Sherrills Ford Optimist Club

Fall 2024 Soccer

Welcome

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WE DO NOT HONOR REQUESTS FOR
COACHES OR CARPOOLING.

PLEASE DON'T ASK.

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DO NOT DELAY IN REGISTERING!
TEAMS WILL FILL QUICKLY
A WAIT LIST WILL BE CREATED IF TEAMS ARE FILLED
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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   FULL - PLEASE REGISTER ON WAITLIST: HERE
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
NO LATE REGISTRATIONS EXCEPT TO COMPLETE A TEAM
Registration includes a team jersey and matching socks.

 

Practices
There will be no mandatory practices this summer. There will be open practice dates for anyone interested, dates TBD.  All regular season practices are at SFO unless otherwise noted. 


Mandatory Evaluations / Team Practices
Mandatory Skills Evaluations for U8, U10, and U13 will be the week of August 5th. There are no evaluations for Academy or U6. Team practices will begin the week of August 19th. There are typically two practices per week. Unless otherwise stated, all practices will be held at SFO.

 

Season Schedule
Games will run from September 7 to mid November. The U10 and U13 age groups play in the Catawba Cup League. Travel to other locations for games (Maiden and Mt. View) is required. U10 and U13 have an end-of-year tournament, November 7 - 10 at Maiden. A fee to get into the tournament will be collected to cover the costs of running the tournament, such as medals and additional referees. 

 

Soccer Ball Sizes
Age 3 - 7:  Size 3
Age 8 - 12:  Size 4

Coaches will have some extra balls but it is highly encouraged for players to have their own.


Required Equipment
Shin guards are REQUIRED for all practices and games. Soccer cleats are recommended for all age groups and are required for U8 and above.
A jersey and socks are provided for U8, U10, and U13. Players provide black shorts to wear with the uniform. 


Questions

Please direct questions to:

soccer@sfoptimist.org

Samantha Jones

Soccer Director