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!
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.
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
3rd Grade 7v7
4th - 8th Tackle
Report a Positive COVID Case or Close Contact of a Player or Coach
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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