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Relay For LifeŽ
12/09/2015
  The Optimist Club of Cooper City is supporting the American...
Important Dates - 2016 Spring Baseball
12/05/2015
  Important Dates 2016 Spring Baseball   Date Time Event Sun,...
Frequently Asked Questions
06/05/2015
  Do you have questions about the Cooper City Optimist...
Chris Delgado Hitting Academy
06/04/2015
Letter From A Volunteer Coach
06/01/2015
Dear Parents, Today I heard a comment made about me behind my...
Why Kids Quit Sports
05/20/2015
Why Kids Quit Sports     70% of kids...
All too often...
03/30/2014
   
Very Interesting Baseball Perspective
05/05/2013
Click the link below to read a very interesting blog post from the...
Words of Wisdom
05/02/2013
"The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You...
He Is Just a Little Boy
05/03/2012
He Is Just a Little Boy He stands at the plate...

09/15/2011
 
Relay For LifeŽ

 

The Optimist Club of Cooper City is supporting the American Cancer Society and participating in the Relay For Life® of Davie and Cooper City on Saturday, April 2-3, 2016. We would love for you to join our Cooper City Optimist - Grape Balls of Fire team. Every Relay For Life event is a time for family and friends to honor cancer survivors, remember those lost to this disease, and raise funds and awareness to help end cancer forever.

By joining our Relay For Life team and helping us fundraise, more people in more communities:

  • Have the information and tools they need to avoid getting cancer or find the disease early, when it's easiest to treat
  • Have a place to turn for help 24/7 online at cancer.org or by calling 1.800.227.2345
  • Benefit from the progress being made toward finding cancer's causes and cures
  • Get access to lifesaving screenings and treatment

Too many people will be touched by cancer this year. Relay For Life events are our opportunity to inspire hope by raising funds and awareness to help those facing the disease.

We hope you will join us!

 


by posted 12/09/2015
Important Dates - 2016 Spring Baseball
 
Important Dates
2016 Spring Baseball
 
Date
Time
Event
Sun, 12/7/2015
 
Online Registrations Open
Wed, 1/6/2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Registration Form Drop-off & In-Person Registrations
Sat, 1/9/2016
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
Registration Form Drop-off & In-Person Registrations
Wed, 1/13/2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Registration Form Drop-off & In-Person Registrations
Sat, 1/16/2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 
Registration Form Drop-off & In-Person Registrations
Sun, 1/17/2016
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
Dick's Sporting Goods Exclusive Shopping Event
(20% Off Entire Store)
Wed, 1/20/2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Registration Form Drop-off & In-Person Registrations
($25 Late Fee Applies)
Fri, 1/22/2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Coach's Meeting (MANDATORY)
Sat, 1/23/2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration Form Drop-off & In-Person Registrations
($25 Late Fee Applies)
Sat, 1/23/2016 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Player Evaluations 
(6U Tee Ball - 16U Baseball)
Sun, 1/24/2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4U Instructional Tee Ball Parent's Meeting
(New Participants Only)
Sun, 1/24/2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
4U Instructional Tee Ball Team Selections 
(Coaches Only)
Sun, 1/24/2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rain-Out Option for Player Evaluations
(6U Tee Ball - 16U Baseball)
Mon, 1/25/2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Drafts - 10U Baseball 
(Coaches Only)
Mon‚ 1/25/2016
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Drafts - 6U Tee Ball 
(Coaches Only)
Tue, 1/26/2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Drafts - 12U Baseball
(Coaches Only)
Tue, 1/26/2016
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Drafts - 8U Coach Pitch 
(Coaches Only)
Wed, 1/27/2016 8:00 PM
Youth Safety Education & Awareness Training - Session 1
(All Volunteers Are Required To Attend One Session)
Thu, 1/28/2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Drafts - 14U Baseball
(Coaches Only)
Thu, 1/28/2016
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Drafts - 16U Baseball 
(Coaches Only)
Sat, 1/30/2016 11:00 AM
Youth Safety Education & Awareness Training - Session 2
(All Volunteers Are Required To Attend One Session)
Sat, 1/30/2016 2:00 PM
Youth Safety Education & Awareness Training - Session 3
(All Volunteers Are Required To Attend One Session)
Tue, 2/2/2016 7:30 PM
Youth Safety Education & Awareness Training - Session 4
(All Volunteers Are Required To Attend One Session)
Sun, 2/7/2016
 
Official Practices Begin
Wed, 2/10/2016
 
Team Sponsors Due
Thu, 2/25/2016
TBD
Coach's Meeting (MANDATORY)
Sat, 2/27/2016
 
Games Begin
(4U ITB - 12U Baseball)
TBD  
Games Begin 
(14U & 16U Inter-league)
Sun, 3/13/2016 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Skills Competition 
(Ages 7 - 14)
Sat, 4/9/2016
 
Picture Day 1
Sat, 4/16/2016
 
Picture Day 2
Sun, 4/17/2016  
Miami Marlins' Game - Youth Baseball League Day 
(Marlins vs Braves)
Mon, 5/2/2016   Playoffs Begin
Sat, 5/21/2016
 
Season Ends 
(4U ITB - 12U Baseball )
TBD TBD
Season Ends
(14U & 16U Baseball)
 

* Dates and times subject to change without notice

 

by Cooper City Optimist Baseball posted 12/05/2015
Frequently Asked Questions
 

Do you have questions about the Cooper City Optimist Baseball program?

We've taken some of the most popular questions we've received over the years and combined them all into our Frequently Asked Questions section of this site. We answer questions regarding registrations, practices, games, etc.


CLICK HERE to go to our FAQ webpage!
 

by posted 06/05/2015
Chris Delgado Hitting Academy


by Cooper City Optimist Baseball posted 06/04/2015
Letter From A Volunteer Coach
Dear Parents,
Today I heard a comment made about me behind my back. I started to turn around and look, but then decided better of it and kept my eyes on the field. My wife hears things like this more often than I do, because many of you don’t know who she is. She tells me what you say. I have received angry emails, full of “suggestions,” about who should be playing where and how I lost that day’s game for the kids. I thought I’d write an open letter to all of you parents, even though I might never send it. I’ll start it this way: “I am a volunteer.”
I’m the one who answered the call when the league said they didn’t have enough coaches. I understand that you were too busy. I have some news for you. I’m not retired. I’m busy too. I have other children and a job, just like you do. Not only do I not get paid to do this – it costs me money. I see you walk up to the game 15 minutes after it started, still dressed for work. Do you know I’ve already been here over an hour? Imagine if you had to leave work early nearly every day. I’ve never seen you at a practice. I’m sure you’re plugging away at the office. But I’m out here, on the field, trying my best to teach these children how to play a sport they love, while my bank account suffers.
I know. I make mistakes. In fact, maybe I’m not even that great of a coach. But I treat the kids fairly and with respect. I am pretty sure they like coming to my practices and games, and without me or someone like me, there’d be no team for them to play on. I’m part of this community too and it’s no picnic being out here on this stage like this. It’s a lot easier back there with the other parents where no one is second-guessing you.
And I also know you think I give my son or daughter unfair advantages. I try not to. In fact, have you ever considered that maybe I’m harder on him than on the others? I’m sure he hears plenty of criticism at school from classmates, who hear it from you at home, about what a terrible coach I am. And if, even unconsciously, my kids are getting a slight advantage because I know them better and trust their abilities, is that the worst thing in the world, considering the sacrifice I’m making? Trust me, I want to win too. And if your son or daughter could guarantee we’d do that, I’d give them the chance.
After this game is over, I’ll be the last one to leave. I have to break down the field, put away all the equipment and make sure everyone has had a parent arrive to pick them up. There have been evenings when my son and I waited with a player until after dark before someone came to get them. Many nights I’m sure you’ve already had dinner and are relaxing on the couch by the time I finally kick the mud off my shoes and climb into my car, which hasn’t been washed or vacuumed for weeks. Why bother cleaning it during the season? Do you know how nice it would be if, just once, after a game one of you offered to carry the heavy gear bag to my car or help straighten up the field?
If I sound angry, I’m not. I do this because I love it and I love being around the kids. There are plenty of rewards and I remind myself that while you’re at the office working, your kid is saying something that makes us all laugh or brings a tear to my eye. The positives outweigh the negatives. I just wish sometime those who don’t choose to volunteer their time would leave the coaching to the few of us who do.
Sincerely,
Coach
~Author Unknown

by Cooper City Optimist Baseball posted 06/01/2015
Why Kids Quit Sports

Why Kids Quit Sports

 

 

70% of kids quit organized youth sports by the age of 13.

CLICK HERE to read about the five main reasons they quit, and what you can do about them as a parent or coach.


by Brian Kraus posted 05/20/2015
All too often...

 

 


by posted 03/30/2014
Very Interesting Baseball Perspective
Click the link below to read a very interesting blog post from the perspective of Collin Young, a former professional baseball player.

Very Interesting Baseball Perspective


 

by posted 05/05/2013
Words of Wisdom
"The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime"

~ Babe Ruth

by Cooper City Optimist Baseball posted 05/02/2013
He Is Just a Little Boy

He Is Just a Little Boy

He stands at the plate with his heart pounding fast.

The bases are loaded, the die has been cast.

Mom and Dad cannot help him, he stands all alone.

A hit at this moment would send his team home.

The ball meets the plate, he swings and he misses.

There's a groan from the crowd, with some boos and some hisses.

 

A thoughtless voice cries, "Strike out the bum." 

Tears fill his eyes, the game's no longer fun. 

So open up your heart and give him a break, for it's moments like this, a man you can make. 

Please keep this in mind when you hear someone forget, He is just a little boy, and not a man yet.


by Brian Kraus posted 05/03/2012


by Cooper City Optimist posted 09/15/2011
Field Status
Bill Lips Field 4 - Cooper City OPEN (2/13) 
JCC - David Posnack - Davie TBD (2/13) 
Pioneer - Clay Field E - Cooper City TBD (2/13) 
Pioneer - Clay Field W - Cooper City TBD (2/13) 
Pioneer - Grass Field - Cooper City  -- 
Rotary Park - Hollywood TBD (2/13) 
Sports Complex Field 1 - Cooper City TBD (2/13) 
Sports Complex Field 2 - Cooper City TBD (2/13) 
Sports Complex Field 3 - Cooper City TBD (2/13) 
Sports Complex Field 4 - Cooper City TBD (2/13) 
Sports Complex Field 5 - Cooper City TBD (2/13) 
Sports Complex Field 5C - Cooper City TBD (2/13) 
Sports Complex Field 5L - Cooper City TBD (2/13) 
Sports Complex Field 5R - Cooper City TBD (2/13) 
Sports Complex Field 6 - Cooper City TBD (2/13) 
Sports Complex Field 7 - Cooper City TBD (2/13) 
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