**Winter Track & Fitness-Begins December -* WPAL Ice Rink at Longshore is Open *
Welcome to Westport PAL
ALL ABOUT THE KIDS AND COMMUNITY
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 Ice Rink at Longshore
WESTPORT P.A.L ICE RINK AT LONGSHORE Hat tip to Dave Matlow for images. Thank you Dave
Westport P.A.L. is proud to have Performance Physical Therapy and Wellnessproviding
sports injury and athletic training services.
IN-SEASON TRAINING TIPS
Training Tip I
Just like the heat, cold weather can present with potential health hazards. Cold weather directly affects the respiratory system, which may make breathing more difficult—especially for athletes with asthma. It also may take longer to warm up the athlete's core temperature and prepare for sports. It is important to stay hydrated and warm up sufficiently.
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.
As always, an athlete should listen to their body. If there seem to be re-occurring injuries to the same area of the body during sports participation, it may be attributed to over-patterning. The best course of action is proper medical care and rest!
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 outdated information may cause you to miss important updates.