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About Our Soccer Club:

Welcome to the Pembroke Pines Optimist Soccer program. We offer a  not-for-profit soccer program serving Pembroke Pines, and surrounding areas. Our fields and clubhouse are 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 to 18 (if your child is still now 3, we can accept if born in the year 2020. 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 teams), and as well as EDP and South Florida United Youth Soccer League (competitive / travel teams).  Please visit or recreational page for the Piranhas program, and our competitive page for the Heat Strikers program.  Please scroll down this page for a basic comparison of the two programs.

We offer two different soccer programs: Recreational and Competitive

Most of the teams that play for PPO do "travel."  This means half of your games are played in our park, while half are also played at other local parks affiliated with our club.  Many of our teams are "Recreational" and will participate in the Greater Hollywood Soccer league, being known as the PPO Piranahs.  No tryouts are held, and the program runs from Early December into April.  One benefit of playing for PPO is that even our recreational players, who make up apx 70% of our participants, will get to experience the feel of "travel" soccer due to our being part of the Greater Hollywood Soccer League.  The recreational program relies on parents to volunteer and coach the teams.   All PPO Soccer volunteers must pass several background checks in order to be approved.

Our "Competitive" Heat Strikers travel soccer program is for the serious soccer player.  Most boys and girls travel teams play in the South Florida United league.  Compared to our normal recreational program, competitive player commitment must be higher, training harder, and the financial costs are greater.  Teams will practice year long.  In addition to league games, tournaments will be attended. Tryouts are required to get on a competitive team.  Player development is DEMANDED, and play time must be EARNED.  Our (background check approved) travel coaches have training and experience to facilitate the development of our players.  Being on a competitive team is a big step above our normal recreational program, but is not right for all children. 

Click here to view our competitive soccer page

Heat Strikers

Click here to view our Recreational Soccer Page


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Contact us

Our soccer program is headquartered at the Pines Recreation Center.

7400 Pines Blvd.   Pembroke Pines, Florida  33024

We are located apx 1/2 mile East of University Drive. Between Perry airport and Broward College.  Our Clubhouse / Concession stand is the building directly next to the main athletic field visible from Pines Blvd.

For program information, email us at PPOSOCCER@YAHOO.COM

Recorded hotline:  Please do not leave a message, as the line is not monitored: 954-580-9090

Our fax number is 1-866-549-3953


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