The biggest and best youth recreational baseball league in South Broward! Recreational baseball teams from 4U - 16U. Travel baseball teams from 9U - 14U. Spring and Fall baseball seasons.

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Travel Team Tryouts - 2015 Fall Baseball Season
06/29/2015
Travel Baseball Tryouts   The Cooper City Optimist...
Register for 2015 Fall Baseball
06/08/2015
Register for the 2015 Fall Baseball Season! A $25...
Register to Coach in 2015 Fall Baseball
06/07/2015
Are You Interested In Volunteering As Head Coach Or Assistant Coach? Pre-registrations...
Important Dates for 2015 Fall Baseball
06/06/2015
  Important Dates for 2015 Fall Baseball   Date Time Event Mon,...
Frequently Asked Questions
06/05/2015
  Do you have questions about the Cooper City Optimist...
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...
 
Travel Team Tryouts - 2015 Fall Baseball Season
Travel Baseball Tryouts
 
The Cooper City Optimist Travel Baseball program is looking for talented and dedicated players for the upcoming 2015 Fall Baseball season for the following travel teams:
 
Travel Team Coached By
9U Travel Team Coach Darryl Curtiss
10U Travel Team Coach Alex Gutierrez
11U Travel Team Coach John Thompson
12U Travel Team Coach Dave Solomon

Pitchers and catchers are needed. Positional players are also being sought.
 
The travel teams will be playing in the Florida Premier League and participating in various tournaments in Florida as well as out-of-state tournaments.
 
Tryouts will be held at the Cooper City Sports Complex on the following dates:

 

 

 Team  Field Date 1 Date 2 Date 3
 9U 2 Tue, 7/14/15 @ 6:00 PM Thu, 7/16/15 @ 6:00 PM Sat, 7/18/15 @ 11:30 AM
 10U 6 Tue, 7/14/15 @ 6:00 PM Thu, 7/16/15 @ 6:00 PM Sat, 7/18/15 @ 11:30 AM
 11U 4 Tue, 7/14/15 @ 6:00 PM Thu, 7/16/15 @ 6:00 PM Sat, 7/18/15 @ 11:30 AM
 12U 3 Tue, 7/14/15 @ 6:00 PM Thu, 7/16/15 @ 6:00 PM Sat, 7/18/15 @ 11:30 AM


  

The age cut-off date is May 1st.
Players whose birthdays are before that date will play in the next age division.
 
To be on the 9U team, a player cannot turn 10 before May 1, 2016
To be on the 10U team, a player cannot turn 11 before May 1, 2016
To be on the 11U team, a player cannot turn 12 before May 1, 2016
To be on the 12U team, a player cannot turn 13 before May 1, 2016
  
For additional information contact Dave Solomon, Travel Baseball Commissioner.


CLICK HERE to contact Dave Solomon

by posted 06/29/2015
Register for 2015 Fall Baseball

Register for the 2015 Fall Baseball Season!



A $25 Late Fee will be added to registrations received, and/or completed and paid, after 8:00 PM on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. 

Registrations received, and/or completed and paid, after 8:00 PM on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 risk not being accepted for participation in the 2015 Fall Baseball Season. 


DIVISIONS / AGE GROUPS FOR THE 2015 FALL BASEBALL SEASON

 
 Division  Born Between
 4U Instructional Tee Ball    5/01/2011 - 4/30/2013  
 6U Tee Ball  5/01/2009 - 4/30/2011
 8U Coach Pitch  5/01/2007 - 4/30/2009
 10U Baseball  5/01/2005 - 4/30/2007
 12U Baseball  5/01/2003 - 4/30/2005
 14U Baseball  5/01/2001 - 4/30/2003
 16U Baseball  5/01/1999 - 4/30/2001
 

HOW DO I REGISTER?


REGISTRATION IS A 2-STEP PROCESS:

STEP 1:  Register Online
STEP 2:  Registration Form Drop-Off


STEP 1: REGISTER ONLINE

Please register at home; print the Registration Confirmation page; bring your Registration Confirmation page with you to one of the Registration Form Drop-off Dates to pay and complete your registration.

We will only have a few computers onsite, so we recommend that you register online at home.

 


 

STEP 2: REGISTRATION FORM DROP-OFF

To finalize your registration you will need to stop by the Cooper City Optimist Clubhouse (10500 Stirling Road) on one of the following dates to drop off the required documents and your payment for the registration fee.
 
 
 Saturday, August 1, 2015  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 Wednesday, August 5, 2015  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 Saturday, August 8, 2015  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 Wednesday, August 12, 2015  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 Saturday, August 15, 2015  ($25 Late Fee Applies)  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 Wednesday, August 19, 2015  ($25 Late Fee Applies)  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
NOTE: If you do not have the need to see a Baseball League Representative or to try on a sample uniform for sizing purposes you can place the Required Documents, along with a check for the Registration Fee, in a sealed envelope and drop it in the drop box located directly outside the Cooper City Optimist Clubhouse entrance doors (10500 Stirling Road).
 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

* Registration Confirmation page from your Online Registration
* Proof of residency if you are a Cooper City resident (Cooper City Utility bill only)
* Copy of Birth Certificate

For questions or additional information stop by one of the Registration Form Drop-Off dates or CLICK HERE to send us an email.


 

by posted 06/08/2015
Register to Coach in 2015 Fall Baseball

Are You Interested In Volunteering As Head Coach Or Assistant Coach?

Pre-registrations to volunteer as a Head Coach or Assistant Coach in the Cooper City Optimist Recreational Baseball Program are being accepted now.


Deadline to Pre-Register as a Coach is Wednesday, August 12, 2015!

All volunteers must complete the Optimist Club of Cooper City's Youth Sports Screening Program.


 




Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the Coach Registration program!

 


by posted 06/07/2015
Important Dates for 2015 Fall Baseball
 
Important Dates for 2015 Fall Baseball
 
Date
Time
Event
Mon, 6/8/2015
 
Online Registrations Open
Sat, 8/1/15
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Registration Form Drop-off / In-Person Registrations
Wed, 8/5/2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Registration Form Drop-off / In-Person Registrations
Sat, 8/8/2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM  
Registration Form Drop-off / In-Person Registrations
Wed, 8/12/2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Registration Form Drop-off / In-Person Registrations
Wed, 8/12/2015   LAST DAY TO REGISTER WITHOUT $25 LATE FEE
Sat, 8/15/2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   Late Registration Form Drop-off / In-Person Registrations ($25 Late Fee Applies)
Sun, 8/16/2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Family Shopping Day at Dick's Sporting Goods
Wed, 8/19/2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Late Registration Form Drop-off / In-Person Registrations ($25 Late Fee Applies)
Fri, 8/21/2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Coach’s Meeting (MANDATORY)
Sat, 8/22/2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Player Evaluations (6U Tee Ball - 16U Baseball)
Sun, 8/23/2015
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4U Instructional Tee Ball Parent's Meeting (New Participants Only)
Sun, 8/23/2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
4U Instructional Tee Ball Team Selections (Coaches Only)
Sun, 8/23/2015
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rain-Out Option for Player Evaluations (6U Tee Ball - 16U Baseball)
Mon, 8/24/2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Drafts - 12U Tee Ball (Coaches Only)
Mon, 8/24/2015
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Drafts - 6U Coach Pitch (Coaches Only)
Tue, 8/25/2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Drafts - 14U Baseball (Coaches Only)
Tue, 8/25/2015
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Drafts - 8U Baseball (Coaches Only)
Wed, 8/26/2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Drafts - 10U Baseball (Coaches Only)
Wed, 8/26/2015
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Drafts - 16U Baseball (Coaches Only)
Sat, 8/29/2015
 
Official Practices Begin
Sat, 9/2/2015
 
Team Sponsors Due
Thu, 9/18/2015
TBD
Coach's Meeting (MANDATORY)
Sat, 9/19/2015
 
Games Begin (4U ITB - 14U Baseball divisions)
TBD   Games Begin (16U Baseball divisions)
Sat, 10/5/2015
 
Picture Day 1
Sat, 10/11/2015
 
Picture Day 2
Sat, 11/7/2015
 
Season Ends (4U ITB - 16U Baseball divisions)
 

* Dates and times subject to change without notice

 

by Cooper City Optimist Baseball posted 06/06/2015
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
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
Field Status
Bill Lips Field 4 - Cooper City TBD (7/2) 
Pioneer - East Field - Cooper City TBD (7/2) 
Pioneer - West Field - Cooper City TBD (7/2) 
Pioneer Middle School - Cooper City  -- 
Sports Complex Field 1 - Cooper City TBD (7/2) 
Sports Complex Field 2 - Cooper City TBD (7/2) 
Sports Complex Field 3 - Cooper City TBD (7/2) 
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Sports Complex Field 5 - Cooper City TBD (7/2) 
Sports Complex Field 5C - Cooper City TBD (7/2) 
Sports Complex Field 5L - Cooper City TBD (7/2) 
Sports Complex Field 5R - Cooper City TBD (7/2) 
Sports Complex Field 6 - Cooper City TBD (7/2) 
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