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Summer Camps and FALL SPORTS REGISTRATIONS

Scroll down to find the sport you want to register for and click the green button to go to the registration page. 

To save space here, complete details are on the welcome page of each registration. 

Softball Skills Camps

Run by Octane Softball Balentine

Soccer Camp

To save space here, complete details are on the welcome page of the registration. 

The SFO Soccer camp is July 29 - August 1,  6:00 - 8:00pm nightly!

Camp is for ages 4 - 15 as of August 31 and is only $55!

Purpose: to learn skills, about soccer, and have fun. Scrimmages and competitions to be held on the last night of camp.

Submit a theme and shirt design for soccer camp. Players can submit a theme/slogan and associated drawing for a chance to have their idea featured on the soccer camp shirts and a free registration for soccer camp. Submit entries to soccer@sfoptimist.org. All entries must be submitted by June 29th. Please include parent's info and contact information as well as child's name, age and date of birth. The winner will be notified by email.

REGISTRATION LINK

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FALL CHEER

To save space here, complete details are on the welcome page of the registration. 

The registration fee for Cheer is $50 plus the cost of a fitted uniform ($110). See below for a list of uniform fitting dates.  Be on the lookout for more information on the time, and location of each fitting. 

Cheer is for girls in these four age levels, ages as of August 31

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

Our age groups may vary by one year in order to fill team rosters .  Requests for a different age group will only be considered by the same criteria.  

Uniform fitting dates:  June 12,19, 26, and July 9th.  You must attend one of these fitting dates as uniforms will be ordered on July 10th. Payments for the uniform must be made at one of the uniform fitting dates. Cash or check only!

Soccer

To save space here, complete details are on the welcome page of the registration. 


Volunteer Requirements
Due to the complexity and time to run a sport the size of soccer, we will be requiring each family to provide two hours of volunteer time per player. If this is not a possibility, you can pay a $60 fee to opt out. The $60 fee will be used to pay someone to do the work a volunteer would normally do. 


Age Brackets
Soccer is open to ages 3 through 12.  Except for Academy and U6, playing ages are determined by the player's age as of August 31. Players are allowed to play up an age bracket (and only upon approval by the soccer director), but never down. All ages are co-ed.

Academy: 3 to 4.5
U6: ages 4.5 - 5
U8: ages 6 and 7 
U10: ages 8 and 9
U13: ages 10, 11, 12  

Academy and U6 Registration:
Cost: $85
Registration Dates:  5/3 - 8/10/2024
Includes a soccer t-shirt and socks. Players play games using the green and gold U6 jerseys.


U8, U10, U13 Registration:
Early Bird:  $95 open 5/3 - 6/26/2024
Regular Registration:  $125 open 6/27 - 7/27/2023
Registration includes a team jersey and matching socks.

NO LATE REGISTRATIONS EXCEPT TO COMPLETE A TEAM

REGISTRATION LINK

Fall Volleyball

To save space here, complete details are on the welcome page of the registration. 

Volunteer Requirements
We can't do it without you! Due to the complexity and time to run a sport the size of volleyball, we will be requiring each family to provide two hours of volunteer time per player. If this is not a possibility, you can pay a $60 fee to opt out. This fee will be used to pay someone to do the work a volunteer would normally do. 


Registration for this season will be open May 13 to July 27 at midnight.

Early bird:  open until midnight July 6:  $90
Regular registration:  July 7 - July 27:  $100 

Divisions:
Junior Varsity:  grades 3 - 6 
Varsity:  grades 7 - 12   FULL - PLEASE FILL OUT WAITLIST FORM
 
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 (evaluations) tentatively for week of August 12
 
Team practices begin week of August 26

Games tentatively start September 20

Regular season ends November 9

Tournament week of November 11

Volleyball is for girls in school grades 3 - 12. Please register using the grade your player will be in the Fall of 2024

Football

To save space here, complete details are on the welcome page of the registration. 

Our football program offers four levels of age-based competition!

All ages are as of August 31st. 

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

Registration Details:

Flag Registration:
Early Bird: May 6 - July 31, 2024
Cost: $60
Regular Registration: August 1 - August 31, 2024
Cost: $75
Registration Includes: flag football jersey


PeeWee,  JV,  Varsity Registration:
Early Bird: May 6 - July 31, 2024
Cost: $125
Regular Registration:  August 1 - August 31, 2024
Cost: $150
Registration Includes: Shoulder Pads, Helmet, Pants, and Jersey. 

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

REGISTRATION LINK

Concessions


The SFO Concession Stand will be open
starting Monday, March 18!

Plan to feed your family on a budget and help us raise money at the same time.

Remember to bring cash...we cannot accept credit cards.

CONCESSION STAND HOURS

*To be adjusted as needed once games start in April.

 

  • Monday 5:45-8:15
  • Tuesday 5:45-8:15
  • Wednesday 5:45-7:00
  • Thursday 5:45-8:15
  • Friday 5:45-8:15

 

CONCESSION STAND VOLUNTEERS

*All volunteers who sign up to help this Spring at the Concession Stand will receive a free koozie and decal ($6 value) as a thank you from SFO!

We are in need of cashiers to help take orders.

SFO depends on parents to help the park continue to thrive for our kids and for future generations.

We appreciate your help very much!

Please sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0945AEAB2BABF4C52-48517588-concessions

We'll see you out at the park!

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