Welcome to CDAA Football 2017


Director's Message

Welcome to 2017 CDAA Football. Although football season seems far away, it will be here before we know it.  We are looking forward to another great season.

You will find information on registration, coaching, scheduling, equipment, camps, and other topics on this page.  Please do not hesitate to e-mail if you have questions that are not clarified by the website.

e are looking forward to seeing you and as always we are looking for volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering please email the football program at Football@CDAAsports.org.

2016 Football Handbook:

2016 2nd - 6th Grade Football Handbook
2016 7th - 8th Grade Football Handbook

2017 Handbooks - TBA

Head Coach Applications:
Head coach applications are due by May 31, 2017. They can be down loaded off the CDAA Football Web site at the following link 2017 Football Head Coach Applications.  All applicants are subject to an interviewing process.  We will be interviewing all candidates that are new to CDAA Football or if there is a need to narrow down coaches for any particular age group. The interviewing panel will consist of CDAA Board Members and CPHS Football Coaching Staff.  Once an applicant is selected to be a head coach, they must complete the "Trusted Coaches" background check. Access to the Trusted Coaches web site will be provided by the CDAA football directors once the applicant is approved.

Please get forms in early!!  We will not be responsible for lost or misdirected mail. Assistant Coaches need not apply.  Head Coaches will select assistants. All assistant coaches must be approved by the CDAA football directors and will be required to pass the Trusted Coaches background check. 

Mail to:
CDAA Football
P.O. Box 112
Champlin, MN  55316


E-mail to:  Football@CDAAsports.org


Tackle Football Registration  ONLINE:

Online Registration for tackle football will be open from May 9th – July 8st.  Fees for the 2017 Tackle Football program are $190.  A $10.00 non-residence fee will be applied to any participants that do not reside in the Cities of Champlin or Dayton.  We are planning 1 game per team at the US Bank Stadium at an additional cost per team.  This cost is based on the numbers of participants and will be collected during the season.

Walk-in Registration Date and Time (see location below):
Sun. July 9th              5:00pm- 5:30pm @ Champlin Park High School

**Note:  We will permit late registrations, but a $30 Late Fee will apply for registrations outside our established dates.

Flag Football Registration ONLINE:

Flag Football is for 1st and 2nd Graders.  Online Registration for flag football will be open from May 9tth – August 12th.  Fees for the 2017 Flag Football program are $85. A $25.00 non-residence fee will be applied to any participants that do not reside in the Cities of Champlin or Dayton. Participants of flag Football can sign up online at home or come into one of our walk-in registrations dates listed above under Tackle Football Registration. 

Flag football season runs from Mid-August to Mid-October. SCRIMMAGES are played on Saturdays between 9am – 12noon.  Practices are at the discretion of the coach as far as day and time, but are usually twice per week.

Flag football participants will be provided uniform pants and jerseys.  Parents or guardians of participants in Flag football are responsible for providing cleats and mouth pieces (optional but encouraged).  


**Note:  We will permit late registrations for flag football, but a $15 Late Fee will apply for registrations outside our established dates.


Tackle Football Evaluations (CPHS Field House):

Evaluations will be held Sunday, July 9th for all tackle football grades.  A makeup session will be held on Monday, July 10th for all grades.  Evaluations will be held indoors this year in the Champlin Park High School Field House.  EVALUATIONS ARE MANDATORY!  Please coordinate with CDAA if there are unpreventable circumstances causing you to miss our regularly scheduled evaluation sessions.                                                                                                                                                                


Sunday, July 9th   

3rd & 4th Grades:                5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
5th & 6th Grades:                6:45 PM to 8:00 PM                                      
7th & 8th Grades:                8:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Monday, July 10th   

All Makeups:                       6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

It is very important for each player to come to evaluations. Important information used in our draft is acquired in our evaluation process. 

All participants should wear t-shirt, shorts, and tennis shoes to the evaluation. 


Tackle Football Draft (CPHS):

At CPHS Auditorium
Wednesday, July 26th 2017
6:00pm - 7:00pm - Parents meeting - Q&A
7:00pm – 7:30/7:45pm – 3rd grade open to public draft
7:45pm – 8:15/8:30pm – 4th grade open to public draft
8:45pm – 9:15/9:30pm - 5th grade / 6th grade closed to public


This year we will hold a 1 hour MANDATORY open question and answer session for all parents prior to the draft.  We encourage all parents to come watch the draft.  The reason we are calling this mandatory is because it will be the best opportunity for parents to receive clarification on the program and present questions or suggestions that they have.

At the draft, each coach will have the opportunity to protect a set # of players at the 3rd, 4th,5th, and 6th grade levels.  The number of protected players at the 7th and 8th grade levels will be determined by the number of teams at each division.  Protected players must be submitted by July 21th.

NOTE:  3rd – 6th graders will play in separate leagues by grade level within the Twin Cities Youth Football League. 


Equipment Issue by Team (JRAC):

Similar to last year tackle football players will be issued their equipment by team in sessions scheduled in early August.  Participants will need a $150 deposit check for equipment.  When the equipment is returned in good shape, the deposit check will be returned or shredded.   

At equipment issue for tackle football, you will receive a helmet, practice pants, game pants, pads for pants, practice jerseys, and game jerseys.  Our teams are outfitted with arguably the best equipment in the greater metro area with top notch uniforms and protective gear.  Most organizations make your provide your own helmets and pants.  This is not the case in our program.  Every year we add little upgrades to our uniforms to set us apart and provide the best equipment for our kids. 

ONCE AGAIN THIS YEAR FOR 7TH AND 8TH GRADERS:  Girdles will no longer be issued.  Almost all JR High/Middle School programs in the state have transitioned girdles and applicable pads to personal items provided by the athlete.  This is consistent for sanitary practices with under garments.  We will follow suit this year.  We will have a range of different girdle/pad combinations available at varying price/quality levels that will allow you to save money versus buying them on the market. 



Rebels Youth Football Camp will be held July 31st – August 3rd. This event is 10:00am – 12noon.   This is held at CPHS west of the school. Registration Forms can be picked up at one of our walk-in registrations, evaluations, or go to the CDAA home page and click on CPHS Football link and go to clinics. This is a Champlin Park High School event.  All questions should be directed to Coach Korton at the high school.

2017 Football Camp Flyer


Jamboree (CPHS):

The CDAA Football Jamboree is set for Saturday, August 26th.  

Super Saturday (CPHS):

The CDAA Football Super Saturday will be Saturday, October 14th.  Super Saturday is a regular season CDAA Football Fest with league games.  The goal is to have all of our flag and tackle football teams 3rd – 6th grade playing in the same location on this Saturday.  Times and locations will be posted. 



This year we will be running an agility/skill development workshop along with our HEADS UP program during the first two weeks of organized practice.   All teams will practice together and coaches will receive training during these initial two weeks.

Similar to last year Tackle football registration will be online this year.  Equipment will be handled out by team at the end of July or the beginning of August.  We will only have 1 walk-up registration session this year just prior to evaluations. 

Practices will start the week of August 14th, and games are likely to start during the week of September 4th.  The first two weeks of practices will be run at the HS.  We will combine groups by age during these two weeks.  Practice schedules and locations are determined by head coaches and will vary by team.

Playing outside Your Age/Weight Group:

While we STRONGLY advise all participants to play at their grade level, we do on occasion allow a player to play up an age group.  In 2017, only players that assess in the top 5% of the age group they desire to play in for height or weight and speed will be allowed to play up.  We will strongly encourage and in some cases mandate that players play in their appropriate weight division. 

Parents/guardians must request an exception before sign-ups begin. A coach will also be contacted for input if possible. The final decision will be made by the CDAA Football committee. All CDAA Football committee decisions are final.


Your $150 deposit check will be held until the end of the season.  You will receive your check back when you have returned ALL your equipment in good condition and CLEAN.  If equipment is turned in dirty, a $25 cleaning fee will be assessed.

You must turn in an evaluation form to receive your deposit check back.  Coaches will hand out evaluation forms during the playoffs or just prior to the end of the season.  You can also download the form on the CDAA Website.  It is very important that we know how the program is doing in the eyes of the parents and participants so we can improve.  These forms will be read only by the football directors and possibly the HS staff.  You may remain anonymous if you wish; however, signature of names is encouraged.

Changes and additional information will be added to the website on a regular basis.  Ensure to check for updates closer to the season. 

If you have any questions, please email us at:  Football@CDAAsports.org

Thank you!

CDAA Football Board