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Join us for a FREE Pickleball Clinic!

The EGAA is excited to offer a FREE introductory Pickleball clinic at Yancey Park on Monday, June 10! We are offering two sessions, so please select carefully when signing up. The first session is for rising 4th-6th graders, session two is for rising 7th-9th graders.

We are lucky to have this clinic instructed by Jaime Gaard Chapman, from the Edina High School Girls Tennis Team and college tennis coach, Megan Gaard Gunderson. Be dressed in athletic shoes and bring along a Pickleball racquet if you have one.  Some will be available at the clinic.

Hurry, spots are limited to 30 players/session. Sign up today!


EGAA's Run Team - where the emphasis is on FUN! 

  • Training sessions will be Tuesdays nights June 11, 18, 25, July 9, 16, 23.

  • All Run Team sessions begin and end at Wooddale Park from 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

  • Runners of all skill levels who are current 3rd-7th graders are welcome!

  • Registration includes a Celebrate Every Step Family 5K on Wednesday, July 24, at the Lake Harriet Bandshell for ALL family members. 5K rain date is July 31.

  • Registration is $75.

  • Register today!

The EGAA Junior Board recently volunteered at Feed My Starving Children. Our board packed 26 of 148 boxes! Congrats!

EGAA Junior Board Member Opportunity

The EGAA is looking for four to six 10th and 11th graders to join the EGAA Junior Board starting in June 2024.  Recruitment period is April-May for a June to June term. 


1-2 volunteer hours/month

Managing social media accounts

Promoting the EGAA

One year commitment 

Please contact: Jane Eilertson, Junior Board Director

Letter from our President

Welcome to the 49th year of the Edina Girls Athletic Association!

The Edina Girls Athletic Association (EGAA) proudly offers programs for girls who live in Edina or attend Edina schools. The programs--Flag Football, Volleyball and Run Club--are designed to promote skill building, friendships, and a lifelong love of staying active.  The EGAA believes that participation in sports teaches girls commitment, respect for others and sportsmanship.  Physical activity and competition enhance the mental, psychological and spiritual health of all girls and young women. 

Our focus is on our participating athletes, so each year we recognize and award 3-5 senior high school girls with academic scholarships. These awards are given to players who demonstrate good sportsmanship, have achieved academic success, and are involved in extracurricular activities at school and in their community.

EGAA is a non-profit organization driven by 15 volunteer Board members who plan, organize and run the athletic programs.  We also provide a learning Board opportunity to high school juniors and seniors!  We are so grateful for the many parents, siblings, and family friends that volunteer time to serve as coaches for the teams. In 2024 we need 4-6 new members to join the Board so we can continue to offer these recreational sports programs
Board members are dedicated to improving the programs and opportunities we provide the girls in the community. We meet monthly, share ideas, collaborate on program details and deliver programs we are proud of, and the girls enjoy!  Join us!  Review the website, see the pictures, and learn more about The Edina Girls Athletic Association and how to become a new Board Member or volunteer.  Please contact me or any of our Board members listed on the website with questions and interest. 

Help us reach 50-years strong in our community!

Karla Venell
President EGAA 

Mission Statement

The Edina Girls Athletic Association mission:

  • Will educate girls in the skills, rules and strategy of recreational sports which will carry through into adulthood;
  • will build character by encouraging good sportsmanship, teamwork, and self-confidence;
  • will offer team experiences for girls regardless of ability;
  • will promote healthy physical activity; and
  • will encourage each participant to have fun.

EGAA History

The formation of the Edina Girls Athletic Association began in January 1974.  As the community saw the need for team sports for girls, the Edina Park And Recreation Department invited people to attend meeting and discuss the girls sports.

These visionaries formed a volunteer board. During the summer of 1974, bylaws were written, policies and procedures were formulated.  Thus, the Edina Girls Athletic Association was born, then incorporated in January 1975.