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

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Coaching is All about the Kids

We are in search of one or two volunteer Cheerleading Coaches, for youth grades 2 - 5.

Reach out to Gia Marone, PAL's Cheerleading Director for a chat.  Email:

PAL Coaches strive to promote and teach a sport at its highest standard in a safe and positive environment. 
We hope to develop each athlete to their highest potential and create a fun, safe and respectful setting.

  Our goal is to instill in athletes of all abilities the love we share for cheerleading, respect for their teammates,
personal responsibility, and an understanding of good sportsmanship.

The Westport PAL Cheerleading program is one of many youth sports under the
Westport Police Athletic League.  Westport PAL is a non-profit organization with a 50-year history
of outstanding youth sports programs.

Our coaching staff must be willing to commit to being present for practices and games.
Practices will be once a week, between 4:30 -6: 00 pm. 
Games are expected to be one day a weekend in the morning/ afternoon.

Volunteers/Coaches need to be available starting on August 23 and through the end of November

PAL is seeking Cheer coaches and parent volunteers with good knowledge, the ability to teach skills,
and the talent to positively relate to young athletes.

Assist with Cheer choreography that is age and skill-level appropriate
Instruct safe techniques for skills | Encourage growth of talent and athletics | Listening skills
Maintain high standards | Ensure the safety and welfare of all athletes | Fun instructor


Requirements of a Cheer Coach

 Reliable transportation | Season Commitment | Enthusiastic and professional | Some cheer or dance experience.
Availability for occasional meetings, cheer clinics, and program fundraising

All PAL Coaches must hold current certifications:
 CPR/First Aid & AED Certified, Heads Up Concussion Traning, and pass a criminal background check.

Cheerleading Coach Benefits

An opportunity to make a difference in the life of a young athlete
New friends | Contribute to the growth of PAL Cheerleading

"A good Coach can change practice.  A great Coach can change a life."

Any interest, contact Coach Gia Marone, at