DIFL News

New Registration and Sizing Event on June 4

DIFL has added a new registration and sizing event for football and cheer participants. If you register on this date, you will not incur a late fee. Late fees will be applied to all late registrants after June 9.

WHEN: June 4, 2017, 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM (noon)

WHERE: Green Acres Storage, 2126 Holliday Dr, Dubuque, IA 52002

For faster processing on registration day, complete an online registration in advance. You still need to attend the registration date on June 4.

Pre-register Online for Football
Pre-register Online for Cheer

Contact DIFL if you have any questions.

DIFL announces 3 more in-person registration dates for May!

If you missed our first in-person registration in April, don’t worry, 3 more dates are available in May to sign up your son or daughter for the 2017 season.  (The process will go a lot faster if you will register online before hand.)  Once you arrive, either visit with DIFL Board members with important questions about the upcoming season, or simply weigh your football player or fit your child with the correct size cheerleader uniform.  All participants receive a Youth Sports Foundation T-shirt!

Where:  Green Acres Storage (2126 Holiday Drive, Dubuque, IA)

Registrations dates:

May 9th (Tuesday)  –  5-7pm

May 20th (Saturday)  –  9am-Noon

May 23rd (Tuesday)  –  5-7pm

 

WINNER: 1st Place in 2016 DIFL Photo Contest goes to…

"First Career TOUCHDOWN" by Angie Brashaw

“First Career TOUCHDOWN” (above) by Angie Brashaw was judged the best photo submitted in the 2016 DIFL Photo Contest. Angie will be awarded the $50 prize for best photo.

Two other photos (below) earned honorable mention. They are “Jumping for the Rams” by Katie Steines and “Team Selfie” by Demacus Fleming.

"Jumping for the Rams" by Katie Steines     "Team Selfie" by Demacus Fleming

The contest ended Sunday night, November 20, at midnight. You can find all the entries posted on Facebook in a special photo album for this contest. Just click the button below.

“2016 Photo Contest” photo album on Facebook

When evaluating the photos, the DIFL Board of Directors took into consideration the following criteria:

  • Composition
  • Contrast
  • Sharpness
  • Color
  • Subject matter
  • Entertainment
  • How well does the photo promote the values of DIFL?
  • How well does the photo capture the excitement and experience of DIFL participants?

What if you didn’t win the contest? Don’t worry. You’ll get another chance next year! Hopefully the annual photo contest gets bigger and better every year.

DIFL will use the submitted photos to enhance the official website at TheDIFL.com and DIFL’s social media presence.

Board Members Needed!

It’s time to elect new volunteers to serve on the DIFL Board of Directors. There are multiple openings on the board this year. To apply, please complete the online Board of Directors Application Form. New members will be elected at the upcoming end-of-year board meeting. Watch the “News” on this website for the meeting place, date, and time.

Board of Directors Application Form

The Dubuque-area teams in YSF’s Eagle Bluff Conference would not be possible without the hard work of the DIFL Board of Directors. By volunteering, the Board of Directors set policy, monitor the behavior of participants, coaches, and other stakeholders, and, most importantly, plan and manage the day-to-day operations of Dubuque-area youth football and cheer. This is very important work that helps to deliver a very valuable resource to the Dubuque community. It is also hard work that requires a significant investment of time and energy. Board members meet at least once a month, and during the busier parts of the season meetings are often weekly. Between meetings, assigned duties can require 10 to 20 hours per week, and volunteers often dedicate even more time. All of this time and effort is very worthwhile, but nevertheless it is important to know in advance that this significant time and effort will be required of all members of the Board of Directors.

Questions? Comments? Contact us.