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#1 YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE IN CALIFORNIA

Register  for our upcoming FALL season!

click here > http://desertsandsfnl.leagueapps.com/leagues/flag-football/3077908-dsfnl-fall-2022-registration

We will sellout; so register NOW and you will be guaranteed a spot for our Fall season that kicks off in August.

Coaches needed and will be given priority.  The sooner you volunteer we maybe able to add more players.

Congratulations to our Spring Playoff Champions and Finalist

1st & 2nd grade:

Champions-ASU

Finalist San Diego St

3rd & 4th grade:

Champions-USC

Finalist- Navy

5th & 6th grade Gold:

Champions- Utes

Finalist- UCLA

5th & 6th grade Platinum:

Champions Oregon

Finalist Alabama

7th & 8th grade:

Champions- Cal

Finalist- Ole Miss

 

Fall 2022 Pre season skills clinic

Saturday, August 27th time TBD 

PreK - 8th grade- participants will be grouped by grade levels

Give your Kids the extra training and edge they need to make this their best season yet!

$60 dollar fee includes: 

  • DSFNL dry-fit T-shirt 
  • 10 to 1 ratio of Coaches to players 
  • 3 hrs of High energy skill training stations such as: Proper stretching, Throwing and catching techniques, route running, pursuit angles, flag pulling, and more...

Location: Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School, Palm Royale Drive, La Quinta, CA, USA -

DSFNL Families-

Looking ahead…

1) Register now for FALL and Save $-Discounted rate ends May 31st!

click here > http://desertsandsfnl.leagueapps.com/leagues/flag-football/3077908-dsfnl-fall-2022-registration

Fall Registration is now open. If you register early during the month of May you will save $25 dollars and will be guaranteed a spot for our Fall season that kicks off in August.

Back to football! 

$) Tournament Of Champions takes place in Los Alamitos Saturday June 4th.  Invitations will be offered to Playoff champions and finalist plus 1st and 2nd place regular season finishers.  Standby to see how DesertSands competes with the best in CA.

Thanks, and Keep it FUN!

Tom Roche and John A. Maldonado

Commissioner’s Friday Night Lights

www.desertsandsfnl.com

760 636-8263

NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED ON SCHOOL PREMISES!

  • This is a district restriction and if violated we could lose our field use permits.

Share the spotlight-

Parents, If you want your kids to share the spotlight, please upload and share your action photos photos with our Social Media Director, Victoria JanoszFNLvictoria@aol.com 

Plus... if your children have been recognized for academic or community excellence let us know and we will catch our Players doing things right!

Other important information:

  • Upload championship pictures and video to our Social media Director Victoria Janosz @ FNLvictoria@aol.com ...Share action photos and any academic excellence awards
  • Sponsor plaques are backordered and not expected to arrive until Jan/Feb. Our trophy supplier communicated to us that a component of the plaques is caught up in the supply chain crisis. Once they are ready, we will contact all our Teams to meet us at CMP to pick up you Sponsor Plaques.

Congratulations to our Spring 2022 regular season Divisional 1st and 2nd place finishers

 

1st & 2nd:

Red Div. – 1st Texas Longhorns – Coach Eric Morlong

                   2nd – Arizona St – Coach Devin Dyson

Blue Div. – 1st Tennessee – Coach Chris Geraurd

                      2nd Notre Dame – Coach Michael Davitt

3rd & 4th:

Red Div. – 1st Notre Dame – Coach Michael Davitt

                     2nd USC - Anthony Gonzales

Blue Div. – 1st     LSU   Manual Rhodabarger

                      2nd TCU – Coach Rene Zemora

5th & 6th:

Yellow Div. - 1st Oregon - Coach Armen Altounian

                    2nd Alabama - Coach Albert Villa

Red Div.     - 1st Minnesota - Coach Jory Kirchhevel

                    2nd - Penn St. Coach Bruce Brown

Blue Div.     - 1st Fresno St. Coach Roy Guzman

                     2nd Texas Tech - Coach Areal Gonzales

7th & 8th:

Red Div.     - 1st Cal Coach Alfred Franco

                    2nd Ole Miss - Coach Ethan Horne

Blue Div.     - 1st Nebraska - Coach James Mawhiney

                     2nd Notre Dame - Coach Matt Downs

 

 

Welcome to the

2022 Spring FNL Flag Football Season!

 

ALL GAMES ARE PLAYED AT:

COLONEL MITCHELL PAIGE MIDDLE SCHOOL

43495 PALM ROYALE DR. LA QUINTA, 92253

 

HAVE QUESTIONS?

Contact COMMISSIONER - JOHN MALDONADO

Call: 760-636-8266

Email: DESERTSANDSFNL@AOL.COM

Upload your photos 

Every Teams has there own web page!

Desert Sands Friday Night Lights-DSFNL

 

Fall Season 2021 

PLAY WITH FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, CLASSMATES

6V6* - 8-9 PLAYERS/ROSTER 

5 DIVISIONS (K, 1ST/2ND, 3RD/4TH, 5TH/6TH, 7TH/8TH) 

 NON CONTACT = FEWER INJURIES

SKILL POSITIONS - QB, WR, RB, DB 

ONLY 1 PRACTICE PER WEEK

EVERYONE PLAYS 3 OUT OF 4 QUARTERS 

GAMES ON FRIDAY Nights 

*PROFESSIONAL - PAID GAME OFFICIALS* 

Pictures and TROPHIES

 

 FNL Vendors

COACHING TIPS

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 award-  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.

 

Desertsands partners with EveryKidSports.org to offer our families $150 scholarships

Our goal is that No child will be denied the opportunity to participate in our league due to financial issues. We believe the life lessons learned from competitive sport make our kids more successful in school and life.

DesertSands FNL is a qualified non-profit organization and Every Kid Sport will pay registration fees for qualifying athletes on a "first come first served" basis.

Every Kids Sports will pay up to $150 for children preK-8th grade and available for families who qualify for SNAP, SWIC, and Medicaid.

Check out www.EveryKidSports.org to see if you are eligible!

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DSFNL Mailing Address

FNL

P.O. Box 11034

Palm Desert, CA 92255-1034

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

Game and practice Pictures Wanted!

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

Please send them to Victoria Janosz, our Web and Social Media Director at FNLvictoria@aol.com

Thank you!

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Fall 2017 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, LOSAFNL.com
  • Irvine, IRVINEFNL.com
  • Garden Grove, GGFNL.com
  • Huntington Beach, HBFNL.com
  • Murrieta, MURRIETAFNL.com
  • Temecula TEMECULAFNL.com
  • Newport Mesa, NEWPORTMESAFNL.com
  • North County (Carlsbad - La Costa - Oceanside), NCCFNL.com
  • Desert Sands (Palm Desert, La Quinta), DESERTSANDSFNL.com
  • Central Coast (San Luis Obispo) CentralCoastFNL.com
  • North San Diego (Rancho Bernardo) NSDFNL.com
  • Carmel Valley (Del Mar, La Jolla, Solana Beach) CVFNL.com
  • Corona (Norco, Eastvale, Jurupa) CoronaFNL.com
  • Santa Barbara  SantaBarbaraFNL.com
  • Edmond OKC  EdmondOKCFNL.com
  • Riverside  RiversideFNL.com
  • Rancho Bernardo  NSDFNL.com