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St John the Evangelist Fall 2016 Tournament - December 10
The Fall 2016 tournament will take place on December 10. All teams in the U7, U8, U9, U10, U12, U14 and HS divisions will participate in the tournament. The tournament will follow a single elimination format which means that only the winning team from each game will progress in the tournament. Scores and progression will be updated and posted by the concession stand throughout the day. Keep checking the website for more information.
U4, U5 and U6 Games – December 10
U4, U5 and U6 teams will play one regular length game on December 10. Game times and field information are available under the Games Schedule link on the Main Menu. Participation medals will be given to all players in U4, U5 and U6 divisions. All coaches should proceed with their team to the tent next to the concession stand and present each player with a participation medal immediately after the completion of their game. Coaches should also present the sponsor with a team plaque.
Spring 2017 Season
The Calendar on the Main Menu has been updated with Spring 2017 season information.
Sign up for the spring season will start on January 7th at the coastland mall from 10:00am to 4:00pm and January 8th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.
Optimist Select Players
We are excited to announce plans to create Optimist Select teams in the following divisions:
U8B, U8G, U9B-U10B, U9G-U10G, U12B & U12G
The tryouts are open to Optimist players in the above divisions. Players will be selected at tryouts scheduled as follows:
Boys December 13 & 17 – 6:00pm-7:30pm Bonita YMCA Field
Girls December 15 & 18 – 6:00pm-7:30pm Bonita YMCA Field
FIELD ADDRESS: 27200 Kent Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS
Optimist Select team rosters will be posted on the website by end of December.
The Optimist Select teams will receive two practices per week from January 5th through the middle of February on Tuesday & Thursday. January practices are at Bonita fields, February practices are at Vineyards Fields. All practices are from 6:00pm to 7:15pm.
The teams will participate in local tournaments
Each player will receive 1 full Optimist Select uniform
All costs including tournament entry fees, team uniform, and FYSA registration fee will be included in the player 's fee.
Fee: $150 per player
The Optimist Club of Naples will hold its annual essay contest for a chance for a student to win $100.00 for third place, $150.00 for second place or $250.00 for first place. The first place winner will advance to district where they can win as much as $2500.00 from Optimist International.
Azzurri Storm is for players that are ready to move to the next level. Practices are tailored to match the player's skills and abilities and take place twice a week. If you are ready for the next level and would like to know more about the Azzurri Storm travel club, visit www.azzurristorm.com.
Camps & Training
We have few camps for your players coming up.
see below for more information.
Mission, Vision & Purposes
F Coaching License
Coaches - there is an F Coaching License class available online. Click HERE for more details and to register for the class.
HEADS UP Concussion
HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to respond if you think that your athlete might have a concussion.
Once you complete the training and quiz, you can print out a certificate, making it easy to show your league or school you are ready for the season. Click on the picture to start the class.