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)(7) 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.
3.       The EPFA is governed by a board of directors made up of 18 members.  We have 5 executive officers that hold 2 years terms and all other members are elected yearly.  The board members and coaches are all volunteers.  We have no paid staff with the EPFA.
Click here for a list of our board members and other EPFA contacts.
Click here for a calendar of our board meetings.
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
d.       Over 150 football games played
e.       Over 100 were played on Eden Prairie fields
f.        Each team plays a minimum of 8 games
g.       Teams in grades 6-8 have a play-off system.
7.       The City of EP supports our organization by providing game and practice fields free of charge.  Click here for maps and directions for all of our fields of use.
a.       3 game fields at MillerPark
b.       2 game fields at Flying Cloud
c.       1 game field at FranloPark
d.       6 fields for grade level practices
8.       The EPFA rents turf field space from the Eden Prairie High School (EPHS) for practices and games.
Click here for a layout of those fields.
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.