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    Most Valuable Teammate

    The ERYFA Exemplary Sportsmanship Award looks to recognize those teammates who display more than just athletic ability on the football field, but exemplify the values of ERYFA.  It is about maintaining a positive attitude, winning and losing with grace, and fostering teamwork by displaying encouragement and respect both on and off the field. 

    What is the grade eligibility?

    • Grades 4-8 are eligible for the award.
    • In the initial phase, there will be one nominee chosen from each team.
    • Those nominees will then compete for the top spot among the grade level.
    • Each grade level nominee will be submitted and one overall award winner will be chosen.
    • Honorable mention will be named for each grade level nominee.

    Who nominates?

    • Coaches nominate players through a series of progression: team, grade level, overall
    • It is highly recommended to have the players on the team provide their input in choosing that team’s nomination

    How do I nominate a player?

    • Coaches will first choose nominees for their individual teams.
    • Grade level coaches will then meet to determine the award winner for that grade level, who will then compete for the overall award.
    • For the overall award, the nominated player’s coach will submit an application/questionnaire through the ERYFA website.  The coach will later be notified of a date to discuss the player with the ERYFA Board Members at their monthly meeting.

    When will the award be presented?

    • Award will be presented during one of the final ERHS Varsity home football games.


    When do coaches need to submit?

    • By October 10th to
    • Board will make selections soon thereafter

    Submit MVT Applications Here

    Elk River Youth Football is a non-profit organization focusing on youth development through the teaching of football fundamentals. In 2017, ERYF had over 370 youth participate in 2nd-8th grade football! We had great parent and community support; from the guidance of over 70 parent coaches managing 22 different teams, to individual team managers.  Our league parents volunteered over 1000 hours to the program by moving chains during games, helping in practice, etc. If you'd like to learn more, or are new to Elk River Youth Football please click here for more information.  

    The Elk River Youth Football Association is committed to ensuring a positive youth football experience and advancing player safety this fall by providing league-wide coaching education and teaching resources that benefit players, parents and coaches through USA Football’s Heads Up Football® program.

    We're excited to provide this education and training to our coaches that will benefit the kids tremendously. 



    Elk River Football online apparel store items can be picked up for free at R & D Sales in Elk River. There is also a option to have your order shipped to you for an additional fee.  

    A portion of all purchases directly benefits both the Elk River Youth Football & Elk River High School Football programs

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      Contact Information

      Elk River Youth Football Association
      PO Box 570
      Elk River, MN 55330