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Evaluation Details:

Baseball Evaluations (8U, 10U, and 12U only)

NO Evaluations for Tee-ball or Softball. Your coach will be in touch with you by Monday of next week about practices. 

Where:  Sherrills Ford Optimist Park 1752 Molly’s Backbone Rd. Sherrills Ford Rd. Sherrills Ford NC 28673 
When:   Saturday March 18th

•             9:30am: Coach’s Check-in 
•             9:45am: 10U Check-in 
•             10:00-11:00am: 10U Evaluations 
•             10:45am: 8U Check-in 
•             11:00am-12:00pm: 8U Evaluations 
•             11:45am: 12U Check-in 
•             12:00-1:00pm: 12U Evaluations 
•             12:45pm: Tee Ball Evaluations for kids who potentially want to be moved up to 8U Check-in.
•             1:00pm: Evaluations for Tee Ball players who is interested in moving up to 8U (Move must be approved by Parent and Baseball Chair upon completion of evaluation) 
Check ins: All players must check in prior to being evaluated. Check in station will be located under Picnic Shelter at concessions. 

All players being evaluated need to wear cleats and have a glove at minimum.  

Concessions will be open from 9:30am to 1:30pm 

Baseball and Softball Equipment

Please do NOT purchase a bat until after evaluations. There are rules on bats for each age level and we don’t want anyone to invest in a bat they can’t use in a game. Umpires can and will check bats. Please wait on information from the baseball committee and/or your coach. 


All that is needed for evaluations is cleats and a glove.


SFO Concessions will be open this Saturday, March 18th from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.  We've updated our menu with a few new things for the spring 2023 season including chili and onions for burgers and hot dogs, sunflower seeds, cracker jacks, pickles, and bubble gum.  We still have some of your other favorites like nachos, popcorn, cold drinks, frozen goodies, hot chocolate, and fresh ground coffee.  Come hungry and remember we are CASH ONLY (smaller bills preferred).  See you Saturday!!

Donate to the Park

Sherrills Ford Optimist is a 501 (c)(3) organization and all donations are tax-deductible. We welcome all donations and a receipt can be provided to you upon request. 

Use the "Donate" button below to donate via Paypal or send a check made out to Sherrills Ford Optimist to: 

Sherrills Ford Optimist

P.O. Box  32

Sherrills Ford, NC 28673

Questions about donations?  Send an email to

Click the Document Below to Read Incoming President Johnny Beane's Open Letter to The Community

Sherrills Ford Optimist Club

Sherrills Ford Optimist is the place for youth sports in Eastern Catawba County. We have been serving the youth and families of our area since 1975. For full details on the sports we offer, check out the sections below divided by sports season.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to receive notifications when registrations open!

Our park is operated 100% through volunteers, and we rely on fundraisers and sponsorships to keep our park operating for the youth in our community. Please see below if you are interested in donating to the park. For volunteer opportunities, please click here

For more information about ways to get involved, or to send an idea to our Board of Directors, please email

More than 1,200 youth participate in our athletic activities each year.

Field Rentals

Our fields are available for rent! If you have an event and would like to find out more about using the fields, please email to obtain the rental agreement and reserve your field.




Basketball season is in full swing! For more information on Basketball, including schedules, click here. 

fall sports info

Registrations for Fall sports generally open in late May.  Make sure like and follow our Facebook pages. If you have registered in the past, watch for an email announcing the registrations.

Main SFO page:

Soccer page:

Volleyball page:

Visit Us! Sherrills Ford Optimist Park

1752 Mollys Backbone Rd, Sherrills Ford, NC 28673

Phone: 828-979-6481