Last Updated: May 24, 2016
  • MIAMI LAKES OPTIMIST CLUB WELCOMES YOU!
  • Board meetings take place on the 1st Thursday of each month! General meetings are on the 3 Thursday
  • Mettings are held at Mary Collins Center untill club house is finished

Welcome to the home of the

OPTIMIST CLUB OF MIAMI LAKES - CHAPTER AFFILIATION WITH OPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL

Optimist Club of Miami Lakes - Serving our Community Since 1969
 
Mission Statement "To assist in the development of our youth through quality sports and enrichment programs." 
 
Our Core Values:
 
Mentoring Sponsorship Integrity
Respect  Accountability Perseverance
Loyalty Discipline Leadership
Community Citizenship  
 
Meetings for the Optimist Club are the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:30pm and are being held at the Miami Lakes Middle School until the construction on the new clubhouse is has been completed.  Come and learn what's happening in your club.
Everyone is welcome to come!!
 
 

Park Information Line

PLEASE CALL THE MIAMI LAKES PARK INFORMATION LINE AT
(305) 822-6878 ON PARK AVAILABILITY, RAIN DELAYS OR OTHER ISSUES

 
A DIAGRAM OF THE PARK'S FIELDS IS SHOWN BELOW. 
If you have questions regarding your pictures or sponsor's plaques? 
 
Please contact TSS Photography directly and not the Optimist Club.  Questions or requests should be sent to Mr. Mitch Ziffer of TSS Photography.  His email address is mziffer@tssphotography.com and his phone number is 954-933-0986954-933-0986
 

Tournament Dates & Host Ballparks

  • Tue, Jun 7 - Sun, Jun 12 @ Cooper City Optimist
  • Tue, Jun 21 - Sun, Jun 26 @ Pembroke Pines Optimist (PPO)
  • Tue, Jul 5 - Sun, Jul 10 @ Miami Lakes Optimist
  • Tue, Jul 19 - Sun, Jul 24 @ West Pembroke Pines Optimist (WPPO)

PLAYOFF SPECIFIC RULES

1] ALL PLAYERS MUST BE IN ATTENDANCE

2] MANAGERS ARE RESPONSIBLE TO NOTIFY DIVISIONAL PRESIDENTS OR BASEBALL COMMISSIONER OF ANY PLAYER THAT IS UNABLE OR MIGHT MISS A GAME. THE PARENT(S) OF THAT PLAYER WILL BE CONTACTED BY PHONE PRIOR TO CONFIRMING THE PLAYER'S INABILITY TO ATTEND THE GAME.

3] IF A PLAYER IS UNEXCUSED FROM THE GAME THAT PLAYER WILL BE CONSIDER AN OUT FOR EACH AT BAT

4] BALKS WILL BE ENFORCED IN ALL DIVISION , NO WARNINGS

5] PLAYOFF SCHEDULES ARE FINAL ( NO TIME CHANGES WILL BE CONSIDERED )

6] GAMES NEEDING TO BE RESCHEDULE DUE TO WHEATHER WILL BE DONE SO AT THE DISCRETION OF THE OPTIMIST CLUB

7] TWO (2) UMPIRES WILL BE USED IN 8U PLAYOFFS

8] 8U RULE SPECIFIC RULE:  THE COACH PITCHING IS NOT ALLOWED TO COACH THE BASE RUNNERS AND WILL BE ENFORCED.

9] PLAYOFFS WILL BE SINGLE ELIMINATION WITH THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME BEING TWO OUT OF THREE .

FREEZE RULES FOR ALL TEAMS

 1] ABSOLUTELY  NO RECRUITING ( WITHIN THE PARK)

 2] EACH TEAM IS ALLOWED TO FREEZE 8 PLAYERS

 3] ANY PLAYER NOT BEING FROZEN WITH THE CURRENT COACH GOES INTO DRAFT.

 4] ALL FREEZE FORMS WILL BE TURNED IN AT THE DAY OF THE TRYOUTS, PRIOR TO TRYOUTS BEGINNING

 5] IN THE EVENT THE HEAD COACH IS NOT RETURNING THE ASSISTANT COACH OF THAT TEAM ,WHO IS BECOMING THE HEAD COACH OF THAT TEAM, CAN FREEZE PLAYERS FROM THAT TEAM.

 6] COACHES MOVING UP CAN , IF THE PLAYERS WANTS , FREEZE PLAYERS HE COACHED IN THE PREVIOUS SPRING SEASON.

 7] NEW PLAYERS COMING INTO THE PARK AND BEING BROUGHT IN BY A STANDING COACH CAN BE FROZEN BY THAT COACH PRIOR TO TRYOUTS.

 8] NEW INCOMING COACH INTO THE PARK CAN BRING IN 8 PLAYERS AND FREEZE THEM PRIOR TO TRYOUTS.

      

Upcoming Games/Practices

Wednesday, May 25
8U
8U MLO MARLINS @ 8U MLO CARDINALS7:00pmMLO Pinto A
10U
10U ALL STAR WHITE TEAM PRACTICE7:00pm2-field 2
10U MLO TIGERS @ 10U MLO ROYALS7:00pmMLO Field 5
14U
14U ALL STAR PRACTICE7:00pmField 4
RBI SOFTBALL
RBI MIAMI LAKES PRACTICE6:30pmField 3
RBI BASEBALL
RBI MIAMI LAKES JR @ VIKINGS7:00pmField 1
Thursday, May 26
6U
6U ML ALL STAR PRACTICE6:30pmPinto A
12U
12U ALL STAR PRACTICE7:00pm2-field 2
RBI SOFTBALL
RBI MIAMI LAKES @ SHARKS7:00pmField 3
Saturday, May 28
RBI SOFTBALL
Bulldogs @ RBI MIAMI LAKES10:00amField 3
RBI BASEBALL
RBI MIAMI LAKES @ WESTLAN WILDCATS9:00amField 1
Tuesday, May 31
RBI BASEBALL
RBI MIAMI LAKES @ PAL Hallandale7:00pmField 1
Wednesday, Jun 1
RBI BASEBALL
PLO @ RBI MIAMI LAKES JR7:00pmField 1
Thursday, Jun 2
RBI SOFTBALL
Bison @ RBI MIAMI LAKES7:00pmField 3
Saturday, Jun 4
RBI SOFTBALL
SHARKS @ Bison10:00amField 3
Bison @ STINGS12:30pmField 3
RBI BASEBALL
RBI MIAMI LAKES JR @ WPPO12:00amField 1
WPPO @ RBI MIAMI LAKES JR9:00amField 1
Tuesday, Jun 7
RBI SOFTBALL
STINGS @ RBI MATER LAKES7:00pmField 3
STINGS @ RBI MIAMI LAKES7:00pmField 3
RBI BASEBALL
RBI MIAMI LAKES @ Broncos7:00pmField 1
Wednesday, Jun 8
RBI BASEBALL
RBI MIAMI LAKES JR @ RBI KINGS7:00pmField 1
Thursday, Jun 9
RBI SOFTBALL
RBI MIAMI LAKES @ Gators7:00pmField 3

For a complete schedule listing, click here!

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 25
BC-2: 14u All-Stars7:00pm
BC-1 8U ALL STARS7:30pm

For a complete calendar listing, click here!