Optimist Youth Football and Cheer Programs

We are a non-profit, volunteer-driven youth football organization in Idaho's Treasure Valley, with programs in Boise, Meridian, Kuna, Eagle, Nampa, Emmett, Homedale, Middleton, Horseshoe Bend and Mountain Home.

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FALL 2024 ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR BOISE, MERIDIAN, EAGLE AND STAR PARTICIPANTS OPENS MONDAY, APRIL 8TH. REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR OTHER COMMUNITIES CAN BE FOUND BY SELECTING LOCATIONS ABOVE AND SELECTING YOUR COMMUNITY.

WEIGH-INS, FITTINGS, AND IN-PERSON SIGNUPS FOR BOISE, MERIDIAN, EAGLE AND STAR WILL BE HELD AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES AND LOCATIONS:

SATURDAY, MAY 4TH - 9:30 AM TO NOON - SCHEELS SPORTING GOODS - MERIDIAN

TUESDAY, MAY 14 - 6PM TO 8PM - OPTIMIST YOUTH SPORTS COMPLEX - BOISE

SATURDAY, MAY 18TH - 9AM TO NOON - PETERSON TOYOTA - FAIRVIEW & MAPLE GROVE

SATURDAY, MAY 25TH - 9:30 TO NOON - SCHEELS SPORTING GOODS - MERIDIAN

Tackle Football

Flex Flag Football

Girls Flag Football

Cheerleading

For a team experience that lasts a lifetime, get your family involved in Optimist Football

Teams are formed right in your neighborhood, and led by well-trained, caring coaches.

For decades, teams and families fill the Optimist fields on Saturdays in the fall. Camaraderie and game-day excitement fuel the atmosphere. The games and team practices build athletic skills—and also provide life lessons, friendships, and lasting memories.

Today’s norms and guidelines are followed for safe, age-appropriate play.

Coaches you can count on

The coaches of Optimist Football care as much about your child and his youth sports experience as you do.

We craft practices and games so your child can:

• Watch their skills grow with each practice
• Be encouraged for their effort and progress
• Develop knowledge of the game and a love for competing
• Be in a setting that follows the latest guidelines for safety, with strict adherence and mandatory training and certification for coaches
• Enjoy the camaraderie of team mates

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• Your child joins a team that is set up according to neighborhood. Everyone participates – no tryouts. Age and weight also determine team placement.

• Your child is on a path where the team stays, develops, and grows together, with a well-trained coach who is also committed to that success.

• This approach creates continuity in development, maximizes relationship building with team mates and coaches – along with the life lessons and lasting memories.

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