Boys and girls athletics, basketball, football, lacrosse, rugby, track & field, cheer, wrestling. Youth college scholarships. Westport Police Athletic League-WPAL is a non-profit organization in Westport, CT providing youth athletics and community event

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  • ** HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2020 !! * WINTER TRACK & FITNESS REGISTRATION RE-OPENED * WPAL Ice Rink at Longshore is OPEN * WPAL Youth Rugby Registration is OPEN *
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!
College Scholarships 2019-2020

WPAL Ellis Scholarships 2019 - 2020

Front Row: Juliana Verrelli (Salve Regina) Maria Chappa (Southern Ct) Mariah Ventrella (Sacred Heart), Felicia Acquino,
Matthew Colbert (Pace), Mari Sachs (UConn), Ben Thaw (Wesleyan)

Back Row: Howie Friedman WPAL Scholarship Chairman, Matt Kashetta (Norwalk Com College), Thomas Longo (UConn), Andy Palaia (Holy Cross),
Adam Friedman (Fairfield Univ), Tripp Backus, Charles Sampson (UConn), Ned Batlin WPAL President

Missing from the photo:
Dominick Arciola(Univ of Alabama) Sam Arciola (Univ of Alabana),
Kellie Iannacone (Villanova), Brittany Kelley (Sacred Heart),
Renee Keeley (UConn-Waterbury), Jack Saltus , Brooke Schwab (Boston College),
Matt Schwartz (Pace), Nicole Thompson (Pace)

Direct any questions to our Scholarship Committee Chairman Howard Friedman at  .

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

Fulfilling a need for our kids is at the heart of Westport P.A.L.

Thank you "It's All About the Kids"

by posted 01/14/2020
WPAL Rugby Registration Open

Westport PAL Youth Rugby

Registration Now Open


  • Sunday January 19th @SONO Fieldhouse 3.30pm to 4.30pm 
  • Sunday February 9th @Saugatuck Elementary School 4.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Sunday March 8th @Saugatuck Elementary School 2.00pm to 3.00pm  

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


by posted 01/05/2020
Winter Track & Fitness


Westport PAL Winter Track and Fitness Program
Open to Boys and Girls Grades 2-8 - All levels of experience are welcome



Our youth athletic programs are dedicated to enriching the lives of young people through track and field.
The program will focus on fundamentals and provide training in all areas of the sport that will build endurance, increase agility, flexibility, power, and speed.
The program exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in track and field events. 
Our  program Coach is Jesse McCray who is the Head Coach for Staples High School Girls Track and Field

Our goal is to provide each athlete with an opportunity for personal achievement, great training, sportsmanship basics, and lots of fun.

WPAL Winter Track - Boys and Girls
Open to  Grades  2 - 5

The season will continue through February 27, 2020

Training in other sessions will be allowed in case of scheduling conflicts.  Some days may be combined in case of snow days. 

Location: Staples Field House
Time:  5:15 - 6:15
Fee: $275.00   

January: 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
February 5, 6, 12, 13, 26, 27 



 WPAL Winter Track - Boys and Girls
Open to  Grades  6-8

 The season will continue through February 25, 2020

Training in other sessions will be allowed in case of scheduling conflicts.  Some days may be combined in case of snow days. 

Location: Staples Field House
Time:  5:15 - 6:15
Fee: $275.00 

January: 2, 6, 7, 13, 14, 21, 22, 27, 28
February 3, 4, 10, 11, 24, 25 



Athletes are responsible for the purchase of uniforms, warm-ups, and team logo wear.  

Meet Dates are to be announced

Reach out to Coach Jesse McCray at or call (203)243-8929 with any questions.



posted 01/03/2020
Keeping Your Profile Up-to-date

All Westport PAL families can update their contact information 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 administrative personnel from making changes to member profiles.

Maintaining profiles for athletes, parent/guardian and families is very important. 
All PAL sports rely on the contact information in our database and outdated or incorrect 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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P.O. Box 3222
Westport, CT 06880