We run a recreational soccer program for the community of Naples, Florida. The program includes a Fall season which runs from September to December (registration generally begins in August) and a Spring Season which runs from March to May (registration generally begins in January). Early registration will be offered each season and will guarantee a place in the program. All applications received after the early registration dates will not be guaranteed a place in the program and will be on first come first served basis. All practices and games are held at Vineyards Community Park. Each team practices once a week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday at either 6pm or 7:30pm. We try to schedule younger teams at 6pm, however, we cannot guarantee practice times. Each team plays one game each week on Saturday.
Currently, we have boys and girls teams in each of the following divisions: U7, U8, U9, U10, U12 and U14, and Coed teams in the following divisions: PS, U6 and HS.
Your player's age on July 31st determines in which division they will play each season. We provide each player with a shirt, shorts and socks. Each player will need to have shinguards, cleats and a ball (size 3 for PS, U6, U7 and U8 divisions, size 4 for U9, U10 and U12 divisions, and size 5 for U14 and HS divisions) to participate in the program. During practices, teams may play small-sided or full-sided games with teams from different divisions including teams with players of the opposite gender.
The success of the program depends on the support of all participants in the program, including volunteer coaches and sponsors. We provide all volunteer coaches with field training sessions and practice plan materials. We also hold two coaches' meetings each season to discuss issues and ideas to help further develop the program. Coaching is a great way to get involved with your children and can be extremely rewarding, so please consider your availability when registering your children in the program. In addition, sponsoring a team is also a great way to help support this community program. Coach and sponsor registration forms are available under the Registration link on the Main Menu.
Registration forms and fees are available under Registration & Forms on the Main Menu. The season schedules are available under Calendar on the Main Menu.
The Optimist Club of Naples has been dedicated to bringing out the best in Collier County kids for over 40 years. The Optimist Club of Naples is a member of Optimist International, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1919.