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.
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 email@example.com.
This year, we have promotions available for head coaches.
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.