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#1 YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE IN CALIFORNIA

Olders' PICTURE NIGHT - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29th

Youngers PICTURE NIGHT - FRIDAY OCTOBER 29TH - 5/6th and 7/8th grade Only!

(arrive min of 10mins early, see Team schedule below)

 

 

DesertSands FNL CoVid safety protocols

In the best interest of ll our Families, we will follow State and County CoVid safety protocols and be socially responsible-

We are still in a pandemic.  If you have any symptoms or underlining conditions, please stay home. Our commitment is to create a safe and healthy environment for our kids to compete and participate in the fun, exciting, sport of Flag Football.  We are fortunate that we are a non-contact outdoor sport. With that said, we still need to strictly follow State and County guidelines and socially responsible best practices.

Fortunately, our teams are relatively small groups with 8-9 players and our Fans can spread out around the perimeter of the fields. Crowds are dispersed across 9 fields and over 4 sequential rounds at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.   All spectators need to socially distance and if not possible wear masks. Once your games are complete, please efficiently exit.  Coaches, you are responsible for controlling your sidelines.

Additional precautions include:

Coaches- There will be a “sanitation station” by the entrance for those that want to spray down their balls and flags.  Each team will use their own ball when on offense.   

Our FNL employees will wear masks and be behind plastic at the snack shack. 

In the case a player tests positive, we will strictly follow contact tracing protocols.  If the positive individual has been in contact with others, defined as “within six feet for 15 minutes or more”, they all need to self-isolate for minimum of 10 days.  If the Team has 5 active remaining players, we will play the game as scheduled.  If the Team has less than 5 active players (eligible to participate), we will attempt to reschedule but realize this may not be possible and could result in a loss.   

Practice good sportsmanship but we will not shake hands after the games.  You can lineup as a Team on your sidelines and thank the other Team for the opportunity to compete verbally or with a wave or positive hand gestures.   

No matter your beliefs, lets all do our part to ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of our Families and Players. If you have questions direct them to your Coaches or reach out to us.

 

Keep it Fun!

Who are our Fall Favorites to be crowned Champions ?

Spring 2021 DSFNL Playoff Champions

Best ever showing for Desert Sands Friday Night Lights Teams at TOC

1st & 2nd- Oregon St TOC Finalist (2nd overall and the best ever finish for DSFNL!)

3rd & 4th- Penn State 

5th & 6th- Ga Southern 

7th& 8th- Carolina Panthers (Champions of consolation bracket 3rd place overall)

 

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

These Teams have established themselves as favorites as we enter the season ending Playoffs.  Every Year there are some upsets and the lower seed takes the higher seeds path to the championship.

 

Dream Big and Play hard.  

Syracuse Spring 2021 DSFNL 1st 2nd grade  Finalists

Welcome to the

2021 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: 760-636-8266

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.

 

FALL 2021

 

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".

 

 

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Season Highlights include:

  • Opening Night- Live National Anthem starts with dreams of a Perfect Season
  • 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  

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN FNL REFEREE - CONTACT ALBERT GALVAN - 760 399-7498

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Congratulations to our Spring Playoff Champions and Finalist and a BIG thank you for the overwhelming support from the most resilient Families we have ever been associated with.

Wow what a Year of perseverance. Nothing was going to stop us. Not a national pandemic or a seasonal heat wave could stop our Families and players from returning the game they love, Flag Football. Enjoy your summer and stay cool.

REMINDER- FALL REGISTRATION is NOW OPEN!

 

 

click here NOW:

https://desertsandsfnl.leagueapps.com/leagues/flag-football/2355795-dsfnl-fall-2021-registration

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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 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!

Mother’s Day Pictures!

Spring 2019 Photos

Fall 2019 Pictures

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