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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Both Spring and Summer Football Clinics Available
Grades 3-8


 Westport Staples & PAL Football is excited to bring back Monday Night Lights (MNL)

This program will be open to All registered PAL football players from both Westport and Weston Flag and Tackle

MNL is a football skill curriculum that will be open to all PAL football players (flag and tackle) from incoming 3rd 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. During our Inaugural season this program attracted 125 players!!

Each 90 minute session will be run by Staples Varsity coaches with the assistance of Staples Football Players. This program has two goals; FUN and skill development.

When: Monday Nights starting June 19 through July 31 6:30-8pm

Where: Staples Stadium

Cost: $200  Click here to Register

Equipment: Helmets and Shoulder Pads provided by PAL — we believe helmets and shoulder pads will help enhance the overall experience/realism for the players



Players will receive instruction from the Staples High School Football Varsity Coaches, Captains

and PAL Coaches that will increase your athlete’s football skillset. Your athlete will walk away

with an irreplaceable experience and increased knowledge of important football concepts and

techniques. No football experience is required.

Grades: Rising 2nd - 8th Grade

When: August 7th - August 10th, 9- 11 am (rain date August 11th)                                                                  

Cost: $250

Where: Paul Lane Field @ Staples Stadium

Format: 60 min non-contact positional skill development and 60 min

gameplay. 7v7 Football is a safe, enjoyable way to develop the skills

required to excel in today's game

*This program is designed to sharpen skills in the off-season and should not take precedence

over the current spring team the athlete is participating in*

Coaches Attending:

Adam Behrends - Head Varsity Football Coach Staples High School

Mat Jacowlef - Assistant Varsity Football Coach Staples High School

Steve Anderson - Head Freshman Football Coach Staples High School




Our Mission for the Youth Football Program

The Westport PAL Football mission is to create and administer a program that provides opportunities for Westport youth to learn and
play football in an age-appropriate, fun, and safe environment. Our primary goal is to cultivate a love for football,
in every participant, with a focus on preparing the youth athlete to play and be successful at the next level.

Our prevailing philosophy is based on a belief in the guiding principles to prioritize broad skill and multi-sport athletic development, teamwork, and sportsmanship over winning.  The program's philosophy will establish, guide, and support a culture in which ALL coaches accept the program's mission and a resolute commitment to reinforcing its goals.  All Board members, coaches, and program volunteers serve as role models and accept responsibility for creating an environment that emphasizes teaching the core values of hard work, respect, inclusion, commitment, perseverance, responsibility and accountability, family, and community.


Westport PAL 2023 Football Board
PAL Athletic Director Darryl Delia
President Duke Saltus
Vice President Tackle/ Modified  Carmen Roda
Vice President Flag  Dan DeVito
Treasurer  Rick Giunta
Communications/ Marketing  
Staples Head Coach Adam Behrends
Coaches Committee Chair Buddy Zachery
Equipment Committee  
FCFL Liaisons Carmen Roda, Duke Saltus,Buddy Zachery
Flag Football Doug Pardon, 
8th Grade Parent Rep   
7th Grade Parent Rep  
6th Grade Parent Rep  
5th Grade Parent Rep  
3rd & 4th Grade Modified Tackle Commissioner Bryan Good