Westport Police Athletic League-WPAL is a non-profit organization in Westport, CT. The Police Athletic League (PAL) has been serving the Westport community since 1948. Over 2000 boys and girls
participate in Westport PAL youth athletic programs each ye
Westport PAL Football is excited to bring back Monday Night Lights (MNL)
This program will be be open to All PAL football players from Westport/Weston Flag and Tackle
MNL is a football skill curriculum that will be open to all PAL football players (flag and tackle) from incoming 2nd through 8th grade. For players who are new to the sport, this program will serve as a fun introduction to the sport and a chance to develop basic skills. For players with experience, this will be an excellent opportunity to hone skills and learn new positions. Each 90 minute session will be run by PAL coaches with the assistance of Staples Football Players. This program has two goals; FUN and skill development.
When: Monday Nights starting June 30th through August 12th 6:30-8pm
Where: PJ Romano Field
House Flag Football– The House 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.
Registration will close on August 27.
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 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 3rd and 4th graders.
Tackle Football – Westport PAL Football and the Fairfield County Football League will continue to offer our traditional tackle football program for 5th-8th graders in the 2022 season. Pre-season will begin on Monday, August 15th this year, continuing with 2 weeks of pre-season of practices with the FCFL Jamboree taking place on the weekend of August 27th /August 28th, the regular season running 8 weeks with single elimination playoffs to follow. To ensure a great experience for every player, we may cap the number of rostered players per grade and hold evaluations to select the rosters. Teams will practice 3 to 4 days per week with a game on the weekend.