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Tackle Football (Fall - 2021 Season)

Dear Parents,

We are happy to welcome all players and parents to the 2021 Youth Football program at Fern Creek Optimist (FCO Sports). We are hopeful that this will be the most exciting and rewarding football season you've ever experienced. Even in these crazy Covid-19 days we are trying our best to provide a safe and fun experience for your kids. Our goal is to develop well-rounded young men (or women) who learn not only the fundamentals of football, but also the importance of education and teamwork, in an atmosphere conducive to developing sound mind, body and character - and having a good time along the way. We practice the ideals of sportsmanship and physical fitness. Our program stresses learning lessons of value far beyond the playing days, such as discipline, teamwork, concentration, friendship, leadership, and, sportsmanship. We, as coaches, will do our very best to ensure that each player is utilized to his utmost potential and their talents are used for the team's best advantage. Safety is our top concern. Many of the exercises, drills, and team rules are there to ensure your child is physically and mentally fit for football. Each child is unique and will develop at his own pace. We will exercise their bodies and minds in an effort to develop the skills needed to execute the game of football.  

George W. Poole, III
FCO Sports, Fern Creek Optimist Club, President

Each player is required to supply the following equipment in order to play football.
  • Water jug containing only water or a sport drink such as Gatorade.
  • Practice football pants.

Players will be issued the following equipment.
  • Helmet with face mask and chin straps.
  • Mouthpiece (will be a color (clear not allowed) and must attach to the faceguard).
  • Shoulder pads.
  • Game jersey and Game pants.
  • Game socks

Cost = $150.00 for Youth Football

This equipment must be returned to FCO Football (if provided by FCO, we know that sometimes parents prefer to provide their own helmet and shoulder pads) at the season's end or parents will be billed for replacement equipment.  

Team Goals:
·         We are here for the kids! It is about the kids, not the coaches or the parents.
·         Fun for ALL the kids.
·         Football Fundamentals learned by ALL the kids.
·         Respect, sportsmanship, discipline, and team worked practiced by everyone associated with the ELS Eagles team. Note: This includes players, coaches, parents, and all fans.
·         Parents are as important to the success of the team as the players. Coaches and parents must work together.
·         Please keep coaches informed about problems that may be going on with your child. If your child has been sick, taking medication, or going through some emotional issue please make sure that they are aware of the problem as soon as possible.
·         Parents and coach must communicate with mutual respect.
·         Playing time will be EARNED on the football practice field. There will be no favoritism.  
·         We ask the parents not coach or distract kids on the sidelines during practice and games. If the kids are watching you then they can’t be paying attention to the coach or know what’s going on in the game.
Refund Policy:
-If no equipment has been issued, 100% refund less $30 per player for administration of refund. Once practices start there are no refunds.

Please email with questions to [email protected] or contact FCO Club President George Poole at (502-257-5373). Parents can also contact FCO Football Director Kelly Henson with questions (502-643-2049). Players can register now for the 2021 tackle football season through our website at

Mighty Mites (5, 6 & 7 year olds)

Registration closes on 08/17/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 06/21/2021 to 11/08/2021

PeeWee (8 & 9 year olds)

Registration closes on 08/17/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 06/21/2021 to 11/08/2021

Juniors (10 & 11 year olds)

Registration closes on 08/17/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 06/21/2021 to 11/08/2021


Fern Creek Optimist Club
PO Box 91124 
Louisville, Kentucky 40291

Phone: 502-257-5373
Email: [email protected]

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