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2017 Registration is Open!

Registration for the 2017 EFA regular season is now open! Come join 600 kids in playing the best team sport in town!

4th-8th Grade Tackle season: August 14th - October
2nd-4th Grade Flag season: Sept - October

Why play football?

  • Fun with your buddies
  • Short season - no year-around commitment required
  • No cuts or tryouts - everyone plays!
  • Balanced teams (no A/B/C designations) 

Registration closing dates:
4th-8th: July 16, 2017 (late fee after July 16th)
2nd-3rd: Open


Exciting Changes for the EFA in 2017

1) New League Affiliation - 4th-8th Grades

The EFA made the decision to join Lake Minnetonka Athletic Association for all tackle grades. We are excited to be playing against Minnetonka, Hopkins, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, Orono, and Maple Grove. We will still play Edina teams as part of our schedule, but will add new competition so the kids don’t have to play each other multiple times in the season. This change will bring about new rules, all with the intent of developing all kids and giving them all opportunities to learn the game/positions. As a benefit for all multi-sport athletes, the season will end at MEA (Oct. 18th).

2) 4th Grade Flag Night

We are excited to pilot a new Flag program this Fall. On Mondays after school starts, we will shorten our practice and then have organized 7 on 7 Flag games. We want to give all players the opportunity to play all positions, run & catch the ball, and play quarterback, and we think 7 on 7 is a great way to add some more fun for players, while teaching football skills. The games are included in your registration fees.

For those kids who are not a part of tackle program, we will open up 40 spots, and they will be added to teams with the tackle players for a separate fee. We really hope that this will be a fun and exciting program for the kids!

3) Key Regular Season Dates (Summer Program Dates listed below)

August 14th - Practice Starts
September 9th - First Games
October 18th - Season Ends


EFA Practice & Game Schedules

Tackle Programs:
Practices:
8/14-8/31: Mon-Thurs 

4th & 5th: 5:30-7pm
6th: 6-7:30pm
7th & 8th: 6-7:30pm (*may change slightly depending on number of teams)

9/5-10/18: Mon/Tue/Thur
4th & 5th: 5:30-7pm
6th: 6-7:30pm
7th & 8th: 6-7:30pm (*may change slightly depending on number of teams)

Games (9/6-10/18):
Saturdays (primarily morning, some early afternoon)
Weeknights: up to 3 weeknight games

Flag 4th Grade Games (no set practice days):
Mondays (start 9/11): 6pm-7pm 

Flag 2nd & 3rd Grade Games (no set practice days):
Saturdays (start 9/9 - morning games) and potential for 1 or 2 weeknight games

EFA Evaluation Combine

EFA will be conducting evaluations before practice begins on 8/14. All tackles players should plan on attending one session. No pads required.  The drills should take about 20 minutes, but it will be dependent on the number of kids attending. Below are the dates:

Tuesday, 7/18 6:30-8:30 at ECC Upper Turf
Monday, 7/24 5:15-6:30 at ECC Upper Turf
Tuesday, 7/25 5:15-6:30 at ECC Upper Turf
Wednesday, 7/26 5:15-6:30 at ECC Upper Turf 
Sunday, 7/30 6:30-8:30 at Pamela Turf
Thursday, 8/3 6:30-8:30 at Pamela Turf

The video below will show you most of the evaluation drills.

Equipment Store

Looking for a convenient way to buy new equipment for the season? Order through our partner Universal Athletic. Items can be shipped directly to your home for $10, and if you need help sizing or need to exchange sizes, you can go direct to their Edina sto


EFA Spirit Store Extended! Open until July 16th - Orders delivered by end of July!

Connect with EFA Online


EFA Skills Camp & 7 on 7 - July 24th-26th

We look forward to seeing everyone at this year's EFA Skills Camp & 7 on 7 program. It will be a fun filled three day session led by the new Edina High School Coaching staff. This year we have combined all the sessions since we have the additional space at ECC. No equipment needed, except for cleats and a water bottle.  All attendees will receive a Edina souvenir football.


ImPACT Concussion Baseline Testing (kids age 11+)

EFA is offering baseline testing on two dates. We have a location change, since school facilities are closed for construction, the new location is City Hall (Mayor's Conference Rm):

Wednesday, July 26th from 4:30-6pm
Wednesday, Aug. 2nd from 6-9pm

Sign up link: EFA Impact Testing Sign Up

All EFA players ages 11+ can sign up at no cost. As part of our commitment to EFA families, we are also allowing siblings (age 11+) to also take the baseline test for $5. Please sign up all participants. We will send a waiver to all registered participants.

EFA Day at Dick's - Get your football gear & stock up for other sports

Get your gear 20% at an exclusive event for Edina Football players! Extra bonus this year is that we have 2 weekends this year (7/15-7/16 and 7/22/7/23) to get your discount at the Richfield store.
Our coaches and board members will be at the store on Sunday July 16th from 10am - 4pm to get your child fitted properly.


Edina High School Summer Program Registration

Register here for the Edina High School summer programs (Speed & Strength, Passing Leagues, and Mini-Camp)


EFA Mailing Address

4801 West 50th Street
Edina, MN 55424