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Covid Update (11/23/2020):
Due to the Covid19 Pandemic and the recent announcements from the Governor and the KHSAA concerning athletics, we have decided to adjust our season schedule. Below  is a revised listing of important dates and how we hope to move forward.
Evaluation Day - Saturday, January 2, 2021. (Player and 1 Parent / Guardian ONLY)
(7/8yo at 10am, 9/10yo at 1115am, 11/12yo at 1230pm, 13/14yo at 145pm, 15-18yo HS Division at 3pm) 
Drafts will be held on either 01/02 or 01/03/2021. tbd
First Practices will be held in the evenings of 01/04 - 08/2021.
Second Practices will be held on the weekend of 01/09 and 01/10/2021.
Third Practices will be held in the evenings of 01/11 -15/2021.
First Games will be held on the weekend of 01/16 and 01/17/2021.
Subsequent Games will be held on 01/23-24, 01/30-31, 02/6-7, 02/13-14, 02/20-21, 02/27-28 and 03/6-7. Modified to an 8 Game Season Schedule for all in order to wrap up the season prior to the start of spring soccer and baseball / softball starting!!!
Single Elimination Tournament scheduled for the weekend of 03/12-14 for the 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14 and 15-18yo teams.

Covid Update (11/18/20): (Revised)
Beginning today we have added the option for parents to use a 2 Installment Payment plan for the upcoming basketball season. If your children are in the 3/4 or 5/6 age groups the payments would be $50 the day you register and then another $50 on 12/28/2020. If your children are in any of the older age groups (7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14 or 15-18) the payments would be $65 the day you register and then a payment of $60 on 12/28/2020.

Covid Update (11/01/2020):
We have been asked and we will be following the following as far as possible Refunds go should the Health Dept. or the Governors office shut us down at some point. Up until 11/29/20 (Evaluations) we will keep $25.00 and refund the balance. Once practice begins on 12/07/20 we will keep $50.00 and refund the balance. Once we reach the regular season games on 01/02/20 we will keep the entire league fee.

Covid Protocols (11/01/2020): 
Limit fans on game day to 2-4 per player.  All fans and coaches will wear masks. All will be Temperature Checked inside the gym entrance.  Fans and Coaches will be required to sign in and answer CDC questionnaire on an App Based system in case we need a contact tracing list for all games and practices. This will record attendance. (should take about 30 seconds to complete). Move games spacing to either 75-80 minutes so that bench seats, fan chairs and bleachers can by sanitized between games.  Players, coaches and fans must exit games quickly after game is complete so that we can sanitize the gymnasium..  Fans for next games must remain outside the gym until sanitizing is complete.  Admission fee from fans need to be exact change ($2.00).  Physical / Social Distancing required at all times.  Hopefully this starts getting better soon.  It will take us ALL doing our part to keep everyone safe!

Basketball season is upon us and now is the time to register! Registration opens on Monday 10/19 and will close on Saturday 11/28. Last year we had 350 players and anticipate even more this year. The league is available for players 3-18 years old. The eligibility age is determined based on the player’s age as of 12/31/2020.

Note: Players who play for school teams in 8th grade or below can participate in this league. So no reason not to register for both! 

Again in 2020-2021 all divisional age groups will be Co-Ed.

Age groups are 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14 & 15-18 year old's. The make-up of age groups could change depending upon the number of players registered in each age group.

All players who sign up will be placed on a team.

All registrations will be taken online this season through the FCO website at

Deadline for registration is Saturday, November 28th.

Evaluations / Tryouts will be held on Sunday, November 29th, 2020 for all players 7-18 years old. Tryouts are scheduled at Trinity World Outreach Center on Seatonville Road.

3-6 year old's do not tryout and will be placed on a team. They will practice before each of their scheduled games.

Drafts will be held the week of December 4th, 2020. All players will be contacted by their coach and will be alerted to their team placement n.l.t. the weekend of December 7th, 2020.

Practices will start the week of December 7th, 2020. All Practices for 7-18 year old's will be held at Trinity World Outreach Center on Seatonville Road. Each team will have a one-hour practice on a weekday evening (Monday, Tuesday or Thursday).

Games will start in January and run through early March, 2021.

FEES: Registration fee for 7-18 year old's is $125 per player; and fee for 3/4 & 5/6 year old's is $100 per player.
NOTE: If more than 2 siblings in a family (defined as blood relatives living in the same household) participate, the family will receive a $50 discount for the 3rd, 4th, 5th player, etc… child.

COACHES / ASSISTANT COACHES: If you are interested in volunteering to be a coach or assistant, please mark the appropriate section on the registration form.

SPONSORS: We need one (1) company sponsorship for the back of the shirts for each team. The cost to sponsor a team is $150.
Note: The sponsorship check must come complete with all the information requested to be included on the shirt. Please identify which player and age group the sponsorship is for. We will need camera ready artwork for any company logo's, etc... to be included. Deadline for shirt sponsors is early December, 2020 and should be mailed to PO Box #91124, Louisville, KY 40291. Information can also be emailed to [email protected]

Questions about coaching and sponsorship opportunities or other matters should be directed to the Fern Creek Optimist Club (FCO Sports) President, George Poole at (502-257-5373) or [email protected]

Basketball Handouts

2021 Basketball Season (revised rules)

Rules (3-4YO) 2021 fco bball rules for 3-4yo.pdf
Rules (5-6YO) 2021 fco bball rules 5-6yo.pdf
Rules (7-18YO) 2021 fco bball rules for 7-18yo.pdf

2021 Basketball Season (schedule)
2021 fco basketball game schedules.xlsx

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Fern Creek Optimist Sports Complex

8925 Smith Lane Louisville Kentucky United States 40291

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Trinity World Outreach Center Buckson Family Life Center

10307 Seatonville Road Louisville Kentucky United States 40291

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