Starting in 1996 as an independent league with only a field to play on, PAL's football stadium currently caters to over 400 players. One of the most diverse in the county, PAL serves children from ages 5-14 and include all race and ethnicities. One of the most important aspects of PAL youth football is to provide safe, quality instruction to our children. PAL's football teams currently play in the AYF Conference. Manatee PAL is now the home base for the AYF.AYC Conference lead by MCSO, Frank Gargett. Our coaches, led by Deputy Ralph Bryant, strive to teach life skills, academic responsibility, character and develop quality athletes. Over the last seven years there has been an increase of PAL kids participating at the high school and collegiate level. In 2012, Manatee PAL had over 40 alumni playing on their respective high school squads. At the college level we have more than 10 playing football.
Just like the AYF, PAL is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that provides athletic and recreational programs as a tool, a way to involve children in the program. Manatee PAL's mission "To bring law enforcement, kids and families together in a positive, safe environment through sports and academics to build a strong community."
Manatee PAL/AYF Football & Cheerleading Conference
202 13th Ave E,
Bradenton FL 34208
(941) 747-1118 x247