PO Box 1555

Lincolnton, NC 28093 lincolntonoptimist@yahoo.com


- When does registration begin for the 2019 Season?
Opens on SEPTEMBER 29, 2018.

- When does registration end for the 2019 Season?

Closes on NOVEMBER 25, 2018.

- How can I sign up for the 2019 Season?
You can sign up and pay online at lincolntonoptimist.com, or print a registration form and mail it to Lincolnton Optimist, PO Box 1555, Lincolnton, NC 28093, or at LincolntonParks and Recreation Department (Betty G. Ross Park, 800 Madison Street) from SEPTEMBER 29th to NOVEMBER 25th from 9:00am-5:00pm Monday thru Friday.

- How much does it cost, and what does the price include?
The registration fee is $50.  There will be a change in the price if you register after NOVEMBER 10th and it will be $60. It includes a jersey, accident insurance and helps cover referee and gym fees.

- When will practices and games start?
Practice will start mid December.  There will be no practice during the school Christmas break.  Games will start January 12th (this may change).  The season will end late March or early April.

- Where will games and practices be held?
All practices will be at Kiser Intermediate School Gym (New Battleground), Betty G Ross Park and First Baptist Church Gym.  Games will be held at Lincolnton High School or Kiser Intermediate School (depending on the league you are in).

- When will games and practices take place?
Each team will practice 1 night a week (the same night each week) at 6:00, 7:00, or 8:00.  Practice night and time will be determined by the coach.  Games will be held on Saturdays.

- When will I find out who is my child’s coach?
We will divide teams the first of December.  The coach should contact you sometime that first week.

- Can I request a specific coach?
No.  We only honor requests for siblings to be on the same team.

- How can I sponsor a team?
You can download a sponsor form at lincolntonoptimist.com.  The fee to sponsor is $150.

- How are the ages divided?
It could vary, depending on the number in each age.  In recent years, it has been: 

​Boys and Girls K-1st grade
Boys 2nd-3rd grade
Girls 2nd-3rd grade
​Boys 4th-5th grade
Girls 4th-5th grade
Boys 6th-7th grade
Girls 6th-7th grade
Boys 8th-9th grade

​​- How do I know if a game or practice is cancelled due to weather?
​Anytime school is cancelled due to weather (even if it improves), all practices will be cancelled.You can check lincolntonoptimist.com for more info.  CLICK ON THIS LINK