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Alert- Desert Sands Friday Night Lights has decided to Postpone Opening Night - New Opening Night April 3rd

 

What’s Changed?

Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom has recommended the cancellation or postponement of gatherings of 250 or more people, which would include sports events, movie premieres and concerts, until “at least through March” as the state grapples with a worsening outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, DSFNL has decided to temporarily postpone Opening night until Friday April 3rd .  We will be closely monitoring guidance from local, state, and federal health authorities regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact within our various communities.

 

We share the concern about the corona virus and the questions this challenge presents. The health and well being of the public is always paramount. The goal, of course, in any moment of public health concern is to be guided by expert information, grounded in scientific and medical data, and sourced from public health and government authorities.

 

During this short “time out” Teams can still practice at CMP Monday – Thursday, lights will remain on. We will utilize this time to make sure all the uniforms and shorts have been ordered. If you have not picked up your uniforms or short’s, Please call John Maldonado – 760 636-8266.  In addition, John and I will be exploring ways to safely and efficiently re-schedule the Spring Season.  We will do our part to preserve the Season by implementing creative solutions like double headers,  Thurs and Friday Night games, and ways to encourage social distancing. Please check the website to get the latest updates @ www.desertsandsFNL.com.

“Each of us has extraordinary power to slow the spread of this disease. Not holding that concert or community event can have cascading effects — saving dozens of lives and preserving critical health care resources that your family may need a month from now. The people in our lives who are most at risk — seniors and those with underlying health conditions — are depending on all of us to make the right choice.” Newsom said in a statement.

As a reminder, the following measures are recommended to help prevent the spread of viruses, including the corona virus:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Cover cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Practice social distancing

We advise the following to all players, coaches and parents:

  • As always, remain home if symptoms of fever, body aches, chills, respiratory issues are present
  • Remain home until symptom free for 24 hours
  • If symptoms present during practice or games, the player will be sent home

This is a temporary pause.  We are optimistic together we will beat this virus.  Focus on what you can control.  Study your Playbook, work on your routes, throw and catch the ball.    Stay positive, stay calm, and be vigilant with your own personal hygiene.   

 

We will be back soon stronger than ever.  Hug you Family and keep smiling! 

 

 

Tom Roche and John Maldonado

DSFNL Commissioners

 

Check schedules updates at

www.desertsandsfnl.com 

 

 

 

Rams 1st/2nd

3rd-4th Grade Packers

RAMS 5TH/6th

7th-8th Grade Vikings

DSFNL Families-

 

WOW! What a Fantastic Season!

The single elimination year ending playoffs did not disappoint.  We had OT and middle of the pack Teams emerge as serious contenders. What a fantastic night and a real tribute to a really competitive Fall Season. 

Enjoy your Break and from Friday Night Lights and our many volunteers............

"May the magic of the Holidays never end and the greatest of gifts is Family and Friends!"

Lets congratulate Our 2019 Fall Champions and regular season winners and we look forward to seeing back out in the Spring.

Playoff Champions- Rams 

Finalist- Bears 

#Regular Season winners

Red Div. - Rams 1st Place - Bears 2nd Place

Blue Div. - 49er's 1st Place - Seahawks 2nd Place

 

3rd& 4th Grade:

Playoff Champions- Packers

Finalist- Raiders

#Regular Season winners

Red Div. - Packers 1st Place - Rams 2nd Place

Blue Div. - Broncos 1st Place - Raiders 2nd Place

 

5th & 6th Grade:

Playoff Champions- Rams 

Finalist-  Seahawks

#Regular Season winners

Red Div. Rams 1st Place - Colts 2nd Place

Blue Div. - Raiders 1st Place - Dolphins 2nd Place

 

7th & 8th Grade:

Playoff Champions- Vikings

Finalist-  Cowboys

#Regular Season winners-

Raiders 1st Place - Vikings 2nd Place 

 

 

Remember to register NOW and Save-

Spring Registration is OPEN,  Sign up NOW for early Bird discounted rates Reduced Rates end in Dec 30th 2019

www.desertsandsfnl.com/registration

Keep it FUN!

 

John A. Maldonado and Tom Roche

Commissioner’s Friday Night Lights

760 636-8266

 

SPRING 2020 Registration is NOW Open!

log on now for your Early Bird discount $$$

www.desertsandfnl.com/registration 

 

Fall and Spring Season Tips- 

 

Fall and Spring Season Tips- 

  • Arrive early, Invite your Friends and Family members.  We expect larger than average crowds
  • Please respect parking guidelines
  • No Pets :( school rules
  • Plan on dinner- support our Vendors Mexican, Pizza, Burgers and Plenty of Candy 
  • Check schedules!  They do change so get in the habit to check every Friday.
  • All players MUST be officially registered and have mouth pieces ($5 available at FNL Snack Shack). 
  • Remember the regular season is about Team development, “EVERYONE makes the PLAYOFFS”; so Keep it FUN!!
  • Talk t your Players- The impact you can make on this Community and this new generation can be life changing and will be much more enduring than your record.
  • Whether you like it or not we are all 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.
  • 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.

 

Welcome to the

2020 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 - Friday, Sept 27th - Dec 6th

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.

 

SPRING 2020

 

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". 

Fall 2019 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
  • 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  

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

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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 2019 Pictures

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