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!
WPAL Awards Scholarships
COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED
Westport Police Athletic League (PAL) awarded its 2018 college scholarships to 13 Staples High School seniors.
Chief Luciano Athletic:Dominick Arciola, Christopher Martenson, Alexa Moro, Brooke Schwab, Christine Taylor, Ben Vanderwere
Chief Luciano Good Citizenship: Dylan Marone, Whitney O'Reardon, Michael Simons
PJ Romano Scholarship-Ben PearlGreg Lavalla Scholarship -Jonathan Maisonet
Buck Iannacone Scholarship- Meghan JohnsonJonathon Uman Scholarship - Sarah Maybruck
Pictured (front row, l-r) Meghan Johnson (Deleware), Alexa Moro (Villanova), Sarah Maybruck (Sacred Heart), Whitney O'Reardon (Wheaton College), Brooke Schwab (Boston College), Maureen Schwab (PAL Scholarship Committee; (second row) Dominic Arciola (Univ of Alabama), Dylan Marone (Norwich Univ), Ben Pearl (Michigan),; (back row) Howie Friedman, chairman, PAL Scholarship Committee, Ben Vanderwere (Maryland), Jonathon Maisonet (Univ. of New Haven), Christopher Martenson (Worcester Polytech), Michael Simons (Middlebury College).
Not pictured: Christine Taylor ( Trinity)
Westport P.A.L. is proud to have Performance Physical Therapyproviding
sports injury and athletic training services.
PRE-SEASON TRAINING TIPS
Training Tip I - Flexibility can help improve muscle performance and decrease the 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 after to increase flexibility when muscles are more elastic.
Training Tip II - Athletes need to fuel up properly before starting their workout or practice. Carbohydrates are the preferred fuel for exercise. 30 to 60 minutes before exercise eat something that is easily digested and carbohydrate-rich. The recommended amount of carbohydrates per hour for peak performance is 45-60 grams. Between 10-20 grams of protein is needed during workouts also for optimal performance. For exercise that is 90 minutes or longer, a larger amount of food is necessary.
Examples of foods to eat pre-performance are: - Peanut Butter with a Banana - Whole grain Wheat toast with fruit preserve - Turkey sandwich on whole grain wheat bread with light sandwich spread. - Bowl of Multi-grain cereal with low-fat milk. - Pretzels or Pita Chips with hummus spread.
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.