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SPRING SPORTS

Volleyball

Registration for this season will be $90 and be open January 5 to February 26 at midnight.

 

Registration includes a game jersey. It does not include knee pads or volleyball shorts. 

All games and practices are in the gymnasium at Sherrills Ford Elementary School.  The address is 8103 Sherrills Ford Rd. Sherrills Ford, NC, 28673. 


Open gyms February 26, 27, and 29, time to be determined.
 

The season will begin on March 4 with team practices.

Games will begin April 5.
 

There will be a tournament the week of May 13.

Volleyball is for girls in school grades 3 - 12.

Divisions:

Junior Varsity: grades 3 - 6   Waitlisted

Varsity: grades 7 - 12   Waitlisted

Use this link below to sign up for the waitlist:   WAITLIST FORM

 

Gate Fee: once games begin, a nominal gate fee is charged to help cover the costs of facility rental. It is charged at every game. 

 

Softball

WELCOME TO THE 2024 SPRING SOFTBALL REGISTRATION WITH SHERRILLS FORD OPTIMIST CLUB!

 

Important:

We will NOT know the game or practice schedule until after registration is completed, how many players register, and how many teams we will have. We also need to meet with the league to set the game schedule based on the number of teams in the league.  We are unable to accommodate coach or carpool requests.


Your child will be registered in the age division based on their age as of January 1st of this year.  If a parent requests that their child be moved up a division this will only happen based on ability, numbers (not affecting the age group they are leaving), and softball committee approval.

 

Birth Certificates:

The league our players play in requires that all players provide a copy of their birth certificate in order to participate.  You may upload the certificate using this registration or you may show your child's original birth certificate to a member of the Softball/Baseball Committee for sign off.  Your child is ineligible to play if he/she does not receive sign off from a Softball/Baseball Committee Member.  This cannot be done by the coach.


Softball is for girls ages 7 to 12. 

Age Ranges:

  • 8U:  born between 1/1/2015 and 12/31/2016  REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • 10U: born between 1/1/2013 and 12/31/2014   REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • 12U: born between 1/1/2011 and 12/31/2012  REGISTRATION CLOSED

If your child is younger than 7 as of January 1, 2024, please register them for Co-ed Tee-Ball. You can access that registration by via this LINK.

Co-ed Tee-Ball Pricing

  • $85 from 1/5/2024 until 1/31/2024 and
  • $100 from 2/1/2024 until 2/26/2023 at midnight   WAITLISTED: Join the waitlist:   here or use the link below. 

Softball Registration Pricing

  • $110 from 1/5/2024 until 1/31/2024 and     REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • $135 from 2/1/2024 until 2/26/2024 at midnight   REGISTRATION CLOSED


General registration closes at midnight on 2/26/2024. Additional registrations may be allowed to fill teams, but there are no guarantees. If you want your child to play, please sign them up during the regular registration periods.
 

Important dates:

2/26/2024 midnight: ALL registrations end

3/2/2024 - Evaluations (times TBD). Please remember if you did not upload your player's birth certificate, you must bring a copy to evaluations. Birth certificates are required by the league we play in.

To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa or MasterCard information available. This 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. 

Please use the registration link below to register. 

Baseball / Tee-ball

WELCOME TO THE 2024 SPRING BASEBALL REGISTRATION WITH SHERRILLS FORD OPTIMIST CLUB!


Important:

We will NOT know the game or practice schedule until after evaluations are completed on March 2nd. We are unable to accommodate coach or carpool requests. 

 

Important dates:


TBD - Baseball / Softball Committee & Coaches Meeting at SFO Park (Possibly at SF/T Library, depending on weather)

2/26/2024  midnight - ALL registrations end

3/2/2024 - Evaluations (times TBD). Please remember if you did not upload your player's birth certificate, you must bring a copy to evaluations. Birth certificates are required by the league we play in.

 

Birth Certificates:

All players are required to show a birth certificate in order to participate this year.   You may upload upon registration into sports engine or you may show your child's original birth certificate to a member of the Softball/Baseball Committee for sign off.  Your child is ineligible to play if he/she does not receive sign off from a Softball/Baseball Committee Member.  This cannot be done by the coach.

 

Registration age is based on the age your child is as of May 1st of this year.  If a parent requests that their child be moved up a division this will only happen based on ability, numbers (not affecting the age group they are leaving), and baseball committee approval.

 

SFO offers the following age groups:

  • T-ball: boys and girls born between 5/1/2017 and 4/30/2020  Waitlisted
  • 8U: boys born between 5/1/2015 and 4/30/2017
  • 10U: boys born between 5/1/2013 and 4/30/2015
  • 12U: boys born between 5/1/2011 and 4/30/2013  CLOSED  Click here to join the 12U waitlist


NOTE: Registrations MAY close early if registration goal numbers are met. A waiting list will be established and announced if this happens.
 

Co-ed Tee-Ball Fees

  • EARLY REGISTRATION BEFORE 1/31/2024: $85
  • Standard Registration 2/1/2024 until 2/26/2024 at midnight: $100   WAITLISTED: Join the waitlist:   here or use the link below. 

 

Baseball / Softball Registration Fees

  • EARLY REGISTRATION BEFORE 1/31/2024: $110
  • Standard Registration 2/1/2024 until 2/26/2024 at midnight: $135

 

Registration closes 2/26/2024 at midnight.

This 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.  Please use the registration link below to register. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Sherrills Ford Optimist is a volunteer-run organization. We don't receive money from any government agencies. To run our programs, we need volunteer help. Please see the links below for the most recent volunteer opportunities...

How to be an SFO Sponsor

Sherrills Ford Optimist is actively recruiting companies, groups, churches, and/or individuals to be sponsors for our Park. Please visit the Sponsorship page to see the levels available and to see the benefits of each level.  There is also a link to a form on that page where you select a sponsorship package, provide your company information, and pay all in one simple step. 

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 info@sfoptimist.org

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 info@SFOptimist.org.

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

Visit Us! Sherrills Ford Optimist Park

1752 Mollys Backbone Rd, Sherrills Ford, NC 28673

Phone: 828-979-6481