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Mission Statement

The specific purpose of APAL is to provide a common meeting ground for police officers, community volunteers and the youth of Albany in the areas of amateur athletics, educational, community service, and recreational activities.  In addition, APAL will foster and encourage sportsmanship teamwork, goodwill and fellowship.  APAL will provide facilities and supervision to enable youth who have or have not been able to enjoy participating in organized sports, educational, community service, and recreational activities.

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APAL Affirmations

"The APAL wrestling program has helped my son develop confidence"

"The encouragement, patience, and dedication of our coaches is amazing.  Crocodiles is a safe place for kids to learn and have fun!  Thank you!"

"The coaches are dedicated, encouraging and skilled.  The work they do with the children is amazing and much appreciated."

"My son enjoyed his APAL wrestling.  His participation heightened his self-confidence and gave him a sense of pride – Thanks, much."

"My kids love all the programs so much they make an effort to finish all homework and chores so they can attend."

 "The positive coaching instilled confidence in our son.  He won his first tournament and the confidence carried on to the classroom.  Wonderful program and coaches."

"We really enjoyed having the boys in Aikido. They learned a lot and will hopefully keep some of the philosophy that Sensei taught for the rest of their lives."

"The Coaches were excellent!  Really made his first year of wrestling wonderful."

"It helps my kids stay fit and out of trouble."







The Albany Police Department recently released their Biennial Report.  Check out pages 34 and 35 on APAL. 

Click here to download Biennial Report

APAL takes the health and wellbeing of our participants very seriously.  To that end the Board of Directors implemented the following policy at the August 2015 Board meeting:

 Concussion Policy: 

 Concussion Training All coaches will submit proof of completion of recognized training on concussions which includes (but not limited to)

  Understanding a concussion and the potential consequences of this injury,

  Recognizing concussion signs and symptoms and how to respond,

  Learning about steps for returning to activity (play and school) after a concussion, and

  Focuses on prevention and preparedness to help keep athletes safe season-to-season.

Coaches must complete concussion training at least every two (2) years.

A concussion information sheet will be included in the APAL registration packet and receipt and review must be acknowledged by signature of both participant and parent or guardian and submitted at 1st practice.

Athletes suspected of having sustained a concussion will be immediately removed from play for the remainder of the day.  Inform the athlete’s parents/guardians about the possible concussion.  Ensure they know the athlete must be seen by a health care professional experienced in evaluating concussions.

No return to play without written medical clearance. Athletes who have been removed may not return to play until he or she is evaluated and has received written clearance from a licensed health care provider trained in the management of concussion acting within the scope of his or her practice. 

Mandated graduated return-to-play protocol If a licensed health care provider determines that an athlete sustained a concussion or a head injury, the athlete must complete a graduated return to play protocol of no less than seven days in duration under the supervision of a licensed health care provider. Due to the age of APAL athletes it is recommended he or she wait 7 days before even beginning the return to play protocol.


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Any coach or other volunteer who has direct contact with our participants must complete the Darkness 2 Light sexual abuse prevention training.

Darkness 2 Light


Click here to download Year in Review2013

Click here to Year in Review 2014

APAL is a chapter member of the California Police Activities League and is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit corporation, tax ID #94-3275127, governed by a Board of Directors. All donations are tax deductible to the extent permissible under the law.

APAL 2014 Bicycle Rodeo