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#1 YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE IN CALIFORNIA

Fall Season is officially SOLD OUT! 

Congratulations to all our Families that signed up.  It’s going to be another banner season!

We are at max capacity, so registration is officially closed, and we are opening our waitlist.  If we find more Coaches, we can add more players.

The good news, for those on the bubble of playing or not, there’s no deposit required to place your name on the waitlist.  If a spot opens, we will contact you based on the order you signed up (1st on the list gets added first).

Action required- to add your name to the waitlist, go to our website www.desertsandsfnl.com  and click on the registration tab. When you try to register it will say “sold out” and ask if you want to put your name on the waitlist? Enter your information and you will be contacted if a spot opens.  No deposit will be required so do not hesitate to add you name to the waitlist.

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

We will start Team formation this week, our Coaches meeting is Aug 15th 6pmPractices start week of Aug 22nd, and our Preseason skills clinic is scheduled for Aug 27 9am-12pm

Coaches are NEEDED! We need your help!

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 -

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 FNLvictoria@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 @ 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

 

 

Desert Sands Friday Night Lights-DSFNL

 

Fall Season 2022

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.

 

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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?

Send them to our Web and Social Media Director at FNLvictoria@aol.com

Thank you!

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