Month: April 2016

Registration is temporarily on hold

Registration is temporarily on hold while the DIFL Board of Directors are working hard on some organizational improvements that may result in a change to the registration process. We are confident that these changes will drastically improve the DIFL for all stakeholders. Please visit TheDIFL.com and monitor our Facebook page and Twitter for updates in the future. We anticipate that the 2016 season will begin on time, and we’re looking forward to a great year. Stay tuned!

DIFL transition to high school affilations

The DIFL Board of Directors has developed a plan to transition Dubuque teams to high school affiliations.

Making the change

  • All Levels be re-assigned to HS affiliated organizations and use new team names beginning this season, 2016.
  • Players currently in DIFL stay on current rosters, if they choose to.
  • Players stay with that particular organization during their remaining years in the league.
  • Give families the option to change to the organization linked to their home address, or the choice to join the EAGLES organization because they plan to one day attend Wahlert Catholic High School.
  • New players registering for the DIFL will join organizations according to their current home address and the High School it is zoned in.
  • They would also have the option of joining the EAGLES organization if they plan to one day attend Wahlert Catholic High School.
  • Families with players currently in an organization could remain “grandfathered in” for younger siblings (much like an open enrollment situation.)

The EAGLES Organization

  • Players currently with the Eagles will remain in the Eagles organization. (Unless they choose to join the organization linked to their home address.)
  • Players from other teams that attend Holy Family Schools or plan to one day attend Wahlert Catholic High School may join the Eagles organization.

The MUSTANGS Organization

  • The current Bears, Colts, and Steelers will become the Mustangs organization.
  • The Bears become MUSTANGS GREEN
  • The Steelers become MUSTANGS GOLD
  • The Colts become MUSTANGS WHITE

The RAMS Organization

  • The current Broncos, Patriots, and Rams would now become the Rams organization.
  • The Broncos become RAMS BLUE
  • The Rams become RAMS RED
  • The Patriots become RAMS GRAY

Organizational Leadership

  • Each of the new organizations will need an organizational head, coordinators, and head coaches.
  • DIFL Board of Directors will need to approve all leadership positions through an interview process.

Organizational Head

  • Each of the new organizations will need an organizational head.
  • Current Organizational Heads will be considered for these positions.
  • Attend monthly DIFL board meetings
  • Liason between DIFL Board and the organization
  • Main contact person for High School coaches

Coordinators

  • A coordinator will be needed at each of the Levels – D1, D2, D3
  • Current Organizational Heads will be considered for these positions.
  • Each organization will have 3 of these – D1, D2, D3
  • Main contact person for Head Coaches within the organization
  • Collect necessary paperwork from parents – physicals, report cards, etc
  • Keep track of inventory for organization
  • Set up practice schedules for teams
  • Set up picture schedules for teams

Head Coaches

  • A head coach will be required for each of the teams at each level.
  • Current Head Coaches will be considered for these positions.
  • Main contact person for parents on each team
  • Must be USA certified
  • In charge of all “day to day” aspects of the team
  • Responsible for planning safe and appropriate practices for team
  • Following USA Football practice guidelines and drills
  • Following Heads Up Blocking and Tackling procedures
  • Responsible for actions of coaching staff and players, and upholding the rules of the DIFL.

Funds in current team accounts

  • Each team will have options for what to do with their funds
  • Donate back to the entire DIFL general budget –OR-
  • Donate to their NEW organization

Player draft

  • All new players registering for the DIFL, and players choosing to transfer to the High School affiliated team according to their home address, will be placed in a draft.
  • Each organization will have a draft run by the DIFL board.
  • Players will be drafted by weight only.
  • DIFL board will assign players to teams to try to keep the number of “stripers” the same on each team.