Fall Ball 2024 - 3 weeks left to register

Fall Ball Registration is open and will run through 08-01-24.

In order to keep the girl’s skills fresh, we will focus on instruction and reinforcing skills learned this Spring - while teaching new players the game of softball. We will have practices on Sundays at Eldersburg Elementary School and Games and on Tuesdays or Thursday nights at Freedom Park.

There will be three divisions:
  • Grades 1-2 (Sundays and Thursday)
  • Grades 3-5 (Sundays and Tuesdays)
  • Grades 6-8 (Sundays and Thursday)
The seasons will run from 9/8 through 11/7.
Registration is $70 per child. T-Shirts will be provided with registration.
If you are volunteering you MUST register online.

Fall Ball

 Registration is open and will run through 08-01-24

In order to keep the girl’s skills fresh, we will focus on instruction and reinforcing skills learned this Spring - while teaching new players the game of softball.   We will have practices on Sundays at  Hodges Park and Games and/or Scrimmages on Tuesdays for  and Thursday  nights  at Freedom Park. 

There will be three divisions: 

Grades 1-2 (Sundays and Thursday)
Grades 3-5 (Sundays and Tuesdays) 
Grades 6-9  (Sundays and Thursday)

The seasons will run from 9/8 through 11/7.
Registration is $70 per child.  T-Shirts will be provided with registration.

Register at: https://freedomarearec.sportngin.com/

If you are volunteering you MUST register online.

2024 Freedom Optimist Softball Sponsors

 Thank you to our wonderful sponsors. Without them, the season wouldn't be possible let alone such a great success.


Be Blends
443.823.0159

Gabriella Vidro
Realtor & Property Manager
302.922.0937

John Bounds Plumbing
443.591.1599

Myers-Durboraw Funeral Homes
410.848.3933

Metro Crematory, Inc.
410.455.0100

Cremation Society of Maryland, Inc.
410.788.1800

MacNabb Funeral Home, P.A.
410.747.4770

Spirit Wear For Sale

Freedom Optimist Softball Tees and Hoodies will be for sale again this year at the Snack Shack.



Hoodies are the same style/color for the youth sizes and the adults.
Colors:
  • Blue, Grey
Hoodies for $30.


Youth tees are more of a sweat wicking material, while adult sizes are cotton.
Colors:
  • Youth: Blue, Red
  • Adult: Blue
Tees are $20.

2024 Pitching Clinic Registration Info

 Hello Everyone,

Freedom Softball is once again offering FREE pitching clinic sessions on Fridays and Sundays throughout the 2024 season.  The sessions are 60 minutes and limited to 6 or 8 spots for each session depending on the location.  Dates and times are first come, first serve.  Please only reserve sessions that you plan to attend.  The sessions are great for beginners and experienced pitchers.  Please take advantage of this resource, we need pitchers!

Requirements:
Sessions are open to players in the Grade 3-5, Grade 6-9 & Grade 10-12 Divisions.  
An adult catcher must be provided by the parent for the session.  Minors are not permitted to catch unless you receive advanced permission from the league.
 

Session Information:
For session availability please visit this link.  Weekly sessions are recommended, more practice equals better pitchers.

To reserve a session, please email John (fdosoftball.john@gmail.com) with the date and time you prefer.  I will respond with a confirmation or offer an alternative spot.

Freedom Softball

2024 Youth Sports Day

Attached you will find the flyer for the Orioles Youth Sports Day.  Please let me know if you are able to attend!

Thank you,

Diane Chaplik


Orioles Youth Sports Day

Revised Rule Books for Spring 2024

The updated rule books for the Spring 2024 season have been uploaded. Please see the Rules page for the updated books.

Updated Sunday Indoor Pitching Practice Schedule

We will be adding a couple more weeks of indoor pitching practice for experienced pitchers.  Please note, these sessions are not pitching clinics so there is no dedicated instructor.  Pitching clinics for new pitchers will start in mid-March, details will be coming soon on how to sign up for those sessions.

We have openings available for this Sunday and the first two Sundays in March.

Session Details:
Location: Linton Springs Elementary School - Community Room (Door 10 near the gym)
Dates: 2/25, 3/3 & 3/10
Times: There are four time sessions available and will be limited to 6 players per session
8:30 am - 9:30 am
9:35 am - 10:35 am
10:40 am - 11:40 am
11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Your child must be registered for the Spring 2024 season to participate in these sessions.  Parents are required to provide an adult catcher for pitching practice.  Siblings may catch but anyone under 18 must wear full catchers gear (no gear will be provided).  

Depending on the interest levels we may need to consolidate sessions.

If you want to get an early jump on pitching this season please email fdosoftball.john@gmail.com and kmullini@hotmail.com.  You can check current session availability using this link.

FDO Softball Discounts at DICK’S: March 15 - 17

 FREEDOM OPTIMIST SOFTBALL

GEAR UP FOR THE SPRING SEASON AT DICK’S SPORTING GOODS

 

 

Take 20% off your Entire Purchase at the Westminster store March 15th – 17th      

(CLICK HERE FOR 20% OFF IN-STORE COUPON)

 

And if you need something before or after 3/15 – 3/17, CLICK HERE for other coupons good in-store throughout the year-- (20% off and season-long coupons cannot be combined*)