Parent Service
Parent Service

The Dearborn Pioneers are a parent-run franchise of the Dearborn Youth Football Association (DYFA) which relies upon parents of participants to fulfill the needs of the organization.

Members of the Dearborn Pioneers Board of Directors, elected by the general membership for three-year terms, manage the organization, establish policies and procedures, and conduct most of the day-to-day business of the Dearborn Pioneers.

However, the organization can not operate successfully without the active participation of parents. Consequently, the DYFA Board of Directors has mandated that parents provide their services to the organization for two games each season for every child they have in the program.

The DYFA Board of Directors understands that in today’s society, everyone’s time is valuable and in demand. However, since we, as parents, expect our children to dedicate their time and effort to the program, it’s only fair that we, as parents, make a similar commitment. 

Parents have the initial choice concerning when to provide their Parent Service Time and in what particular capacity. The first opportunity to sign up for Parent Service Time will be at Parent meeting on July 30th. Subsequent opportunities will be available before, during and after practice at our team trailer at Ford Field. 

If you have not signed up for your Parent Service Time by Thursday, September 5, our Parent Service Time Coordinator will assign you Parent Service Time at two games. Failure to fulfill your Parent Service Time obligation will result in the immediate forfeiture of your deposit ($100 for football, $50 for cheerleading).

If you, as a parent, ask your son or daughter to complete your Parent Service Time requirement, he/she must be at least 16 years old.

We also encourage parents to become involved in the DYFA program beyond their mandatory two games of Parent Service Time. Opportunities abound, throughout the year, and we welcome parents’ involvement.