We have already concluded our first round of tryouts, and teams have started practice.
Our practices (and tryouts) have been structured with policies and procedures in force meant to keep our players and coaches as safe as possible, and to avoid / limit the effects of COVID-19.
Additional tryouts will be held for all age groups. Email us for tryout info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full program information is on this page if you scroll down. If you still have any questions, feel free to contact us at email@example.com
Things to note when you come to tryout AND for ALL practice sessions:
ONLY children who are registered online to tryout, or who have signed up to play this season, will be allowed onto the fields.
If a PPO coach has offered you placement onto a Heat Strikers team, please scroll to near the bottom of this page, where you will find the registration link for the new season.
7400 Pines Blvd. Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
This link is just to register to TRYOUT. Once selected, you can register onto the team using the link at the bottom of the page.
The PPO Heat Strikers program is our competitive soccer program. Teams practice primarily on the South side of the Pines Recreation Center. The Heat Strikers Program is year round. Teams play in the South Florida United Soccer League, and will attend tournaments throughout the year. All head coaches hold a coaching license. The program is tryout based. Boys and girls teams are formed from U7 all the way through U19. PPO looks to develop players. We are interested in both experienced soccer players, as well as those with a burning passion to learn and improve at the game. Our initial fees are among the lowest of all travel programs in South Florida, as one of our goals as an Optimist Club is to make the highest levels of this youth sport within reach to all in our community.
The registration fee (paid once per season/year)
to join a Heat Strikers team is:
Base registration fee: $305
Uniform kit: $120
Out of City Fee (Charged to players who live outside of Pembroke Pines): $95*
All players are required to own a full set of Heat Strikers uniforms, plus practice shirts. Returning players may choose to reuse uniform kits from the prior season. Uniforms must be in good condition, as determined by PPO. Uniforms kit (home and away jerseys, shorts, socks, and 2 practice shirts) may be purchased from PPO for $120, subject to availability**.
The registration fee includes all basic costs associated with participation in one regular season of South Florida United (the travel league), FYSA carding and insurance.
The fee does not include tournaments, travel expenses, specialized equipment, or outside training.
The Heat Strikers uniforms are custom printed (sublimated), and really stand out compared to other local teams. Each kit contains a home and away jersey, shorts, socks, and 2 practice shirts.
*Non Pembroke Pines Residents will be charged an out of city fee of $95, which is imposed by the City. Pembroke Pines residents must provide proof of residency at time of registration. Out of City residents (only) will be given a book of raffles tickets to sell, and allowed to keep the proceeds (which can help offset the out of city fee).
**Late registrations may require uniforms be purchased online directly from our uniform vendor (Squadra). Orders placed with Squadra will cost approximately $160 plus shipping. If PPO is able to provide a late registrant a uniform (from the limited extra stock we carry), the player number will be randomly assigned by PPO.
Many PPO coaches offer PPO soccer players additional training sessions, and competition opportunities outside of our park. These training sessions are held at a local indoor soccer facility, as well as other venues. Understand these sessions are fully OPTIONAL, and you need not attend them. Your coach has volunteered to coach your team at least 2x per week, as well as be at league games as required. You are not required to pay any training fees to be on a PPO team. Any fees coaches charge for off site activities is not part of the PPO program. If you choose not to participate in these activities you are not required to pay for them, and your child’s participation in soccer league play will not be effected in any way.
Most teams will attend tournaments through the coming year. The costs of tournaments vary by age group, and some teams will chose to do more or less than others. The cost of tournaments is shared evenly by members on the team. More information on approximate tournament costs will be provided during the tryout / selection process. Teams will also coordinate fund raising activities to help offset some of these expenses.
This link is only to be used by players that have been notified by a coach that they have been selected for a Heat Strikers competitive travel team and given permission to register and begin the payment process.
This season, all registrations and payments will be collected online and using a credit card or checking account. PPO no longer accepts paper registration forms, cash, checks, or in person credit card payments for any transactions. If you are listing a Pembroke Pines address, your team manager will be collecting a copy of your water bill as proof. A $95 fee will be charged if you are unable to produce documentation of your Pembroke Pines address.
If you are looking to tryout for a team, scroll to the top of this page and use the link to register for tryouts. If you are looking for recreational soccer (Piranhas) please visit the recreational soccer page.
ONLY FILL THIS OUT ONCE SELECTED TO JOIN A TEAM, AND A COACH HAS AUTHORIZED YOU TO SIGN UP AND MAKE A PAYMENT.