“DeSoto is a football town and when our beloved DeSoto High School Eagles advance to the 6A D2 playoffs on the same date and time as our Holiday Parade, the parade must be postponed,” said DeSoto Mayor Curtistene McCowan.
Even though DeSoto’s population exceeds 50,000, it is still a small town. “We have one high school and when our football team is headed for the State playoffs, the whole town supports them,” said Mayor McCowan. “Our Eagles play the Cedar Hill Longhorns at AT&T Stadium on December 3rd at 5:30 pm, and we want to show our support by postponing our Holiday Parade that is scheduled for the same day and time. Several groups from DeSoto ISD had registered to participate, and many other groups want to attend the game as well; so consequently, it makes sense to cancel the parade for December 3, 2016 and explore other options.”
A new date for the parade has not been announced.
DeSoto Youth Football and Cheerleading League
Announcement: Registration is open
Registration at the DeSoto Recreation Center is open. Ages 4-12 can register. The age is determined by how old the player will be on August 1, 2016 for B, C and Flag divisions and June 1, 2016 for the A division.
Regular Registration - Begins May 3
A Team - Ages 11-12 age as of 6/1/16
B Team - Ages 9-10 age as of 8/1/16
C Team - Ages 7-8 age as of 8/1/16
Flag Team - Ages 4-6 age as of 8/1/16
Key dates to remember
Jun 15 - Coaches submit criminal background check and certification online
Jul 15 - Assign practice facilities for teams that meet requirements
Sep 2 - Refund Deadline
Sep 3 - Season Start Date
8/20 - 9 a.m. - Panthers (DeSoto Freshman Campus, 620 S Westmoreland Rd, DeSoto, TX 75115, Map it)
8/20 - 10:30 a.m. - Colts and Chargers (DeSoto Freshman Campus, 620 S Westmoreland Rd, DeSoto, TX 75115, Map it)
8/20 - 12 p.m. - Havoc and Falcons (DeSoto Freshman Campus, 620 S Westmoreland Rd, DeSoto, TX 75115, Map it)
8/20 - 1 p.m. - Seahawks and Disciples (DeSoto Freshman Campus, 620 S Westmoreland Rd, DeSoto, TX 75115, Map it)
8/24 - 6:30 p.m. - Cowboys (during practice)
8/31 - 6:30 p.m. - Longhorns (during practice)
|Registration Fees||DeSoto/Glenn Heights Residents||Non-Resident|
Click here to view the official website
DeSoto Youth Basketball League
This is local recreational basketball league for ages 4 through 14. Our goal is to teach basketball fundamentals, rules and skills. We emphasize on sportsmanship, team play and clean/fair competition.
Ages as of September 1, 2016
|Registration Fees||DeSoto/Glenn Heights Residents||Non - Residents|
|Ages 4 - 14||$65||$85|
|Late Registration Fees|
|Ages 4 - 14||$80||$100|
Regular Registration - October 31 - December 26