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These sports programs are currently open for registration. Create an account and add your kids to see which programs they can sign up for based on their ages.

Summer 2022 Beach Volleyball

Summer Recreational Beach Volleyball! Get excited about playing beach volleyball at the Optimist Farm sand volleyball courts. They are mostly shaded in the evenings which is when we play so don't worry about the blistering heat -- the courts are generally very pleasant and the Optimist Farm property is private and somewhat secluded -- but convenient to all of southern Wake County.

Here are some details on the fun so you can be aware of what to expect!

The format of the season:
  • Evaluations: Week of June 6th. More details on evaluations times will be provided.
  • Teams will be formed by the coaches just after evaluations. We will keep teams small - about 6 players on a team. Please consider that when signing up since players that are absent a lot will impact the team's ability to succeed.
  • Practices are usually 90 minutes, but could be 2 hours or 1 hour depending on scheduling and the number of teams formed. Practices and games will be on Monday through Thursday evenings. We generally do not practice the week of July 4th.
  • Before games there are generally 2 practices a week. Sample practice times are: 5:30 to 7:30 or 6:30 to 8:30 with the court being shared between 6:30 and 7:30. When the courts aren't shared the practice times are 5:30 to 7:00 or 7:00 to 8:30. When three teams need to practice on a court, there are 3 one hour slots at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30.
  • Games will start the week after July 4th. When games start teams will generally have 1 evening of games per week and 1 practice per week.
  • The end of season tournament is a weekend in August. Likely the 26th to 28th, but it has not been officially scheduled yet.

For more details about our program and the season, please take a look at our website and ask questions in our facebook community.

NOTE: We need more coaches and community volunteers to make this season successful. Please consider some areas where you could volunteer to help. Here are some ideas:
  • More coaches are needed
  • Someone to coordinate getting referees for games
  • Someone to help with scheduling practices and games. The courts are only really used Monday through Thursday evenings by our league. Friday and Saturday evening are generally off limits because the Club House at the Optimist Farm is rented to people that host big parties we want to stay away from. During the day courts are available though it is likely very hot many days in the Summer. If we could support more teams, we could expand our program and more easily grow in the future.
  • Sponsors and donations for new volleyballs or other improvements around the courts
  • Other helpers such as assistant coaches and bookkeepers.

Summer Beach Volleyball

Registration closes on 06/03/2022 at 11:00 PM
Season Dates: 06/06/2022 to 08/28/2022
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Optimist Fishing Club 2022

Our season has begun so be aware some fishing has already happened. You are still welcome to come join us and fish at more ponds!

Have fun fishing at some private ponds in the southern Wake County area!

We can help you get started and will provide worms for bait. We also have some cane poles, but you are welcome to bring you own equipment. Points are awarded for your catches and there will be awards at the end of the season for the biggest fish and most fish caught.

Not only is fishing a lot of fun, it is a socially distant activity since you need to be separated from others so you don't catch the wrong fish. Once you're registered we will send email updates about pond locations each week.
Other than emails for communications you can stay up to date with the fishing program on the facebook page: Facebook

The fishing dates for this season are: Ten Saturdays are scheduled for fishing. The time each Saturday is 7:00 AM to 11:00AM. You can arrive and start fishing at 7:00 AM or later, but we need to be cleaned up and done fishing at 11:00 AM each week. The awards ceremony is the last Saturday.

April 9th and 23rd
May 14th and 21st
June 4th and 11th
July 16th and 30th
August 6th and 13th

The pond locations that are not listed above are still being finalized. They will only be announced to those that register since they are privately owned ponds.

Everyone can fish

Registration closes on 06/15/2022 at 11:00 PM
Season Dates: 04/09/2022 to 08/13/2022


Optimist Farm Activities

PO BOX 26155 
Raleigh, North Carolina 27611

Phone: 919-552-5465
Email: [email protected]