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2021 Season COVID-19 Protocol

Vikings Fundraiser Sign Up Information

IYFA Families - 

Irondale Youth Football Association is a non-profit organization that relies on fundraising to help pay for the costs of fields, equipment, officials, scholarships, etc. We are asking families to volunteer their time to help us earn money for our organization. The Minnesota Vikings need volunteers to run concessions stands at home games. We only need 4 people per game, and the pay out at the end of the season for our organization is extremely beneficial.  Please click on the Sign Up Genius below or see your email for more information.

 Anyone 18 and over can sign up to help out - older siblings,  family members,  or neighbors. Get a group together and have some fun all while helping out youth football!



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2021 Practice and Game Schedule Information

Please use the Sports Engine App for all practice and game times and locations. It is important to mark your player's attendance to help the coach know how to plan, but to also help with any contact tracing we may need to do. Thank you in advance!

Football practices will start the week of August 9th (M, Tu, Th from 6 to 8 PM). 

The first game for grades 3 - 6 will likely be the week of August 23rd. No games will be held over Labor Day weekend. 

Games will start for our 7th and 8th grade teams after Labor Day.

Parents and Athletes

Parents and athletes need to manage their SportsEngine accounts to ensure they get the most out of their Irondale Youth Football experience during each sporting season. With their accounts properly configured, athletes and their families will receive communications according to their preferences and be able to complete registrations more efficiently.  SportsEngine has created a Team Management Guide for Parents and Athletes that will help our members with frequently asked questions about our website and mobile app.

Download the user guide on the right or check out the Irondale High School Football Parent Page (scroll to the bottom) for useful tips and how-to's. 

2021 Season Information

Football season is upon us - yay! Check out the websites below for information about the leagues for your players.  

Grades 3 - 6 play in the Metro East Youth Football League (MEYFL). Their website is currently under construction but should be finished soon -

Grades 7 and 8 play in the Twin Cities North Football League Check out their website here for more information -


Irondale's New Head Coach

Congratulations to James Manuel who was named the new Head Football Coach for Irondale High School.

A former Minnesota Gopher Linebacker, Coach Manuel has been on the staff at Irondale for seven seasons, the past four as the Defensive Coordinator and Assistant Head Coach.


LoveYourMelon / Irondale Beanies

Love Your Melon + Irondale

We have the slouch style beanies in stock!

Thanks to everyone who bought one - it is great seeing them around!

Email us if you are interested -


Thank you Erika Scherman and everyone MC Tool & Safety for your support of Irondale Youth Football!!


New to Sports Engine?

Here is your quick start guide to creating an account and using the SportsEngine platform as an athlete or parent.

Updated Rules for 2021

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

2018-2019 Irondale Knights

2018-2019 Irondale Knights

Thank You!

UPDATED: pictures from 2021 Mini-Camp and some  pictures  from our 2020 season.

Due to COVID-19 we could only host a camp for the players during the 2020 season. Thank you so much to David White photography for capturing some great shots of our young players during our 2020 camp.

Contact IYFA

PO BOX 120355
New Brighton, MN 55112

Registration questions:

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.

IYFA Bylaws