1.The Eden Prairie Football Association (EPFA) has been organizing and running youth football in Eden Prairie for over 20 years. The focus of the program is to promote and teach tackle football for those children in grades 3 thru 8 that reside full-time in or attend schools in Eden Prairie during the Fall Football season. In 2003, the EPFA was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
2.We have no travel, all-star or elite teams, as our goal is fair and balanced teams so that each child can enjoy and learn the game of football. Our goal is to support as many children as possible and to prepare them for their high school years and hopefully to play for and/or be active fans of the Eden Prairie Eagles some day. Click here for more information about our philosophy.
4.Each grade has a Grade Commissioner who is empowered to manage team selection and in-season issues associated with that grade. Each Grade Commissioner conducts a draft after evaluations in August with a goal of creating talent equality across all teams within that grade.
5.We participate in the South West Metro League that includes Eden Prairie, Edina, Chaska and Shakopee, and teams in grades 4-8 usually play 2 games per season against teams from at least some of those other cities.
6.In our typical season EPFA has:
a. Over 400 kids participated in grades 3-8
b.Over 20 teams
c.Over 45 assigned coaching team members hundreds of parent volunteers
9.EPFA uses a group of local community members to referee all of our home games.
10.We LIMIT our teams to 3 events a week (typically 2 practices and one game) for grades 3-5 and 4 events per week for grades 6-8.
11.The organization prides itself in being a VERY affordable athletic option.
a.For a very reasonable registration fee, the association provides all pads/equipment for each participant. Unlike other youth sports, there are no additional association-driven expenses beyond the registration fee.