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Pick up picture packets this Friday 3/24 to distribute to Families. 

Included is Team photo, individual player photo and a Free league surprise.

Game and practice Pictures Wanted!

Have any practice or game photos that you want to share with us?

Please send them to Nayyan Chandler, our Web and Social Media Director at

Thank you!

Go Cheer Leaders!

Friday Night Lights FALL 2016 Highlight Pictures

Join the 20,000 Kids who Play FNL Football

14 FNL Football Leagues to choose from.  Please Visit their websites for more information:

  • Los Alamitos/Seal Beach,
  • Irvine,
  • Garden Grove,
  • Huntington Beach,
  • Murrieta,
  • Temecula
  • Newport Mesa,
  • North County (Carlsbad - La Costa - Oceanside),
  • Desert Sands (Palm Desert, La Quinta),
  • Central Coast (San Luis Obispo)
  • North San Diego (Rancho Bernardo)
  • Carmel Valley (Del Mar, La Jolla, Solana Beach)
  • Corona (Norco, Eastvale, Jurupa)
  • Santa Barbara
  • Edmond OKC
  • Riverside
  • Rancho Bernardo
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Spotlight of the Week! - Sponsored by Stuft Pizza Bar & Grill

Congratulations, Dedric Lynn Wilson!

Like many of the kids that participate in F.N.L., Dedric Lynn Wilson member of the 7/8th grade USC Trojans is just another example of a young athlete that performs well both on and off the field.  Dedric’s first-ever experience playing any sport was playing F.N.L. Flag Football in Spring of 2014.  Since then I have had the pleasure of coaching him for the past 6 seasons this being our 7th in this league as well as in the Desert Recreation District’s Basket Ball league.  It has been a joy to see his smiling face every season and watch him develope into a great athlete.  As his coach, I wanted to take this opportunity to brag about this young man’s most recent accomplishment.  This past Quarter, while attending La Quinta Middle School-STEM Academy, Dedric was given an award for having made Honor Roll by receiving a 3.83 GPA.  Great Job Dedric.  You are this weeks’ Spotlight Player of the Week. 

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DSFNL Mailing Address


P.O. Box 11034

Palm Desert, CA 92255-1034


Remember the regular season is about Team development, “EVERYONE makes the PLAYOFFS”; so Keep it FUN!!

The impact you can make on this Community and this new generation can be life altering.   The Life lessons you teach will be much more enduring than your record.

Whether you like it or not you are role models.  Control your sidelines.  You set the tone for the Players, Parents, and ultimately the league; so win or lose, do it with Class. Demonstrate Good Sportsmanship, shake hands after every game, and genuinely thank the opponent for the opportunity to compete.

“New Spotlight Player weekly award= $20 Stuft Pizza gift card.  Coaches please be active nominating your players for Community, Academic or Athletic excellence!  Every week we will select an individual that best embodies the ideals we prize as a League. 

Lastly, Control you Sidelines Remind your Families: “Coaches Coach, Refs Ref, Players Play and Parents Cheer.  If we all stick to our roles we will have another Banner Season.




We are currently developing a FNL BLOG in which every team will have the opportunity to have it's own Team blog. We will provide video training and it will be as easy as creating an email. You will have your own login credentials and will be able to add content (snack schedules, team announcements, fun stories, pictures, YouTube videos, etc.)  If you’re interested please contact Nayyan Chandler at: 

Keep it FUN,

The Desert Sands FNL Team


Feed for

John A. Maldonado

COMMISSIONER K, /1st & 2nd / 3rd & 4th Grade Divisons

Phone: 760-636-8266

Tom Roche

COMMISSIONER 5th & 6th / 7th & 8th Grade Divisions

Phone: 949-836-4753