Australian Rules football, or 'footy' as it is colloquially known, is a non-stop thrill - a fast, competitive, physical, and high scoring team game.
In its first three years of competition at the National level the Minnesota Freeze have had remarkable success by winning two championships; Division 3 in 2005 and Division 2 in 2007. Coupled with that on-field success has been the outstanding growth both on and off the field, as it has developed from a team into a fun social club as well.
If you are looking to get involved in sports, looking for something new or perhaps just want to see what footy is all about: join the Minnesota Freeze Footy Club today. New Players Are Always Welcome!!!
We have programs for men and women that cater to all levels of participation: local, National, and International competition. No prior experience is necessary. We have three local teams, comprised of players from various backgrounds, ages, and nationalities that scrimmage against each other throughout the season in a Metro League.
We encourage everyone to come down to Lake Nokomis for our weekly training and join us for a kick.
With an open and welcoming Metro League, a highly competitive team in the Mid-American Australian Football League (MAAFL), and a winning national team, there is much to like about being involved with The Freeze.
For the second Fitness Through Australian Football session, the Minnesota Freeze Women's team will be hosting a session at Crossfit in Edina.
For this event we will be going to a Crossfit gym in Edina to work out with one of the trainers there. CrossFit combines weightlifting, sprinting, and gymnastics. We will all be doing the same workout but it will be scaled based on individual ability. Read more »
Women's Fitness Through Australian Football continues with its second session at Central Middle School in Wayzata.
Bring a light and dark shirt, water, and cleats or tennis shoes. And all the female friends you can!
Good news Ladies!
We've finalized the date and location for our first Winter Training session.
What to bring:
Water, or sports drink.
Boots/cleats, indoor soccer shoes, or tennis shoes (the field surface is turf).
Workout gear - shorts etc.
As many female friends as you want.
In August of 2008, 35 American men from all over the country left their families, their jobs, and their homeland to live out a dream in Melbourne, Australia. These 35 individuals joined together to form the United States National Australian Football team-the American Revolution. No lucrative contracts, no endorsement deals, no fame, not even funding for the trip to Australia. Each participant paid their own way to play one of the most physically taxing games in the world, purely for a love of the game and for the opportunity to represent their country. Read more »
The Minnesota Freeze women are having an informal kick around/practice at Central Middle School soccer dome in Plymouth. Its a turf field, so cleats wil work well.
The school district is closing all facilities this weekend due to the snow. We will reschedule as soon as possible.
Want some Minnesota Freeze gear? Can't find what you want? See something that you thing would look great with a Freeze logo?
Well look no further! Now you can customize almost any product by purchasing some Minnesota Freeze patches.
These high quality embroidered patches are approximately 4"x2" and can ironed on or sewn on to apparallel or gear. Hats, polos, jackets, sweats, shorts, boxers all are complemented by Freeze customization! Read more »
In 2005 the Minnesota Freeze competed as a standalone team for the first time at the USAFL National Championships in Milwaukee, WI. Their pool ended in a 3 way tie and the Freeze made the Grand Final based on scoring percentage.
Maybe it was their inexperience or ignorance but Minnesota was not intimidated of playing on the big stage. This was the biggest story of the National championships and both teams had claims to being the crowd favorite. Minnesota was the upstarts playing as a full team for the first time. The Tigers of Baton Rouge had been scattered by Hurricane Katrina. The USAFL community came together and raised funds to ensure that they could get their players to Milwaukee.
Jason Becker's band, Brother Seamus, is having a CD Release party on November 13th at the Celtic Junction in St Paul.
Details are sketchy right now, but if you're interested, mark the date, Saturday, November 13th, and let me know so I can follow up with details.
Here's a link to the CD, where more info about the event will appear soon: http://www.jacktarrecords.com/
Feel free to forward to friends you think may be interested.