DIFL News

Last Chance to Size Players and Register In Person Before July 1 Price Increases

The last sizing and registration event before fee increases will be Friday, June 24, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Green Acres Storage, 2126 Holliday Drive, Dubuque. All who attend Friday’s event are encouraged to register online in advance to streamline things.

After July 1, registration fee increases by $25 to $175. (Current registration fee is $150.) Please be sure to register as soon as possible, as late fees cannot be waived.

Please note this is the last sizing and registration event scheduled at this time. Demand may warrant an additional sizing and registration event before the season starts, but we cannot say for sure if and when that will happen. So please make every effort to register and have participants sized before the end of Friday’s event.

Last Day for Cheer Uniform Sizing and Cheer Registration Is June 11

Attention all cheerleaders and parents. The last day for cheer uniform sizing and cheer registration is Saturday morning, June 11, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Football participants may also be sized for equipment and register at this event.) Because of the lead time required to order cheerleader outfits, cheerleaders have one less date for sizing and registration than football players. Any cheer participants who have not yet attended a cheer uniform sizing and cheer registration event should be sure to attend this last opportunity.

June 11, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Green Acres Storage, 2126 Holliday Drive, Dubuque

What about physicals?

DIFL volunteers are frequently asked, “What about a physicals? Aren’t they required?” A physical examination (a.k.a. “sports physical”) is not required for participation in the DIFL or YSF. In the past, DIFL used to require physicals, but physicals are no longer required beginning with the 2016 season. A physical examination by a qualified health care provider is always a good idea, and DIFL encourages all parents to insure their children receive routine preventative health care that is recommended by their family physician—it is just not a requirement for participation in the DIFL or YSF. If you have questions about your child’s health and how it relates to participation in youth football or cheerleading, please consult your family physician.

Cheer sizing and registration ending soon!

Attention all cheerleaders and parents. Sizing and registration for cheerleaders will be ending soon. Because of the lead time required to order cheerleader outfits, cheerleaders have one less date for sizing and registration than football players. Please make a note of the last two sizing and registration dates for cheerleaders:

  • June 1, 2016 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Green Acres Storage, 2126 Holliday Drive, Dubuque
  • June 11, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    Green Acres Storage, 2126 Holliday Drive, Dubuque

REMINDER: First registration/sizing event on May 23!

Cheer outfit sizing and football equipment sizing are both happening at the first in-person registration event of the year, Monday, May 23, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, at Green Acres Storage, 2126 Holliday Dr, Dubuque.

CORRECTION: Cheerleader outfit sizing will be held at the same times and locations as football equipment sizing and registration.

Cheerleader outfit sizing will be held at the same times and locations as football equipment sizing and registration. Previously it was communicated that cheerleader outfit fittings would be at a “later date” but it turns out that is not the case. For sizing and registration dates, see our “How to Register” page, or our event calendar. Questions? Contact DIFL.

DIFL Partners with YSF

The Dubuque Independent Football League (DIFL) recently entered into a contractual partnership with Youth Sports Foundation (http://youthsportsfoundation.org/). In the coming days, we will add information to our website that more fully explains the partnership. In the meantime, please know that this means huge improvements to youth football/cheerleading in Dubuque and the surrounding area. Participants and parents should see no disruption in the operation of the league, and the DIFL is not going away. The main difference that participants and parents will notice is an increase in the quality of operations for the league. So look forward to a another great season—we think it will be the best so far! And we’ll communicate more details about this exciting new partnership in the coming days. Questions? Comments? Contact the DIFL.

Online Registration Officially Open

After minor delays in order to accomplish tremendous improvements to the league, the DIFL Board of Directors are proud to announce that online registration is officially open. Please note that there have been some minor changes to the registration process. So be sure to read all the details on the How to Register page. We have also updated the event calendar.