THANK YOU for visiting Darien Junior Football League (DJFL).
For information specific to Tackle or Flag, click on the tabs at the top of the page.
DJFL offers a Tackle program for grades 3-8, and a Flag program for Grades 1-3.
From this website, you will be able to get news, information, schedules, rosters, game results, directions and much much more. Check back frequently for the latest information about our club. Registration for the Fall programs generally is available in March or April.
Darien Junior Football
Darien, CT 06820
For all of those parents interested in coaching youth football next season, Coach Trifone has graciously agreed to hold 4 Darien Junior Football League coaching clinics this Spring. Whether you are interested in coaching as a head coach or in only being a game-day assistant coach, you need to attend these clinics in order to learn proper technique and strategy; with all of the emphasis on concussions and proper tackling and blocking techniques, attendance at these clinics is mandatory for aspiring coaches.
The dates of the clinics are:
April 21, April 28, May 5 & May 12, and each will take place from 7:30-9:00 pm in Coach Trifone's classroom at DHS.
These clinics are a great way to learn basic football skills and strategy and to reinforce what you already know, and the DJFL would like to thank Coach Trifone for offering them!
I am contacting you to register full support for DAF's Sunny Day Project. As President of the Darien Junior Football League (the "DJFL"), I believe I am in a position to accurately describe the severe limitations our players and coaches endure each Fall as the changing weather and limiting sunlight begin to adversely affect our ability to hold practices and participate in home games.
The DJFL currently has over 550 players participating in flag football from 1st thru 3rd grade, and tackle football programs from 3rd thru 8th grade. Due to the unique needs of tackle football to get 11 players in unison to perform one play in a coordinated way, our sport requires a tremendous amount of drill and practice time resulting in significant field demands.
Our tackle season begins before school in mid-August when weather is generally favorable and when we have daylight up to 8 pm (or even later.) This quickly changes in late September when the loss of daylight requires our practice schedules to occur earlier in the day, a tremendous hardship to our coaches whom are all volunteer and mostly commute from NYC, and is further exacerbated by Daylight Savings which makes it nearly impossible to hold weekday practices without the use of lights.
In addition, as our season approaches mid-October and continues until Thanksgiving in late November, we often experience heavy rains which result in grass fields being unplayable. The outcome of this weather change results in practices being cancelled as we have very limited turf field options, and in some instances home games being rescheduled to other towns' turf fields. Finally, for flag football games held on Saturdays, since we only have access to one grass field for games, Royle, we have had to cancel and reschedule on average 1 or 2 weekends for the past several years pushing this program past October which is not ideal in our opinion.
The DJFL is a founding town member in the ever growing FCFL which this year welcomes Riverside. Since the founding of the FCFL in 2003, we have seen the county league grow from 4 founding town members to now include 8. As part of our mission statement, we believe one of our prime objectives is to prepare our players for the Darien High School tackle football program, something our Board is particularly proud of since Rob Trifone joined as head coach several years ago. Recent players from the DJFL have help secure a FCIAC county title 4 years ago, the first in 19 years, and this past season made State's final game, a first in several decades. Critical to these successes is the need to conduct practices and therefore, the need for turf fields that our coaching staffs and players can utilize regardless of weather.
Our Board is fully supportive of the Sunny Day Project, and we hope that the P&Z approve the first stages of development and fast track as quickly as possible. I know speaking for the 550 or so players each season and their parents and families, they too would be supportive.
Feel free to contact me below should you have any questions.
Once teams are formed (early September for Tackle and mid September for flag), to view information about your team, click on the team tab above and then navigate to your team via the drop down menus. Each team has its own TEAM page for posting information. It is the Coaches responsibility to assign someone to keep the page up to date. During the season, see Team Pages for Practice Information.
ROSTERS: By mid-September, your rosters can be found on your team page. A "no contact" roster will be available to you for your team. You will need a passcode to obtain a roster with player details. Ask your coach to send an email to
for the passcode if you are a team mom or assistant coach in need of player contact information.
DJFL MAILING ADDRESS:
PO Box 52, Darien, CT 06820
To contact DJFL Admin,
send an email to:
Be sure to include the TOWN (Darien) and Player name and grade.
If your email is regarding something other than registration and payments, your email will be forwarded to the correct person