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ANNOUNCEMENT - VP of Football Election

Hello P.L.A.Y. Football Families,

This is to announce the upcoming election for the role of VP of Football for P.L.A.Y. The basic responsibilities of the role are listed at the bottom of this text.

The VP position has a two-year term. The current VP of Football (Adam Jerstad) is eligible to be a candidate for the role along with any other interested individuals. Anyone interested in learning more about this role, or anyone interested in being considered for election, should e-mail to Pat McGowan at by Noon on Friday, December 30th.

The Board Meeting/Election will be held on Thursday, January 5th at 7 PM in the Parkview Room @ City Hall. Eligible voters are all current In-House and Travel Football Board Members, as well as all Football Head Coaches from the 2022 season, who are in attendance at the meeting.

Thank you for your consideration of this opportunity to give back to the P.L.A.Y. Football community!

Vice President of Football: This is the primary operational position for Football. This individual will oversee all Directors and Coordinators on a regular basis during the season. This individual will have ultimate responsibility for:

* interface with community, including High School Football program
* recruit and/or appoint Directors and Coordinators
* registration
* program budget (along with V.P. of Fall Sports)
* communicate with other programs outside of P.L.A.Y. to coordinate inter-league and tournament play
* answer all participant and parent questions directed to V.P., as well as those not handled by Directors or Coordinators
* work closely with V.P. of Fall/Winter Sports and Football Board members to set program direction, both present and future, for both In-House and Travel
* set and host meetings for season-beginning, season end and all others deemed necessary by the situation; this includes a parent pre-season meeting and a pre-season coach meeting, both of which are required
* recruit and appoint coaches
* manage misc. sport items such as: team photos, awards and trophies, etc.

The Registration "Football" is not currently available.

PL Football Apparel

In House: Grades K - 4

Travel: Grades 5-8

Important Information

Fall Coaching Application

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Misc. Info


Registration is done on-line from the link at the top of the football page above.  Remember your username / password and submit via CC. You will receive a Statement stating “submitted”, if it went through.

Each year the number of participants grows, which requires an even greater need for voluntary directors, board members, coaches, and assistant coaches. You do not need extensive experience to be a coach, just understand the basics of the game and know how to have fun with the kids. That's what it is all about, learning and having fun. (Any parent can qualify for a coach.) Please indicate your willingness to volunteer at registration time.  Coaches are taken from the parent pool of those that wish to coach. A Background check, USA Heads-up football training, and general Coaching Pledge is required.  

The Prior Lake football program is a member of USA football and we require each coach to get certified each year.  We understand it takes time to get certified however we feel very strong about this training and thank you for understanding.

In certain grades we will accept one head coach and one assistant to coach together and both coaches must indicate this on the application.  

Football Organization:
Our football program starts with K, 1st, and 2nd grade flag football.  From there, players transition into our 3rd through 8th grade tackle football program.

The K - 4th grade teams will play as part of the In-House program, where they will play other Prior Lake teams.  

The 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade teams will again be playing in the SouthWest Metro League (SWML) Traveling Program, giving all players the opportunity to compete against other youth organizations at an equally competitive skill level.

We are extremely fortunate to have PLHS Varsity Football Head Coach Matt Gegenheimer participate in the football board leadership.  His vision is to create a singular football program, beginning at the 1st grade flag football level, and works progressively all the way through the Varsity level of football.  We are working with Coach Gegenheimer to create the building blocks of a very successful football Prior Lake football program; one that is consistent, successful, and enriching throughout all levels.  

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Please direct specific questions to grade level and sports directors whose contact information can be found by clicking ‘Board’ on the left side of this screen.
Enjoy the season and GO LAKERS!



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Important Links

USA Football Parent Guide

As a parent of football player learn about proper nutrition, health/safety, communication, and values of the sport to better all of us parents!

Weight Limits for Playing in the backfield

3rd Grade - <=80 pounds

4th Grade - <=90 pounds

5th Grade - <=100 pounds

6th Grade - <=120 pounds

7th Grade - <=140 pounds

8th Grade - <=155 pounds

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