Welcome to RTM Optimist Youth Sports!
We are a community sports program sponsored by the Rose Tree-Media Optimist Club for boys and girls, grades 1-8, who reside in the Rose Tree-Media School District. We currently offer two youth programs, field hockey and lacrosse. There are no "try-outs" or "elite" teams in our programs. We have room for anyone who wants to play. If we have enough players at any grade level for more than one team, we will choose teams fairly and make sure that there are opportunities to play for all players.
RTM Optimist Sports is part of the Optimist Club of Rose Tree- Media which is one of the many local organizations that comprise Optimist International whose motto is "Friend of Youth". Chartered in 1976, the Rose Tree Media Optimist Club have been involved in numerous programs to help kids in our community. We take our "Friend of Youth" slogan very seriously and are proud of the record of service we have achieved. Sports are an excellent way to develop the attributes outlined in the The Optimist Creed which states:
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.