THE STUFF!

 


Monthly PAL Meeting - 

The next public general meeting will be held at the PAL/ Community Center Meeting Room on Wednesday October 22nd at 8:00PM.  


Everyone is invited to attend! Get involved!                                   




                 Register at the LP PAL Community Center Meeting Room on any one of                           these four registration dates:



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It's Football and Cheer Season!




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Check out the left side navigation (Meeting Dates and General Information) for PAL By-Laws and Approved Coach's Code of Conduct Information. 



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Weather Reminders!

Why?  Someone asked why we had to get the kids off of the field when the
re 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.



              Fast Facts

A concussion is a brain injury and all are serious.

Most concussions occur without loss of c
onsciousness. 
Recognition and proper response to concussions when they first occur can help prevent further injury or even death.  The Lincoln Park PALrequires  all coaches to complete a free online course to help better recognize and understand concussions.  The course can be taken a
 

 

 

 
Injuries  
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 president@lppal.org.
  

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:
  • helps coaches minimize the risk of injury to young athletes
  • provides information about fundamental coaching concepts which enhances volunteer coaches' effectiveness
  • protects volunteer coaches from civil lawsuits
  • Since 2009, the Lincoln Park PAL has been conducting Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. classes and over 350 of our volunteeccoaches have completed the course
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

  
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.
 



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