2022 Zephyr Youth Football Night!
The Zephyr Youth Football Association was formed to provide a foundation of fun and skill development for Mahtomedi area youth. The ZYFA was founded by community parents who wanted to provide their sons and daughters with the best possible experience in learning the game of football. The mission of the ZYFA is to nurture teamwork, build confidence and instill a love of the game.
The ZYFA is a non-profit, volunteer organization whose main objective is to expose youth student athletes to the most positive, safe and fun athletic environment possible. Participants in the ZYFA must be girls or boys in grades K-8 who live or attend public or private school within the geographic boundary of the Mahtomedi School District/ISD 832. Scholarships are available for any student athlete who cannot provide the registration fee.
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As a Heads Up Football program, our number one priority is building the safest possible environment for players without standing in the way of their passion and joy for the game. So why play for our team?
Here are 4 reasons…
1 / FOOTBALL INSTILLS IMPORTANT LIFE VALUES
Football stresses the importance of teamwork, dedication, and accountability. It teaches players more than the X’s and O’s; it focuses on how to lead, work with others, and persevere through hard obstacles and accomplish goals. Football, without a doubt, enriches the lives of every player that steps onto the field of play.
2 / HELPS IMPROVE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
Students benefit from sports both on the field and in the classroom. Playing sports increases self-esteem and confidence which leads to
improved academic performance. The learning, repetition, and goal-setting skills that sports teach athletes can be transferred to the classroom, leading to academic success.
3 / BOND WITH OTHERS OVER A PASSION FOR THE GAME
Students who participate in sports form close bonds with their teammates and coaches that often last for the rest of their lives. Strong relationships are essential for the mental and emotional well-being of a student-athlete. Forming meaningful relationships helps players develop interpersonal skills and creates feelings of trust and acceptance among peers.
4 / WE PUT SAFETY FIRST INTO EVERYTHING WE DO
Through the Heads Up Football program our football coaching staff accessed certification curriculum created by the nation’s leading medical and football experts. They have been trained to teach the proper guidelines, skills, and drills to ensure the safety of players during practices and games.
Components of Heads Up Football include concussion recognition and response, heat preparedness and hydration, sudden cardiac arrest, and proper fitting equipment. Heads Up Football programs experienced 88% lower rates of concussion in practice and 57% lower injury rates across all injuries in games.
WHAT IS OUR PROMISE TO YOU, THE FOOTBALL PARENT?
! Your player’s safety will be our number one priority
! Your player’s life will be enriched
! Our coaches are trained and certified