PAL Meeting - The next public general meeting will be held at the PAL on Wednesday May 22 at 8:00. Everyone is invited to attend! Agenda for meeting can be found here and will be updated throughout the month.
Golf Outing - The Lincoln Park PAL Soccer and Basketball Programs are hosting the 1st Annual Golf Outing (Information Flyer) fundraiser on Thursday June 13, 2013 at the Knoll West Country Club in Parsippany NJ. The cost is $150 per golfer, which includes Greens Fees, Golf Cart, Lunch, Cocktail Hour with an open bar, a Dinner Buffet with a carving station, and many on-course competitions. Or join us for the cocktail hour and buffet dinner for just $50 per person. All proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to support the Lincoln Park PAL Soccer and Basketball programs. Online Registration Form
PAL In-Town Baseball/Softball Sign Ups - The Lincoln Park PAL is the only youth league that plays their games in Lincoln Park on Lincoln Park fields. The season runs from mid-March until Fathers Day weekend. The PAL will look to offer in 2013 for Boys……t-ball, instructional, prep, minors, and majors. For girls….t-ball, instructional, minors, and majors. All children are placed in appropriate divisions based on age. Registration will be held at the PAL meeting room on the dates shown below. See flyer for more info
Summer Soccer Registration
In person registration for summer soccer & clinic will be held during the month of may. Dates and times will be posted shortly. Online registration is available currently by using this link
Travel soccer - If you think you may be interested in playing in the spring season, visit our soccer pages to see which teams have openings.
Wow! What a day!! Our 5th annual soccer tournament was a great success! The tournament drew teams from New Jersey, New York City, Staten Island & Connecticut all competing on a beautiful spring day. A special thanks to Doug & Kim Healy along with their committee and to all of the teams that participated in the tournament.
AEDs - We are in the process of purchasing automated external defibrillator (AEDs) for our fields around town. We are also in the process of putting together a training plan/certification for all coaches so they are able to use the AEDs if ever needed. Each unit costs over $1,000 plus a fee per coach to train.
Phone Solicitation - In response to the recent article that appeared in The Record about NJ PAL phone solicitation, please be aware that the Lincoln Park PAL does not solicit for donations over the telephone, nor have we ever received monetary funds from the State Chapter of the PAL.
The Lincoln Park PAL receives information on grants, and donations of used equipment from time to time.
Should you receive a call from anyone identifying themself as a representative of the "PAL", please note that it is not from the Lincoln Park PAL, nor have we authorized anyone to do so on our behalf.
Facebook - The Lincoln Park P.A.L. is now on Facebook! Get all registration information, as well as notices and news from the LP PAL as it happens. Give us a like to add us to your timeline!
Why? Someone asked why we had to get the kids off of the field when there was only thunder. Please read the information below from NOAA concerning the danger of lightning. In addition, we are not permitted to re-enter the field for 30 minutes from the last thunder or lightning. This means everytime we see or hear it, the 30 minute clock restarts.
►All thunderstorms produce lightning and are dangerous. In an average year, lightning kills more people in the U.S. than either tornadoes or hurricanes.
►Lightning often strikes outside the area of heavy rain and may strike as far as 10 miles from any rainfall. Many deaths from lightning occur ahead of storms because people wait too long before seeking shelter, or after storms because people return outside too soon.
►If you hear thunder, you are in danger. Anytime thunder is heard, the thunderstorm is close enough to pose an immediate lightning threat to your location.
►Lightning leaves many victims with permanent disabilities. While only a small percentage of lightning strike victims die, many survivors must learn to live with very serious, lifelong disabilities.
Coaches - Any time someone on your team is injured, an injury form needs to be filled out and submitted to the program head. You can click here for a copy of the new form.
Parents - Anytime your child is injured playing a PAL sport that requires a visit to the doctor or hospital, we need to be aware of it. The coach should be completing an injury report form that we keep on file. If you are not sure if a form has been completed, please send an email to the PAL president at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concussions In Sports - There has been much talk in the media lately about concussions. While there has been a reported increase in athletes suffering concussions, some of this may be attributed to a better understanding of concussions. New research now points out that minor head injuries may in fact be concussions. You do not need to lose consciousness to be diagnosed as suffering a concussion. Concussions can cause serious health issues later in life if athletes are permitted to return to sports before they are fully healed. It is important for coaches to recognize concussion symptoms and to provide proper care when they do occur. The PAL is requiring all coaches to complete a free online course to help better recognize and understand concussions. After you complete the class you can print off a certificate indicating you have completed the course. The course can be taken at www.cdc.gov/concussion
Give, Without Giving - Huh? How would you like to donate to the PAL without a penny coming out of your pocket? If you have a checking or savings account at Boiling Springs Bank, the PAL can make money through your participation in the Community Alliance Program. This program is completely anonymous (we don't know who the participants are or their balances) and the money comes from the bank, not your account. For more information on the program, click here. To enroll in the program, next time you are at the bank let them know, or complete this form and drop off at the bank. If you are looking to open a new checking or savings account, this is a GREAT reason to select Boiling Springs and a GREAT opportunity to help support the PAL programs.
Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic - The Lincoln Park PAL requires all coaches attend the Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y (Sports Awareness for Educating Today's Youth) clinic. In accordance with the stipulations in the Little League Law, the Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic:
We hold classes periodically during the year at the PAL and coaches are also able to take the class at other
locations throughout the year. For a list of open classes held in NJ, click here
Donations - Donations can be made securely online at any time by credit card using our Paypal account: