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Game Schedules:

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2020 Season - KEY DATES

Key Dates

August 16th – 18th Helmet Checkout Nights

August 19th – Practice Starts 4th - 8th (5th - 8th will have grade level player evaluations)

August 20th – Team Formation 5th – 8th grade

August 24th – Weigh-ins 4th – 8th grade, 1st - 3rd Practice Starts

Sept 2nd-3rd  – Games Begin 4th – 8th grade

Sept 9th - K Flag Program Begins 

Sept 12th – Games Begin 1st – 3rd grade


Practices

*Following Team Formation Slight Modification of the Practice Schedule Maybe Required to Achieve Social Distancing Requirements.  

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?
    Practices will be staggered based on grades.  This will allow us to meet our COVID safety protocols. 

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 14th through October 5th Mondays last  4 weeks 
1st & 2nd

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

 

Thursdays 5:30 - 6:30

(first two weeks) 

August 25th - October 8th

 

August 27th & September 3rd

 

Saturday Games 

 

September 12th - October 10th 

3rd 

Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 - 6:30

August 25th - October 8th 

Saturdays 

September 12th - October 10th 

4th 

 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5:30 - 6:45 

 

Wednesday 5:30-6:45  (before school starts)

August 20th - October 10th 

 

August 19th - September 2nd 

September 2nd or 3rd 

 

Saturdays 

September 12th - October 10th 

5th-6th 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 6:45 - 8:30

 

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

August 20th - October 10th 

 

August 19th - September 2nd 

September 2nd or 3rd 

 

Saturdays 

September 12th - October 10th 

7th-8th 

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

 

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

August 20th - October 10th 

 

August 19th - September 2nd 

September 2nd or 3rd 

 

Saturdays 

September 12th - October 10th 


COVID 19 Update

The safety of our players, spectators and staff has always been at the forefront of what we do. The LMAA and MGYFA have been closely monitoring the evolving situation with youth sports in Minnesota and our ability to provide a tackle football season this Fall. The update released on June 19th from the Minnesota Department of Health gives us confidence that we will be able to hold our fall season with the appropriate safe guards put in place.  We will continue to monitor the direction from the MNDH as the epidemiology of the virus continues to evolve within MN.  

 

Given this information we are moving forward with our fall season and are continuing to develop our return to play protocols under the guidance of the CDC, MNDH and USA Football. We will communicate these measures as they are developed and approved. We would like to thank you for your patience and support during these unprecedented times. 

 

We can't wait to see you in August!

GO CRIMSON

Field Assignments

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:

* 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, requesting 5th-7th grades to bring back their jerseys for a $25 registration credit, Practice jersey's 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

Report a Positive COVID Case or Close Contact of a Player or Coach

 

LMAA COVID 19 Positive Test Reporting Form

Please complete this form to report a positive COVID 19 test of an athlete or coach. Names will be held private from any team, association, or league communications and will only be used for contact tracing

LMAA COVID 19 Close Contact and or Exposure Reporting Form

Note: This form only needs to be submitted if an athlete or coach has had close contact with an individual outside of any LMAA or home association football activities (i.e. practices or games). Definition of “Close Contact”: someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 48 hours before illness onset until the time the patient is isolated. • Example: A player or coach that has been in close contact with an individual that tests positive for COVID 19 AND that individual is not affiliated with LMAA youth football. That player (or Parent/Guardian on behalf of the player) or coach must report the close contact to their home association within 24 hours of learning of their exposure. Individuals who have had close contact to someone who tests positive are required to self-isolate for 14 days beginning from the date of exposure or until they are able to produce a Negative COVID 19 test result to their home association’s designated individual (see list of contacts below)

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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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