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The Lake Minnetonka Athletic Association (LMAA) is a youth football league dedicated to helping young people in grades 3rd through 8th to learn the fundamentals of football, learn the value of teamwork and have fun doing it.

The LMAA was established in 1961, serving as the governing board for the youth football programs of its member/area organizations:  Hopkins, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Westonka, Orono, St. Louis Park and Wayzata/Plymouth.


Be sure you print Rules before you go to a Coaches Meeting.

LMAA drive for Sportsmanship

As a developmental football league, the LMAA strives to provide a great experience for every player on the field. Our league philosophy is to not promote game scores, have playoffs, or recognize team champions; but to promote and recognize good sportsmanship. To aid in this effort, we have a form (registration form) on a Sportsmanship page in the left column. This page is available to registered coaches and referees (must be signed in to your account to view the page) to nominate a team when they feel the team demonstrated sportsmanship worthy of recognition.

Take Heart Minnesota

Take Heart Minnesota's mission is to promote the coordinated delivery of several proven therapies that, when used in combination, have the capacity to improve the survival rate of victims who suffer out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest. Their goal is to increase the survival rate from its current 5 percent to more than 20 percent

Cancelled Games Listing

This link will display cancelled fields for games scheduled. Cancelled games are NOT deleted from the regular calendar. You need to view the Cancelled Game listings by field. View on Home Page Field Available list.


2016 LMAA Coaches and Registration

To begin registration click the link below.


Check out the pdf. file below to ensure that officials are assigned to your upcoming games at the correct date, time, and location. This simple step will avoid any mistakes made during the assigning process and makes sure officials have been notified of any rescheduled/relocated games. Any discrepancies should be reported to Rick DeGardner, LMAA Supervisor of Officials - 651-252-8197


In June 2011, the state of Minnesota passed a concussion law that goes into effect on September 1, 2011 for all youth sports both PRIVATE and PUBLIC. 

In response to this law, the LMAA has created a concussion protocol and provides information on concussions for parent, coach, and player review. 

The concussion information can be found the navigation bar, left side of the website. 


David Malenke, Maple Grove Area Director, Allen Hill,  Sheryl Hill, LMAA 2015-2016 Tyler Hill Winner Max Zwach, and Tyler's Brother Alec, Maple Grove Head Football Coach Lombardi

2015-2016 Tyler Hill scholarship winner

David Malenke, Maple Grove Area Director, Allen Hill,  Sheryl Hill, LMAA 2015-2016 Tyler Hill Winner Max Zwach, and Tyler's Brother Alec, Maple Grove Head Football Coach Lombardi

Max Zwach - Maple Grove

Tyler Hill was a former LMAA football participant and the son of Alan and Sheryl Hill of Mound. Tyler passed away unexpectedly in 2007. With the help of the Hill family, the LMAA Tyler Hill Scholarship was created and is awarded annually to a senior from one of the participating LMAA youth football programs: Hopkins, Minnetonka, Orono, Westonka, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, and Maple Grove. The scholarship is to be used for post-secondary education. The applicant must have played at least one full season of football in the LMAA and must live the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, and service to others.

I am pleased to introduce Sheryl and Allen Hill, Tyler’s parents, along with his younger brother Alec, who have graciously, came this evening to present this year’s scholarship in person.

This year’s Tyler Hill Scholarship award winner is a recent graduate of Maple Grove High School.  His academic record includes membership in the National Honor Society and attaining an impressive 3.92 GPA during his time at Maple Grove.

As a Maple Grove Varsity Player, his play at right tackle help contribute to his team’s successful 2014 and 2015 seasons which included appearances in the Minnesota State High School Football Tournament.  

Of other note, this year’s recipient was a member of the initial group of MGYFA 8th graders to play within the LMAA in the fall of 2011.  As Coach Lombardi can attest, he is actively involved with the MGYFA youth players and coaches during the season and is a young man of excellent character. 

This year’s Tyler Hill Scholarship award goes to Maple Grove’s, Max Zwach.   Max will be attending Iowa State this fall where he plans to major in finance and minor in mathematics.