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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Message from Fort Thomas Jr. Football League President

For the past 60 years, the Fort Thomas Junior Football League (FTJFL) has been providing a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for the children of our community to participate in an instructional team sport.  The lessons learned through such participation have helped shape our children’s future in an impactful and positive manner.  The FTJFL looks forward to another 60 years of providing this community benefit.

The FTJFL has made a number of changes over the years.  We have started playing teams from outside of our league to give our kids a chance to face different competition, while at the same time maintaining the structure of our league.  We have increased playing time for all age groups.  We have re-instituted a college scholarship for HHS graduates that played in our league.  We took a team of 8th graders to Knoxville, Tennessee this year to play in the Battle in Rocky Top football tournament, which we plan on doing in the future.

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The FTJFL is considering adding a division in which 2nd and 3rd graders could participate.  If there is enough interest expressed throughout the community, the league plans on starting this new division in the 2017 season.  If you have a child in this age group and would like more information, please contact Dave Simons at .

Our league is always looking for responsible, committed volunteers for various duties.  As always, if you or anyone you know may be interested in coaching, contact any board member that is listed on our league website, .  You do not have to have a child in the league to be a coach.  We are also looking for volunteers who would like to serve on the board or as game day supervisors.

We are continually trying to improve the experience that the players and parents have while participating in the FTJFL.  We are always open to your suggestions on how to achieve this goal.  Please do not hesitate to contact any board member on what you think will help improve the league.

Dave Simons
President, Fort Thomas Junior Football League


  1. Sorry, but my Green Team in the early 80's played out of our league against the blessings of the FTJLF. Those kids went on to win a couple of State Championships as Bluebirds. Two of those kids, now men, are great high school football coaches in their own right - Mr. Chris Wolfe and Mr. Brian Weinrich. #Creditsto: Jeff Huenefeld, Greg Losey, and Ken O'Hara.

  2. Have you discussed using 2nd & 3rd graders with local physicians? Thant seems way too young to me. When my sons played, they used to have 3rd & 4th graders but they later stopped that! Are you currently using 3rd & 4th graders? Just food for thought! Patti Koehler

  3. Not positive but I have heard that the 2-3rd would be flag. Then 4-5th would play together, then 6th-7th, and 8th would be alone.