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#1 YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE IN CALIFORNIA

Week #8 -Final regular season Games

Hi DSFNL Families-

 

Enjoy the last regulars season games.   Remember Everybody qualifies for our single elimination Playoffs begining Nov 22nd .  For those that survive the initial rounds, we will take a break over Thanksgiving, and we return on Dec 6th for the final games and opportunity to crown this Fall Season Champions.  There will be hardware awarded to both  the regular season division winners and to the finalist and champions of the Playoffs. 

 

As the competition intensifies, let’s work together to keep the peace.  Please demonstrate civility and good sportsmanship in the heat of the battle. 

  • Remind everyone of our code of ethics-

“Players Play,  Coaches Coach, Refs Ref and Parents Cheer” !  If we all stick to our roles things work well. 

  • Review the seedings procedure
    • Winner of each division will receive the 1 and 2 seeds
    • If there is a tie – 1st tie breaker his Head to Head
    • 2nd tie breaker is points allowed – reward the defense
    • 3rd tie breaker – coin flip
  • Please check scores – as we get closer to the playoffs it is important to have accurate score – remember the 23 point max differential- no team can win by more than 23 points so win with Class J
  • Spring Registration is OPEN,  Sign up NOW for early Bird discounted rates
  • CMP parking – please do not park in the Red No Parking Zone – this is for emergency vehicles only
  • No Pets allowed on school property :(

Keep it FUN!

 

John A. Maldonado and Tom Roche

Commissioner’s Friday Night Lights

760 636-8266

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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

2019-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: 760-636-0477

Email: DESERTSANDSFNL@AOL.COM

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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

 

2019 FNL Vendors

On To Fall 2019

 

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 2018 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
  • Spotlight Player of the Week-captured the values we prize, Athletic Excellence, Community service, and above all Academics
  • 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 ART LOMELI - 760 485-2167

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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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Spotlight Player

Fall Season resumes soon and we will once again highlight the Players who best prize our Values of Leadership, Community involvement, and excellence in Sports and Academics.  

 In Flag Football, every play matters.

 

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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