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Registration Now OPEN!!

Registration for the 2020 fall football season is now open.  Please click on the appropriate link below to register for either our House Flag and 7v7 program for K-3rd grade or our LMAA Tackle Program for 4th-8th grade. 

MGYFA realizes many of our members are excited to return to sports.  We appreciate you patience as we continue to navigate our new normal. 

MGYFA strives to not only provide a great experience for our athletes but also run our program with transparency and efficiency.  With that in mind we wanted to ensure we had planned appropriately and had confidence in executing the upcoming season.  This resulted in our delay in opening registration.   The goal is to be clear up front on what it expect. 

Before registering please take note of the current changes made for the upcoming season.  We will continue to update our members as the situation evolves.  

Updates to 2020 Football 

  • Registration timing - Opened July 11th, fee's increase on July 26th and registration closes on August 1st 
  • Registration Costs - remain the same as last year.  We have planned for financial safe guards to protect the organization and members while keeping fees flat.
  • Jersey's - we are requesting all returning tackle players to use their jersey's received last year for a $25 registration credit.  This allows us to defer one of our largest financial exposures.  Use code JERSEY25 at checkout after providing jersey info during registration.  
  •  COVID Waiver - You will see an additional COVID Waiver in registration along with the general Liability Waiver, we will continue our planning and execution of our preparedness plan in consultation with the Governors Office, USA Football and LMAA to protect our athletes, families and staff.  
  • Refund Policy - You will see a detailed general refund policy and COIVD impact policy.  We will release a financial overview  of registration fees and refund our members for any expense not incurred in the case of COVID related season or game schedule impacts.  
  • Dibs - we have reduced the cash buy-out for dibs from $100 to $50.  
  • Tackle teams within LMAA will have one game the week before Labor Day, due to the late start in school there are only 5 Saturdays during the season and we need to ensure adequate time between games.  
  • 3rd Grade 7v7 will be a house league.  Minnetonka has transitioned to a house modified flag program for 2020. 

Please let us know of any questions and we will continue to communicate as the situation evolves.  


2020 Season - KEY DATES

Key Dates

August 9th – 13th Helmet Checkout Nights

August 10th – 13th Optional Football Activities

August 17th – Practice Starts 1st - 8th

August 18th – Team Formation 5th – 8th grade

August 24th – Weigh-ins 4th – 8th grade

August 31st – Games Begin 4th – 8th grade

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


*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 17th - October 10th


August 20th & 27th


Saturday Games 


September 12th - October 10th 


Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 - 6:30

August 17th - October 10th 

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturdays 

August 31st - October 10th 

4th  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5:30 - 6:45  August 17th - October 10th 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturdays 

August 31st - October 10th 


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 6:45 - 8:30


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

August 17th - October 10th 


August 19th - September 2nd 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturdays 

August 31st - October 10th 


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


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

August 17th - October 10th 


August 19th - September 2nd 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturdays 

August 31st - 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!


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

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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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