Welcome to the 2020 Eden Prairie Football Season. 

This fall we are excited to offer additional opportunities for players that love football - but without the contact. Below are four options for players in Kindergarten - 8th grade.

 

Kindergarten (Flag): This format allows players to learn the fundamentals of football while having fun! Instead of tackling players to the ground, the defensive team must remove a flag belt from the ball carrier's waist. 

  • 2 occurences per week
  • Cost: $40.00
  • Mandatory: Soft-shell helmets (details below)

 

1st - 2nd (Flag)This format allows players to learn the fundamentals of football while having fun! Instead of tackling players to the ground, the defensive team must remove a flag belt from the ball carrier's waist. 

  • Three occurences per week
  • Cost: $75.00
  • Mandatory: Soft-shell helmets (details below)

 

3rd - 6th (7v7)This format is a fun, competitive, non-contact way to play football. Games are played on a 40-yard field plus end zone, and allows scoring on both offense and defense. Players could have the opportunity to play multiple positions, allows for high repetition, and focus on both offensive and defensive skills to increase game IQ. 

  • Three occurences per week
  • Cost: $75.00
  • Mandatory: Soft-shell helmets (details below)

 

7th-8th (Flex): This format implements an accurate simulation of real football. It includes the run game, a pass rush, press coverage, and blitzing in a 9v9 format. It provides the players the chance to sharpen their skills and increase game IQ. There's limited contact and all players will wear flag belts.

  • Three occurences per week
  • Cost: $75.00
  • Mandatory: Soft-shell helmets (details below)

 

Click here to select and register for the fall season.

 

Soft Shell Helmets:

Player safety is our number one priority. The rules of the game have been established to minimize contact however, even in non-contact sports, collisions can occur. Helmets can be purchased via the registration process. Need help with sizing? See the article and chart below.

  • Soft shell helmets can last between 3-5 years (warranty for 3 years)
  • Machine washable and air dry (no more sweaty, smelly headgear!)
  • Cost: $45.99 (plus tax)

 

Soft Shell Helmet

 

Please follow these steps to properly fit your athlete's for GameBreaker-GB Headgear.

Step 1: Inspect the headgear for any damage.
Athletes should NEVER wear damaged headgear.

Step 2: Measure head circumference.
Use a flexible measuring tape to measure around your head. For best results, use a plastic/cloth measuring tape. Alternately, you may use a piece of string or cord and then measure the length of the cord.

Measure the athlete’s head circumference. This is a two-person task:

Keeping the tape parallel to the floor, make sure the tape measure touches the following points on the
head:

A. 1 inch above the brow line
B. ½ inch above the ears

Note: For those with thicker hair, compress tape measure until feeling the hair “push back” or create slight resistance to the tape measure. This will serve as a good approximation for the helmet fit.

Step 3: Select headgear size.
Refer to the size chart for a starting point in selecting a headgear size. You may need to go up or down in size after checking for proper fit.  GameBreaker recommends going with a larger size if the athlete’s head circumference is between sizes.

Step 4: Put on the headgear and adjust the fit.

  • Place index fingers into the helmet’s ear holes, have the athlete lower his/her chin, place the front brow of the helmet to the athlete’s forehead and roll the helmet on from front to back.
  • Fitting chin straps:
    • To fasten the chin strap:
      1. Thread the Strap through the loop.
      2. Pull strap back under the chin.
      3. Tighten the strap until flat and snug under the athlete’s chin and fasten the Velcro pieces together.
    • Chin straps need to be securely fastened FLAT and SNUG under the athlete’s chin.
    • Once chin strap is adjusted for proper fit the athlete should feel firm pressure and still be able to open his/her mouth like a yawn.
    • Athletes should never practice or play with an unfastened chin strap.

Step 5: Adjust the back laces.
Tighten the back laces until the athlete feels a snug, firm fit on his/her head. Tie the laces to secure the fit.

Step 6: Check final fit.
If the helmet does not meet ALL of the following check list items, the player needs a different size helmet:

  1.  The helmet rests 1″ above the eyebrow.
  2. The player’s ear canal is lined up with the helmet’s ear holes and you can see the player’s ear canal through the helmet’s ear holes.
  3. The back of the player’s head is completely covered, and the athlete feels a snug, firm fit on his/her head.

Check for gaps. The helmet should be in full contact all around the athlete’s head and there should be no gaps between the athlete’s head and the helmet.

 

Click here to select and register for the fall season.

 

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