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Tackle Football Information

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

2020 TACKLE FOOTBALL (Sign-up Info):

Open to ages 5-11 years old (AGE as of May 1, 2020).
(NOTE: 5 year olds only date to establish age is now August 1, 2020).

Cost = $150.00 per player + a $25.00 Refundable Volunteer Fee = ($175.00 total).

Includes Game Jersey (K), 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 and Juniors 10--11YO)) 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 23 area teams.

Important League and Team Dates:
ONLINE REGISTRATION is available starting on August 3, 2020 through our website at
First Official Practice Monday, August 10th (FCO Sports Complex). Our plans are to condition for two weeks.
First date for adding Helmets to our practices is Monday August 17th.
First Date of Full Gear Practice is the week of August 24th.
USA Football Online Coaching Course and Background Checks must be completed by August 26.
LYFL Pigskin Classic (Weigh-in’s Only, NO Games) August 29th at CAL.
Make-up Weigh-in's 
First Regular Season Game – Saturday, September 12th
Last Week of the Regular Season - October 17th
LYFL Playoff's - October 24th -25thLYFL Championship Games - October 31st or November 1st

FOOTBALL CONTACT – George Poole, FCO President (502-257-5373) [email protected]
                                         Kelly Henson, FCO Football Director (502-643-2049) [email protected]

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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 [email protected]

Fern Creek Optimist Club Football Link

Registration List





Fern Creek Optimist Club
PO Box 91124 
Louisville, Kentucky 40291

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

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