The biggest and best youth recreational baseball league in South Broward! Recreational baseball teams from 4U - 16U. Travel baseball teams from 9U - 14U. Spring and Fall baseball seasons.

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Register for 2018 Spring Baseball
12/01/2017
  The Biggest & Best Youth Recreational Baseball...
Register to Coach in 2017 Fall Baseball
12/01/2017
  Are You Interested In Volunteering As Head Coach Or Assistant...
Travel Baseball - 2018 Spring Baseball Season
11/27/2017
Cooper City Optimist Travel Baseball   The Cooper...
Frequently Asked Questions
06/13/2016
  Do you have questions about the Cooper City Optimist...
Letter From A Volunteer Coach
06/01/2015
Dear Parents, Today I heard a comment made about me behind my...
Why Kids Quit Sports
05/20/2015
Why Kids Quit Sports     70% of kids...
All too often...
03/30/2014
   
Very Interesting Baseball Perspective
05/05/2013
Click the link below to read a very interesting blog post from the...
Words of Wisdom
05/02/2013
"The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You...
He Is Just a Little Boy
05/03/2012
He Is Just a Little Boy He stands at the plate...

09/15/2011
 
Register for 2018 Spring Baseball

 

The Biggest & Best Youth Recreational Baseball Program in South Broward!

 

 

Online registrations for the 2018 Spring Baseball season are open!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIVISIONS / AGE GROUPS FOR THE 2018 SPRING BASEBALL SEASON

 

 Division  Born Between
 4U Instructional Tee Ball    5/01/2013 - 4/30/2015  
 6U Tee Ball  5/01/2011 - 4/30/2013
 8U Coach Pitch  5/01/2009 - 4/30/2011
 10U Baseball  5/01/2007- 4/30/2009
 12U Baseball  5/01/2005 - 4/30/2007
 14U Baseball  5/01/2003 - 4/30/2005
 16U Baseball  5/01/2001 - 4/30/2003

 

A $25 Late Fee will be added to registrations received, and/or completed and paid, after 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 20, 2018. 

Registrations received, and/or completed and paid, after 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 20, 2018 risk not being accepted for participation in the 2018 Spring Baseball Season. 

 

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by posted 12/01/2017
Register to Coach in 2017 Fall Baseball

 

Are You Interested In Volunteering As Head Coach Or Assistant Coach?

Register to volunteer as a Head Coach or Assistant Coach in the Cooper City Optimist Recreational Baseball Program.


Deadline to register is Wednesday, January 24, 2018!

 



Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the Coach Registration program!

 


** IMPORTANT **

All volunteers are required to complete a Criminal Background Screening.

Volunteering for the Optimist Club of Cooper City is a privilege.

We reserve the right to decline participation in our program.


by posted 12/01/2017
Travel Baseball - 2018 Spring Baseball Season
Cooper City Optimist Travel Baseball
 
The Cooper City Optimist Travel Baseball program is looking for talented and dedicated players for the upcoming 2018 Spring Baseball season for the following travel teams:
 
Travel Team Coached By Try Out Dates Email
9U Travel Team Coach Jaime Javorsky Saturday, December 2nd @ 1:00 PM CLICK HERE to Email
    Sunday, December 3rd @ 2:30 PM  
    Tuesday, December 5th @ 6:00 PM  
11U Travel Team Coach Lonny Shapiro TBD CLICK HERE to Email

 

Try Outs will be held at the Cooper City Sports Complex at 10300 Stirling Road, Cooper City, FL on Field #3
Pitchers and catchers are needed. Positional players are also being sought.

Interested players should click on the link above to email the coach.
 
The travel teams will be playing in the Florida Premier Baseball League and may participate in tournaments in Florida. 
  

The age cut-off date is May 1st.

Players whose birthdays are before that date will play in the next age division.
 
To be on the 9U team, a player cannot turn 10 before May 1, 2018
To be on the 11U team, a player cannot turn 12 before May 1, 2018
  

 

by Cooper City Optimist Baseball posted 11/27/2017
Frequently Asked Questions
 

Do you have questions about the Cooper City Optimist Baseball program?

We've taken some of the most popular questions we've received over the years and combined them all into our Frequently Asked Questions section of this site. We answer questions regarding registrations, practices, games, etc.


CLICK HERE to go to our FAQ webpage!
 

by posted 06/13/2016
Letter From A Volunteer Coach
Dear Parents,
Today I heard a comment made about me behind my back. I started to turn around and look, but then decided better of it and kept my eyes on the field. My wife hears things like this more often than I do, because many of you don’t know who she is. She tells me what you say. I have received angry emails, full of “suggestions,” about who should be playing where and how I lost that day’s game for the kids. I thought I’d write an open letter to all of you parents, even though I might never send it. I’ll start it this way: “I am a volunteer.”
I’m the one who answered the call when the league said they didn’t have enough coaches. I understand that you were too busy. I have some news for you. I’m not retired. I’m busy too. I have other children and a job, just like you do. Not only do I not get paid to do this – it costs me money. I see you walk up to the game 15 minutes after it started, still dressed for work. Do you know I’ve already been here over an hour? Imagine if you had to leave work early nearly every day. I’ve never seen you at a practice. I’m sure you’re plugging away at the office. But I’m out here, on the field, trying my best to teach these children how to play a sport they love, while my bank account suffers.
I know. I make mistakes. In fact, maybe I’m not even that great of a coach. But I treat the kids fairly and with respect. I am pretty sure they like coming to my practices and games, and without me or someone like me, there’d be no team for them to play on. I’m part of this community too and it’s no picnic being out here on this stage like this. It’s a lot easier back there with the other parents where no one is second-guessing you.
And I also know you think I give my son or daughter unfair advantages. I try not to. In fact, have you ever considered that maybe I’m harder on him than on the others? I’m sure he hears plenty of criticism at school from classmates, who hear it from you at home, about what a terrible coach I am. And if, even unconsciously, my kids are getting a slight advantage because I know them better and trust their abilities, is that the worst thing in the world, considering the sacrifice I’m making? Trust me, I want to win too. And if your son or daughter could guarantee we’d do that, I’d give them the chance.
After this game is over, I’ll be the last one to leave. I have to break down the field, put away all the equipment and make sure everyone has had a parent arrive to pick them up. There have been evenings when my son and I waited with a player until after dark before someone came to get them. Many nights I’m sure you’ve already had dinner and are relaxing on the couch by the time I finally kick the mud off my shoes and climb into my car, which hasn’t been washed or vacuumed for weeks. Why bother cleaning it during the season? Do you know how nice it would be if, just once, after a game one of you offered to carry the heavy gear bag to my car or help straighten up the field?
If I sound angry, I’m not. I do this because I love it and I love being around the kids. There are plenty of rewards and I remind myself that while you’re at the office working, your kid is saying something that makes us all laugh or brings a tear to my eye. The positives outweigh the negatives. I just wish sometime those who don’t choose to volunteer their time would leave the coaching to the few of us who do.
Sincerely,
Coach
~Author Unknown

by Cooper City Optimist Baseball posted 06/01/2015
Why Kids Quit Sports

Why Kids Quit Sports

 

 

70% of kids quit organized youth sports by the age of 13.

CLICK HERE to read about the five main reasons they quit, and what you can do about them as a parent or coach.


by Brian Kraus posted 05/20/2015
All too often...

 

 


by posted 03/30/2014
Very Interesting Baseball Perspective
Click the link below to read a very interesting blog post from the perspective of Collin Young, a former professional baseball player.

Very Interesting Baseball Perspective


 

by posted 05/05/2013
Words of Wisdom
"The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime"

~ Babe Ruth

by Cooper City Optimist Baseball posted 05/02/2013
He Is Just a Little Boy

He Is Just a Little Boy

He stands at the plate with his heart pounding fast.

The bases are loaded, the die has been cast.

Mom and Dad cannot help him, he stands all alone.

A hit at this moment would send his team home.

The ball meets the plate, he swings and he misses.

There's a groan from the crowd, with some boos and some hisses.

 

A thoughtless voice cries, "Strike out the bum." 

Tears fill his eyes, the game's no longer fun. 

So open up your heart and give him a break, for it's moments like this, a man you can make. 

Please keep this in mind when you hear someone forget, He is just a little boy, and not a man yet.


by Brian Kraus posted 05/03/2012


by Cooper City Optimist posted 09/15/2011
Field Status
Bill Lips Field 4 - Cooper City TBD (12/12) 
Sports Complex Field 1 - Cooper City TBD (12/12) 
Sports Complex Field 2 - Cooper City TBD (12/12) 
Sports Complex Field 3 - Cooper City TBD (12/12) 
Sports Complex Field 4 - Cooper City TBD (12/12) 
Sports Complex Field 5 - Cooper City TBD (12/12) 
Sports Complex Field 5C - Cooper City TBD (12/12) 
Sports Complex Field 5L - Cooper City TBD (12/12) 
Sports Complex Field 5R - Cooper City TBD (12/12) 
Sports Complex Field 6 - Cooper City TBD (12/12) 
Sports Complex Field 7 - Cooper City TBD (12/12) 
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