Last Updated: August 24, 2016
REST IN PEACE RON LYONS- FEBRUARY 29, 1944- JULY 4, 2016
THE PAL HAWKS FOOTBALL AND ASTROS BASEBALL FAMILY LOST OUR LONGTIME PRESIDENT ON JULY 4, 2016 WHEN RON LYONS PASSED AWAY. FOR OVER 40 YEARS INCLUDING OVER 30 YEARS AS A YOUTH COACH, RON DEDICATED HIS LIFE TO THE YOUTH OF ANNAPOLIS MAKING SURE KIDS HAD A PLACE TO PARTICIPATE IN FOOTBALL, CHEERLEADING, BASEBALL AND PREVIOUSLY SOCCER AND LACROSSE. RON WILL BE MISSED BY ALL THAT EVER WORE A PAL JERSEY!.
HERE IS HIS OBITUARY.
AND HERE IS AN ARTICLE FROM 2008 - THE SAME YEAR ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY DEDICATED THE FOOTBALL FIELD AT PAL PARK TO RON AND HIS WIFE RUTH LYONS. RUTH HAS ALSO TIRELESSLY DEDICATED DECADES OF SERVICE TO THE PAL ORGANIZATION. PLEASE KEEP RUTH AND THEIR CHILDREN, RON JR., AND HELEN AND RON'S ENTIRE FAMILY AND THE ENTIRE PAL FAMILY IN YOUR PRAYERS DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. HERE IS A PHOTO FROM THAT 2008 DEDICATION.
REST IN PEACE RON! YOU'VE EARNED YOUR PLACE IN HEAVEN!
2016 PAL Hawks Online Registration Is OPEN
PAL to bring back FLAG FOOTBALL for 2016
2016 Discounts for early registration paid in full
PAL to have spring mini camps, check with the coach at the age weight of your player
IN PERSON REGISTRATION BEFORE PRACTICES AT PAL PARK CONCESSIONS BUILDING. PLEASE CONTACT Matt Craig at PALHAWKSCOMMISSONER@GMAIL.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.
NO PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED
PAL accepts credit/debit cards
PAL Football Options for 2016- Flag football (4/5/6 yr old), 70lb, 80lb, 90lb, 100lb, 11U, 12U,13U
Registration Options - Player will be assigned to a team based on their date of birth and their weight (if not playing in an unlimited division which is based on date of birth only). Coaching staff and PAL Personnel will determine which team a player is best suited for.
Equipment deposit will be required for all players.
Equipment supplied by PAL, Game jersey, Shoulder pads, Helmet, 1 pair of game socks. Game pants must be purchased through the snack shack.
Interested iIn Becoming A PAL Hawks Sponsor?
Please contact PAL if you or your business would like to sponsor the oldest active youth organization in Annapolis.
$75 level gets your business listed on our website
$150 level gets your business listed on our website, as well as on our Facebook page and your business will be announced at half time during all home games.
$300 level gets your business listed on our website, as well as on Facebook page, your business will be announced at half time during all home games, and a sign/banner at our home field- Lyons Field at PAL Park.
2016 AAYFA Age Cut-Offs
T2T= Tackle to Tackle interior Line
County rules: http://www.aacounty.org/departments/recreation-parks/recreation/sports/football/
2016 Weigh in dates
1st weigh in 8/6/16 Southriver High
2nd weigh in 8/20/16 Southriver High
3rd and last weigh in 8/31/16
Anne Arundel County Fields Weather Cancellation Link
Hawk merchandise @ Annapolis shirt company
Window decals/Sweat pants/tops/shirts/shorts. See Facebook page or hawk clothing for ordering
2016 Volunteers needed- All Families Please Read!
2016 Volunteers Needed For Each and Every Home Game
Directions to PAL Fields
Take Rt. 50 to exit 22 onto Aris T. Allen Boulevard Rt. 665. Continue on Rt.665 until it ends and becomes Forest Drive. Continue straight on Forest Drive for about 2.5 miles until it ends and becomes Bay Ridge Road. Continue straight on Bay Ridge Road for approximatley 1/2 mile. The park is on the right side of Bay Ridge Road just past Bru-Mar Gardens. Additional visitor parking available approximately 1/4 mile past PAL Park on the right side. There is a path that leads to the visitor's sideline of the football field
Additional parking located at Hillsmere Elementary located on Arundel On The Bay Rd. directly across from PAL Park.
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.
The goal of the PAL Hawks Football Program is for every player to get the most out of his 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. 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!