The Westport PAL is one of Westport's oldest youth Organizations.
Established in 1948, the Westport PAL continues to blaze a trail with many outstanding
Youth Athletic Programs, College Scholarships and their support of the Westport Community.
The Westport PAL is a non-profit organization run by both active and
retired police officers and volunteers from our Community.
At the core of the Westport PAL organization is our volunteers and our partnership with the town.
That is our secret to success.
PAL activities include the funding and producing of the annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show,
the Ice Rink at Longshore, Police Chief Sam Luciano Golf Tournament, Children's Holiday Party, College Scholarships and the numerous Youth Athletic Programs which include Football, Flag Football, Cheerleading, Rugby, Boys and Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Boys and Girls Lacrosse, and Boys and Girls Track & Field.
Today's Westport PAL has over 2,000 children participating in its sports programs and annually awards more than 25 College Scholarships.
There are many youth programs but there is only one PAL!
TRACK & FIELD PROGRAM
WESTPORT PAL TRACK & FIELD - NEW DATES
WINTER 2017/2018 SCHEDULE
Dates: December 2017 - 19,21, January 2018 - 2,4,9,11,16,23,25,30 February 2018 - 6,8,13,15,26,28 (School Vacation 2/19-2/23 no sessions) March 2018 - 1,6,13,15,22,20
Westport Police Athletic Director Carmen Roda Announces Retirement
Westport Police Athletic League (PAL) Athletic Director Carmen Roda has announced
that he will retire from his position this spring.
“It was never about the money, championships, or personal praises,
but for the kids and their experiences within our programs. “ - Carmen Roda.
Westport Police Athletic League President Ned Batlin thanked Roda for his vision, dedication and service to the PAL during his 9 years as AD and 22 total years of coaching. “Carm devoted himself to building a strong, successful athletics program, one that reflects the PAL’s commitment to institutional integrity,” said President Batlin. “Doing that has been his passion and joy, and the PAL community, particularly our student-athletes have benefitted immensely from his care, advice and hard work”.
Roda helped to develop, train and implement concussion protocols for PAL which were adopted by all Westport Youth Sports, Parks and Recreation, and surrounding towns leading to Westport PAL receiving national recognition. He was featured on CNN with Dr. Sunjay Gupta discussing advancements to make football a safer sport for children. Roda was the co-founder of the Fairfield County Football League. He was a driving force behind Westport installing four turf fields and acquiring lights at Staples High School. As a coach, his football teams won five conference championships. Roda was named Westport Sportsman of the Year in 2007 and was Fairfield County Sportsman of the Year in 2006.
Under Roda’s watch, PAL Athletic programs expanded to include Boys and Girls Lacrosse, Minuteman Basketball, Wrestling, Boys and Girls Track and Field, and Flag Football. The PAL has grown to over 2000 participants during his tenure.
Batlin said, “We were very fortunate to have Carm as our AD and are hoping to see him continue to be a part of the
PAL community as a member of our Board of Trustees. “
Roda will remain on the job until May to assist with the smooth transition for the new Director of Youth Sports. The Westport PAL will immediately begin a search for a new Athletic Director.
The Westport Police Athletic League presents their Annual Ellis Family College scholarships
Scholarships were proudly awarded to twenty-four college students.
Congratulations to All
Pictured are (front row, l-r) Mariah Ventrella (Sacred Heart), Maria Chappa (Souther Ct),
Juliana Verrelli (Salve Regina), Kristen Godin (Fairfield U), Jayme Thompson (Western CT), Nicole Thompson (Pace)
(back row, l-r) Ofc. Ned Batlin-President WPAL, Login Rice, Ben Thaw (Wesleyan),
Trip Backus (U of Maine), Howard Friedman, President Scholarship Committee.
Absent from the photo are Alex Frawley (Melissa & Doug Award), Matthew Librandi, Emma Mikesh (Marist), Samantha Schwartz (Southern CT),
Kelsey Bobrow (Cornell), Tucker Bobrow (Cornell), Allison Librandi, Lindsay Sampson (UConn),
Sam Arciola (U of Alabama), Adam Friedman (Florida Atlantic)Brittany Kelley (Sacred Heart),
Andy Palaia (Holy Cross), Charles Sampson ( UConn), Matt Kashetta (James Madison U), Matt Schwartz (Pace)
Westport P.A.L. is proud to have Performance Physical Therapyproviding
sports injury and athletic training services.
TRAINING TIP OF THE WEEK
Flexibility may help improve muscle performance and decrease risk of injury. Low intensity, dynamic movements prior to engaging in a sport can help warm up the body and prepare muscles for higher intensity activities. Use a dynamic warm-up prior to play and static stretches for after to increase flexibility when muscles are more elastic.
Officer Batlin Honored With Community Policing Award
CONGRATULATIONS PAL PRESIDENT OFFICER NED BATLIN
U.S ATTORNEY'S COMMUNITY POLICING AWARD
Westport Police Officer Ned Batlin today received the U.S. Attorney’s Community Policing Award in a ceremony in New Haven. He was recognized as an officer and community leader who has used the power of collaboration and partnership to make the Westport community safer, an announcement said. The Connecticut Police Chiefs nominated him as an officer who embodies the best of community policing. (Pictured l-r) U.S. Attorney Michael Gustafson, Westport Police Chief Foti Koskinas, Batlin, Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe, Westport Lt. Ryan Paulsson and U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly. Contributed photo
Westport PAL Policy prohibits coaches and admin personnel from making changes to member profiles.
All Westport PAL families can update their contact information such as addresses,
phone numbers and e-mails at any time.
It is the responsibility of the LEGAL GUARDIAN who created the family profile to make any changes to address, phone numbers, email addresses AND adding additional parent/guardian profiles to the player.
1) Click on the 'Edit My Account' button at the bottom of the lower left hand menu options from the Home page of the website.
2) Enter your e-mail address and password. (Don't know your password, just read the instructions above the data entry box. Still have questions? Go to the Website Help pages located on the home page and all sports tabs.)
3) Click on any family member's name and you will have access to change what you need.
Keeping your information up to date is important. All PAL sports rely on the contact information in our database and out dated information may cause you to miss important updates.