Welcome to the Peninsula Athletic League(PAL) website – home of the PAL Hawks. PAL is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1975 to offer children in the Greater Annapolis Area the opportunity to participate in youth sports. Currently, we offer football, cheerleading, baseball, and basketball.
Our mission is to organize and develop highly competitive PAL Hawks Youth Football teams comprised of players from the Greater Annapolis area and its surrounding communities. We expect to provide our players with dedicated experienced coaching that will not only teach the physical aspects of football, but also a deeper understanding of how to play the game while maintaining high standards of excellence promoting good sportsmanship, teamwork, and respect for the individual. Paramount to this mission is our dedication to keeping our coaches, players, and volunteers educated and trained on the most up to date benchmark practices for safe blocking and tackling techniques. All of our coaches participate in multiple training clinics on safe football technique each season facilitated through USA Football-Heads Up Football Certification, Anne Arundel Youth Football Association, and the Coaching Staff of Annapolis High School.
The goal of the PAL Hawks Football Program is for every player to get the most out of their football experience by having fun, developing sound skills and working within a team-oriented culture that fosters a winning attitude. We expect to teach them the fundamentals of football while helping them constantly challenge themselves to achieve, improve, progress and learn on and off the field. Each person that joins the PAL Hawks accepts the commitment to become the best that they can possibly be.
We look forward to a great season and we encourage all parents to be as involved as possible to help make this a positive experience for your child. PAL parents should set the standard for good sportsmanship and encouragement at all times. We expect the kids to play hard at all times, to work together and to have FUN playing football!