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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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Registration open - HeightsHeat Softball
by posted 05/06/2021


What is the Heights Heat?
The Heat is the travel softball program sponsored by the Berkeley Heights PAL.  This is a competitive program where teams from Berkeley Heights will play teams from other surrounding towns in various leagues.

Who can play?
The Heat program is open girls ages 7 to 14 with varying levels of ability.  You will find that at each of our age levels there are some girls who have multiple years of experience, while many other players are new to the game and are just learning. 

What is the time commitment?
Players should be available for at least one practice per week and 2-3 games per week.  The summer season has a different schedule than the spring and fall.  Regular season games are scheduled 2-3 days a week and are typically held in the evening on WEEKNIGHTS (there can be an occasional weekend game).  Practice will start after Memorial Day and games start the week of June 10th and will through the end of July. Teams may also participate in tournaments on weekends.

How are teams formed?
Team rosters are based on age requirements from USA Softball.  This season we will be holding tryouts to evaluate players and assist us with slotting players on the proper teams within their respective age groups.  

When are the tryouts?
Tryouts will be held the week of May 24th.  The exact schedule is still being determined but we hope to complete them in the evenings Monday to Wednesday that week.  All tryouts will be facilitated by independent coaches.  No Heights Heat coach will be permitted to attend or help at their own child's tryout.  Tryouts will be conducted at Upper Columbia field, next to Columbia Middle School. 

What are the age ranges for the teams?

8U - 8 or younger as of 12/31/20
The 8U division is a competitive instructional league with modified rules that allow players to learn the game while developing their skills.  Coaches pitch to batters from their own team and Coaches are also in the field with their teams on defense to teach players.

10U - 10 or younger as of 12/31/20 
The 10U division is the first-time players face pitching from opposing players.  This division still has some rules modifications to help keep the game fun while players continue to learn the rules and strategies.  Previous experience is helpful but not required! 

12U - 12 or younger as of 12/31/20
At the 12U level, the rules modifications are removed and teams play under high school rules.  Previous experience is preferred.

14U 14 or younger as of 12/31/20
At the 14U, teams play under high school rules.  Previous experience is required at this level

How much does it cost to play?
The cost of the program is $200 but there is an early payment discount of $25 if you register by May 17th.  The fee covers league/tournament fees, umpires, team equipment and supplies, etc. Uniforms and individual player equipment are purchased separately as needed.  

How do I register and what is the deadline?
You can register HERE.  Registration is open until May 23rd.  There is a $25 early payment discount if registered and paid by May 17th.

I have questions – who can I talk to?
For additional information, please e-mail Jason Joly at  or call 917-701-8077.

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Registration Open - Summer Baseball
by posted 04/20/2021

Register for Summer 2021 Travel Baseball!

Tryouts will be held on Saturday May 15th. 

See below for time and location based on age level.

  • 7u - 11:30am @ Upper Horseshoe
  • 8u - 10:30am @ Upper Horseshoe
  • 9u - 9am @ Sansone 1
  • 10u - 10am @ Sansone 1
  • 11u - 11am @ Sansone 2
  • 12u - 10am @ Sansone 2
  • 13u - 8:30am @ Columbia Middle School
Players can tryout by grade level or age, it is the player's option.


Questions:  Please contact BH PAL Baseball Commissioner, Mike Garcia at 

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