The EFA is excited to begin our offseason in the new Braemar Field. Programs beginning in January are:
Fall 2015 Grades Listed
Sunday Night 7 on 7 Program: beginning January 18th (Grades: 7th & 8th)
Winter Position Training: Friday, March 6th (Grades: 5th-8th)
More detailed information will be email to each of the players by grade. If you have questions, please email email@example.com.
2015 Seven on Seven Program (May - June)
The program is open to all players entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the Fall of 2015. This program consists of two different parts:
Part 1: A structured, high-intensity practice which will include football specific conditioning and skills.
Part 2: 7 on 7 games designed for the positions of quarterback, running back, receiver, tight-end, defensive end, linebacker, and defensive backs. There are no linemen, blocking or tackling. The league will emphasize the passing game versus a variety of man and zone pass coverages. The are no weight limits for ball carriers: big men welcome!
We are still finalizing the dates, but the Program will start the end of May and run through the end of June with a final Jamboree after July 4th. Program will be Sunday nights until school ends and then Wednesday and Sunday nights.
2015 Mini-Hornets (June 1th-July 23rd)
Join the EFA's new program in partnership with the Edina Park & Rec Park Program. EFA will be hosting organized tough football for 6-10 year olds before the Tuesday/Thursday Lewis Park Park Program. The program will run from 11:30-1pm. Registration will be through the Park & Rec website.
Hornet Summer Camp:
Hornet Camp will be running the weeks of July 20-23 and July 27-30 at Kuhlman Stadium. It is run by the Edina High School Football coaches and varsity players and focuses on the fundamentals of football. It is a great way to gear up for the football season starting in August!
Grades 3-5 (as of fall 2015): 5pm-6pm; shorts, t-shirts, cleats
Grades 6-8 (as of fall 2015): 6pm-7pm; helmets, shoulder pads
Practice begins Aug. 10, 2015
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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)