The Police Athletic League, together with Berkeley Heights law enforcement, community, supports and inspires our local youth to realize their full individual potential as productive members of society.

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Congratulations 8u and 13u - State Champions
by posted 07/24/2021

Congratulations to our 13u boys and 8u boys for bringing state championships home to Berkeley Heights!  A truly excellent accomplishment to have not one, but two champions in only our first year participating in this intense and prestegious tournament.

As state champions, our boys have earned the right to move on to the Mid Atlantic Regional Tournament where they will compete against other champions from NY, Eastern PA, DE and MD.

The 13u boys are traveling to Altoona, PA for their regional tournament starting today!  If you can't make it to PA, all games will be streamed live.  Scheduled pool games:  Friday @ 11am, Saturday @ 8pm and Sunday @ 5pm. For those that are interested email me and I will try and get you set-up with the live cam feed.

The 8u boys will be traveling all the way to sunny Mountainside, NJ!!  All games played at 324 Longview Dr, Mountainside, NJ 07092. I hope you can find time to come and cheer on the 8u boys for at least one game!  I think you will find it amazing what these little 8 year olds are capable of on the diamond!

Berkeley Heights 8u scheduled pool games:

Thu, 7/29 @ 5:30pm vs SE NY

Fri, 7/30 @ 3pm vs Pennsbury

Fri, 7/30 @ 8pm vs Hertel North Park

Sat, 7/31 @ 12:30pm vs Guilderland


Good luck to these boys of summer and our other travel teams as they begin their league playoffs!

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Lacrosse Camp in August
by posted 07/13/2021

Due to an overwhelming request, Berkeley Heights PAL will now offer a
lacrosse camp this summer for rising 2nd-8th grade boys. Camp will be led by Coach
Peter Fusari (former head coach of St. Peter's Prep in Jersey City, current longtime
head coach at Building Blocks Lacrosse Club and volunteer coach for Berkeley
Heights Lacrosse). Club lacrosse coaches along with current college players will also
be joining Coach Fusari’s camp staff.

Heights Lacrosse Camp will focus on guiding youth players to reach their true
potential through situational drills leading up to full gameplay. By reinforcing the
fundamentals of the game, building upon stick skills, and exposing campers to
advanced techniques, our coach’s goal is to improve each and every player’s
individual game. Heights Lacrosse Camp strives to be a positive and comfortable
environment for all players to learn, succeed, and most importantly...HAVE FUN!

Campers will be separated by age and playing ability. This will help each
individual player focus on improving their own skill set. All campers are required to
have full equipment (helmet, gloves, shoulder pads, arm pads, and boy’s stick).
A camp t-shirt will be provided.

Cost- $200
Location- Passaic River Park, Berkeley Heights
Date- August 23rd-26th, 2021
Time- 8:30am-11:30am

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Play soccer this Fall!
by posted 06/24/2021

Register now for 2021 Fall PAL soccer

Our primary goal is for players to have fun, to learn soccer skills, to be good teammates

and to love playing team sports. 

All players will receive a dri-fit team shirt, soccer ball and drawstring backpack.

Our success depends on parent volunteers to coach. Please consider volunteering, it's a very rewarding experience!!

Contact Doug Rausch ( with any questions.  

1st& 2ndgrade boys & girls:


·    Separate teams for boys and girls will be formed.  Practices & games will be held on Saturday mornings during a combined 90-minute session at Snyder Park field.  The season runs 10 weeks from September 11 – November 13. 


3rd& 4thgrade boys & girls:

·    Teams will be co-ed.  Practices & games will held on Saturday mornings during a combined 90-minute session at Upper Columbia field.  The season runs ten weeks from September 11 – November 13. 


Cost is $85 per participant.  All players are required to wear shin guards and cleats.

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Register Now: Travel Volleyball
by posted 06/21/2021

BHPAL Middle School Girls Volleyball - 2021 Travel Team

Registration is now open for 6th, 7th and 8th grade (2021-22 school year) girls for the 2021 Travel Team. The league begins in September and ends in November (details to follow). All matches will be in played Rahway on Saturday morning. The focus of this volleyball program is to improve and refine skills (serving, passing, setting and hitting technique) and play in a more competitive environment.

*Note, you must try out for this team, participate in the BH PAL Fall Volleyball league and commit to going to practice and playing matches. Try outs will be held in August. You will be notified by a coach with the exact place, date and time.

The cost for participation is $135, includes a uniform t-shirt, entrance fee and officiationg fees. Registration ends on August 14, 2021.

Please contact Jim Kwan ( ) with any questions. 

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Cheer Registration Open!
by posted 06/08/2021

2021 Fall PAL cheerleading registration is now open!

The program will be run by former GL cheerleading coach Lisa Bussiculo and current GL cheerleading coach Emily Stecher. We are opening the program to all 2nd graders through 8th graders. Teams will be determined by grade, enrollment numbers, and skill. If you have any questions please contact Coach Lisa at


Players will be provided with a uniform.

The cost to participate is $60. A late fee of $20 will be charged for all registrations received after August 1st.  Early registrations enable the PAL to more accurately determine the number of coaches and uniforms needed to efficiently run the program.

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Get in the Action!
by posted 06/08/2021

2021 Highlander Youth Tackle Football (3rd - 8th Grade)

The program is open to Berkeley Heights and Mountainside students in grades 3-8. Players will be assigned to the following team levels depending on grade:

Competitive levels with scorekeeping, playoffs, and a Super Bowl:

  • A Team – Grade 8
  • B Team – Grade 7
  • C Team – Grade 6
  • D Team – Grade 5

Instructional level – live games teaching fundamentals in a competitive environment:

  • E Team – Grades 3 & 4

The season will begin August 16th with summer practices Monday-Thursday evenings at Snyder Field. Practices are held 2-3 times per week once school begins. Teams will play a total of 8 regular season games – typically scheduled on Sundays. Other Key Dates:

  • TBD July/August: Equipment & Uniform Fitting
  • August 29th (week of): League-Wide Scrimmages
  • September 11th or 12th: Season Opener
  • November 7th: Playoffs (Levels A-D only)
  • November 13th or 14th: Super Bowl (Levels A-D only)
  • November 24th: All-Star Game (Level A only)



BHPAL will provide all the necessary equipment except for football cleats, an athletic supporter, and a mouth guard. BHPAL will also provide all practice uniforms and game pants.

Personalized game jerseys – required for first time players or returning players who need a larger size – will be ordered separately at a subsidized cost of $50.

Questions?: contact Mike Honey at or call 973.568.8363

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Rec Volleyball Registration Open!
by posted 05/24/2021

BHPAL Middle School Girls Volleyball - Fall 2021

Registration is now open for 6th, 7th and 8th grade (2021-22 school year) girls for the Fall 2021 volleyball season. The season begins the week of September 13 and ends the week of October 27 (7 weeks). The focus of this volleyball program is to teach basic volleyball skills (serving, passing, setting and hitting technique) and game rules. Our primary goal is for the girls to have fun and to love playing volleyball! The players will be placed on in-town teams with practices and games on Monday and Wednesday evenings. You will receive your team assignment at the end of August.

The cost for participation is $135, includes a uniform t-shirt and referees. No registration will be accepted after September 1st. 

As with all BHPAL programs, our success depends on parent volunteers to coach. Please consider volunteering, especially if you have volleyball experience!! We will have a coaches clinic and meeting the week of August 29th. It is a short season and lots of fun!

Please note, this program is open to Berkeley Heights and Mountainside residents only.

We are looking forward to another great volleyball season! Please contact Jim Kwan ( ) with any questions. 

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Fall 2021 - Travel Field Hockey
by posted 05/11/2021

The PAL Junior Highlanders Travel Field Hockey teams will be part of an instructional field hockey program, with a strong focus on skill development, all-player participation and fun.  All ability levels are welcome, as well as girls who may participate in other Fall sports and dance.  Since the sport is new to most, we plan to bring in outside resources to teach skills and drills during some of our practices.

The program is open to Berkeley Heights and Mountainside girls in grades 5-8* and season will run from early September until mid-November.  We will be members of the Mid NJ Youth Field Hockey league, playing teams from Scotch Plains, Summit, Basking Ridge, Branchburg, Chatham, Glen Ridge, Madison, Millburn, Readington, and Hillsborough.  

*any experienced 4th grade girls interested in playing on travel team should contact

When:   Sunday games (between 10am-3pm), with 2 practices each week
Where:  TBD
Who:     5th/6th team and 7th/8th team
Cost:     $185
Uniforms will be ordered separately, which will include a shirt, shorts, and home/away socks, which will be approximately $65.  Information will be provided after registration, and any uniforms purchased last year can be reused again.
PLEASE BRING (to every game/practice):
  • Shin Guards
  • Mouth Guard
  • Lacrosse/hockey goggles
  • Cleats
  • Water
  • Field Hockey Stick


Weather Cancellations: Practices/games will be cancelled when thunder, lightening, and/or heavy rain is present. Make-up time will be addressed by adding practices or games, and no guarantees on meeting full session time. Cancellations due to inclement weather will be emailed to all participants. 

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