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Piranahas Soccer (Recreational)

Registration Updates

Pembroke Pines Optimist is pleased to announce that online registration will be available on this webpage starting on Thursday, October 22nd  at 8 p.m.

Due to structural changes we have made to our program based on our COVID-19 safety protocols, we expect to form less teams this season, and for our program to fill up quickly. Please note that some of the information that follows on this page pertains more to our "normal" seasons and adjustments will be made for the 2020-21 season for the health and safety of our families and volunteers. Most notably, this season, we may play more of our recreational teams in house(instead of traveling to other parks). Also, more of our age groups could potentially be formed as Co-ed. This is especially true in the U8 and U10 age groups but final determinations are yet to be made.

We anticipate many teams will begin practice in December, with the possibility that some will begin in January. We do Expect to extend our season slightly into April.

Prior to registering, please read the following two documents. One is a brief summary of our Covid-19 response initiatives and the other is our refund policy for this season.

Please remember everything in this season will be fluid with safety being our number one concern. It is our goal to get your children active in the safest way possible.

Please remember we are all in this together.

We are in need of coaches

As always, we are in need of more volunteers. If you are interested in being a coach or assistant for your child's team, please email us at pposoccer@yahoo.com.

This year, we have promotions available for head coaches.


About Recreational Soccer

The following information is based on previous seasons.  Due to anticipated COVID safety protocols, the following may be adjusted this season.

We offer a Volunteer driven not-for-profit soccer program serving Pembroke Pines, and surrounding areas. Our fields and clubhouse is located at 7400 Pines Blvd (just East of University Drive). We have apx 600 boys and girls who play on teams ranging in age from 4 years old to 18 (if your child is now still 3, we can accept if born in the year 2016).  The games are held on one of our six soccer fields, and at other local parks that are affiliated with our club. We are affiliated with the Greater Hollywood Soccer League (Recreational play), and also have travel (competitive) teams playing in South Florida United.

The season runs from the middle of November through mid March, with no games scheduled while school is out during the Christmas holiday break (Practice will start in the middle of November, and actual games will begin early December).  Uniforms will be passed out right before games begin, in early December.

Our U6  co-ed teams will have all practices and games in-house only (they do not travel).  All U6 games and practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays after 6:00 pm.

Starting at U8 and older, we will have separate teams for boys and girls.  Our U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, and U18 teams will practice at least 2 evenings per week, after 6:00 pm.  Each team will be scheduled for at least one game per week, and have approximately 10 games during the season. U8 - U14  games are often played on weekends (mostly Saturday).  U16 and U19 teams will often play games Friday nights (U14 girls MAY play Friday nights as well).  All U8 - U19 teams will travel to other local parks for some games, and play in the Greater Hollywood Soccer league.  We are sorry we can not specify your actual practice nights, as they will be set by the coaches.  However, we often have multiple teams in each division, and will do our best to work with parents that need specific nights.  Game times on weekends are set by the league, and we have no way to tell you in advance when they will be.  Kick off times will vary each weekend. 

Pricing

Registration (Recreational) is $170 per child living in Pembroke Pines. The fee for non residents of Pembroke Pines is $265. We realize the out-of-city fee ($95) effects many of our players. In order to off set these fees, out-of-city players (ONLY) will be given raffle tickets to sell, allowing the player to re-coup the entire fee (you will keep the money you raise). If you register as an out-of-city player, you may come by to pick up the raffle books at a later date. Drawing will be held in February, 2021.  ALL REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ONLINE, AND PAID BY CREDIT CARD OR CHECKING ACCOUNT.   WE WILL NO LONGER BE HAVING ANY IN PERSON SESSIONS. 
 
Siblings will receive a $20 discount, starting with the cost of the second child. Registration covers all the cost of uniforms, equipment, referee fees, our big year end party, and registration with the Florida Youth Soccer Association (FYSA). 
 

If parent or guardian is active in the US military, or an employee of the City of Pembroke Pines, you might be exempt from some fees (including the out of city fees) and receive a discount.  Please EMAIL US PRIOR TO REGISTERING AT PPOSOCCER@YAHOO.COM

You are responsible for providing shin-guards and soccer cleats for the child, as well as a soccer ball.   All players are FYSA registered. 
 
 

Registration Requirements

All NEW players (or those that played in the U6 division last season) must email us a copy of a birth certificate or passport for age verification. ALL PLAYERS need to email a  photo of the child (closeup of face).  FYSA cleared out ALL photos, so EVERYONE will need a new one this year.   If you live in Pembroke Pines, please email a form of identification or utility bill to prove residency.  We will send you an email once you register, with our email address as well as the preceding list of items to send. 
 
Please make sure the child's name is on all emails you send us.
 
Refunds, minus costs incurred, may be given prior to December 1st, 2020.  After this date there are no refunds issued for ANY reason.
 
WE NEED COACHES! Get involved with this exciting program and at the same time help out the youth of our community. We also need support staff ... please get involved!!