When does the recreational season start?
The season begins in November and runs through the middle of February. Official practice starts when baseball and softball have ended their season.
How much does it cost?
Cost is $145.00 per child for a resident of Cooper City and $175.00 for non resident.
When is registration?
Registration will start August 15 to mid September.
How do I register?
Online registration starts on Saturday, August 15th and then bring the printed receipt to the Cooper City Optimist starting TBD where you will pay the fee and select your uniform size.
What information do I need to bring with me?
If this is your first time registering with any optimist sports, you will need your child’s birth certificate, your driver license and a utility bill (water bill).
How old does my child have to be to play?
The player must be born between September 1, 2002 through February 28, 2017.
Where are the games played?
The girls games are played at the Cooper City Sports complex and the boys games are at Bill Lips Sports Complex. On Saturdays the U12 or U4 boys may play at the Cooper City Sports Complex.
When will the games be played?
One game is played during the week and one on Saturday.
When will we know the game schedule?
Schedules will be posted on the web site by the beginning of November.
How often is practice?
Practice is at the discretion of the coach. All coaches are volunteers and some have more time available than others.
When will we receive our uniform?
The coach will hand out the uniforms before the first game. Uniforms are included in the registration fee and consist of a jersey, shorts, and socks.
What player equipment do I need to supply?
Your child will need soccer cleats, shin guards and liquid hydration.
How will my child be placed on a team?
All teams are formed in a draft. The coach will contact you after the division draft. The only players guaranteed to play together are those of the coach, assistant coach. Please do not ask to be on the same team with a friend or for carpool purposes.
All new non Cooper City resident applications will be subject to wait-list placement. Cooper City residents will be placed first, followed by rerturning non-residents. If space is available new non-residents will be placed on a team.