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FAQ

Who is FM Athletics?
Fargo Athletics, Inc., was formed in 1972 to help promote youth football in the Fargo-Moorhead area.  We are proud to have successfully completed our 45th season (2016) in which the league registered over 1600 participants, who played on 68 different teams. The organization is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and all board members are volunteers. 

The philosophy of FM Athletics is to provide an opportunity for all youth to play football, including those who might not otherwise have the chance.  It is the intent of the league to foster sportsmanship, team play and leadership.

When does registration begin?
Registration for the 2017 season opened on March 4th.

When does registration end?
All registrations submitted after June 20th may not be accepted based upon availability, and must include the fundraiser buyout of $120.

What is the age of eligibility to play?
Eligibility is determined by grade.  Students entering 4th grade (FALL of 2017) are eligible to register.  We offer programs through 8th grade.  

How do I register?
We highly encourage you to utilize our online registration for the purpose of accuracy and expedience.  There is NO ADDED FEE to register online. If you need a paper copy of the registration form, it can be found here:  PDF REGISTRATION FORM and mailed along with required fees to the address listed on the page. Please note, date of receipt is one factor that is used to roster students. All registrations after 6/20/17 MUST be done online.

Do you offer any discounts? 
We offer priority pricing up until May 15th. Please see the Fee Schedule listed below.  

Fee Schedule:
Based on your child’s Fall 2017 grade level and registration date.

Participant's Grade Level
(FALL 2017):

Postmarked/Submitted Online on or before 5/15/17: Postmarked/Submitted Online 5/16-6/20/17: Submitted Online after 6/20/17 includes MANDATORY BUYOUT:
4th Grade/ Instructional   $100*  $100*  $220
5/6th Grade  $125*  $175*  $295
7/8th Grade  $125*  $175*  $295

* Plus $120 if choosing the FUNDRAISER BUYOUT.


Does my child have to do fundraising?
Each player must either fully participate in the fundraising option by selling a minimum of 10 units of our fundraiser (at $10 per unit), or choose the fundraiser BUYOUT OPTION by adding $120 to their registration fee. At the close of the season, those who have not fully participated ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO PLAY IN DOME GAMES.

What days will teams practice?
Practices are scheduled by each team’s coach and are held 3-4 days per week after school or in the evening. (No practices held on Wednesday evenings once school is in session).  Location is also determined by each team's coach.

What days will teams play?
Games are played on Saturdays, Sunday afternoons (Moorhead Centennial games only), and some weekday evenings as field availability allows. The 7/8th grade games are generally on weekday evenings.

NO games will be scheduled Labor Day Weekend.

When will I find out who my coach is and what team I will play on? 
Final rosters will be released to coaches the evening of July 19th, and they will begin contacting team members with practice dates/times and locations.  Coaches have been asked to reach out ASAP, but kindly allow a few days for coaching staff to be in-touch. 

How do we know if a game is rained out or canceled because of weather?
We will send email announcements to coaches and parents in the event of canceled or postponed games/practices. You may also check our homepage for weather related announcements. 

Would you like more information specific to this season's rules, regulations and parent expectations? 

Check out the 2017 Parent Information Sheet.