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All Fall Sports Registrations Are Now Closed

Registrations Fall Soccer, Fall Volleyball, Football, and Cheer are NOW CLOSED!

Be on the lookout for Winter Sports registrations coming in early October for Basketball and Cheer!




Winter Cheer registration typically opens in October. Be on the lookout for information on Facebook and via email. 



Basketball registration typically opens in October. Be on the lookout for information on Facebook and via email. 

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...

Concessions Volunteers

Don't worry, we're not asking you to cook! We just need folks to take orders, collect money, and give people the food they ordered. Easy-peasy! If your kid is practicing, a weeknight helping out in concessions can be a great way to fulfill your volunteer duties!

Parking Lot Volunteers

We have PLENTY of parking at SFO, but on home soccer days, the spots fill up fast, and some folks who are unfamiliar with out park need help finding the closest spot to where their child or grandchild will be playing. Below is a link to our parking attendants signup. We didn't have very many people volunteer at our last home day, but we got lots of good feedback from those who attended and how much they appreciated the help.

Soccer Parking Info


We have plenty of parking. Please see the two pictures below. The lower parking lot has great access to the U8 and U10 fields. There is a sidewalk from the lower lot to the fields. 

As much as possible, reserve the main parking lot for handicap parking. There are handicap spots near the concession stand. 

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

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.

Visit Us! Sherrills Ford Optimist Park

1752 Mollys Backbone Rd, Sherrills Ford, NC 28673

Phone: 828-979-6481