Pembroke Lakes Optimist posted 2/7/2020
Background Check Screening
If you haven't been fingerprinted by the Pines Police Dept, they will be at our park February 13th to do fingerprinting. Please be sure to relay this to your assistant coaches or anyone else who will be on the field during practice or games.
I need a list of your assistant coaches by Wednesday 2/12 so I can turn in a list of names to the city to get badges. By Opening Ceremony (2/22) everyone MUST have their badge in order to be on the field. NO EXCEPTIONS.
I need sizes for coaches shirts by Monday. Anything after Monday is not guaranteed by the beginning of the Season.
During the week, we generally give an update on fields between 3 and 4:30pm. It will never be earlier. However, if you feel the weather/field conditions have no chance of improving you are welcome to cancel your practice early. Please do not ask me for a field update before 4:30. You will not receive an answer. Saturdays are always a bit tougher. A lot of times we get a field report around 7:30/8am which is sometimes too late for coaches with early practices. Some times on Saturday we might get an update at all so it is a bit of a crapshoot. In these instances use your best discretion. For games we will have an answer, it just may not be very timely.
Also, please keep in mind that the decision to close fields is not my decision at all. These are city of Pembroke Pines fields anf they dictate when we can and cannot use a field. Keep in mind that they will always err on the side of caution which may be frustrating at times.
Thanks and have a great weekend.