EPFA Philosophy

The philosophy of the Eden Prairie Football Association is to create an organized football program for all children that reside full-time in or go to school in Eden Prairie during the Fall Football season. The primary purpose of the program is not to win football games, but rather to teach the fundamentals of football, sportsmanship, discipline, and the importance of team play to all of the participants.

The primary objectives of our association are as follows:

  • We do not create heroes or failures among participants who are too young to handle either role.

  • Each participant will learn to play positions on offense and defense during the course of the season.

  • Each player will have a starting position each on offense and on defense for the game and should expect to play 50% of the game, except for disciplinary reasons.

  • Teams at each grade level will be formed with an equal distribution of talent. There will be no "All Star" or "Traveling" team.

  • Each grade level will have a weight limit for running backs so that the heaviest boys cannot carry the ball.

  • The teams will be formed each year with a draft of talent to create teams of equal talent.