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.
Scott Johnson has accepted the position of Head Coach for the 2010 season. Mr Johnson says
It is an absolute honor to be appointed Head Coach of this wonderful club. After a difficult 2009 campaign, met by personnel changes, injuries and indifferent form, 2010 is shaping up as the year that the Minnesota Freeze puts it's stamp back on the competition, as one of the teams to watch out for. Heading into 2010 we will be putting an emphasis on recruiting new talent as well as retention and improvement of our current list.
The entire Freeze organization is excited and looking forward to Scott's coaching. Read more »
The Minnesota Freeze are proud to announce the 2010 Board of Directors:
The Freeze thanks departing Board Members Chris Secrest, Dale Williams, Kathryn Hogg, Jason Becker, Mary Evans, and Tony Davis for their service to the club. Read more »
The Minnesota Freeze women's players capped off a very successful season by winning the 2009 US Australian Football Women's National Championship. The Freeze women combine with the Milwaukee Lady Bombers. Representing Minnesota at Nationals are Kathryn Hogg competing in her 5th Nationals (plus 2 exhibition matches), Marie LaVictoire competing in her 2nd, and rookie Tara Byers. Read more »
ABC Stateline in Australia featured Minnesota Freeze members Andrew Werner and Brent Mergen in a piece about the USAFL players competing in WA Country Footy leagues.
The video is borrowed from http://www.abc.net.au/stateline/wa/content/2006/s2703823.htm
G'day everybody! I hope everyone is doing well back home and excited for nationals. This is actually my last day in Mt. Barker, Western Australia before I begin my long journey home. We finished up our footy season in fourth place in Great Southern Football League (GSFL) and it was a really fun season. We won a few games along the way and it was pretty cool because I was able to notice some improvement from week to week in how I played. I'm excited to get back and help the team out with training sessions and bringing a few new drills back. I'm especially excited for nationals too. I'm looking forward to catching up with everybody in the club and hearing about the MN Freeze's season and all of the crazy stories from the year as well. Read more »
Saturday saw the Freeze make the return leg of the Milwaukee home and away series.
Both teams have been struggling of late with injuries and players on international travel, and a good indication of that was seen when Milwaukee's "Plugger" and Minnesota's "Diesel" both started in the center square, effectively lifting the average age of each team to 75. Not a good sign for any team.
Under overcast but hot conditions, Milwaukee won the toss and elected to kick downhill and with the breeze to start the first quarter. Read more »
Good'ay MN Freeze! How ya goin? I hope everybody is enjoying their summer back in the states! Everything here in Western Australia is going great and as I am beginning to near the end of my trip and time is absolutely flying. We only have one round of games left before finals start. Our team secured our spot in the finals with a solid win over Mergen's team, the Denmark Magpies. With only four games left it's time to start locking stuff in and preparing for the first round of finals. Our footy games have been going okay as we're currently in fourth place in our five team comp, and we've beaten the third place team the last couple times we've played them. Our team has a lot of talent on it but throughout the season our fitness has let us down when we play the top two sides and we've only been able to put two or three quarters together against the top sides. Things are finally starting to come around fitness wise across the roster and we've been playing some good footy lately. I've been getting in a few 5K's a week down here so you guys whould be able to put in at least one during the week outside of training. We need to be ready for nationals this year. Speaking of nationals, I'm really excited about getting back and playing with you guys in Ohio! I'll be getting back to the cities on Tuesday, October 6th and I'll be looking to have a couple of kicks with you guys before heading of to Ohio. Read more »