- SPF PAL -
- Contact -
The Football Program supports teams for young athletes in grades 3rd through 8th who reside in Scotch Plains or Fanwood. We participate in the New Jersey Suburban Youth Football League (NJSYFL) and all of our teams travel to sites within our league.
The objectives of the program are to develop skills, sportsmanship, teamwork and discipline. Our third and 4th grade programs are designed to get kids interested in football and learning the fundamentals of the game while having FUN with their friends. Our 5th and 6th grade programs become more competitive with our focus turning to improved skill development, building on our foundation and being able to teach more plays and responsibilities. The 7th and 8th grade programs are designed to be highly competitive and get the athletes the skills and knowledge to be ready to compete at the high school level.
- What you will need -
For the Season
- Practice jersey, color doesn’t matter
- White football pants that have hip pads, tail pads, thigh pads and knee pads
- Mouthpiece (maybe more than one, they seem to go missing quite frequently)
- Hard chin strap
- Rubber molded cleats, we can’t wear replaceable or metal cleats
- Optional equipment: shirts that have built in rib pads and back pads
- Players will receive a helmet, shoulder pads and game jersey from the league (Players must be present for equipment fittings)
- 2021 -
Fees and Schedules
The cost to participate will be $225 for the season, this includes registration for the season, preseason training, position specific instruction, game jersey, helmet and shoulder pads.
2021 Registration will open 4/15/21 and will run until 6/15/21. Equipment distributiuon is slated to run the last two weeks of June. Our preseason programs will start the week of July 4th.
Preseason Practice starts on 8/9/21 with
our Season slated to kickoff on Sunday 9/12/21.
- Player -
As Always, player safety remains our biggest area of focus. All of the coaches have been recertified through the USA Football Heads Up program, we have learned new and improved techniques for maximum skill development and keeping their heads out of the game as much as possible. We’re all available to talk to if you have a question or concern. Although safety is our highest priority, injuries a part of any sport. We promise to be attentive to practice and game situations and if we feel a player in showing signs of injuries, we will not think twice about removing him from play and have him evaluated.
- Flag -
SPF PAL flag football is for Scotch Plains and Fanwood players in grades K-8. Games are played every Sunday at the SPF High School lower grass fields and on the varsity football turf field when the PAL contact football teams are playing away games. Game times are and 12:15pm and 1:30pm. The season starts Sept. 11 and runs eight weeks to Oct. 30. Practice is usually held 30 minutes before each game so no worries about weekday/weeknight practices. All families will be alerted soon on what teams their children are on. We appreciate your patience and welcome newcomers!
For additional questions, send an email to PAL Vice President Bruce Moran: firstname.lastname@example.org