We want to thank all our Desert Sands Families for an awesome Fall season. This year’s playoffs did not disappoint. In fact, several lower seeds clawed their way into the finals which is a tribute to the balance we enjoyed this season.
The Playoffs was quite an event. In few short nights, we went from 72 teams to the champions of each grade level. Congratulations to “the best of the best” and final 2 at each age group.
Commissioners’ message to our finalist…… “You represent the best of our teams at your age bracket. Your all winners! You represent the best in our league. Now see if you can apply this winning way to your academic challenges. Make us proud!”
Championship game final results as follows:
5th/6th Championship game
Raiders beat Colts
3rd/4th Championship game
Bears beat Rams
Titans beat Steelers
1st/2nd Championship game
Chargers beat Cowboys
Spring 2022 registration is Open and after a robust early registration drive, we are already 60% full Do not wait because we are sure to sell out again.
>Register Now or Click here for Spring 2022 Registration
Thanks again for your help in building the best youth sports league in the Valley. Enjoy a safe and festive Holiday season and we will be back together with teams starting practices in February 2022.
Tom Roche and John Maldonado
Share the spotlight-
Parents, If you want your kids to share the spotlight, please upload and share your action photos photos with our New Social Media Director, Victoria Janosz @email@example.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:
|1st & 2nd||RED||1st||COWBOYS|
|3rd & 4th||RED||1st||BEARS|
|3rd & 4th||BLUE||1st||49ERS|
|5th & 6th||GOLD||1st||RAIDERS|
|5th & 6th||RED||1st||CHARGERS|
|5th & 6th||BLUE||1st||DOPHINS|
|7th & 8th||RED||1st||RAMS|
|7th & 8th||BLUE||1st||SAINTS|
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!
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)
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.
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
Contact COMMISSIONER - JOHN MALDONADO
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
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.
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:
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:
P.O. Box 11034
Palm Desert, CA 92255-1034
COMMISSIONER K, /1st & 2nd / 3rd & 4th Grade Divisons
COMMISSIONER 5th & 6th / 7th & 8th Grade Divisions
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mother’s Day Pictures!
Spring 2019 Photos
14 FNL Football Leagues to choose from. Please Visit their websites for more information: