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Sherrills Ford Optimist Sports

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 sports, please visit our website. Notifications of registration openings are made via our Facebook and Instagram pages.

SUMMER


Soccer Camp

Our annual soccer camp will be held August 8 - 11,  6 - 8:00pm nightly. It's a ton of fun that gets our players back in the groove and ready to tackle the upcoming fall season!

Ages: 3 -15
Cost: $55
Includes a t-shirt and the camp training.

Registration: 5/16 - noon at 7/23/2022.

COMING SOON!

Volleyball Camp

details coming soon!

15U Baseball

Registration for 15U Babe Ruth baseball is now open!

Cost: $135

Registration open:  5/19 - 5/27/2022 (at noon)

Practice starts the week of 5/23/2022 and the season will run from approximately 6/4 - 6/29/2022.

 

FALL SPORTS


Soccer

WE DO NOT HONOR REQUESTS FOR
COACHES 
OR CARPOOLING.

PLEASE DON'T ASK.

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Soccer is open to ages 4 through 12.  Playing ages are determined by the player's age as of August 31. Players are allowed to play up an age bracket (at the determination of the soccer chair), but never down. All ages are co-ed.

U6: ages 4 and 5
U8: ages 6 and 7
U10: ages 8 and 9
U13: ages 10, 11, 12

U6 Registration:
Cost: $80
Registration Dates: 5/16 - 8/20/2022

Includes a soccer t-shirt. Players play games using the green and gold U6 jerseys.

U8, U10, U13 Registration:
Early Bird: $95  open  5/16 - 7/2/2022
Regular Registration:  $125  open 7/3 - 7/23/2022
Late Registration: $160  open 7/24 - 7/30/2022
Includes a team jersey and matching socks.

Mandatory Summer Practices for U8, U10, and U13 will begin on 7/11 and go through 8/18. A variety of dates will be available. Players will be required to attend 75% of the practices to be placed on a team. Attendance at soccer camp (8-8 to 8-11) plus two other practices will also fulfill the practice requirements.If there is an issue with your child being able to attend practices (custody issues, etc), please email soccer@sfoptimist.org to explain.

Mandatory Evaluations for U8, U10, and U13 are 8/17 - 18. Teams will be selected on 8/18. There is no evaluation for U6.

Team Practice begin 8/23

Games will run from 9/10 to mid November.  U10 and U13 have an end of year tournament.

Soccer ball sizes:
Age 3 - 7:  Size 3
Age 8 - 12:  Sze 4

Shin guards are REQUIRED for all practices and games. Soccer cleats are recommended for all age groups and are required for U8 and above.

 

Samantha Jones

Soccer Director

Football

Our football program offers four levels of age-based competition. All ages are as of August 31.

Flag: ages 5 & 6
Pee-Wee: ages 7 & 8
Junior Varsity: ages 9 & 10
Varsity: ages 11 & 12

Flag Registration:
Early bird: May 16 - July 30, $50
Regular: July 31 - August 31,  $75
Registration includes:  jersey

Pee-Wee, JV, Varsity Registration:
Early bird: May16 - July 30,  $110
Regular: July 31 - August 31,  $135
Registration includes: jersey, helmet, pants, shoulder pads

The first official practice will be July 30, 2022.

A mouth guard is required and cleats are recommended for all age levels.

Note: Registrations may end early due to size of teams and available coaching staff.


The following 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.

Jeff Vincent

Football Director

Volleyball

Our volleyball program is for rising 3rd through 12th graders.

Early bird registration:   July 1 - July 22, $90

Regular registration: July 23 - August 5,  $100

No late registration

Practices will begin around August 15
Games will begin after Labor Day (September 5)
Season ends November 18

 

Amanda Pendergrass

Volleyball Director

COMING SOON!

Cheer

Sport Information goes here.

Dates:

Ages: 4 - 12

Registration Price: $50

Uniform:  $100

Allison Henrickson

Cheer Director

WINTER SPORTS


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Basketball

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SPRING SPORTS


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Baseball

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Tee-Ball

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Volleyball

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Softball

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Sherrills Ford Optimist Club

Sherrills Ford Optimist has been a huge part of our community since 1975. Our park is operated 100% through volunteers, and we rely on fundraisers and sponsorship's to keep our park operating for the youth in our community. Our park has an average of 1,200 youth that participate in our athletic activities.

Sherrills Ford Optimist Park

Phone: 828-979-6481