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Practice and Game Fields 

2019 Practice Times & Field Locations

*Fernbrook Athletic Fields @ MGSH*

Enter off 99th Avenue Across the Street from UMN Health



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 

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 


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 


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 


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 


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. 

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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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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