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#1 YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE IN CALIFORNIA

FALL 2020 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!

Register NOW to reserve your spot for the Fall season! (see link below)

Announcing 100% "RISK FREE" REGISTRATION

FALL 2020 Flag FOOTBALL SPACE WILL BE LIMITED TO COMPLY WITH STATE HEALTH OFFICIAL GUIDELINES

With all the uncertainty we have made it easy for you to reserve your spot

PAY the fully refundable $25 NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT........THE BALANCE ($175) WILL BE AUTO CHARGED ONCE WE GET THE GREEN LIGHT TO PLAY A DATES TBD,  ONLY $25!

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How do I receive the credit option from the past Spring season?

For the Spring Families that choose the credit option for this Fall season, you need to click on the link below and create a new profile since we moved to a new web-host (League Apps from Sport-ingn).  Once this has been completed you will receive your credit before the season starts and before you need to pay the balance due.  A list has already been forwarded to League apps but you need to register so we can apply the credit to you account!  FYI...those that choose cash back should receive their credit by the 3 week in July.

We can not wait to reopen.  Stay tuned for the leagues reopening plan that will ensure our Kids and Family members are Safe.

 

Keep it FUN!

 

Action required-

>Click on Fall registration link below:

FALL 2020 Registration LINK

DO NOT WAIT! Limited spots due to new guidelines

Desert Sands FNL Parents-

 

Refund preference selection is closed and now processing your requests!

You can expect credits by early July.

 

past communications....

Thank you for your patience and unwavering support during this pandemic.  These are unprecedented times, and no one could have prepared for this situation but working together we will recover to play another day.  It is especially hard for Non-profits’ whose registration fees are structured to cover the season expenses and not generating a profit or retaining cash reserves. 

We have worked diligently with our Board to make sure we can refund the maximum amount available in this time of need and retain our good name in the community.  We are proud to offer our Families various option to meet their specific needs and ones that are much more generous than many of the other youth sports leagues.  

Please realize as with any youth sports league, many expenses are incurred prior to the start of playing any games. All our Families will have the opportunity to recover much of registration fee in the form of cash, credits, and merchandise.  As mentioned above...DSFNL flag league has already incurred preseason sunk costs of approximately $100 per player prior to playing a game. 

These sunk costs include: Jerseys, Flags, Balls, Equipment, Field Permits, Practice fields, Insurance, Scheduling, Accounting, Credit Card fees, Website fees, Marketing, Casual Labor, etc.  As a result, you will have the opportunity to choose from 3 options that best meets you Family’s needs.

The good news is more than half of these expenses are for Jerseys and flags and everyone gets to keep their NCAA jerseys, and flags (valued at $50+ dollars).

In addition, you have 3 refund options:

  • Cash
  • Credit
  • Donation- with full tax write off

 

Here is how it will work- assuming you paid the full $200 registration fee.  Go online to www.desertsandsfnl.com and select the custom link:

click on "Spring 20 Refund/Credit/Donation Preference" . 

 

You will be able to choose one of three options as follows:

Option 1- “Cash back”

$100 credit refund to your credit card (plus NCAA Jersey and flags)

GOOD VALUE- Total $150-

Timing- ONE LARGE batch transaction will be processed on June 16th.  You must register no later than June 15th and then please allow 2-3 weeks to process

Option 2- “Credit”

$125 credit for a future season (plus NCAA Jersey and flags)

BETTER VALUE- Total $175

Timing-registration code issued via email by after we close the preference refund link by end of June

Option 3- Tax deductible donation

$150 tax deductible donation (plus NCAA Jersey and flags)

BEST- Total Value- $200

Timing- Tax ID # 20-4574168 receipt issued immediately upon selection. Since we are a 503C Nonprofit you can keep this for your 2020 tax deduction. Donations will be allocated to future scholarships for our families in need. 

 

Important- Any discounts already applied to reduced registration fees will reduce refund accordingly. 

Example- Early Bird discount $175 registration fee would get -$25 less in cash, credit or deduction write off see table below:

Option 1 (GOOD)

Cash back

Comments

Registration fee paid

$175

$200

Early bird discount

Merchandise received

$50

$50

Keep your NCAA jersey & flags

Cash back

$75

$100

 

Nonrefundable

-$50

-$50

preseason expenditures (sunk costs)

Partial refund

$125

$150

Value of Cash and merchandise

 

 

 

 

Option 2 (BETTER)

Credit

Comments

Fees paid

$175

$200

Early Bird discount

Merchandise received

$50

$50

Keep your NCAA jersey & flags

Refund amount

$100

$125

Future season discount

Partial  refund

$125

$150

Value of tax write off and merchandise

 

 

 

Option 3 (BEST)

Tax deduction donation

To fund future scholarships

Fees paid

$175

$200

Early Bird discount

Merchandise received

$50

$50

Keep your NCAA jersey & flags

Tax write off

$125

$150

Tax ID # 20-4574168

Total refund

$175

$200

Value of tax write off and merchandise

 

Action required/ Next Steps-

  • CLICK on our new Sports Engine registration titled: Spring 20 Refund/Credit/Donation Preference LINK
  • Parents will be sent a link to this new registration on Sports Engine (no different than a past Fall or Spring season).  It will also be posted on our website per normal.
  • Parents sign into their SE account.  Do it as soon as possible no later than June 15th
  • Parents input all their critical info (player name, grade, team name, etc)
  • Players get to keep their NCAA jerseys, flags, worth approx. $50 player

 

As always, you can reach John or myself with questions via email desertsandsfnl@aol.com

Thanks for your understanding and support. We will get through this together but PLEASE make sure your register for your refund preference prior to June 15th 2020. 

Stay Safe and Keep it Fun!

John Maldonado and Tom Roche Commissioner's DSFNL  desertsandsfnl@aol.com                                                                                            

Rams 1st/2nd

3rd-4th Grade Packers

RAMS 5TH/6th

7th-8th Grade Vikings

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.

 

Fall 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!

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