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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Cooper City Optimist Baseball - South Florida Baseball Alliance








Cooper City Optimist Baseball is a member of the South Florida Baseball Alliance Drafted League!

2022 Florida Premier Baseball League 12U Travel Champions (AA/AAA)
2022 SFBA Alliance Cup Summer All-Stars Champions 
2021 SFBA Alliance Cup Summer All-Stars Champions 
2021 Marlins RBI Summer Wood Bat Champions - Junior Division


Sport Registration Rules & Policies

  1. Players may not register to play in two (2) sports in the same season.
  2. Players cannot quit one sport to play another sport during the same season.
  3. The decision of whether a player can play travel and in-house within the same sport at the same time is left up to the head commissioner of each individual sport.
  4. Allowing high school and middles school players, who participate at that level in a particular sport, to play that same sport within the Optimist program at the same time, either in-house or travel, is solely left up to each individual sport's commissioner.
  5. The Optimist in-house program, in season, will always have priority over Optimist travel programs unless arrangements can be made between the head sports commissioners of the sports involved. This applies to conflicting practices and/or games.
  6. In the very possible event of a sport in season overlapping with practices and/or games of another sport in the succeeding season: Player(s) of the sport in season must be given priority in finishing their current season before being required to attend games and practices of the succeeding season. A player may participate in both sports, in this overlap period, if there are no conflicts.





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Frequently Asked Questions
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Letter From A Volunteer Coach
Dear Parents, Today I heard a comment made about me behind my...
Why Kids Quit Sports
Why Kids Quit Sports     70% of kids...
All too often...
Very Interesting Baseball Perspective
Click the link below to read a very interesting blog post from the...
Words of Wisdom
"The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You...
He Is Just a Little Boy
He Is Just a Little Boy He stands at the plate...

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.
~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
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