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E-mail:
irishyouthfootball@yahoo.com

Phone:
(510) 714-1439
 
Mission Statement
Our mission is to be the premier youth football and cheer program in the area. Being the premier program in the area does not simply mean being the program with the most wins and championships under our belt. Rather, that is a byproduct of being the premier program. Our focus is in preparing our participants for the next level, high school. Furthermore, we go beyond that level and work to educate them about college. Besides preparing our participants on a physical level and giving them knowledge of the sports, we also strive to prepare them both psychologically and spiritually as well, by teaching life lessons through the game. We aspire to have all of our participants leave our program with positive and winning attitudes that they can carry with them for the rest of their lives.
 
History
Dublin's football program was originally founded in 1968 as the Dublin Knights. In 2007, the program was renamed as the Tri-Valley Falcons, hoping to expand the program to cover the Tri-Valley area. In 2012, the program solidified the relationship with Dublin High School and to commemorate the action, the program was renamed as Dublin Fighting Irish.
 
Equipment Policy
The registration paperwork and fee required for each player must be complete before a player will be issued equipment.

Players are responsible for the following: cleats, girdle (optional) and sports cup (optional). Socks and mouth guards will be provided by the league and are not to be returned.

Dublin Fighting Irish will provide helmets, chinstrap, practice & game jersey, practice & game pants, socks and mouthpiece. Equipment that is the property of The Dublin Fighting Irish will be returned, in as good as condition as when received except for normal wear and tear. Participants will be charged for any equipment that is lost.

Participants not properly dressed for practice will not be allowed to practice.

THERE IS A $350.00 DEPOSIT REQUIRED FOR EQUIPMENT.
The original $350.00 check will not be cashed; it will be shredded upon return of all equipment issued.

Equipment return will be held on a designated day set by the team. Equipment MUST be returned on or before this date. If equipment is not returned deposit checks will be cashed. After checks are cashed money will be refunded less $50.00 when all equipment is returned.

If your equipment is returned incomplete your deposit check will be cashed. Your money will be refunded less the stated amount for each item missing


Helmet: $125.00

Jersey: $100.00 ($50.00 EACH JERSEY)

Shoulder Pads: $80.00

Game Pants: $35.00

Practice Pants: $35.00


In the event you wish to chance your facemask, you must get approval from your coach. Original facemask and chinstrap must be turned in with equipment.

In the event that your child discontinues participation in the Dublin Fighting Irish Youth Football League you have 48 hours to return equipment or your deposit check will be cashed.
 
Code of Conduct
The Dublin Fighting Irish Football and Cheer Program is proud to implement a Sports Parent Code of Conduct to convey the important message that we all play in supporting our children. We believe the essential elements of character building and ethics in sports are embodied in the following five core values. The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these core values.

1. Trustworthiness
2. Respect
3. Responsibility
4. Caring
5. Good Citizenship

We agree that:
• I will not force my child to participate in sports if they don't want to.
• I will remember that children participate to have fun and learn the game. The game is for our children and not adults.
• I will inform the coach of any physical or mental disability that may affect the safety of my child or other players.
• I will become acquainted with the rules and know the policies of the league.
• I and my guests will be a positive role model for my child and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials, board members and spectators at every game, practice and other sporting events.
• I and my guests will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with officials, coaches, players, or parents, such as booing, taunting, refusing to shake hands, or using profane language or gestures.
• I will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well-being of the athletes.
• I will teach my child to play by the rule and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
• I will teach my child to treat other players, coaches, officials, board members, and spectators with respect, regardless of ability, race, or religious creed.
• I will teach my child that doing one's best is more important than winning. This is so my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of the game.
• I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard, and make my child feel like a winner every time
• I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participants for making mistakes.
• I will emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit my child over winning.
• I will promote the emotional and physical well-being of the athletes ahead of any personal desire I may have for my child to win.
• I will respect officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss, or confront coaches at the game field, and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and place.
• I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, alcohol, and tobacco and I will refrain from their use at all sports events.
• I will refrain from coaching my child or other players during games and practices, unless I am one of the official coaches of the team.

Any parent guilty of improper conduct at any game or practice will be asked to leave the sports facility and face suspension from the following game. Repeat violations may cause a multiple game suspension, or the season forfeiture of the privilege of attending all games.