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DeSoto Youth Football
Congratulations to our 2013 season champions
Panthers A Team
Panthers B Team
Texans C Team
Texans Flag Team          

Announcement: Please complete our survey for the 2013 season

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Registration at the DeSoto Recreation Center is scheduled to begin Monday, June 17, 2013. Ages 4-12 can register. The age is determined by how old the player will be on August 1, 2013 for B, C and Flag divisions and June 1, 2013 for the A division.

Registration Process

Cheerleader registration: June 17th thru August 30th
New and returning cheerleaders will begin registration for all organizations.

Returning Football player registration: June 17th thru June 30th
Players registered from the 2012 roster will have 1st priority to register with the organization that the player is returning to. This includes players returning to their same age division and the following listed below:
  • Flag team advancing to C team
  • C team advancing to B team
  • B team advancing to A team

Open Football player registration: July 1st thru July 18th

New players and returning players switching teams can register with any organization of their choice during this registration period. New organizations will begin registration during this period.

Draft Process for Football players: July 29th thru August 30th
Players who register will be placed in a draft pool. Players will be assigned to teams in chronological order based on the number of players placed on a team after returning and open player registration has ended.

Participants with Siblings
Players with one or more related family member will be registered to the same organization. If teams have met their maximum allowed players, you must choose another team with availability. With the registration cap on football players, the football player with a sibling who is a cheerleader will dictate where both players are placed.

Key dates to remember
Jun 10 - Coaches submit criminal background check and certification online
Jun 17 - Returning player registrations begins for football players and cheerleaders
Jul 1 - Open player registrations begins for football players and cheerleaders
Jul 15 - Assign practice facilities for teams that meet requirements
Jul 22 - Practices will begin 
Sep 8 - Undrafted Players will be assigned to a team by this date
Sep 9 - Football player certification at Meadowcreek Park @ 9:00 a.m. | Click here for time schedule 
Sep 13 - Refund Deadline 
Sep 14 - Season Begins

 Registration Fee(s)  DeSoto/
Glenn Heights Residents

 Football  $55 $70
 Cheerleading  $55  $70
 Late Registration Fee(s)    
 Football  n/a  n/a
 Cheerleading n/a  n/a
Uniforms are not included in the registration fees.

Proof of Residency Requirements
Two proofs of the following will be required:
A valid driver’s license or identification card issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety showing the DeSoto address of that person.
A current utility (gas, electric, water) showing the DeSoto address of that person.
A current lease or mortgage showing the DeSoto address of that person.
A current voter’s registration card showing the DeSoto address of that person.
A current auto insurance card showing the DeSoto address of that person
A current report card

General Forms

Registration Form | Player Release Form | Incident Report | Waiver FormGame ReportComment Form | Protest Form

Coaches Information
League's Timeline | Submit Volunteer Criminal Background | Code or Conduct for Coaches 
Team Roster | Practice and Training Safety in the Heat | League Rules/Bylaws

Procedures for Criminal Background Checks | Cleared Coaches Report | Cleared Team Mom/Dad Report

Parent Information
Season Game Schedule | Organization Contact NumbersUniform FeesPractice Schedule


Participating Organization Team Web Links
Broncos | Chargers | Colts | Falcons | Panthers | Texans | Tigers

To All Participants for the Youth Football and Cheerleading Season

What Do Registration Fees Cover?

  • Game officials
  • League Insurance
  • Participation awards
  • Equipment needs
  • Advertisement
  • Participant Sport ID Card—required for all league approved games, preseason and post season tournaments
  • Game Monitors to verify team rosters and sport ID cards
  • Energy Management Fee of $10
  • Non-Residential Fee of $20

Registration Process

  • Residential parents must register and have a state issued photo identification card and current utility bill (strictly enforced).
  • Nonresidential parents must register and have a state issued photo identification card.
  • If a coach registers for a residential player/cheerleader, the coach must have a photo copy of the parents state issued identification card (mark through the id number), along with a current utility bill.
  • If a coach registers for a nonresidential player/cheerleader, the coach must have a photo copy of the parents state issued identification card (mark through the id number).
  • We will post registration information from the Youth Football and Cheerleading League on the City of DeSoto’s website. Everyone will have access to roster updates, updated by 5:00 p.m. on each Monday.
  • Practice times, locations and dates will be scheduled once each organization has 11 registered A and B team participants individually and 15 players per team registered with C and flag teams with 51 % residency per team. Game schedules will be available online at a later date.

City Responsibilities

  • Provide annual maintenance plan to each outdoor League.
  • General cosmetic maintenance such as cleaning the facility and marking and dragging scheduled fields.
  • Perform all preseason clay and turf maintenance.
  • Provide sand, soil, etc to be used in leveling or backfilling low areas.
  • Maintain all area and field lighting systems.  
  • The City shall make determinations on field closures due to weather. Determination will be made by 2:45 pm on weekdays. Weather will be monitored beyond the determination times if necessary.
  • Prior to the first day of registration, the city shall update its websites with registration information and provide e-mail addresses to provide communication and updates regarding youth football.
  • The city shall conduct a mandatory informational parents meeting a week after registration ends outlining the city's responsibilities. It is extremely important that parents attend this meeting to ensure better communication between the city and participants. 
  • The city is responsible for daily game day policing, cleaning, and disposal of all litter on their field(s) to include playing areas, dugouts, fences, backstops, bleachers, concession stands, and adjacent grounds.
  • The city shall maintain all control systems.
  • The city will monitor park restrooms, keep them stocked with toiletries issued by the City and cleaned.


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