Online Registration for FCO Basketball is Now CLOSED!
If you have a child still looking for a place to play basketball this season we have very limited space available except for the High School age group.
Please contact our FCO Basketball Director Rob Robinson at (502/609-3368) to inquire if we have space to add a player.
Tackle Football Information
2018 TACKLE FOOTBALL (Sign-up Info): Open to ages 5-14 years old (as of May 1, 2018).
Cost = $150.00 per player + a $25.00 Refundable Volunteer Fee = ($175.00 total).
Early Bird Discount for anyone signed up thru Online Registration prior to April 27, 2018.
Includes Game Jersey (R), Socks (K), Mouthpiece (K), Game Pants (R), Shoulder Pads (R), Helmet (R), USA Football membership, football instruction and FUN.
(K) = Keep (R) = Return

Our Fern Creek Tiger teams (Mighty Mites 5-7YO, PeeWee 8-9YO, Juniors 10--11YO and Seniors 12-14YO) participate in the Louisville Youth Football League (LYFL) in the South Division. This is the largest and most competitive league in the state comprised of 24 area teams.

Important Dates
ONLINE REGISTRATION is available starting on March 1, 2018 through our website and In-Person Signup's are tentatively scheduled for 04/28 and 05/12.
USA Football Coaches Clinic - Saturday, June 23rd (Fern Creek High School)
FCO Football Player CAMP - Saturday, June 16th (FCO Sports Complex)
First Practice of Official Practice - Monday, June 25th (FCO Sports Complex)
First Date of Full Gear Practice - July 5th
LYFL Pigskin Classic - August 3rd - 5th (Jtown Youth Football Field or CAL)
Make-up Weigh-in's - August 22nd
First Regular Season Game - August 11th
Last Week of the Regular Season - October 13th
LYFL Playoff's - October 21st or 22nd
LYFL Championship Games - October 27th or 28th (Trinity or CAL)

FOOTBALL CONTACT – George Poole (FCO President (502-257-5373)
Football Handouts

Coaching Links
Coaches Background Checks by Protect Youth Sports

USA Football Membership (Certification and Re-Certification Testing)
This year we no longer require a player safety coach for our organization. Coaches will have an option to take the Tackle Certification online or in-person at the SAME PRICE OF $10. After attending an in-person certification clinic, coaches will have to go back online and take a quick quiz. Once the quiz is complete coaches will be granted their certificate.

Currently your organization is setup for your COACHES PAY $10 for the certification.
Coaches Note: we have arranged with USA Football to bill us for the cost of any Online Certifications or Re-Certifications. If you attend the LIVE Football Certification on June 23rd, 2018 at Fern Creek High School you will have to pre-register and then attend the class and pass a short quiz afterwards. You will most likely have to pay to attend this class and if so FCO will reimburse you upon proof of your class and quiz completiong and passing (of course)

Coaches will need to associate with your organization (Fern Creek Optimist Club Football) by either clicking the organization link below, entering your organization name in the org search or confirming the organization if they are returning coaches.

This email you can pass along to your coaches so that they can go online and sign up/renew ( their user account and purchase the tackle (re)certification for the 2018 season.

Below is your organization link and organization name that coaches can enter. If your coaches have any issues, please have them email

Fern Creek Optimist Club Football Link
Registration List
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