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WEEK #2 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Monday, August 19: Jamboree 6:30pm - Join Coach Lombardi and the Maple Grove Crimson Varsity Football team for this great event!  Hear Coach speak about the importance of the Crimson Family and how football impacts our community.   Immediately following, each 3rd-8th grade team will meet their varsity student coaches, who have each been assigned to a team for the 2019 season as part of their varsity lettering requirement. 

Tuesday, August 20 - Fernbrook Athletic Fields Ribbon Cutting 5:30pm-6:30pm

3rd and 4th grades are invited to attend this event from 5:30-6:00pm; practices will be held from 6:00-7:00pm. 

5th - 8th grade swill begin practice at 7:00pm due to the ceremony. 

 

Free Kindergarten Beginner Flag Football Registration Now Open!!

When: Mondays September 9th - October 15th (5:30-6:30)

Where: New Fernbrook Field Complex next the MG Sr High Varsity Stadium

What: A developmental opportunity for Kindergarten students to learn the fundamentals of flag football and scrimmage at the end of the season.  

Click Here for Kindergarten Registration!!!


Key Dates for 2019

August - Key Dates 

4th - Helmet Checkout 5th - 8th Grade 

5th – 5th and 6th Grade Player Evals (Fernbrook Fields) See Site for Details 

6th – 7th and 8th Grade Player Evals  (Fernbrook Fields)  See Site for Details 

7th – All Coaches Meeting (MGSH Forum Room 7:00)

8th – Equidraft (MG Community Center) 

11th - 4th Grade Helmet Checkout and Last Chance for all grades

12th – First Day of Practice Tackle (4th - 8th grade) 

13th - First Day of Practice 7v7 (3rd Grade)

20th - First Day of Practice Flag (1st & 2nd)

26th - Tackle Picture and Weigh-in Night 

September

7th - Games Begin (1st - 8th Grade)

9th - First Day of K Flag 

12th - Pictures  - 1st, 2nd, 3rd Grade

13th  - Youth Night at Varsity Game vs Edina  

 

Equipment By Grade

Game jerseys provided for all grades, Practice jersey's, socks and helmets also provided for tackle.

1st and 2nd Grade Flag 

  • shorts or pants without pockets
  • mouth guard 
  • cleats recommended

3rd Grade 7v7

  • shorts and t-shirt 
  • soft shell helmet - available first week of practice for $40 unless you already have one
  • mouth guard 
  • cleats recommended

4th - 8th Tackle 

  • black football pants
  • shoulder pads 
  • mouth guard 
  • cleats

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1st-8th Registration!!

We still have some spots available, email info@mgyfa.com to check availability and register. 


Still Need a HELMET

Email info@mgyfa.com to schedule the day and time of pick-up before practice. 

Deposit Checks: New this year One $100 check will cover your dibs and helmet deposit.  Please have it ready at checkout. 

Practice and Game Fields 

2019 Practice Times & Field Locations

*Fernbrook Athletic Fields @ MGSH*

Enter off 99th Avenue Across the Street from UMN Health

 

Practices

1) Where are practices held?
    Practices are held at the New Fernbrook Fields adjacent to the Maple Grove Sr High Stadium.
    
2) When do practices start?
    2019 practices will be staggered based on grades.  This is thanks to the new lights.  We hope this helps reduce traffic congestion at drop off and pickup. 

3) How many practices per week should I expect?
    Please see the detailed practice schedule below for the number of practices per grade.  We typically hold one extra practice per week before the school year starts.  Weekday games will also be held in place of a few practices through out the year.  

 

Grade Practice Day/Time Practice Dates Games
K Monday 5:30 - 6:30 Sept 9th through October 14th Mondays last  4 weeks 
1st

Tuesday 5:30 - 6:30 (all season)

 

Thursdays 5:30 - 6:30

(first two weeks) 

August 20th - October 10th

 

August 22nd & 29th

 

Saturday Games 

 

September 7th - October 12th 

2nd

Tuesday 5:30-6:30 (all season)

 

Thursdays 5:30 - 6:30

(first two weeks)

August 20th - October 10th 

 

August 22nd & 29th
 

Saturday Games 

 

September 7th - October 12th 

3rd 

Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 - 6:30

August 13th - October 10th 

 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturdays 

September 7th - October 12th 

4th  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5:30 - 6:45  August 12th - October 10th 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturdays 

September 7th - October 12th 

5th-6th 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 6:45 - 8:30

 

Wednesday 6:45 - 8:30 (before school starts)

August 12th - October 10th 

 

August 16th - September 4th 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturdays 

September 7th - October 12th 

7th-8th 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 - 8:45

 

Wednesday 7:00-8:45  (before school starts) 

August 12th - October 10th

 

August 16th - September 4th 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturdays 

September 7th - October 12th 

Field Assignments

New Fields Traffic Flow and Entrance

For the safety of everyone at the fields please ensure you follow the intended flow of traffic at the fields. 

  • The "drop off lane" is one way and runs from the Concession/bathroom building to the end of the Picnic Area.  
  • All players should enter through the main entrance between the pavilion and the Concessions NO JUMPING the Fences!

Exciting New Approach to 3rd Grade Football

We are excited to announce a new progressive format for 3rd grade football for 2019 fall season.   Beginning this year, 3rd graders will be playing 7on7 touch football in the Lake Minnetonka Athletic Association.  

Our players will continue to receive the benefits previously offered to 3rd graders playing tackle football:

* playing teams from other Lake Minnetonka Athletic Association communities;

* 50% playing time;

* progressive player development skills.

The MGYFA Board of Directors is enthusiastic about this shift because it serves our primary mission: making football accessible to as many young people as possible.  At the same time, it allows players to continue develop their football skills in preparation for the future. 

Please reach out to the Board if you have any questions. 



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Trusted Coaches 

As we kick-off the season, know your athletes are in good hands.  Our coaches do a great job as volunteers developing our players. 

To ensure the best experience for players, parents and coaches, we have engaged Trusted Coaches to ensure all our Coaches are: 

 

 

1. USA Football Certified;

2. Pass a National background check;

3. Have updated concussion training;

4. Have completed the "Positive Coaching Alliance" Dual Goal Coaching Course.

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