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Welcome to Westport PAL
WESTPORT P.A.L.
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!
 
 
 
Basketball Clinic 2019

WHAT:  BASKETBALL CLINIC
WHO: BOYS and GIRLS GRADES 2-8  -  WHEN: MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2019  -  WHERE: STAPLES HIGH SCHOOL

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QUESTION: What will your sons and daughters do on their day off from school on Martin Luther King's birthday???
ANSWER: Send them for two hours of basketball fun with the Staples boys Varsity and JV basketball team players as their coaches!

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CLINIC SCHEDULE & FORMAT
Registration & Warm-ups:
 BOYS - 8:30 - 9:00 AM
GIRLS - 11:30 - Noon

 Clinic
BOYS - 9:00 -11:00 AM
GIRLS - Noon - 2:00 PM


The group will be separated by skill/level and grade to ensure more appropriate, personalized training and skill development
Grades 2-5 will be in the Field House
Grades 6-8 will be in the Gym for more advanced skills

The fee for the clinic is $40 per player and $35 per additional sibling. PAL players who wear their PAL jersey or shooting shirt receive an additional $5 discount. Please send your son or daughter with a water bottle.
We will provide the balls. Each participant will receive a special T-shirt as well as a season ticket to all Staples Basketball home games!

We are expecting a large turnout.  Please print this email and cut off the form below and send it TODAY to assure your child's place.
If you think your check will not arrive by MLK Day, please bring payment to the clinic and email the contact below.
 
Direct Questions to Email sclarkem@gmail.com boys or mfairs@aol.com for girls. 

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STAPLES BOYS BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION and STAPLES GIRLS BASKETBALL CLINIC REGISTRATION FORM 


Name of child: 1_______________________________________________ Grade____________School:_____________________________

Name of child: 2_____________________________________________Grade_____________School_______________________________

Parent Cell:________________________________  Emergency contact:__________________________________________________

Phone:__________________________   Address:  _____________________________________________________ 

FOR BOYS: Please make check payable to SBBA (Staples Boys Basketball Association) 
MAIL BOYS CHECKS  TO  Susan Clarke, 6 Merritt Lane, Westport, CT 06880 


FOR GIRLS: Please make check payable to Staples Girls Basketball;
MAIL GIRLS CHECKS TO Sarah Fair, 40 Riverfield Drive, Westport, CT 06880 

 


posted 01/15/2019
WPAL-New Year 2019

 


posted 01/01/2019
WPAL Ice Rink at Longshore


WESTPORT P.A.L ICE RINK AT LONGSHORE 
 


Hat tip to Dave Matlow for images. Thank you Dave

 

PUBLIC SKATING - HAVE SOME GREAT FUN TOGETHER

THE WPAL RINK AT LONGSHORE


posted 12/31/2018
Training Tips

 

Westport P.A.L. is proud to have Performance Physical Therapy and Wellness providing
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!

 

GET WELLSTAY WELL

 


posted 12/17/2018
Keeping Your Profile Up-to-date

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.

Here's how:

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.

Thanks for being a part of Westport P.A.L.

posted 05/14/2011
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