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 Basketball Breakfast at PAL Saturday March 29, 2014

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NEXT MEETING
April 3, 2014 
8:15pm
General Membership meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at 8:15 PM EST.  Persons, ages 18 and older, are encouraged to attend.

Executive Board meetings are held the Monday prior to the General Membership meeting at 7:00 PM EST.  Attendance is limited to board members, chairpersons, and invited guests.


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The Totowa Police Athletic League is a volunteer organization that offers a variety of sports to Totowa's children; pre-kindergarten to 8th grade. The sports include Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Soccer, Football, Hockey, and Cheerleading.

Totowa PAL works independently of the Borough of Totowa, although we use town owned fields and facilities.

Each sport has a Chairperson responsible for the day to day business concerning that sport. Chairpersons are supported by Commissioners that run age specific segments within each sport. All Chairpersons, along with several other Officers including Fund Raising and Building and Grounds, make up the Board of Directors of the Totowa PAL.

Ideally, each sport is recreational in spirit and emphasizes instruction and fair play.


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 Totowa PAL Parent Pledge

  1. I pledge to be on time or early when dropping off my child for a practice or game. I understand that it is embarrassing for my child to be late to a game or practice and that I am putting him/her at physical risk by not providing adequate time for warm up. I understand the importance of picking up my child on time for all games and practices. This shows respect for the coach, who has other time commitments, and it tells my child that he or she is my top priority.
  2. I understand that the top three reasons kids play sports are to have fun, make new friends and learn new skills. I understand that the game is for the kids, and that I will encourage my child to have fun and keep sport in its proper perspective. I understand that athletes do their best when they are emotionally healthy, so I will be positive and supportive.
  3. I will redefine what it is to be a "Winner" in my conversations with my child. A Winner is someone who makes maximum effort, continues to learn and improve, and does not let mistakes, or fear of making mistakes, stop them. I understand that mistakes are an inevitable part of any game and that people learn from their mistakes. I understand that all children are born with different abilities and that the true measure is not how my child compares to others but how he/she is doing in comparison to his/her best self.
  4. I will "Honor the Game." I understand the importance of setting a good example of sportsmanship to my child. No matter what others may do, I will show respect for all involved in the game including coaches, players, opponents, opposing fans, and referees. I understand that officials, coaches, and players make mistakes. If the referee makes a "questionable" call, I will continue to respect the individual and be silent!
  5. I understand that games can be exciting times for my child who is trying to deal with the fast-paced action of the game, respond to opponents, referees, teammates and listen to coaches. I will not add confusion by yelling out instructions. During the game, I will limit my comments to encouraging my child and other players for both teams.
  6. I will not make negative comments about the game, coaches, referees or teammates in my child's presence. I understand that this plants a seed, which can negatively influence my child's motivation and overall experience.
  7. I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free of drugs, tobacco and alcohol, and will refrain from their use at all youth sports events. 

    I agree to honor the P.A.L. Parent Pledge in my words and actions.
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