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2017 ERAA Football Key Dates

Aug 14th         Week of… Tackle Grades 7-8 Practice Begins (Helmets only)

Aug 19th         Week of…Flag game season begins.  Schedules will be posted

Aug 21st         Week of… Grades 3-6 Grade Team Formation

Aug 26th         First weekend of tackle football games – MEYFL (Grades 3-6)

Aug 31st         First ER High School Game – ERHS

Aug 31s         Kindergarten Flag exhibition – halftime ERHS Varsity Game (Raptors Nest)

Sept 9th          Week of…first week of tackle football games – North Suburban (Grades 7-8)

TBD                Pictures (Aug/Sep)

Sep 22nd        ER High School Homecoming Game – Raptors Nest

Oct 6th            ERAA Youth Night Tailgate Party – Biggest ERAA Community Night

Oct 14th         Flag, Tackle Grades 3-6 Regular Season over

Oct 21st          MEA Weekend…Possible tournament weekend for Grades 3-6 Tackle


Football FLASH STORE is open!!!

Games will be starting soon and we know you'll want to show your Raptor Pride. After great success with Heritage Apparel last season, we have once again partnered with them to design an online store for our program. Please use the link below to place your apparel order.  Store closes at 9am on 10/23.  Order Now!


Football Coaches - Chalk Talks w/ Coach Fritze

When:  Thursday July 20th and Wednesday July 26th. 

Time:   7:00-8:30PM CST

Where:  East Ridge HS - Room 2031


  • Coach will walk you through offensive and defensive playbooks that the varsity team uses
  • Learn vernacular that is consistent with the varsity program
  • Ask questions - open format for Q&A.
  • Get access to his playbook.

No cost.  No registration.  Show up one night or both nights.


Raptor Youth Football Agility Mini-Camps 2017

At this camp, we will introduce the players to:

  • Agility drills and entry-level strength conditioning.
  • Discussion regarding proper diet and injury prevention.
  • Fundamentals for football with skill agility footwork.
  • An introductory station to teach the players proper body awareness / technique utilizing fitness bars for strength exercises, such as the squat or hang clean.
  • Station will set up for punt, pass, and kick skills.

Stations will be run by coaches and East Ridge High School Varsity players.  Additional volunteers welcome.

We look forward to preparing the boys for the 2017 football season! 

Time:  6:30 pm - 8pm

Dates:  19th and 26th 2017 (Wednesdays)

Where:  East Ridge HS Raptors Nest – Varsity Field

Cost: $15 per each individual evening

Ages: Kindergarten - 6th grade

The Registration "ERAA Football" is not currently available.



WHERE:  Bielenberg Sports Complex - Upper Level Meeting Room.  4125 Radio Dr, Woodbury, MN 55129

Grades: K-6 @ 6:30-7:30PM

Grades: 7-8 @ 8-9PM

Summary:  Hear from Varsity Head Coach Dan Fritze as well as from ERAA Football board members and coaches regarding program vision, upcoming season expectations, discuss league format and answer some questions.


Varsity Coach Dan Fritze and the Varsity team help out at practice!

Concussion Awareness

Please see  for more information regarding our latest heads-up initiative in 2014.

Education is the first step to help protect players from concussion.

Coaches and parents should know what to look for on the field and encourage attention to concussion symptoms.


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ERAA 3rd-7th grade tackle football uniforms

East Ridge Athletic Association Football (ERAAF)

Youth from the local area will fine tune their skills during an exciting football season with the East Ridge Athletic Association Football (ERAAF) program.
• The season runs from early August through late October.
• Practice time and dates will be available closer to the start of the season.
• To participate in the football program, you must live in the East Ridge High School boundary area, played ERAA sports in the past, or obtain a WAIVER from the ERAAF Board prior to registering.

ERAA Groupings:
• Kindergarten Flag
• 1st/2nd Grade Flag
• 3rd Grade thru 8th Grade Tackle and Flag

ERAA Philosophy: The philosophy of the program is to provide a sound foundation and refine skills for all levels of Football. We want our athletes to be successful in sports and life. ERAA Football strives to promote leadership, teamwork, sportsman ship and community pride through sports.

ERAA Goal: To bring the communities of Cottage Grove, Newport, and Woodbury together as a single group of people for the purpose of growing the East Ridge High School community through sport. Registrants for ERAAF must live within the East Ridge High School boundary area, have played ERAA sports in the past, or have a sibling who has participated in ERAA sports system. ERAAF has a waiver process whereby the ERAAF Board must be notified prior to registration and accepted.

"Good sportsmanship is all about the character and conduct of a player who reacts graciously during competition. It is important to show good sportsmanship in both victory and defeat. This means sincerely congratulating an opponent when he has won the match and not gloating or acting pompously toward an opponent when you have won a match.“
Jim Loehr, Ed.D., and USPTA Master Professional