Edina Football Association is celebrating youth football:
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Flag Football is for athletes entering grades 2 or 3 in the fall. The season runs from 9/6 until the end of October. The cost is $160. For the season price you receive:
4/5 Tackle is for athletes entering 4th or 5th grade in the fall. The season runs 8/11 through the end of October. The cost is $380.
6-8 Tackle* is for athletes entering 6th-8th grades in the fall. These grades play int the Southwestern Metro League. This season runs 8/11 through the end of October. The cost is $425.
Both of these leagues receive:
* Please note that the number of 6-8th grade teams have now been set with the Southwest Metro League, registrations now will be accepted only as space & roster sizes permit.
The EFA is excited to be sending an 8th grade team to the Minnesota Football Showdown in Blaine, MN (August 22nd-24th). Our team will play three games in the tournament, and we expect it to be a very fun event for the kids and families!
We are also looking into end of the season tournaments. 8th grade may be registering for a tournament in Nebraska, just like last year's 8th grade team. They had a blast! 7th grade may also play an end of the year tournament, either locally in MN or in Nebraska.
Details and confirmation of end of the year tournaments are still being considered.
For more information about the Tournament Team commitment and benefits, please click the link below.
Most of us can recall our childhood role models. They represented greatness, gave us a picture of integrity, and in turn, inspired us to be our best selves. We encountered some of those people through close friendships, sports competition, watching TV or reading a book, but many times, it was an interaction in the classroom that provided the deepest impact.
Earlier this school year, during the 2013 fall football season, Coach Reed Boltmann began thinking of ways his players could serve as role models for Edina Public Schools. With two kids enrolled in the district, Boltmann has witnessed firsthand the powerful impact high school leaders can have on younger students.
“Growing up, my kids loved coming to games. And when the athletes said something, they were in awe and listened to everything they have to say,” Boltmann says. “When we have great leaders like we have for football captains, we should give back to our youth so they can aspire to be like them—to be great students, role models and leaders.”
With the help of sophomore and next-year captain Dan James and his mother, Creek Valley Kindergarten Teacher Julie James, Boltmann introduced a volunteer reading program on Jan. 12. Equipped with books, football jerseys and a positive message, six football captains read to Creek Valley 5th-graders from 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. that day. Dan also made a special trip to his mother’s classroom to read to kindergartners (pictured right).
“The program kind of got aligned to 5th-graders, in order to make the greatest impact. Fifth grade is a major turning point in our students’ lives. It’s right before they move on to middle school and a great opportunity to get to their hearts and souls and let them know what it looks like to be an all-around good citizen,” Julie says.
(Reprinted from Edina Public Schools website)
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4801 West 50th Street
Edina, MN 55424