WE ARE PLAYING YOUTH FOOTBALL THIS FALL
The MSHSL has moved all levels of high school football for Minnesota to the Spring, but please note that we are in the final planning stages for our season and planning to start games the week of August 31st. This past week we had guideline and COVID plan reviews with the MN Administration and MN Dept of Health and there are no plans to restrict youth sports at this time.
All LMAA Associations & Teams are committed to play right now so if you have not signed up yet with your local association please do so now! If you are signed up get ready for some football this Fall.
We are living in a different world right now with COVID-19 and we ask everyone's cooperation on any changes that may occur with our programming and/or game day experience. We are working to mitigate any risk for players, coaches, officials, and spectators.
We, the LMAA Board, are parents first and football board members second. We strongly believe in creating an environment that is as safe as realistically possible for every one of our young athletes, including our own children.
Games will be cancelled due to field conditions specifically for grass fields and severe weather - especially lightning. Click on image for field status.
Most games for LMAA are on artificial turf fields which should be good to go even if it is raining. Exception is severe weather / lightning.
The Lake Minnetonka Athletic Association (LMAA) is a youth football league dedicated to helping young people in grades 1st 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, Edina, St. Louis Park and Wayzata/Plymouth.
Teams are encouraged to view the pdf file below to verify that the date, time, and location of upcoming games are accurately listed. Please contact Rick DeGardner, LMAA Supervisor of Officials at 651-252-8197 if there are any discrepancies.
The LMAA provides EMT / Paramedic services at every game.
Working with Trusted Coaches and Youth First we have a great opportunity to attend the Minnesota v Maryland game on October 26th. The Gophers have created at special package for players, coaches and their families. For $25 (half-price!!), you can purchase tickets that include special access (see flyer).
Work as a team/grade with your association to determine the number of tickets that you want to purchase in a block to ensure you can sit together at the game. After you have your numbers contact Dalton Stevens at 612-626-0807 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you plan to attend by replying to this email.
What is the Youth First sportsmanship award?
If your team achieves exemplary scores on their sportsmanship throughout the season you will be invited to a special awards ceremony before the game. The recognition includes a special VIP experience during the game. Teams to be recognized will be notified immediately at the end of the season.
Can I attend the game if we don't get an award or attend the award recognition if I don't attend the game?
Yes the award ceremony and the game are two separate events. Ideally we get a great turn out for the game and the teams that are recognized will have an additional opportunity to attend the game.
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.