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Nashua PAL Storm Football

NASHUA PAL FOOTBALL

We are excited to share some important information with you regarding your child's football journey. As parents, we all want what's best for our children, and that includes ensuring they have opportunities to grow, develop, and thrive in their chosen sport. That's why we have joined the Northeast Junior High Football League (JHL) and why we believe it's a superior choice over other leagues like the American Youth Football (AYF).

At JHL, our focus is not just on wins and losses, but on the holistic development of each player. We understand that every child is unique, with different skill levels and abilities, and that's why we've implemented a Junior Varsity/Varsity format that meets players where they are while continuously challenging them to improve.

One of the key differences between JHL and AYF is our approach to game time. While AYF limits athletes to just a handful of plays in a two-hour game, JHL provides a full game experience for all players. This means your child will have more opportunities to get on the field, gain confidence, and further develop their skills by competing against others of similar caliber.

Moreover, in AYF, under-skilled athletes may struggle to get the support and recognition they need to earn more playing time. In contrast, JHL prioritizes inclusivity and growth by allowing players to move between Junior Varsity and Varsity games weekly, and even play both games if deemed appropriate by the coach. This ensures that every player has the chance to shine and contribute to their team's success.

If you're seeking a league that prioritizes athlete development and playtime, Nashua PAL under the Northeast Junior High Football League is the right choice for your family. Join us in fostering a supportive and empowering environment where every child can reach their full potential on and off the field.


UNIFORM PAYMENTS

Please click on the link above or click here for online football uniform payment

Tackle Football Equipment

Nashua PAL Force provides all athletes with the following equipment to use as part of your registration and uniform fees:

  • Helmet (2024 Riddell Youth Speedflex)
  • Shoulder Pads (Riddell Pursuit)
  • Practice Jersey
  • Practice Pants

Athletes are welcome to purchase and use their own helmet and shoulder pads, granted they meet equipment safety and condition standards.  Athletes using their own equipment are required to sign an equipment waiver.

Athletes are responsible for providing the following equipment, all of which can purchased at your local sporting goods store.  Keep an eye on our website for discount coupons.

  • Groin Protector
  • Cleats
  • Mouth-guard (recommend purchasing several)
  • Labeled Water Bottle
Athletes are also responsible for purchasing:
  • Game Jersey
  • Game Pants

The  total  tackle uniform cost for families is $125.00
We do offer payment plans


NASHUA PAL OFFERS THE BEST HELMETS FOR YOUR ATHLETE

Nashua PAL Storm is proud to offer the best head protection with Riddell SpeedFllex helmets for our football players. This football helmet features a Flex System that is designed to reduce the amount of force transferred to the player's head. With the Flexliner, the interior of this youth football helmet conforms to the player's head offering a comfortable and stable feel. For easy access to the athlete, the All-Points Quick ReleaseTM allows the face mask to disengage with a press of the button. The same helmets are used by the NFL.

Every two years our helmets are reconditioned and certified. We are providing brand new helmets for the 2024 season! Check out the process here


TACKLE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

PRE-SEASON TACKLE FOOTBALL

Preseason practices are typically held Monday - Thursday from 6:00pm to 8:30pm for 4 weeks prior to the official start of the season- August 12th. This involves athlete conditioning, progressively moving towards practices in full equipment with full-contact drills in a manner that maximizes the safety of the athlete. 

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REGULAR SEASON TACKLE FOOTBALL

The Regular Season runs for 8 weeks, not including playoffs and championship games.

Regular Season practice is 2 nights a week (typically Tuesday/Thursday) from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.  Teams also will have individually scheduled walk-throughs on Saturdays.

Games are held on Saturdays or Sundays, with times varying by team and game location.


FIELD INFORMATION

CLICK HERE FOR FIELD INFORMATION AND DIRECTIONS


Chris Toupin

Football Director

Mike Bernard

Assistant Football Coordinator

BEN Desfosses

Senior Team Head Coach


2019 8U SUPERBOWL CHAMPS


NASHUA PAL storm TACKLE FOOTBALL

Welcome to the Nashua PAL STORM FOOTBALL program.  We are excited to build on rich history of providing a team for every level of play. We will start by building our foundation with our returning veterans from our successful past season and increase our competitiveness by gaining some new recruits for the upcoming season. 

NPS Tackle Football:
The NPS Football Program is for athletes aged 7-14 (2nd through 8th grade) consisting of three teams:

Senior Level (7th and 8th grade)
Junior Level (5th and 6th grade)
Youth Level (3rd and 4th grade)
 

NPS Flag Football:
We offer a flag football program for players aged 5-7  (pre-kindergarten to 2nd grade)  

ALL COACHES are USA FOOTBALL Head's Up Safety Certified!

NASHUA PAL STORM FLAG FOOTBALL

Welcome to the Nashua PAL STORM FLAG FOOTBALL program. Flag football is for both boys and girls, and our program provides young players a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in non-contact action while learning lessons in teamwork. The program is designed to educate young people about football, while emphasizing participation and sportsmanship. Players learn skills and lessons that help them succeed both on and off the field.

Athletes ages 5 to 7 will be introduced to the football basics in a non-contact environment.  The players focus on learning and developing all the basic fundamental skills for playing football including: running, passing, receiving, how to read and understand scripted plays, lining up in formation and position-based teamwork.

We start by building our foundation with our returning veterans from our past season and increase our competitiveness by gaining some new recruits for the upcoming season.  The NPS FLAG FOOTBALL Program has been a tremendous success and is a great way to introduce your child to football.


Flag Football Equipment

Nashua PAL Storm provides all athletes with the following equipment to use as part of your registration fees:

  • Game jersey
  • Game shorts (which can be used for practice)
  • Player trophy for completing season

Athletes are responsible for providing the following equipment, all of which can purchased at your local sporting goods store.  Keep an eye on our website for discount coupons.

  • Cleats
  • Mouth-guard (with no strap attached, recommend buying several)
  • Labeled Water Bottle
  • Practice wear