Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who Are We?

Maryland Freedom Athletics is a not-for-profit organization established in 2017 that provides a faith based althernative to youth, high school and adult level sports programs in the Northern Maryland Region.

2. Who manages the Freedom?

We have an elected board that oversees the day-to-day operations of our organization. Our board is made up of parents, coaches and volunteers, both men and women. Each has demonstrated leadership skills and a servant heart. Board members serve specified term lengths as established by Maryland Freedom Athletics bylaws.

3. What about financial policies and organizational procedures?

Our financial records, bylaws and procedures are open to participating families in accordance with the open records laws for 501(c)3 Non Profit Organizations.

4. What is this programs purpose?

Through sports, participants are taught the value of hard work, discipline, team building, sportsmanship, and other values that help develop a participants character.

5. Who can participate?

Our programs are generally open to anyone that meets the age restrictions. Some league restrications may apply for certain programs. Check the individual team page for specific requirements by team.

6. Are parents invited to participate?

Yes, in order to make these programs run smoothly we have to have parent involvement. Each program will make the volunteering needs known and parents are required to participate and help out.

7. What is your policy regarding participation by those of different faiths?

We do not promote or endorse any particular Christian denomination. However, we do abide on fundamental Christian beliefs and ask that all families desiring to participat, respect those Christian beliefs. Maryland Freedom Athletics does not discriminate against participants on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin.

8. What are your colors and mascot?

The program colors are Red, White and Blue and our mascot is the American Eagle. The foundation of the the Freedom, is that of patriotism, honoring our country, our flag and our servicemen and women. In addition to our standard colors and logos, we utilize the logos and colors of the country's Armed Forces when representing them.

9. Which leagues does The Force participate in?

Each program has the option to join a league that best represents our program goals and that of our participants. Many teams within the MFA program are not affiliated with a specific leage and play a "Freelance"schedule. Check the programs page for more detaiuls about what league a specific team participates in.

10. How much does it cost?

Programs have variable cost for each participant, however, we has developed a unique registration process that essentially allows most participants the opportunity to join one of our teams for a low registration fee, and then, through our "Registration Raffle" fundrasider, provide our players the opportunity to earn back their initial cost, thus proving the program at no direct cost to the player and/or family. Through team registration raffles, fundraising events, corporate sponsorships and donations, most cost for teams are covered. Teams may have equipment rental fees and/or travel cost. Please check the programs page for mopre details around team fees and cost.

11. Can athletes letter in football and cheer-leading?

Any student in grades 9-12, that completes a season as a Varsity participant and has shown good sportsmanship and attitude is eligible to receive a varsity letter. Varsity letters will be presented at the close of the season at the awards banquet.

12. What are your program policies?

Participating families are provided with program information including policies & procedures, code of conduct, budgets, contacts, dates, and more at the information meeting held prior to pre-season clinics and tryouts. Check the website for details regarding when these meetings are held.

13. How can I contact someone on the Maryland Freedom Athletics staff?

Our Board members are actively involved and visible at Freedom events and are available for contact by e-mail or phone. For further contact information, please contact us at info@marylandfreedom.org.

14. Who are your sponsors, and how can I become one?

Maryalnd Freedom Athletics has a number of very generous corporate and private sponsors and we are constanly adding more. For a complete list of sponsors and information on how tro become a sponsor, go to the Sponsors page on the MFA Website.

We encourage families to visit these sponsors and show their appreciation for making Maryland Freedom Athletics programs possible. We welcome any other individuals or organizations interested in sponsoring our programsl to contact us! Your sponsorships and donations are critical to allowing us to build this program, and we greatly appreciate your financial support.

If you or your company is interested in becoming a sponsor and/or making a donation, please visit our Sponsor Page or email us at info@marylandfreedom.org. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible.

 
 
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