Important Dates...............................

We are getting excited about the upcoming 2018 Dexter Youth Football Season!    A few updates and reminders as the fall 2018 youth football season draws closer:

1.   Registration is open for Tackle Football (grades 3rd - 6th), Cheer (grades 3rd - 6th) and Flag Football (grades 1st - 6th)!  Please register by August 15th! Go to the Dexter Community Ed website by clicking the following link:


Drop in Practices -  Monday 8/13 & Tuesday 8/14 from 6:00 - 7:30pm (optional) for Tackle and Flag Football 3rd - 6th graders. Non-contact. Bring Water! Meet between Al Ritt & Creekside, in front of freshman baseball field.

CHEER PRACTICE begins 8/13 and will take place in the Creekside Cafeteria.  3/4 graders will practice Monday & Wednesdays from 6:00 - 7:30pm.  5/6 graders will practice Monday, Wednesday & Thursdays from 6:00 - 7:30pm.

Evaluations - Wednesday 8/15 for Tackle Football will be held for 3rd - 6th graders from 6:00 - 8:00pm. If you are out of town, not to worry. Coaches know most of the kids and will put them on teams accordingly.  Meet by Al Ritt/Creekside. Bring cleats and water!

Tackle Football Draft. Friday 8/17 You will hear from your coach by August 20th with team information, practice schedule, etc. The game schedule is still being worked on and more details will follow soon.

Sun 8/19 Equipment Day for Tackle Football. Meet behind Creekside. 3/4 graders from 2:00pm - 3:00pm.  5/6 graders from 3:00pm - 4:00pm.


Week of 8/20 Non-pad Practices for Tackle Football. Practice schedule to follow once teams are chosen.

Week of 8/27 Padded Practices will begin for Tackle Football.

August 23rd @ 6:00pm  - FLAG FOOTBALL EVALUATIONS. Wear cleats (if possible) and bring water! Meet between Al Ritt & Creekside, in front of freshman baseball field.

Sunday 9/9 @ 2:00pm - MANDATORY WEIGH-IN  for all Tackle Football Players at Grass Lake High School, 11500 Warrior Trail, Grass Lake, MI 49240.

Tackle Football Games begin 9/9 or 9/10 depending on if it is a home or away game.

Flag Football Games begin 9/15 Games & practices will be at Al Ritt Field on Saturdays.

4.    IMPORTANT reminder that all TACKLE football players are required to have a current physical before they are able to participate in official practices…not necessary for the drop-ins.  Please make sure you are making arrangements to have this done and paperwork turned in by 8/27.  You can find the Physical Form under the Forms tab at  

Please look for additional emails with DYFL updates throughout July/August! Do not hesitate to reach out with any questions!

Go Dreads!!

Dexter DYFL