A recently completed merger between two established and respected programs, the Carmel Valley Dons and the North Coast Eagles, has created a new identity in North County youth football known as the North Coast Saints.
The merger between these two organizations creates not only a stronger, more competitive program within San Diego Youth Football, but also provides the families within its territory an opportunity to play in a highly competitive Division I football program aimed at preparing top athletes for high school football.
“This merger is a win-win,” said Mike Perez, board president for the North Coast Saints. “It provides a win for our new program by bringing together the strengths of each organization while at the same time providing a win to the community in knowing that their children will have the opportunity to play in a competitive program that promotes competition and sportsmanship. Based on the past season and three division titles in 2012, this merger gives us an opportunity to send every team in the league to the playoffs in 2013! Top to bottom, we expect to be competitive, have fun and learn the fundamentals of football!”
The North Coast Saints will operate within a territorial boundary along the coast, stretching from La Jolla up to Carlsbad, and includes the communities/zip codes of Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Cardiff and La Costa Canyon! The North Coast Saints will be governed by a Board comprised evenly of members from last year’s North Coast and Carmel Valley organizations, and volunteers from both programs.
The newly formed North Coast Saints is part of the San Diego Youth Football & Cheer Conference. This organization has served the San Diego community and youth sports for more than 55 years. American Youth Football (AYF) is the largest youth football organization in the world. A National Youth Partner of the NFL, AYF provides support services, scholarships, grants, “Giving Back” programs and tournaments to over 500,000 members. AYF offers all-inclusive football and cheer divisions to every team and league, enabling every child a place to play in an Age/Grade Based division.
For more information on the North Coast Saints or to register for their Spring football program visit http://www.northcoastsaints.com/.