**FOOTBALL & CHEER**
#1 FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY
"TO BE THE BEST....YOU MUST PLAY THE BEST"
PARKING INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE SPRING 2024SEASON
1) Chick-FIL-A meal award focuses on community service & academic excellence "off the field".
Here is how it works- Our DSFNL Parents and/or players inform their Coaches of any worthy community service and/or academic excellence. The Coach can select up to 1 player per week, per Team, to receive a “Free” Chic-A-Fil meal ticket. The honoree and their Coach need to stop by the FNL snack shack after their game to pick up the award.
2) Crumbl Cookies - award recognizes athletic excellence "on the field" of play
Here is how it works- Our Coaches will select up to 1 player per week, per Team, to receive a free Crumbl cookie certificate for their standout performance and making players around them better. Stop by the FNL snack shack with your Coach to pick up your certificate, redeemable at the La Quinta location
Thanks for all your support in making FNL the best youth sports league in in the Coachella Valley! Let’s keep it rolling and continue to assess what’s working and what’s not and provide us feedback so we can continuously improve and become even better!
Coaches coach, Players play, Referees Ref, and Parent cheer! Control your sidelines!
Thank and keep it FUN!!!
John A. Maldonado and Tom Roche
Commissioner's Friday Night Lights
Flag football is a ton of Fun and is one of the fastest growing sports in the USA. This season we have several NEW All Girls Teams will play on the same Friday Nights, and same fields in our CoEd league. The female participation has dramatically increased especially now that "Girls Flag Football is NOW an official CIF Sport".
DesertSands Friday Night Lights goal is to become the primary feeder program for the Coachella Valley High Schools. The perfect target athlete is already participating in other girls sports ie: Soccer, track and field, Volleyball, and Basketball. Please let them know about our New All Girls Division.
Please remember the overall purpose of our league is to develop the youth in our community. While it is more fun to win, the lessons we teach are more important than “wins and losses”.
Every Friday half the Teams win, and half the teams lose, but everyone can learn the life lessons generated from the :50 minutes of competition. They learn how to compete, how to deal with adversity, hard work, and Team commitment. No scholarships just the joy of playing flag football.
Keep the focus on personal and Team development, good sportsmanship, and having Fun!
Competition has made us better! You can expect the best youth sports experience in the Valley.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS - ONE GOAL…. KEEP IT FUN! THANKS FOR YOLUR TREMENDOUS SUPPORT!
Tom Roche and John Maldonado
DSFNL Commissioner’s Friday Night Lights
Arrive hungry and support our growing Vendor partners!!!
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 on Instagram as @fridaynightlights_dsusd or Facebook as @Desert Sands FNL
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:
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.
DESERT SANDS FNL
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