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LoveYourMelon / Irondale Beanie Fundraiser

Love Your Melon + Irondale

Great news! You can still pre-order beanies! Order now!




As a completely volunteer-run organization we rely on this event to provide funds for operating costs and scholarships. Our kids get the amazing experience of playing football because of YOU and your generosity.

Many of you have been hearing from your team parents about out Fall Fundraiser. We have a great (adult only) time at the NE Palace Saturday, October 6th 5PM – 8PM – music, beer, food all covered with $20 ticket price. There will be excellent raffle items and auction/raffle baskets. We hope that you will join us and bring lots of friends.

TICKETS – Team Parents will be your contact for tickets. They will also be available at the door. To make this event a success we would like each player to sell at least (2) tickets. Ticket sales close on 10/4 – BUY NOW!

RAFFLE ITEMS – talk to any local business owners you know who can donate items or gift cards. Do you have season tickets or autographed items to donate? We love donations of bottles of liquor, too. Give to team parents or me by 9/28. If you need our 501c3 send an email to

BASKETS - each team is asked to contribute one or two baskets for silent auction or raffle. Team Parents will be communicating their needs.

In previous years I would have already been bombarding you with communications about this event. Reward us for this break in your email box by buying tickets and providing donations ASAP!

As always – please let me know if there are any questions.

Thank you so much for all you do for the kids –


Amy LaMere



IYFA is a volunteer-run football association and we are looking for new board members. If you are interested in getting involved please attend our next board meeting at 8 pm on Sunday, October 14th, in the backroom at Cowboy Jacks in New Brighton.

If you can't attend but want more information, contact Todd Lang at

IYFA Coaches are Trusted Coaches & USA Football Certified

The Irondale Youth Football Association has made the commitment to provide a safe, positive and productive experience for their youth football participants. USA Football and Trusted Coaches (TC) have teamed up to provide football specific training on the Trusted Coaches platform.  Trusted Coaches is a comprehensive online program that offers essential training, education and screening necessary for a youth coach.  Along with components of Trusted Coaches, all youth football coaches will have the opportunity to complete the USA Football Heads Up Football Tackle Coach Certification.

Trusted Coaches PSA with former All-Pro and Viking legend, Chad Greenway

New League for Grades 3-6

Irondale, Mounds View, and St. Anthony Youth Football Associations (Grades 3-6) have joined the Metro East Youth Football League ( for the 2018 season. We are excited to be part of this league and are encouraged by their focus on player development and competitive game structure. Please check out the Metro East website or contact a board member for more information.

TackleBar for 3rd Grade in 2018

2017-2018 Irondale Knights

2017-2018 Irondale Knights

Contact IYFA

PO BOX 120355
New Brighton, MN 55112

Board Members


IYFA is always looking for help.  If you are willing to help in any way please contact IYFA President. We will need to transition many board positions following this year as current board members players are moving to high school.