Teams and Age Limits
The birthdate cutoff for the oldest age of each division is the 31st of August of the current year except for the Jr. Varsity; its cutoff date is the 1st of January of the current year.
We practice at Seven Springs Middle School, and our home games are played at the J.W. Mitchell High School stadium. PPAL requires 10 hours of conditioning for all athletes, which will occur during the first 4 days of practice.
Boys are to wear shorts, t-shirts, and cleats for conditioning. After conditioning requirements have been met, summer practice will be 4 days per week, 6pm-8:30pm each day: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Once school begins, practice will be 3 days a week, 6pm-8pm: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
Occasionally, the practice schedule will need to be altered to accomodate events taking place at SSMS and JWMHS. We will alert families in advance of these changes. For normal practices, boys are to wear practice pants, practice jerseys, and cleats. These can be purchased at any sporting goods store. They will be issued shoulder pads and helmets that will be collected at the end of the season. We suggest investing in a quality mouth guard, which can also be purchased at any sporting goods store. Please bring plenty of water to practice.
Practice Participation Requirements
Players must physically participate in practices during the week to be eligible to play on Saturdays. A player may miss one practice during the week and remain eligible. Coming to practice and watching does not constitute attendance of practice, unless permission is granted by either the Director and/or Athletic Director.
Head coaches will keep written attendance reports for practice and turn them in to the Athletic Director on a weekly basis, and they will be retained for the remainder of the season. These reports will be made available upon request to the opposing team's Director or any PAL Executive Board member.