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FALL Sports Parents – please plan on attending our Parent PCA (Positive Coaching Alliance) Meeting Sunday 9/12 at 6:00 pm at Prior Lake High School Auditorium.
 Guest speaker Travis Walch (former NCAA football player and coach) will present “Prepare Your Athlete and the Path – Benefits of Youth Sports”.
High School coach Matt Gegenheimer will introduce the session. The presentation will last no more than 90 minutes.

* Best entrance is on the North West side of the building!

P.L.A.Y. is requesting all sports parents (1 per family) attend a parent meeting 1x annually. Attendance at this meeting will cover Winter and Spring/Summer sports as well.  

Have questions?  Text P.L.A.Y. PCA coordinator Stuart Spronk @ (612)703-8499

2021 PLAY Football

Hello Laker Football Community - 

We are excited to kick off our 2021 Football Season!  We anticipate having a normal football season and would like to introduce a couple updates for the 2021 season.

  • Registration - To spur earlier registrations and to help with athletic costs, we are only collecting admin fees at this point.  We will collect the balance of dues late July. 
  • Practice Jerseys - New for this year, and as part of your registration fee, you will receive a Prior Lake Football practice jersey.  This will be the players jersey to keep and will be branded with Prior Lake colors and logos.  Please note this will be for tackle football grades 3rd - 8th only.  
  • Helmets - PLAY Football invested a significant amount of money in new and re-conditioned helmets.  A thorough audit of the existing helmets was done, and it was determined an upgrade was needed.  We are excited to bring the latest and safest helmets to our Laker football players.  

We are excited to get back to Laker Football for the 2021 season!

Adam Jerstad 

VP - PLAY Football

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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