The essence of the Delta Youth Football League, hereinafter referred to all as Delta, is a physical fitness program in an atmosphere conducive to the development of mind and character.
Delta presents to each adult affiliated a unique opportunity to share in the molding of its youth. Adults affiliated with Delta teach that hard work develops respect for discipline. Self discipline, properly taught by a Delta Certified coach can be a major factor in turning a youth’s life from self-indulgence to meaningful self-respect, respect for the rights of others, and respect for the law.
America’s future lies in her youth. The lessons of life, so readily adaptable from a Delta experience can complement the work of the home, church and school in molding young people. In Delta, discipline teaches that it isn’t sissy to refrain from smoking, to get
good grades, to eat a proper diet, to practice good sportsmanship and to keep themselves physically fit. All of this takes place in the context of a Delta program. Delta enables a youth to develop a sense of pride in their community. Competent coaching, adequate equipment and medical precautions are combined to establish a sound youth football program. Delta emphasizes the achievement of
good school grades. A victory recorded of a game score is a short-term accomplishment and soon forgotten. Lessons contributing to character development learned on the gridiron can serve as valuable guidelines for life.
The Delta adult fulfills his/her role best when he/she realizes that his/her job is to train youngsters for the high school teacher and coach. Building the right foundation is half the battle in the making of a good football player. Youths who can block and tackle, who have the proper attitude and are willing to work hard scholastically and physically are the ideal graduates from Delta. Adults are required to concentrate their primary efforts on preparing youngsters by instilling in them the desire to work hard in the classroom and on the football field. Many parents find it difficult to adjust to the changing relationships they encounter with their youngsters entering early adolescence. Delta adults can help by pointing out to parents the importance of youth succeeding with their peers. The major responsibility of parents is to help their early contemporaries, such as the local Delta league. Parents can play a big role by supporting their youngsters in their efforts to contribute to their team.
All Conferences, Franchises, Divisions, Associations, Sponsors, Booster clubs, and adults affiliated with Delta must embrace the Delta tenets and philosophy as set forth above.
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENT:
I, the duly elected Secretary of the Delta Youth Football League, Inc. (a California Corporation) do hereby certify that the within and foregoing By-laws were adopted as the Bylaws of this Corporation on the first day of January, 1985 and that the same do now constitute the Bylaws of this Corporation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF:
I have hereunto subscribed by name and shall affix the seal of Said corporation this first day of January, 1985 (revised...6 March, 2000.)
Debbia Asia - Secretary, Delta Youth Football League, Inc., March 2012