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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, check out the sections below that are divided into the seasons sports are offered.  Notifications of registration openings are made via our Facebook and Instagram pages.

    Donate to SFO

    Sherrills Ford Optimist is a 501 (c)(3) charity and donations to our organization are tax deductible. All donations are welcome and a donation receipt can be provided to you. 

    There are a couple of ways you can donate to Sherrills Ford Optimist. 

    1) Mail a check made out to SFO to PO Box 32, Sherrills Ford, NC 28673.

    2) Use the "Donate" below to donate via Paypal. 

    Questions about donations?  Send an email to info@sfoptimist.org

    Field Rentals

    If you are interested in renting the fields at Sherrills Ford Optimist for a non-SFO event, please email rentals@sfoptimist.org to obtain the rental agreement and to reserve your time slots.

    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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    SUMMER


    Soccer Camp

    Registration has been extended!

    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 after 7/23/2022 does NOT guarantee a camp t-shirt. There are a very limited number of extra camp shirts that will be distributed based on registration order****

    Registration: 5/16 - noon at 7/23/2022 to guarantee a camp t-shirt

    Registration: 7/24 - noon on 8/5/2022 includes camp without a t-shirt

    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 11/10 - 11/13/2022

    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

    Volleyball

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

    Early bird registration:   May 31 - 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

    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