(PALM SPRINGS) – King’s Schools will host the six-time champion SoCal Coyotes Friday, April 23, when the non-profit organization presents an all-day leadership rally featuring its award-winning ‘Above the Line™’ program. 

Every day at King’s begins with Headmaster and Founder Don DeLair, the Pledge of Allegiance, and giving thanks

“We are looking for role models of leaders who have a balance between athletics and life,” said King’s Headmaster and Founder Don DeLair. “We can’t wait to hear testimonies of Coyote players who have overcome, even as kids, in their walk of faith.”

The ‘Above The Line’ program inspires students to be skillful, intentional, on-purpose and driven, while eliminating blaming, complaining and excuses.

The curriculum includes a subjective 50-question ‘Coyote Quiz™’ based on Stanford leadership initiatives, which shapes participants’ decision-making and perspective. 

‘Pay Attention, Listen, Focus!’ – Coyotes Athletic Director Robert L. Cummings is an ‘Above The Line’ crowd favorite

For the kids, the opportunity to meet and compete with Coyote players and coaches is the highlight of the day. The players weave their personal life stories into the high-energy, audiovisual presentation, followed by flag football and one-on-one encouragement. 

King’s Schools ‘re-opened’ on September 8, and according to Mr. DeLair, “we had the healthiest year, according to attendance.”

“We are very thankful and blessed,” Mr. DeLair said. “We have a renewed sense of appreciation for what we have here.”

The King’s symposium marks the first live appearance for the Coyote program since schools closed for the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.

King’s Schools are a Coachella Valley mainstay. Since their founding in 1994, King’s Schools have been dedicated to providing a distinctively Christian education of excellence to the deserving students in our community.

The Coyotes reward every participating student with an ‘Above The Line’ Certificate of Completion and reminder wristband

King’s is an evangelical school that provides students a safe and nurturing environment in an atmosphere of Christian love and learning. 

“There’s a new sense of purpose here,” Mr. DeLair said, noting the post-Covid atmosphere.

“The platform for the SoCal Coyotes to come in and make a difference in the lives of our students has never been better.”

For more information about King’s Schools, call (760) 324-5464, or visit KingsSchools.net.

THE COYOTES open their first season in the Gridiron Developmental Football League when they host San Diego on Saturday, April 17.

Kickoff is 1 p.m., on the private campus of Palm Valley School, the Coyotes new home.

-Gisselle Romo Gonzalez, Director Public Relations ([email protected])


The six-time champion SoCal Coyotes are the national standard of American developmental football. ‘America’s #1 Developmental Pro Football Program™’ is 88-13 under Hall of Fame head coach and non-profit founder J David Miller.

Everyone gets in on the action at a SoCal Coyotes ‘Above The Line’ presentation

The Coyotes’ organization provides elite athletes a professional environment that refines and showcases their skills through trademarked processes similar to the NBA’s D-league and MLB’s minor-league systems.

Additionally, the Coyotes’ 501c3 and award-winning ‘Above The Line™’ leadership programs impact the social, mental and physical growth of more than 50,000 youth annually through remedial curriculum, training camps, clinics and symposia.

Coachella Sports and Entertainment Stadium Authority Corp. (CSESA) is a faith-based joint-venture partner of the non-profit SoCal Coyotes. CSESA’s unparalleled vision in sports tourism, medical, entertainment, restaurant, hotel and convention offerings makes it the region’s most active live content and event campus developer in Coachella Valley history.

The Shield at 1 Coyote Way will soon be the Coachella Valley’s premier destination

CSESA sports and entertainment partners are dedicated to all aspects of festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special events.

CSESA believes the Coachella Valley’s greatest resource is its human potential, and invests heavily in community development and youth leadership initiatives like the SoCal Coyotes.

CSESA is the master developer of The Shield at 1 Coyote Way, a 588-acre, multi-use campus that will be a 365-day-a-year destination.

The Shield will include indoor and outdoor sports centers for soccer, concerts, football, lacrosse, field hockey; more than 100,000 square feet of retail, food and beverage, and other community space; more than 2,000 housing units; three hotels; 200,000 square feet of commercial office space; and over 100,000 square feet of family entertainment.

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