See if you have what it takes to be a Vixen!!

The Minnesota Vixen are the longest continuously operating women’s tackle football team in the nation. We are currently looking for women of all shapes and sizes for the 2017 season.   All women 18+ are encouraged to attend.  We don’t require any prior football experience – we will teach you everything you need to know!

2017 Season Tryouts


October 1st

October 15th

October 29th


TIME: 11 am to 2 pm


Northwestern Health Sciences University
2501 W 84th St, Bloomington, MN 55431


Depending on the weather we’ll either be outdoors on the field (west side of the school & parking lot), or indoors in the gym (enter through door 1 on the NW side of the school)

Please bring:

  • Athletic shoes (cleats if you have them, but not required)
  • Workout clothing
  • Water
  • Tryout fee – if you didn’t pre-register (same day registration $50 cash or check)
  • Copy of your ID (license, Gov’t issued ID)
  • Copy of your Health Insurance card (front & back)

$25 Pre-registered on-line.
$50 Same day registration.

Register here!

Annual Mixin’ with the Vixen Silent Auction and Beer Bust

Join the Minnesota Vixen on February 25th for their annual Mixin’ with the Vixen Silent Auction and Beer Bust.

  • Meet Vixen players
  • Bid on over 50 baskets including sports memorabilia
  • All you can drink beer*
  • Dance the night away to a DJ
  • Barrel of Booze raffle

All of this for only $10 at the door!!!

See you Saturday, February 25 2017 from 6pm to midnight at the newly renovated enVision Hotel!

*until both kegs are gone

Minnesota Vixen Join Women’s Football Alliance

The Minnesota Vixen are excited to announce they are joining the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) for the 2017 season.

The Minnesota Vixen, established in 1999 are the longest continuously operating women’s American Football team in the nation. The Vixen finished the 2016 season undefeated and Eastern Conference Champions in their former league. They expect to be strong contenders for the 2017 WFA National Championship.

The Vixen will be part of the WFA’s American Conference and compete in the Great Plains Division along with the Nebraska Stampede, Kansas City Titans, Minnesota Machine, St. Louis Slam and the newly added Madison Blaze.  “We are excited for the move and are looking forward to competing against other strong Midwest teams” stated owner Laura Brown.  “The move is a win-win-win scenario. It is great for the team, the WFA as well as the fans.” she continued.

The Vixen will begin their season 19th season in early April.  All home games will be played at Simley Athletic Field in Inver Grove Heights, MN.

2017 Contract Signing

Minnesota Vixen Hold 2017 Contract Signing


The Minnesota Vixen, fresh off an undefeated regular season and two titles to their name, signed 76 women to the 2017 Minnesota Vixen Women’s Tackle Football Team Tuesday evening.


The Vixen originated in 1999 and have seen tremendous growth in the last several years. With All-Star players Lisa Brown, Cynthia Bryant, Amanda Dvorak, Kiersten Hansen, Hanah Martin, Crystal Ninas, Sheena Reed, Jodi Rehlander, and Erin Tilford highlighting the roster, this is the largest roster in team history.  “We are proud to have provided a platform for so many women to join the sport of tackle football here in Minnesota” said owner James Brown.


The Vixen will compete for a championship in the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) in the 2017 season.  The Vixen have the majority of the 2016 roster from their championship run returning for 2017, and are excited regarding the incoming talent to the team.

Annual Girls and Women Football Clinic

Women- Tired of sitting on the sidelines as you watch the men play football? Want to see what
it is like to go through those football drills yourself? Ready to relive your powder puff days?
Well here is your chance!

The Minnesota Vixen are proud to announce their third annual MN Vixen Girl’s and Women’s Football
Clinic. Females of all shapes and sizes are invited to participate in this unique on the field

The Minnesota Vixen football clinic offers a distinctive opportunity for females to learn and
experience the game of football from on the field. Participants will have the opportunity to be
coached by the MN Vixen coaches and to meet actual Vixen players.

This one day clinic will encompass instruction on all three phases of the game; special teams,
offense and defense. Women will get a chance to learn about positions on the field and
participate in specific football drills.

click here for more information

Historic Nine Vixen Players Named to 2016 IWFL All Star Team

The Minnesota Vixen are excited to announce that an historic nine players and one coach have been named to the 2016 IWFL East Conference All Star Team.

It’s not surprising that after an undefeated season and a Midwest Conference Title, that the All Star roster would boast several Vixen players.  What is surprising is that the Vixen had a record nine players named to the IWFL All Stars.  Even more impressive is that four of the nine players are in their rookie season including rookie quarterback Kiersten Hansen.  Hansen had 18 touchdowns this season with only 2 interceptions.  The other five All Star Players included three long term Vixen veterans (Bryant, Rehlander, Tilford) and two players acquired in the off season (Brown, Reed).

Representing the Vixen on the First Team East Conference All Stars are Cynthia ‘Red’ Bryant, Erin Tilford, and rookie quarterback, Kiersten Hansen.  Additional Vixen players named All Stars were; Jodi ‘Moose’ Rehlander, Lisa Brown, Sheena Reed and Rookies Amanda Dvorak, Hanah Martin, and Crystal Ninas.

Not to be forgotten and appearing on his third All Star Team is Coach Damion Topping.  Coach Topping’s defense led the League in points allowed (13) and had shut-outs in 6 of their 8 games during the regular season.  The exceptional defense combined with the impressive offense has been the crucial to the Vixen’s success this season and the resulting nine All Star players.

The 2016 IWFL All Star Game will be held in Charlotte, NC on Saturday July 23rd as part of the 2016 IWFL Championship Weekend!

Click here to contribute to the 2016 Vixen IWFL All Star travel cost.

Minnesota Vixen Secure IWFL Midwest Conference Championship Title

The undefeated Minnesota Vixen have secured their first IWFL Midwest Conference Championship Title.  The title comes after 18 seasons of dedication, determination and discipline.

Three years ago the Vixen, under new ownership, set forth to build a high caliber team that would perform on the field and be known as an organization for their integrity.  They started by assembling a outstanding coaching staff, gaining community support, expanding the roster size and finding those dedicated and hardworking athletes who were hungry for victory to fill that roster.  The 2016 season has seen the payoff.

The Vixen were able to go an incredible 8-0 game record this season.  Even more incredible is that Coach Damion Topping’s defense only allowed 1 defensive touchdown the entire season.  The Vixen as a team outscored opponents 243 points to 13 points during the regular season.

The owners, coaches, staff and players have put in the hard work to earn their chance at the post season. “All the off-season work you did, every CrossFit session you attended, every practice, every drill and every rep, it all added up.” Stated Head Coach Brandon Pelinka when addressing the players on their accomplishment.  Now it’s time to turn their focus on the post-season battle with the New York Sharks.

The Vixen will host the New York Sharks July 9th at Simley High School in an IWFL playoff game.  Kickoff is at 6 pm. The winner will advance to the IWFL Championship Game in North Carolina on July 21-23 during IWFL Championship Weekend.


Vixen Host July 9th Playoff Game

Minnesota Vixen Host Playoff Game July 9th, 2016

The Minnesota Vixen ended the 2016 season with a perfect 8-0 record and as the Midwest Conference Champions!!!  The Vixen will host the New York Sharks Saturday July 9th at Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights in an IWFL Playoff Game!

All tickets for the cancelled June 11th game will be honored for the July 9thmeeting with the New York Sharks.

The Vixen last played the Sharks in 1999, and together they are the two longest running teams in women’s football history.  The winner of the July 9th game will continue on to the IWFL World Championship game.  Join us for this historic rematch in July!!!!

B-52 Beer Bust


Join the Minnesota Vixen Women’s Football players for a Beer Bust on Saturday February 13th, 2:00pm to 5:00pm at B-52 Burgers & Brew!!.

Only $10 for a wrist band gets you all you can drink beer!!! See you there!

Click here for event info

Pasta Dinner Fundraiser


Pasta fund Raiser

Come Support your Minnesota Vixen on February 21st and have a great meal too!

The Minnesota Vixen Pasta Dinner will be held at Mallards On The St. Croix from 4 pm to 7pm.

Tickets are $20 per person and all proceeds go to help sponsor your Minnesota Vixen.

Click here for event details