Month: October 2016

Equipment Return Dates Announced

All players and coaches must return any equipment issued to them by DIFL/YSF on one of three equipment return dates. This includes helmets, shoulder pads, jerseys, practice jerseys, and pants. All equipment must be cleaned/laundered, and there should be no stickers or red dots on helmets, except for primary team logo.

When?

  • November 4, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • November 5, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • November 6, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where?

All equipment return events will be held at Green Acres Storage, 2126 Holliday Drive, Dubuque. (Off NW Arterial near Asbury Road)

UPDATE: Bowl Games

The schedule for the post-season bowl games has been revised slightly due to a last-minute conflict with rescheduled soccer games that must be played at Loras College. To summarize, the 4:30 p.m. bowl game at Loras has been moved to Dalzell Field at 4:00 p.m., and the 6:30 p.m. game at Loras will stay at Loras, but in an earlier time slot at 2:00 p.m. Please review the bowl game schedule and make sure you understand the changes.

Bowl Game Schedule

IMPORTANT: Food, drink, and other concessions, will be available for sale on the premises for all bowl games. Carry-ins are not allowed. Smoking is not allowed on the premises; this includes the parking lot. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on the premises.

For more information about this weekend’s bowl games, please visit our website.

Bowl Game Information

2016 Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA Halloween Parade

The DIFL is participating in the 2016 Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA Halloween Parade. Your participation and support of this community event is welcomed and appreciated. Line up begins promptly at 5:30 at Jackson Park. The parade begins at 6:30 and ends at Washington Park.

Parent volunteers are needed. Please coordinate with your team’s parents and coaches to make this happen.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Please wear your jersey or team apparel. Please leave your helmets at home.

You are welcome to hand out candy. Parade rules do not allow you to throw the candy, but you can hand it out.

Questions? Contact your team’s coaches or organization head.

Bowl game match-ups posted online

The bowl game match-ups have been posted online. For each match-up, the first team mentioned is the home team. Home teams are responsible for supplying a chain gang for their games. Questions? Comments? Feel free to contact us.

Bowl Game Match-ups

Don’t miss the Pink Out!

pinkoutDIFL will be hosting our final “Pink Out” event in honor of breast cancer awareness on Sunday, October 23. Everyone is encouraged to wear pink to the football games that day. To make that easier, we have pink apparel available especially for these events.

Time is running out! Order today! ***
https://difl-2016.myshopify.com/

***When completing your order please indicate your team and division number in the section titled “Apt, Suite, etc. (optional)”

Order Deadline

Order by 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18, in order to have your t-shirt in time for Sunday’s game on October 23.
T-shirts will be delivered the Friday or Saturday before the Sunday game to coaches or another team representative.

Questions? Comments?

Send email to Contact@TheDIFL.com if you have any questions.

Photo Contest

Your photo of a DIFL event could earn you $50! Just use our online form to submit your favorite photo of a DIFL event. Limit one submission per day. To be considered, photo must show a DIFL event at a Dubuque location, and you must be the owner of the photograph. Good photos will be featured on our Facebook page. And the person who submits the best photo as judged by the DIFL Board of Directors will be paid $50.

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Respect and Sportsmanship

As we approach the end of the regular season and the post-season bowl games, now is a good time for us all to remember the code of conduct to which all players, coaches, and parents, agreed at the beginning of the season. Dubuque Independent Football League, and its board of directors, under the authority of Youth Sports Foundation, do not allow players, parents, coaches, or other volunteers, to make disparaging remarks, or in any other way harass or disrespect individuals on the basis of race, ethnicity, origin, religion, creed, sex, gender, age, size, shape, ability, or any other difference between human beings. Anyone who breaks this rule is not welcome at our games, practices, or any other activity related to our organization. This is a zero-tolerance policy. There are no exceptions or second chances. Furthermore, all players, parents, coaches, and other volunteers, are encouraged to intervene when any such behavior is witnessed. As a community, we will work together to insure that no one within our organization suffers prejudice, bigotry, or hatred in any form. Going forward, please do not hesitate to report offensive behavior by sending email to Contact@TheDIFL.com or calling (319) 382-5155.

On a more positive note, let us take this opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to one another. We will work together to create a safe and fun learning environment where all Dubuque area children may learn the fundamentals of American Gridiron Football and cheerleading with an emphasis on team spirit and good sportsmanship, loving each other as fellow human beings in the process.

If anyone has questions or comments regarding these values, please do not hesitate to contact us.