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FM Youth football registration open

Registration for the 46th season of FM Athletics Youth Football is open for students entering grades 4-6 this coming fall.

This is a full-contact football league with practices held in Detroit Lakes and games at the Detroit Lakes High School and nearby communities. Last year, Detroit Lakes fielded two teams in the fourth grade division and four teams in the fifth and sixth grade division.

An optional parents meeting, recommended for parents new to FM Athletics and also for those interested in volunteer coaching, will be held Tuesday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Detroit Lakes Middle School library.

Online registration is available at

Registration is recommended before June 20. Any registrations after this date cannot be guaranteed placement on a team.

Fees are $100 for the fourth grade division and $125 for the fifth and sixth grade division.

After May 15, the fees increase to $175 for fifth and sixth grade. Equipment is provided by the league to be returned at the end of the season.

Each player must also participate in a fundraising option by selling a minimum of 10 coupon card units at $10 per unit, or choose the fundraiser buyout option by adding $120 to the registration fee.

There is financial aid available to reduce fees for those demonstrating financial need.

FM Athletics Youth Football consists of about 70 teams with over 1,600 participants in Western Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota.

Additional information is available at or via email at