Welcome to the newly designed official website of the Cranford PAL!


Information on electronic registration


REMEMBER!  Try-Out Program Registrations (Basketball) require e-mailed link to register.

All PAL Registrations to be completed ONLINE

All registrations and sign-ups for PAL programs must be conducted ONLINE at this website.  Parents of potential participants will be able to register their child/children and remit payment online from the comfort of your own home.  The purpose of this upgrade is to streamline the registration process for our coaches and parents.  Additionally, no longer will parents have small windows of time (2 dates) to submit registrations for their child's sport-of-choice.  Online registration will offer parents (busier today than ever) a convenient, 24/7 ability to register your child for the upcoming season. 

We encourage parents to keep posted to this website for updates on registrations.

Lastly, in the past most sign-ups provided an opportunity for parents to engage with Program Directors and ask questions about the sport your child is interested in.   All points of contact have been included on this website under the "our sports programs" tabs.  If at any point you wish to speak with a Program Director or Program Coordinator, please contact PAL Executive Director Sgt. Matthew Nazzaro at 908-709-4313 so he can put you in contact with the appropriate person.  Once you register your child/children, you will receive an automatic email reply confirming your child's/children's registration while giving you instructions on the next steps (uniform fittings, equipment distribution dates, etc.)

Thank you for your continued participation and interest in the Cranford PAL.

Registration Listing

Cranford PAL Cheerleading (3rd-8th Grades) 2017

PAL cheerleading is a wonderful opportunity for girls grades 3 through 8 to learn cheers, dances and stunts while having fun.  This is also an excellent opportunity to introduce your young athlete to this sport in preparation for high school cheerleading.  Registrations will be completed ONLINE this season (Fall 2017) and a mandatory IN-PERSON uniform fitting and meeting for participants/parents is JUNE 28TH FROM 7PM-9PM AT THE CRANFORD COMMUNITY CENTER (even if you already have uniforms, there is new uniform this year). The season begins with summer practices starting second week of August and ends the first week of November but could go into second week if PAL Football makes it to the playoffs .  Practices during the summer are two days a week (usually Wednesday's and Thursday's ) 6:30-8 pm behind Orange Ave School .  As the school year begins in September, practice days will be determined but will be hosted at Hillside Ave School. There is a $75 sign up fee from PAL and our uniforms are $105-$110 depending on what is needed.

Cranford PAL Cheerleading (3rd-8th Grade by 9/17)

Registration Dates: 05/25/2017 to 06/26/2017
Start and End Dates: 08/07/2017 to 11/30/2017

Cranford PAL Tackle Football (3rd-8th grades) 2017

The Cranford PAL Football (Tackle) Program begins as a non-competitive instructional introduction to the game of football (3rd Grade), then progresses to competitive for our 4th thru 8th Grade Teams (time-keeping, score-keeping, etc).  This program is the next step after our Flag Football Program.  Coaches are trained in "Heads Up" standards developed to safeguard our participants from avoidable injury.  For more information, we encourage parents and participants to visit the USA Football link here regarding concussions:


The Fee for this program is $175 which includes safety equipment, uniforms, and referee fees.  Parents of Football Players are requested to assist throughout the season with football concessions, 50/50 sales, and general event management.  All "hosted" games are held at the Memorial Field Complex at 59 Myrtle Street in Cranford.  Our Football Teams range from the E-Team (youngest players) to the A-Team (8th grade team).  The Cranford PAL is part of the New Jersey Suburban Youth Football League (NJSYFL).  Currently the league is comprised of three divisions where the town programs are basically divided according to their respective NJ/NY high school football grouping (Group I / II and Group III / IV) and youth program winning percentages from prior seasons. Cranford PAL participates in the American Division of this league.  For more information on the league, please visit www.njsyfl.com.

Our priority with PAL Football is to encourage good sportsmanship while continuing to build upon Cranford's rich football history.  Our 4th thru 8th grade teams follow the NJSYFL schedule while our 3rd grade team(s) are instructional with a strong emphasis on the USA Heads-Up tackling training as well as scrimmages versus local town such as Westfield and Scotch Plains.  Most 3rd grade events are held on Saturdays and Sundays at Memorial Field. 

Football games (home and away) for our Grade 4-8 teams are typically held on Sundays and practice schedules vary based on teams/grade.  Seasons traditionally extend from September though November, depending on playoffs.

Cranford PAL Tackle Football (3rd-8th Grade) 2017

Registration Dates: 05/25/2017 to 06/26/2017
Start and End Dates: 08/14/2017 to 11/30/2017

Cranford PAL Flag Football (1st-2nd Grade) 2017

The Cranford PAL Flag Football is a completely instructional introduction to the game of football.  Each coaching staff works intricately with your youth athlete on the field to discuss the fundamentals of playing football.  As it implies in its name, PAL Flag Football is a TACKLE-FREE game that uses flags instead of tackling.  Despite this, safety equipment is still utilized to ensure that our athletes remain safe on the field. This activity is hosted most Saturdays at Hillside Avenue School. 

Cranford PAL Flag Football (1st-2nd Grade) 2017

Registration Dates: 05/25/2017 to 06/26/2017
Start and End Dates: 09/09/2017 to 10/22/2017

Contact Us

Cranford Police Athletic League

P.O. Box 1021 
Cranford, New Jersey 07016

Email Us: cranford.pal@hotmail.com
Phone : 908-709-4313
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