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Important Dates
For CFL 2014


July 7, 8 & 9, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
Jim Williams Offensive & Defensive Line Camp, at Dowling Catholic, Grades 6 through 12 The Best & Most Reputable Line Camp for Young Men in Iowa, Directed by Legendary Coach Jim Williams and Dowling Staff, Monday through Wednesday 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Non-Padded Camp, Shorts, T-shirt and Cleats - Lunch Provided - Click For Coach Williams Camp Form
FORM - Click Here for the July 2014 Jim Williams Offensive & Defensive Line Camp

GO HERE To Sign Up Online For Most Middle School & Dowling Athletic Camps & Clinics


July 6, Sunday
July 6, Sunday 7-on-7 Camp, 7th & 8th Graders: Passing, Receiving & Specialty Positions Focus, 6-8 p.m., at Little All American Fields in Water Works Park, 2301 SW 30th Street and George Flagg Parkway

July 7, 8 & 9, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
Jim Williams Offensive & Defensive Line Camp, at Dowling Catholic, Grades 6 through 12 The Best & Most Reputable Line Camp for Young Men in Iowa, Directed by Legendary Coach Jim Williams and Dowling Staff, Monday through Wednesday 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Non-Padded Camp, Shorts, T-shirt and Cleats - Lunch Provided
FORM - Click Here for the July 2014 Jim Williams Offensive & Defensive Line Camp

July 13, Sunday
7-on-7 Camp, 7th & 8th Graders: Passing, Receiving & Specialty Positions Focus, 6-8 p.m., at Little All American Fields in Water Works Park, 2301 SW 30th Street and George Flagg Parkway

July 20, Sunday
7-on-7 Camp, 7th & 8th Graders: Passing, Receiving & Specialty Positions Focus, 6-8 p.m., at Little All American Fields in Water Works Park, 2301 SW 30th Street and George Flagg Parkway

July 27, Sunday
7-on-7 Camp, 7th & 8th Grade: Passing, Receiving & Specialty Positions Focus, 6-8 p.m., at Little All American Fields in Water Works Park, 2301 SW 30th Street and George Flagg Parkway

August 2, Saturday
4th through 8th Grade: Mandatory Coaches' Meeting to Cover Rules for Each Division at Catholic Football Shed, West Dowling Campus

August 9, Saturday
4th through 8th Grade: First Full Team Practices Permitted by the Catholic Football League

August 16, Saturday
4th through 8th Grade: Equipment Handout at Catholic Football Shed, West Dowling Campus

August 23, Saturday
1st through 3rd Grade: Mandatory Coaches' Meeting to Cover Rules for Each Division at Catholic Football Shed, West Dowling Campus
4th through 8th Grade: Jersey Handout at Catholic Football Shed, West Dowling Campus

August 27, Wednesday
1st through 3rd Grade: Flags & T- shirts Issued to Coaches at Catholic Football Shed, West Dowling Campus

August 30, Saturday
1st through 3rd Grade Flag: First Practices Permitted by the Catholic Football League
4th through 7th Grade: Scrimmage
4th through 8th Grade: Team Pictures at Dowling Catholic South Campus

September 6, Saturday
1st through 3rd Grade: Scrimmage & Team Pictures
4th through 7th Grade: Week One
8th Grade: Week Two

September 13, Saturday
1st through 3rd Grade: Week One
4th through 7th Grade: Week Two
8th Grade: Week Three

September 20, Saturday
1st through 3rd Grade: Week Two
4th through 7th Grade: Week Three
8th Grade: Week Four

September 27, Saturday
1st through 3rd Grade: Week Three
4th through 7th Grade: Week Four
8th Grade: Week Five

October 4, Saturday
1st through 3rd Grade: Week Four
4th through 7th Grade: Week Five
8th Grade: Week Six

October 11, Saturday
1st through 3rd Grade: Week Five
4th through 7th Grade: Week Week Six
8th Grade: Championship

October 18, Saturday
1st through 3rd Grade: Final Week
4th through 7th Grade: Playoffs
8th Grade: Westside Tournament Scrimmage

October 25, Saturday
4th through 7th Grade: Championships

October 25, 26 & 27, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
8th Grade: Westside Tournament

L A T E S T   C F L   N E W S

Register For CFL 2014 Here!

The Greater Des Moines Catholic Football League Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary Through All Of 2014!

NEW: Catholic Football Re-Adopts Fourth-Grade Flag To Promote Fundamentals - Register Here For Fourth-Grade Flag Now!

View the 2014 CFL Calendar Here.

View the 2014 Tackle Football FAQ Here.

View the 2014 Tackle Football FAQ Here.



Catholic Football & Dowling Catholic Lead In Football Safety in Central Iowa

Dowling Athletic Director & Football Coach Tom Wilson Addresses Football Safety on Iowa Public Television, Below:



Note to CFL Coaches: Value "Talent Identification" Over "Talent Selection." Click For Article Here.
Mandatory Screening of ALL Coaches in CFL - An Open Letter to All CFL Coaches At All Levels:
All Coaches, at All Levels, Flag through Tackle, Must Pass This Mandatory Screening Procedure. Please Click Here, Refer to the Form, Follow Directions and Submit to the National Center for Safety Initiatives. If Coaches Do Not Do This, They Will Not Be Coaches in the Catholic Football Leaague. The League Will Notify You with Any Concerns. Thank You.
-Greater Des Moines Catholic Football League


Policies & Procedures and Rules of the Greater Des Moines Catholic Football League - Revised 8/18/13
Policies & Procedures - Click Here
Flag Rules, Grades 1&2 and Grade 3 - Click Here
Tackle Rules, Grades 4, 5 & 6 - Click Here
Tackle Rules, Grades 7 & 8 - Click Here

Post-League & Non-League CFL Policies
Coaches & Players Participating in Tournaments After the CFL Season, Please Click Both:
1) Required: Non-CFL Football Waiver
2) League Policy
Signed Waiver Form Required of ALL CFL Coaches and Players Who Play Tournaments & More Outside the CFL


Mandatory Virtus Training for ALL CFL Coaches
Required by the Des Moines Catholic Diocese - Click for Schedule


Nutrition for Student-Athletes
"Eat To Compete" By Dr. David McAllister, DO, FACC - Iowa Heart Center
Click Here for this Quick & Easy Reference Guide to Build Lean Muscle the Proper Way


Heartfelt Thanks
To All Families, Volunteers, Parents, Players & Coaches Who Make Catholic Football League Possible

Mission Statement

The Greater Des Moines Catholic Football League, founded in 1964, will strive to provide young student-athletes the opportunity to develop disciplined life skills through family, friends, and the game of Football. The Greater Des Moines Catholic Football League will focus on Five Key Pillars of development:

• Sportsmanship
• Teamwork
• Commitment
• Football Fundamentals
• Lifelong Fitness

The Greater Des Moines Catholic Football League will deliver a positive spiritual experience for each player, coach, and family, regardless of the outcome of the game. Our goal is to develop strong young men who, through participation in our league, will naturally progress into Dowling Catholic High School, which develops leaders for life centered on Christ.


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