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Roseville Area Youth Football Association - Roseville, MN

RAYFA Registration Open

RAYFA Registration is currently open for the following:

Flag Football: 1-6

Flag will be available for grades 1 & 2. Flag for grades 3-6 will depend on how many players we have register. If we do not have enough, we will provide a refund and other options.

New this year, each 1st and 2nd grade flag football team will have a mentor\coach from the Roseville Raiders Varsity Football team. These Varsity Coachers will run drills at practices, help with games, and teach the kids how to raise the BAR and play Raider football.

Kindergarteners can play flag football with prior approval.

Tackle and Tacklebar Football: 3-8

Players in 7th and 8th Grade will practice and play through RAYFA's partnership with Roseville Area Middle School.

If you have questions, please contact Kyle Roeckeman, 612-875-7957,; or Mike Foehse, 651-248-9960,

Important Dates To Remember

Helmet Fitting August 3rd 6:30 pm - 8 pm RAMS Football Field
Helmet Fitting August 5th 10:30 am - Noon RAMS Football Field
RAYFA Tackle Kickoff August 7th 7 pm - 8:15 pm RAMS Football Field
August Board Meeting August 9th 8 pm Roseville VFW
The Return of RAYFA Fest August 26th Noon - 6 pm Roseville VFW
Flag Football Opener September 5th TBD Dale Street Fields
September Board Meeting September 13th 8 pm Roseville VFW

RAYFA Mission Statement

Our goal at Roseville Youth Football Association is to provide every player with a positive and engaging youth football experience. 

We are passionate about sourcing the best local leagues, facilities, and equipment. RAYFA coaches go through strict background checks and safety training programs so that each player may enjoy success and reach their true potential as a youth player. 

Youth football at RAYFA aims to provide all players with a safe, fundamental knowledge of football coupled with good competition and the ultimate focus on fun. We will make sure that every player is coached so that they have the opportunity to learn the necessary skills and be the best player they can be. Furthermore, a focus on putting the team first, filling in wherever need be to help the team succeed. 

The RAYFA board and volunteers will work tirelessly throughout the year to ensure that every participating player understands the significance of teamwork, self-discipline, sportsmanship, respect for the game, teammates, opponents, and adults such as parents, coaches, and officials.

Ultimately, youth football is about development and fun. We hope that every player feels they received that experience in total at the end of the year and is excited to return the following season. 

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General Information

Tackle practice will begin in August. Flag practice starts after the school year begins. Parents and players should start hearing from their coaches in mid July for tackle and mid August for Flag.

Flag, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th will practice at the Dale Street fields north of the Harriet Alexander Nature Center on Dale.

7th and 8th will be notified of their respective practice locations as we get nearer to the season starting.

3rd-8th will practice 3-4 days per week, depending on the coach.  These are usually Monday through Thursday from 5:30/6 to 7/7:30.

Flag games will be held at Dale Street on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. These are a combination of practice and a game.

Tackle players will have half their games at Dale Street (home) and half away. The away locations are within the east metro area.

Player Equipment Needs

Flag Players

  • Jersey (will be provided by RAYFA)
  • Mouth Guard 
  • Optional
    • Cleats (No metal spikes) 
    • Gloves 

Tackle & Tackle Bar Players

  • Helmet (provided by RAYFA)
  • Mouth Guard
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Black Football Pants with Integrated Pads
  • Practice Jersey (Old T-Shirts are fine)
  • Black Game Socks
  • Optional
    • Cleats (no metal spikes) 
    • Gloves 
  • New Tackle or Tackle bar players will need to purchase a jersey. Returning players will wear their jersey from last year

Note on Refunds

RAYFA does not recommend purchasing insurance through RegSaver.  We will work individually with those who need a refund.