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EFA Important Dates & Events - August 21st-August 31st

A couple of very important dates to put on your calendars:

1) Wednesday, 8/23 - Football Night in Edina Celebration at Kuhlman Stadium 5:30pm

Our second annual event - all tackle teams get the chance to scrimmage on the EHS field, be a part of warmups with the EHS team, and take a group aerial photo with all the players. EHS players will also sign autographs during the event in between scrimmages. 

 

Parents are encouraged to stay and cheer on the kids, and meet other EFA parents! The EHS team will scrimmage after the EFA and all kids are invited to stay and watch with their parents or go home after their EFA scrimmage. 

Details:

- EFA teams will scrimmage starting at 6pm (please arrive at 5:30 to get organized)

- Wear green jersey (if you have yours, or wear a previous year's if possible - we had a delay from the printer, so there is a chance this year's won't be ready by Wed.)

- Full equipment

- Meet by the goalpost near the entry gate of the field - Please find your coach

- Hot dog, chips, cookie, beverage is included for all players ($6 for any family in attendance)

 

2) Mandatory Weigh-Ins - Edina Date - Tuesday, 8/29 at 5:30pm-8pm at Braemar Field

All players must get an official weigh-in witnessed by an independent LMAA representative. There is a weigh-in in Edina, ut if you cannot attend 8/29, you must attend a weigh in at another community, if your child is not weighed, they are automatically assigned a black stripe status. Here are the dates & locations for the remaining weigh-ins: 

AUG-22nd - ORONO: 

5:30 - 7pm - Orono Intermediate School - 685 Old Crystal Bay Road N. Long Lake


AUG-23rd - HOPKINS & SLP

5:15 - 7pm - Hopkins HS - Equipment shed - east side of the Varsity field - 2400 Lindbergh Dr. Hopkins

7:15 - 8:15pm - SLP Recreation Center (Banquet Room) - 3700 Monterey Drive, SLP


AUG-24th - WAYZATA

5:30pm - 7:30pm - Central Middle School - 305 Vicksburg Lane N. Plymouth


AUG-28th - MAPLE GROVE

6 - 8pm - Maple Grove SH - Football Equipment Shed (near the turf) - 9800 Fernbrook Lane, MG


AUG-29th - EDINA 

5:30 -7:30pm - Braemer Field - 7501 Ikola Way Edina


SEPT-6th - LAST CHANCE - location TBD

 

3) EFA Picture Days

All players wear green jerseys, black pants, and shoulder pads

Wednesday, 8/23 at Upper ECC Turf 

7th Grade: 5:30pm

8th Grade: 6:00pm

 

Tuesday, 8/29 at Braemar Field (during weigh-in time window) 

4th Grade: 5:30pm

5th Grade: 5:45pm

6th Grade: 6:00pm

Order Forms will be distributed by Coaches next week.

EFA Practice & Game Schedules

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

4th & 5th: 5:30-7pm (Highlands Park)
6th: 6-7:30pm (Braemar Field)
7th & 8th: 6-7:30pm (Pamela Park Turf)

9/5-10/18: Mon/Tue/Thur
4th & 5th: 5:30-7pm (Highlands Park)
6th: 6-7:30pm (Braemar Field)
7th & 8th: 6-7:30pm (Pamela Park Turf)

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


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



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EFA Mailing Address

4801 West 50th Street
Edina, MN 55424