Freestate Soccer Alliance

Fall Ball Mastery Program Ages 9-13

An 8 week technical program designed specifically to improve each player’s skill level and proficiency with the ball.

2 sessions offered. 

Every Wednesday starting September 10 – Steve Campbell.      Every Thursday starting September 18 – Jose Benitez.

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Notes and Boasts

Christine Narin (Freestate Shooters) was recently selected to participate in the U20 World Cup for the US National Team.  She will be in residency and not start at Penn State until the Spring Semester.

Tiffany McCarty (Freestate Shooters) was named to Soccer America and Top Drawer Team of the Week after scoring two goals and two assists last week for Florida State University.

Jeremy Raley (Freestate Elite U17B) was selected to the Adidas ESP All-Star Team.

Annie Hay and Annabelle Jimenez (Freestate United ’00) were selected to the WPS combine in hopes of playing in the new women’s professional league

Kelly Hammond (Freestate Fury U11 Coach) and Ashly Kennedy (Freestate Elite U14 Asst. Coach) will also be participating in the combine.


Freestate Night at DC UNITED

Freestate night for the DC United vs. FC Dallas game, September 13.  Our tailgate will begin at 4:30 in Lot 8 (near the tree line) at RFK Stadium.  Please contact Kerry Monroe as managers will be responsible for collecting ticket orders and checks for their teams (made payable to DC United).  Orders need to get to Kerry Monroe by Wednesday, September 10 for all groups to sit in the same section.  Contact Kerry at [email protected] 443-203-0136.  Tickets will be distributed on Thursday (9/11).


Fall Mini-Kicker Program Ages 4-6

New for 2008!  Freestate Soccer under the direction of Steve Campbell and Peter Kaminskas will offer an introductory clinic for children 4 to 6 years old starting Monday, September 8 for 6 consecutive weeks.  The curriculum will be a theme-games based approach to learning soccer in a fun environment.

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Fall Youth Development Clinic Ages 7-9

Beginning Monday, September 8 for 8 consecutive sessions.  The clinic mixes skill and concept development and small-sided games.  Sessions conducted under the direction of Steve Campbell and Peter Kaminskas.

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U-8 Program for Fall 2008

Freestate Soccer is looking for boys and girls born after August 1, 2000 for its U-8 program. 

The program is designed to create an environment where kids will get a lot of “touches” on the ball, work with teammates, and develop an understanding of the finer points of the game.  Children entering at this age level will participate in the game of soccer in a format that is both fun and better suited to their development.  Freestate has embraced a small-sided games approach as the best way to introduce the game to children.

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Chesapeake U8 4v4 League

Children entering the game at the youngest age level should participate in the game of soccer in a format that is both fun and better suited to their development.  The international soccer community has embraced a small-sided games approach as the best way to intoduce the game to children.

Introducting 4v4:  Advantages and League Rules

Game Schedule.  All games at Queen Anne School, Upper Marlboro


United U19 – Region 1 Champions

PORTLAND, Maine (July 1, 2008) – Memories were made and champions were crowned at the US Youth Soccer Region I Championships on July 1st. The top teams in Region I came together this week with one goal, and that was to take their crown at the US Youth Soccer Region I Championship and advance to Little Rock, Arkansas for the US Youth Soccer National Championships.

The Freestate United U19 were crowned champions.


Christine Nairn traveling to Mexico with the full U20 Woman’s National Team

DiCicco Names 20-Player Roster for CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Qualifying in Puebla, Mexico
Christine Nairn (Freestate Shooters / Archbishop Spalding HS / committed to Penn State) is the youngest player and one of two high-school aged players to make the US Under 20 Women’s National Team as Head Coach Tony DiCicco names 20-Player Roster for CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Qualifying in Puebla, Mexico.

2008 Parade All-Americans

Not only were we recently ranked in the top 25 clubs in the US, but Sarah Chapman, Tiffany McCarty, and Christine Narin were selected for the 2008 Parade All-American team.  Congratulations ladies! 

Freestate accepted to Red Bull National Girls League

Freestate is excited to announce its acceptance as the only youth soccer club in Maryland into the prestigious Red Bull National Girls League (

The league has changed the landscape of elite girls soccer in the United States.  For the 2008/2009 season, the club will enter the U15 (Fury) and the U17 (Phoenix – MD State Cup Champions).

“This is another honor and example that our club is moving in the right direction and we are privileged to be apart of this elite group of 32 clubs across the nation.  This will provide Freestate players the opportunity to compete against the best players and teams in the country year round; and provide them with maximum exposure to college coaches.” said Steve Campbell, Co-Director of Coaching.

Maryland State Cup Champions

It was a great weekend for Freestate in the 2008 Maryland State Cup Finals.   Four teams from the club will represent Maryland at the USYSA Regional Tournament in Maine, June 26-July 1.  The teams played great soccer and were deserving champions.  Thank you to all the other Freestate players, families and friends wearing Freestate gear and showing their support.  Congratulations – we are very proud!  

  • U16 Boys Elite – Champions
  • U16 Girls Phoenix – Champions
  • U18 Girls Shooters – Champions
  • U19 Boys United – Champions


MSYSA 2008 Coach of the Year

Jose Benitez with Marie Langford, MSYSA Executive Director, at MSYSA AGM June 1st
Congratulations to Jose Benitez (Coach U15B Arsenal and U12B Ajax) on being named MSYSA 2008 Coach of the Year.

Soccer America ranks Freestate in Top 25 Soccer Clubs Nationally

Freestate Girls Listed #22 (2007-2008)


Soccer America has published the ranking of the top youth clubs in the Country. Freestate has been ranked in the top 25 for the second consecutive year.


Soccer America selects the top 25 clubs, based on success of their teams in national youth championships over the last three years and national recognition for players (including U.S. national youth team selections, NSCAA/adidas Youth All-Americans and U.S. Youth Soccer ODP Interregional All-Stars) from these clubs in 2007.


FREESTATE SA. The Freestate Shooters, the top team in Maryland’s Freestate Soccer Association, won their first national title in 2007 when they captured the U-17 Super Group at U.S. Club Soccer’s National Cup VI. Two Shooters played Division I college ball in 2007 and 12 others have committed to Division I programs in 2008 and 2009. Rising Stars: Lyndse Hakonson and Janice Johnson of the Phoenix played for Region I in the ’92 Interregionals group.

Click to read this article on the Soccer America website.

Freestate Teams with Eurosport for all equipment purchases

Freestate has teamed with Eurosport in their Affiliation Partnership Program.  The club has enterred into an affiliation program with Eurosport in which Eurosport will return a certain percentage of all purchases back to the club based upon monthly sales.
Click on the following links to be taken to the Eurosport website to do all of your shopping: