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 47th season (2019) in which the league registered over 1400 participants, who played on 56 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 2020 season opened April 1st.
When does registration end?
All entries submitted after July 1st may not be accepted based upon availability and are subject to wait-list registration.
6/30/20 Update: **THE LEAGUE HAS PLACED A HOLD ON ALL REGISTRATIONS PENDING AN ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE MN AND ND STATE HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONS REGARDING THE UPCOMING FALL SPORTS SEASON. A FINAL DECISION REGARDING PRACTICES AND GAME PLAY WILL BE MADE TUESDAY, JULY 21ST, 2020.**
What is the age of eligibility to play?
Eligibility is determined by grade. Students entering 4th grade (FALL of 2020) are eligible to register. We offer programs through 8th grade.*
*7/8th grade leagues are available in the F/M Metro only.
2020 Weight Limits/Restrictions:
4th Grade/Instructional: Weight up to 145 lbs.
5/6th Grade Division: Weight at/below 170 lbs.
7/8th Grade Division: No weight limit.
You must play the interior line if you are at or above these weights (without exceeding weight limits in each division):
4th Grade: 101 lbs.
5/6th Grade: 126 lbs.
7/8th Grade: 151 lbs.
2020 Age Requirements:
7/8th grade: Must be age 14 or YOUNGER on August 31 of the upcoming season.*
5/6th grade: Must be age 12 or YOUNGER on August 31 of the upcoming season.*
*A birth certificate may be required at the league's discretion.
How do I register?
All registrations are now processed online for the purpose of accuracy and expedience. There is NO ADDED FEE to register online. Please note, date of receipt is one factor that is used to roster students.
Do you offer any discounts?
We offer priority pricing up until June 1st. Please see the Fee Schedule listed below.
Based on your child’s Fall 2020 grade level and registration date.
Participant's Grade Level
|Submitted Online on or before 6/1/20:||Submitted Online 6/2-7/1/20:||Submitted Online after 7/1/20 (subject to wait list):|
|4th Grade/ Instructional||$130*||$130*||$130*|
* 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, 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 at their meeting (location and date now TBD). 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.