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Welcome to Westport PAL


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 Float in Memorial Day Parade


Memorial Day Parade - Monday-May 27, 2019 


We are so very grateful for every Veteran and Family

The Parade will begin at 9:00 a.m.
The route begins on Riverside Avenue, continues east on Post Road East, to Myrtle Avenue, to Main Street, and
ending at Parker Harding Plaza.  Memorial Services will be held on Veterans Green immediately following the Parade.   

If the Parade is canceled, services will be held at 10:00 am in the Westport Town Hall Auditorium.

posted 05/21/2019
Fireworks Show at Compo Beach



Westport P.A.L. is committed to improving the lives of our children and community.

As a keystone to the Westport community, established in 1948.
We are asking that you champion Westport P.A.L. and make a donation.
"It's All About The Kids"

Westport P.A.L. is a local 501(c)3 non-profit volunteer organization, 


posted 05/03/2019
WPAL Rugby

Westport PAL Youth Rugby

Rugby is a favorite South African sport.
Westporter Steve Perkins was born there and wanted to find a club here for his son.

Deputy Police Chief Sam Arciola and Westport police officer Ned Batlin helped Steve organize a rugby program,
through the Westport PAL. Westport’s Parks & Recreation Department also helped.

Staples High School head rugby coach David Lyme has helped the program grow into 3 teams:
Under 10 (non-contact), and U-12 and U-14 (full contact). Very quickly, the young Westporters have become formidable ruggers.

They’ll feed into the Staples program, which currently fields 4 teams for nearly 100 players.

In the photo above, Steve’s son Ari Perkins (blue) battles Aspetuck, in U-14 action at Wakeman Field.

Hat tip:  to Dan Woog  for this coverage of WPAL Youth Rugby
Where Westport meets the world


posted 05/02/2019
Chief Sam Luciano Golf Tournament


"Save the Date" 

Monday - September 9, 2019

The Westport P.A.L. Chief Samuel Luciano Golf Tournament

Benefitting the Westport Police Athletic League
College Scholarship Program

Longshore Country Club
Westport, CT


posted 04/30/2019
Westport PAL Football Registration is Now Open


Westport PAL Football 2019 Registration is Open.  



In response to parent feedback and league evaluations, in addition to our 5th - 8th-grade tackle football program,
Westport PAL Football is introducing a new Travel Flag football option this Fall for 3rd and 4th grade to augment our House Flag football.

Our 2019 PAL Football lineup for this Fall will be as follows:


  • Modified Travel Flag Football – Westport PAL Football and the Fairfield County Football League (FCFL) are excited to announce a Travel Flag Football league for 3rd and 4th graders.  Travel Flag Football will use Flag football rules and wear full equipment; helmets, shoulder pads,
    football pants, and game jerseys. (Tackling is not allowed, flags are pulled to down ball carriers). 
    Teams will compete against other FCFL town teams with modified field size and FCFL referees.


Travel Flag Football will be for players interested in a more competitive football experience where coaches will be teaching safe football fundamentals and key skills such as throwing, catching, ball carrying and blocking techniques. Certified coaches will conduct practices in accordance with PAL and Staples Football curriculum and fundamentals. PAL may cap registration at 2 teams per grade and hold evaluations to select rosters.
Teams will practice twice per week with a game on the weekends. (PAL will make efforts to avoid conflicts with travel soccer).
Note: there will be no Tackle football option for 3rdand 4th graders.

For inquiries, please contact Dave Smith at  .


  • PAL Tackle Football – Westport PAL Football and the Fairfield County Football League will continue to offer our tradition tackle football program for 5th-8th graders in the 2019 season.  Pre-season will begin on Monday, August 19th this year, continuing with 2 weeks of pre-season of practices with the FCFL Jamboree taking place on the weekend of August 31st/September 1st, the regular season running 8 weeks with single elimination playoffs to follow.  


To ensure a great experience for every player, we will hold tryouts for each position. Teams will practice 3 days per week with a game on the weekend.For inquiries, please contact Ben Talbott at  m  or Jon Kelson at  .

  • House Flag Football – Our Flag Football Program is for 1st-8th grade boys and girls.  This NFL based Flag program provides a fun and safe football experience with NFL team jerseys and flag sets that each player can keep and is guided by NFL Flag rules.  Play is divided into 1st/2nd grade, 3rd/4th grade, 5th/6th grade and 7th/8th grade.  PAL Commissioners will attempt to put rosters together based on schools.   Practice will be held once per week with a game on Saturday mornings, and the season will start the weekend of September 7th.  Westport may participate with other towns such as Weston, Wilton and Fairfield.

For inquiries please contact TJ Hegarty at    or Doug Barshop at   .


Spring/Summer 2019 Program Offerings


  • 7 – on – 7 Grip It & Rip It Tournament – A rousing success last year, the Fairfield County Football League will again run a 7-on-7 tournament for rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders, and will mirror the 7–on–7 Grip It & Rip It High School Tournament hosted in New Canaan.  The tournament is scheduled for Sunday, June 9th (rising 6th) and Monday evening, June 10th (rising 7th & 8th), and you must be registered for Tackle football to participate.  There will be practices held by the grade level coaching staffs prior to the tournament, but we will attempt to avoid conflicts with other spring sports and practice attendance is not mandatory to play in the tournament. 


  • Monday Night Lights – This is a football skills camp that will be open to all Westport PAL football players (flag and tackle) from rising 3rd graders through 8th graders.  For players who are new to football, this program will serve as a fun introduction to the game and a chance to develop basic skills while wearing a football helmet and shoulder pads.  For players with experience, this will be an excellent opportunity to hone skills and learn new positions in their gear.  During its inaugural season, this program attracted 125 players!  Sessions will be Monday evenings during the summer, starting on July 1st, with the last session on August 12th, and attending just a few sessions will be both beneficial and cost effective for our families.


Please email westportpal@gmail.com if you have any questions.


by posted 04/24/2019
Keeping Your Profile Up-to-date

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.

Here's how:
1) Click on the 'Edit My Account' tab located on the left margin of the home page.
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
Westport PAL Policy prohibits coaches and admin personnel from making changes to member profiles.

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.

Thank you for being a part of Westport P.A.L.

posted 05/14/2011
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