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Monday, March 13, 2017

Pioneers to host annual Minicamp March 25

The St. Paul Pioneers, seven-time consecutive champions of the Northern Elite Football League, will hold their annual full-contact mini-camp on Saturday, March 25, at the practice complex at St. Paul's Jimmy Lee Recreation Center.

This is a full-contact camp and football equipment is required to participate. This is the final step for those trying out for the 2017 team.

Players invited to the mini-camp who have not been to a previous pre-season tryout will be asked to pay a $20 fee. Players from last year's active roster and those who have attended earlier tryouts do not have to pay.
Coaches will set the roster after minicamp and regular Thursday night practices will begin the next week.
Pioneers: It's time to roll out!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Two terrific tryouts done, one last preseason tryout scheduled.

One of the best amateur football teams in the country is holding its final pre-season tryout for 2017. Don't miss your chance to see if you can become a Pioneer. The St. Paul Pioneers -- winners of seven consecutive NEFL crowns -- have a few spots left for players with the talent, the drive and the character to be champions. We are looking for outstanding players at ALL position groups. We are consistently successful because each year we are joined by new players whose talents and contributions make us stronger. Will that be you this year? Join us under the bubble at Concordia University-St. Paul's Sea Foam Stadium. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. Cost to try out for new players is $20. Players who finished the 2016 season on the Pioneers roster and those who attended either of the first two tryouts will be admitted free. Wear workout clothes and football shoes. You will be tested in a number of football specific drills. We hope to see you there!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Pioneers to hold second tryout Feb. 4.

Once again, the St. Paul Pioneers -- winners of seven consecutive NEFL crowns -- are searching for players with the talent, the drive and the character to be champions. We are looking for outstanding players at ALL position groups. We are one of the best amateur football teams in the nation because each year we are joined by new players whose talents and contributions make us stronger. Will that be you this year? Join us under the bubble at Concordia University-St. Paul's Sea Foam Stadium. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. Cost to try out for new players is $20. Players who finished the 2016 season on the Pioneers roster and those who attended the January 7 tryout will be admitted free. Wear workout clothes and football shoes. You will be tested in a number of football specific drills. We hope to see you there!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Pioneers tab Hjelm as offensive line coach

Pioneers tab Hjelm as new offensive line coach Erik Hjelm, an original Pioneer stalwart of the team’s first offensive line, will be St. Paul’s offensive line coach in 2017. A graduate of Roseville’s Alexander Ramsey High School and Anoka Ramsey Community College, Hjelm brings years of playing and coaching experience – and more than a bit of a snarl – to the Pioneers’ staff. Besides playing during the Pioneers inaugural season in 2002, Hjelm also played and coached with the former Oakdale Outlaws. For the past eight years, he has coached in the St. Francis school district and also coached in Roseville. Erik, a master plumber, brings intensity and attention to detail to his weekly work with the Pioneers’ offensive linemen and is tasked with molding several experienced players with a group of promising youngsters. Welcome home, Erik.