The Columbus Police Department's Police Athletic Activities League (PAAL) believes that children, if reached early enough, can develop strong, positive attitudes towards police officers in their journey through life. The PAAL program brings youngsters under the supervision and constructive influence of a responsible law enforcement agency, while providing positive reinforcement of responsible values and attitudes.
Juvenile crime is a national problem that can be more effectively addressed on the local level. Youth sports programs have contributed significantly to the reduction of delinquency in our communities. While involved with PAAL, messages about drugs, alcohol, making good choices and responsibility are discussed with youngsters.
PAAL Programs Include:
PAAL Basketball– program is open to boys and girls in grades 1st-12th. Leagues are gender specific. The program also emphasizes skill development and participation. Teams will meet twice a week, one practice and one game, during the months of February-April. Fee: $60
2013 PAAL Basketball Registration Dates: January 16 - February 20
Tae Kwon Do– a summer program for students ages 6-14. The program gears toward making a positive difference by helping kids not only learn the practice of Martial Arts but also in boosting their confidence. Program runs 6 weeks in June and July. Fee: $100. Limited to 30 students.
PAAL Football– program that allows kids in grades Kindergarten-6th grade to participate. Program consists of 4 different leagues: Flag (K-1st), Mites (2nd), Juniors (3rd-4th), Seniors (5th-6th). All leagues emphasize participation, skill development, sportsmanship and the importance of teamwork. Season runs from July-October. Fee: $55-$90 (depending on league)
PAAL Volleyball– program offered for youth, girls and boys, in grades 1st-8th. Leagues are broken down into 1st-4th graders and 5th-8th graders. Two seasons are offered each year, Spring (April-June) and Fall (September-October). A participation league geared toward teaching the fundamentals and skill development for the game. Fee: $50
PAAL YOUNG GUNS- the ojective of Spring Football is to work on the offensive and desnsive skills associated with pasing in a non contact situation. This league is intended to be instructional with players using skills taught in practice to be used in competitive situations. We strive to have a learning enviroment that is fun for all players. The intent is that spring football should supplement the skills and fundamental that will be used in fall Football. Season runs from May-June. Fee: $50
PAAL GOLF– Stayed tuned for more information to be posted about our new summer that will be ran in conjunction with local golf professionals! (updated 4/25/13)
Contact: Gabe Miller
PAAL Director & Foundation For Youth Athletic Director
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
812.348.4558 Ext 313