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The Westport Police Athletic League presents their Annual Ellis Family College scholarships
Scholarships were proudly awarded to eighteen college students.
Congratulations to All
Pictured are (front row, l-r) Ned Batlin (president WPAL), Maria Chappa, Kady Chappa, Mariah Valentrella;
(second row, l-r) Alex Frawley, Andy Palaia, Kelsey Bobrow, Shannon Connors, Taylor Hawes, Sam Arciola;
(back row, l-r) Howie Friedman, president, Scholarship Committee, Tucker Bobrow, Adam Friedman.
Absent from the photo are: Kyle Frawley, Nick Kelly, Samantha Schwartz, Emma Mikesh, Logan Rice, Kristen Godin and Ben Thaw.
Westport P.A.L. is proud to have Performance Physical Therapy providing
sports injury and athletic training services for this 2017
TIP OF THE WEEK
Sports participation is one of the best ways to maintain good health and also allows you to be social with friends and others in your community. Athletes should be encouraged to participate in multiple sports and avoid specialization in one sport. This will allow the athlete to avoid overuse injuries and avoid muscle imbalance from over-patterning.
Avoiding the occurrence of over-patterning allows the body to recover properly thus causing the athlete to have a better capacity for increased performance. The best way to decrease over-patterning is to have the athlete participate in two or three different sports throughout the year and have one season of the year where the athlete remains active but does not participate in a specific organized sport.
As always, an athlete should listen to their body. If there seems 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!
Cheers to a Happy & Healthy 2017!!
PAL Spring Rugby Registration Now Open - Grades 5-8
Westport PAL is proud to offer contact & non contact rugby as starting points in our nation's rugby development. Here in Westport we are fortunate to have the Nationally
recognized rugby development programs: the Fairfield Rugby Club (FRC).
Over 150 years ago, the game of rugby was invented when a young man at Rugby School in England ‘picked up the ball and ran with it’ . Today, over five million people in 120 countries play the game of rugby across six continents!
FRC and WPAL are teaming up to offer one day Rookie Rugby clinics as an introduction to
Westport PAL Rugby
Registration for Spring 2017 Westport rugby is now open
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Number of teams:
Westport PAL rugby will begin with three age level teams -
U14 7 & 8
U12 5 & 6 Grades
U10 Rookie Rugby
U14 and U12 teams will play contact rugby
Flag "Rookie" Rugby
U10 team will play flag or "rookie" rugby
Each team will have a minimum of two coaches including an independent rugby coach allocated to
each team as well as one parent representative for each grade/age group David Lyme, head coach Staples High School rugby team and Fairfield Yankees rugby club, will oversee the coaching program
Practice location and schedule
There will be two practices per week per team which will be broken down according to the following days:
PRACTICES WILL BE 2 TIMES A WEEK.
Saturday mornings 8 am -10
Tuesdays 5:00 -6:30
Season practices will begin in mid March
There will be six to eight games scheduled with teams from other towns towns of which four will be held in Westport.
Game time will run about 90 minutes
Home games will be held on Saturdays at PJ Romano field
May 27th from 12 to end of play
June 3rd from 12pm end of play
June 10th from 12pm end of play
Game schedule is designed to minimize conflicts.
Game times for all age groups to be announced and will be provided on the website
COST per registration $300 for early enrollment if you register by January 15th. After January 15, the price will increase by $50.00
Meet the coach
We would like to suggest that parents please come 30 minutes before first practice to meet the head coach who will introduce himself, briefly discuss and outline the rugby program and will be happy to answer any questions
There will be some simple instruction to the sport and plenty of fun games
to introduce skills and generate enthusiasm during the session.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
Rookie Rugby is designed with the American athlete in mind.
It is a fun, safe, team game that develops a range of ball handling, running and evasion skills.
Participants learn the importance of teamwork and respect for opponents, coaches and referees,
which are key elements of all athletic endeavors.
All you have to do is PICK UP THE BALL AND RUN WITH IT!