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 Club Girls Fastpitch Softball


2017 Fall Softball Important Dates:

  1. Confirmation of interest to coach (head, assistant, or either) and the age group.
    1. Due July 28th (to me)
  2. Fall registration opens
    1. July 17th (Monday)
  3. In-Person Registration (ELO)
    1. July 29th
  4. August 7th NMFL Head-Coaches meeting (mandatory) at ELO
  5. Assessments (all age groups)
    1. August 12th  (3pm – 6pm) fields 2 & 3
    2. (details below)
  6. Late registration ends
    1. September 1st
  7. Uniform distribution (ELO)
    1. September 2nd
  8. Fall opening day
    1. September 5th
  9. Last day of regular season (no extensions)
    1. October 28th
  10. First day of Fall tournament
    1. October 30th
  11. Final Tournament Saturday (East Lincoln Optimist)
    1. November 11th


Most Recent Fall Season Update


Assessments are scheduled for Saturday, August 12th from 3:00pm - 6:00pm.  I will update the age-group schedule on the softball page of the ELOC website.

  • 8U:  3-3:45pm (field #3)
  • 10U:  4:00 - 4:45pm (field #3)
  • 12U:  4:00 - 4:45pm (field #2)
  • 14U/16U:  5:00 - 5:45pm (field #2)

Note:  A player may not move up an age group early unless all apply:

  • They are within a year of eligibility for the next age-group
  • They have been assessed by all head-coaches for that age-group and it's determined that the move would not impact the safety of anyone on the field
  • The move does not place the age-applicable age-group in a negative position or player count.

Middle-School Softball Tryouts:

While we have a number of athletes who will be playing for both ELOC and their middle-school softball teams, there are also a number of athletes who want to wait until middle-school tryouts have completed.

If your athlete is trying out for middle-school softball before making a decision on ELOC softball, please register now (don't pay yet), and be sure to add a note that you are waiting for the outcome of middle-school softball tryouts.  I will move your registration to 'waitlist'.  

  • Update uniform sizes upon registration so that we're prepared to order these uniforms when the registration is paid.
  • Complete registration payment as soon as you know that your athlete will be playing ELOC Softball
  • Send me an email when you've made a decision so that I can update the registrations/teams
  • Your athlete will be placed on a team as soon registration payment has been completed

Good luck to everyone trying out!

Unpaid Registrations:

There are a number of reasons why registrations may be currently unpaid.  However, please know that no athlete will be assigned to a team until the registration has been paid.

Team Practices & Opening Day:

Team practices begin the weekend of August 22nd and opening day for Fall softball is September 5th.

Thank you for taking a few minutes to review this update.  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns - please don't hesitate to reach out to me directly.

I look forward to another great season of Softball,


ELOC Softball Commissioner