The East Lincoln Optimist Club is a voluntary organization of civic-minded men and women banded together for to provide sports programs and activities for Youth in the East Lincoln community in Denver NC.
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East Lincoln Optimist Girls Fastpitch Softball

Summer Open Practices!

  • 14/16U:  Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 - 8:00pm (field #5)
    • Starting June 19th
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  • 12U:  Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 - 8:00 (field #6)
    • รข€‹Starting June 19th
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  • 10U:  Wednesday 6:00 - 8:00pm (fields #5)
    • Starting June 21st
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  • 8U:  TBD




Annoucing Our 2017 Spring Softball Teams!

8U1 Mustangs:  Coach Seth Johnson

8U2 Wildcats:  Coach Brandon Payne

10U1 Explosion:  Coach Brian Gust

10U2 Fury:  Coach Jennifer Lane

12U1 Eagles:  Coach Mark Johnson

12U2 Thunder:  Coach Tracy Carrell

16U1 Aftershock:  Coach Jonathan Kamanns

16U2 Infinity:  Coach Kelly Rabalais



Important dates:

- In person registration: February 18th (9am - Noon) - Please see coach Mark Johnson

- Assessments: February 25th (see times below)

- Teams finalized: March 4th

- Opening day: April 2nd

- Last day of regular season: May 27th

- First day of spring tournament: May 30th



East Lincoln Optimist Softball 2017

East Lincoln Optimist Softball teams will be playing in the North Meck Filly League again for the spring and fall 2017 seasons. The NMFL consists of teams primarily from Mallard Creek, Northwest-Charlotte, Davidson, Huntersville, and Cornelius. The NMFL plays by the USA Softball (formerly ASA) rules, along with some NMFL local rules. All of these rules and more are available on the NMFL website.

We play fast pitch softball in four age groups; 8U, 10U, 12u, 14u &16u and 18u.  The 8U teams play modified coach-pitch rules and this group is used as a training division.  Every other group plays age appropriate fast pitch rules.

Half of the games will be played at East Lincoln Optimist Park, and the other half will be played at one of the other complexes. Each team typically plays one game during the week and one on Saturday.  We complete the season with an end of the year tournament.

The playing age is decided by how old the player is on JANUARY 1st, 2017. This will be their playing age for spring and fall softball. The age groups are as follows:



8u (6, 7 & 8) 60’ 30’ 10”

10u (9 - 10)

60’ 35’ 11”
12u (11 -12) 60’ 40’ 12”

14u (13 -14)

60’ 43’ 12”
16u & 18u (15 -18) 60’ 43’ 12”


2010 6 8-U
2009 7 8-U
2008 8 8-U
2007 9 10-U
2006 10 10-U
2005 11 12-U
2004 12 12-U
2003 13 14-U
2002 14 14-U
2001 15 16-U
2000 16 16-U


17 18-U
1998 18 18-U

For more information visit the North Meck Filly League website at:
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