Soccer Information
Fern Creek Optimist Sports Complex (Home Fields)
8925 Smith Lane
Louisville, Kentucky 40291

Spring Soccer 2020 Sign-up Info.

Fern Creek Optimist Soccer Club (FCO Sports) is an independent recreational soccer program and a member in good standing of the Kentucky Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) and US Youth Soccer. We are one of the oldest and largest recreational soccer programs in the state and focus on individual and team skills, player safety, teamwork, sportsmanship and the need for strong academics.

If you have any questions about our youth soccer program, please reach out to:
FCO Soccer Director Katie Yann (239-1025) or through e-mail at cmkatie1631@aol.com.

We have Co-Ed (Mixed Teams) at the U6, U8, U10, U12, U14 and High School (U16-U19) age groups.

Cost (for all age groups U6 - High School) = $80.00 Soccer Fee + $30.00 Refundable Volunteer Fee + $30.00 Uniform Fee (new players only) = $140.00
NOTE: Players returning from the Fall 2019 season with a complete uniform will not be charged the Uniform Fee in the Spring.

ONLINE REGISTRATIONS can be completed through our website at www.ferncreekoptimist.org from 01/06/2020 until Sunday 02/23/2020 (U6 – U19) for all age groups!!!

Age Determination Date: all youth soccer has moved to a Birth Year date to determine which age group you child will be playing in moving forward. So we now look at the year as beginning on January 1st and ending on December 31st. For Recreational Soccer Players:

SEASONAL BIRTH YEARS - RECREATIONAL Spring 2020
AGE GROUP BIRTH RANGE
19 Under Jan 1, 2001 thru Dec 31, 2003
16 Under Jan 1, 2004 thru Dec 31, 2005
14 Under Jan 1, 2006 thru Dec 31, 2007
12 Under Jan 1, 2008 thru Dec 31, 2009
10 Under Jan 1, 2010 thru Dec 31, 2011
8 Under Jan 1, 2012 thru Dec 31, 2013
6 Under Jan 1, 2014 thru Dec 31, 2015

All players from the fall returning in the spring will remain with their fall team unless requesting otherwise.

Teams will be put together in early to mid-March. Once assigned a team the coaches will contact all players to begin practice.

We expect the first games of the 2020 Spring Season will be held the last weekend of March or the weekend after Spring Break.

Playing numbers for age groups.
U6 = 5v5 w/goalie. We will play on a 75' x 60' field (located below the Concession Stand). Goal will be 4'h. x 9'w. We will play 4 - 10 minute quarters.
U8 = No Changes.
U10 = We will continue to play 7v7 both during the season and tournaments going forward. We will continue to play off-sides during the season but will not come tournament time. The field size, goal size and playing time will remain the same.
U12 = Playing numbers are now 9v9. The field will be the same length but with the extra player we will lay it out 10' wider.
Max roster sizes for U12 and below are set at 18. We will maintain the smallest roster sizes possible to provide ample playing time for all players. This of course is based a lot on the overall number of players at each age groups, the number playing on the field and the availability of volunteer Head Coaches.
Max. roster sizes for U13 and above are 22. Only 18 of those rostered can dress for each game. Therefore we will keep our rosters for these age groups at 18 max.
High School rules for next season will have no changes.
 
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