(INDIO) – Game-Ready Players, Life-Ready Men™ will be on display when the Pacific Coast Conference finalists of Developmental Football International conclude the league’s thrilling inaugural campaign.
The Bulldogs of San Diego and SoCal Coyotes will host a league showcase that includes presentation of The Pacific Coast Leadership Cup from Commissioner Joel Williams.
Commissioner Williams is a Notre Dame alum and former program director of the National Football League Players Association, who played eight years in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins and Atlanta Falcons. He headlines the DFI brass and NFL icons who will be on hand for the historic event.
Legendary Raiders coach Tom Flores, who won Super Bowls as both a player and coach, will join DFI president Lynn Cain, who played for the Atlanta Falcons and Los Angeles Rams, and won a national championship with USC in 1979.
DFI is the first American developmental football organization engineered to cultivate the annual flow of 16,000 Division I, II, and III prospects. It is the first turn-key franchise platform to develop elite athletes both on and off the field.
'Above the Line' life-skill leadership curriculum is a Chief Cornerstone of DFI and a league-requirement of all teams.
DFI refines and showcases player skills through trademarked processes similar to the NBA's D-league and MLB's minor-league systems. DFI franchises share scalable brands, policies and procedures, verifiable data, and deliver measurable results.
The league plays by NFL rules, with NFL-style uniforms, and oversight from former NFL executives, coaches and players.
The market for DFI is substantial. The Southern California soft launch of DFI encompasses the second-largest urban region in the United States, with a population of 19 million. With its success, DFI will grow professional American developmental football across North America.
The Georgia Cardinals are the 2018 champions of DFI’s Atlantic Coast Conference.
By 2021, DFI's flagship franchise will invest more than $300 million into stadium infrastructure to create the first of many venues that deliver an unforgettable fan and competitor experience.