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#1 YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE IN CALIFORNIA

A SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FALL SEASON CHAMPIONS

We thank everyone for the competitive play.  Every season it statistically ends with a "bell curve".  A couple Teams run the table, and a few strive to squeak out a win, but most of us finish somewhere in the middle and live to fight another day. 

Competition makes us better and this season a few Teams stood out from the rest.  Please join us in recognizing the top 1st and 2nd place finishers in each division.

Coaches of the se top finishing Teams please swing by the FNL Snack Shack to pick up your Hardware! 

Everyone makes the PLAYOFFS and the League CHAMPIONSHIP Trophies are on ice waiting to see who can emerge as the Champion and Finalist for each age group. 

Show up early and come watch the Talent at each age group compete for year ending bragging rights :)

Fall 2018 YOUNGERS Final Results

1ST & 2ND GRADE:

CHAMPIONS EAGELS - JACK BOWIE COACH

3RD & 4TH GRADE:

CHAMPIONS CHARGERS - ARMEN ALTOUNIAN

Fall 2018 YOUNGERS Final Results

1ST & 2ND GRADE:

CHAMPIONS EAGELS - JACK BOWIE COACH

3RD & 4TH GRADE:

CHAMPIONS CHARGERS - ARMEN ALTOUNIAN

Fall 2018 OLDERS Final Results

5th & 6th GRADE:

CHAMPIONS - Giants- COACH Brett Murdock

7th & 8TH GRADE:

CHAMPIONS - Raiders- COACH Albert Galvin

 

 

 

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Welcome to the

2018-Fall 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: 760-636-0477

Email: DESERTSANDSFNL@AOL.COM


2018 Fall Season Photos

Desert Sands Friday Night Lights-DSFNL

 

Fall SEASON RUNS September 28th - November 16th 

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

 

2018 FNL Vendors

On To Fall 2018

 

Welcome Back, DSFNL Families!

Together we use the FUN game of Flag Football to develop the character of our Kids.. "Winners are not defined by records but rather character- I am so proud of our effort to positively shape the kids in our Community". 

Spring 2017 season was simply the best Season so Far! The Best Ref Crew, Most Balanced Divisions, and Most FUN yet!

Let's do it all over again!

 

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Season Highlights include:

  • Opening Night- Live National Anthem starts with dreams of a Perfect Season
  • Spotlight Player of the Week-captured the values we prize, Athletic Excellence, Community service, and above all Academics
  • Rescue Mission-Donations filled the local Coachella Valley Truck
  • Picture Night- Captured the moment and delayed but Mom's loved the Buttons 
  • Playoffs-Upsets and Favorites survive but everyone experienced the thrill of victory and agony of defeat
  • TOC representatives- Lets root on our DSFL Playoff Champion Teams  

 

2018 Fall Season Dates:

September 28th - November 16th

 

Playoffs November 30th

Practices Start: September

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN FNL REFEREE - CONTACT ART LOMELI - 760 485-2167

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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 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.

 

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Spotlight Player

Fall Season resumes soon and we will once again highlight the Players who best prize our Values of Leadership, Community involvement, and excellence in Sports and Academics.  

 In Flag Football, every play matters.

 

CONTACT US

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 that you want to share with us?

Please send them to Nayyan Chandler, our Web and Social Media Director at nayyan.chandler@gmail.com

Thank you!

2018 Mother’s Day Pictures!

Spring 2018 Photos

Fall 2017 Pictures

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