys 3&4 - $125.00 Girls 3&4 - $125.00 Boys 5&6 - $125.00 Girls 5,6&7 - $125.00 Boys 7&8 - $125.00 Boys 9-12 - $175.00 Girls 8-12 - $175.00 Groupings may change depending on registration numbers.  Travel League Boys - $125.00(other fees may incur) Grade 3, Grade 4. Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7 & Grade 8 Girls - $125.00(other fees may incur) Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7 & Grade 8 Family Max:  $300.00

Freedom Area Basketball League Volunteer Registration 2022/23

Register here to volunteer in the Freedom Area Basketball League Program.

Freedom Firebirds 2022/23 Registration

Welcome to the Freedom Firebirds Registration. Payment can be made by credit card or ACH. Depending on your team a payment plan may be offered. All fees are non-refundable.

Freedom Firebirds Volunteer Registration 2022/23

All Freedom Firebirds must register at on this site.

Freedom Soccer Club Player Registration 2022/2023

• Players must have a password to register. To obtain  the password please contact your coach. •Once selected for a FSC team, Players must register and pay within 3 days from time offer is made to join a team. • Player registration fee is $250 (non-refundable).    Credit card or ACH accepted.  • Coaches, assistant coaches, team managers, treasurers, and board members MUST also register at FSC Volunteer Registration.

Freedom Soccer Club Volunteer Registration

You must have a password to register here. All FSC Volunteers must register here.


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