Tri-Star Sports Skills Contests Offer a friendly basketball, baseball, soccer, football, in-line or ice hockey skills competition for your community’s youth. The Tri-Star program enables your local Optimist Club to run one or several successful sports skills contests efficiently and with as little manpower as possible.

More than 1,000 Optimist Clubs across North America currently participate in or sponsor sports leagues or teams. Similar to a punt-pass-kick skills competition, the Tri-Star Sports Skills Contests are the perfect way to bring together the youth of your community in a spirit of fun competition.

Each skill offers exciting opportunities to promote self-confidence and physical fitness, even if your Club has limited resources. Because this program does not involve physical contact or advanced skills, it is an ideal activity for every child, even those who may be physically challenged. Tri-Star Sports Skills Contests are designed for youth ages 8-13, and test three skills in each sport.

The skills tested are:

Baseball: Base-running, hitting, and throwing

Basketball: Dribbling, passing, and shooting

Football: Passing, place-kicking, and punting

Soccer: Dribbling, shooting, and throwing

Hockey: Shooting, skating, and stick-handling