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Berkeley Heights PAL programs currently open for registration

Please read the entire description of the sport or event you are interested in as it will describe the age/grade restrictions and the necessary equipment needed to attend each program.


 

2022 BH PAL Fall Soccer

Register now for 2022 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 Keyvan Azami (kazami@bhpal.org) 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 10 – November 12. 

 

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 10 – November 12. 

 

5th grade boys & girls (New!)

Upon request from a number of parents, we are opening registration for rising 5th graders. If we are unable to sign up enough players, a full refund will be issued. Teams and coaches welcome!

·    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 10 – November 12. 

 

 

Cost is $95 per participant. ($10 early bird discount before Jun 30th!)

 All players are required to wear shin guards and cleats.

 

  

 

Opened: 05/27/2022
Late date/fee: 09/09/2022$10.00
Closes: 08/25/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls

In Grades: 1 to 5 for 2022-23 School year

2022 Highlander Youth Tackle Football

2022 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

Please note: to ensure all players are able to play at their age/grade-appropriate level, the Highlander Youth Football program will continue to merge teams, when necessary, with the New Providence Pioneer Youth Football Program. At any grade level, if either program does not have enough players to field a team, the two programs will merge for that grade level. The program with the greater number of players will typically field the team, which also dictates when and where that grade level practices, and which program's uniforms are worn.

The season will begin August 15th. Highlander teams will begin 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: Season Opener
  • November 6th: Playoffs (Levels A-D only)
  • November 12th or 13th: Super Bowl (Levels A-D only)
  • November 19th: All-Star Game (Level A only)

REGISTRATION FEE: $260

EARLY REGISTRATION (PRIOR TO JUNE 1st) FEE: $220

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 mhoney@bhpal.org or call 973.568.8363

Opened: 05/01/2022
Closes: 08/15/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls
born on or after: 02/01/2008

In Grades: 3 to 8 for 2022-23 School year

2022 Summer Heights Lacrosse Camp

Register here for Heights Lacrosse Camp!

For the second year, Berkeley Heights PAL Lacrosse will be hosting 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.

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.

Location- July Week @ Governor Livingston HS, August Week @ Snyder Field Berkeley Heights

Date- July 18th-21th, 2022 & August 8th-11th, 2022 (Rain Out Dates 7/22 & 8/12)

Time- 8:30am-11:30am

 

Opened: 06/04/2022
Closes: 08/08/2022

Open to: Boys

In Grades: 2 to 8 for 2022-23 School year

BHPAL Cheerleading 3rd grade - 8th grade

BH PAL Cheer !!

Heights P.A.L Cheerleading is open to Berkeley Heights and Mountainside students in grades 3rd - 8th. Teams are
split based on age level and skill. Practices will be 1 week night and determined when teams are set. We cheer for
the BH PAL football teams on Sundays in September through mid-November.

Registration will open on June 7th. Early registration is $50 and needs to be completed before July
1st.
Registration on or after July 1st will cost $65. Registration will close on August 21st. If you would like to register after August 21st please email Coach Lisa at LisaWiater13@gmail.com (please note:a late fee of $20 will be charged)

The registration fee includes the uniform and poms. Cheerleaders are responsible for other misc items (shoes, socks, bows, etc.). Links/ directions for purchasing all misc items will be provided, do not purchase something just becuase we've used it in previous years.

Opened: 06/07/2022
Late date/fee: 08/22/2022$20.00
Closes: 08/22/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 08/02/2007 and 12/31/2014

In Grades: 3 to 8 for 2022-23 School year

2022 Girls Volleyball

BHPAL Middle School Girls Volleyball - Fall 2022

Registration is now open for 6th, 7th and 8th grade (2022-23 school year) girls for the Fall 2022 volleyball season. The season begins on September 7 and ends on of October 26. 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 $150, 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 28th. It is a short season and lots of fun!

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

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

Opened: 05/26/2022
Closes: 08/26/2022

Open to: Girls

In Grades: 6 to 8 for 2022-23 School year

39 open positions.  

2022 Grapplers Wrestling Camp

Governor Livingston wrestling head coach Rick Ortega will be running his Grapplers Wrestling Camp again this summer!

The camp is open to kids entering 1st to 9th grade for the 2022-23 school year. 

Dates: July 11th-14th 2022

Time: 9am to 12pm

Location: Columbia Middle School - Blue Gym

Cost: $185

Coach Ortega and his staff will provide high quality instruction to all participants. A low instructor to athlete ratio is maintained to ensure engagement of all participants. The camp is appropriate for wrestlers of any skill level. Beginners welcome and encouraged, there will also be technique applicable to advanced grapplers.

The camp will follow all COVID guidelines that are in place at the time of the camp. 

Registered participants will receive communication prior to the camp on what to bring.

Click here for Camp Brochure.

For questions please contact Coach Ortega: rortega@bhpsnj.org

Opened: 02/24/2022
Closes: 07/12/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls
born on or after: 04/21/2003

In Grades: K to 9 for 2022-23 School year

2022 Reaching Heights Field Hockey Summer camp

Governor Livingston field hockey head coach Jackie Wells will be running her first annual Reaching Heights Field Hockey Camp  this summer!

The camp is open to kids entering 2nd to 9th grade for the 2022-23 school year. 

Dates: July 25th-28th 2022

Time: 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Snyder Turf field

Cost: $180

Reaching Heights Field Hockey Camp provides a safe, fun, and engaging experience for youth field hockey players to grow in skill and knowledge of the sport. Emphasis is placed on skill development, self-esteem, & team building, on and off of the field.

Click here for Camp Brochure.

For questions please contact Coach Wells: reachingheightsfh@gmail.com

Opened: 03/08/2022
Closes: 07/26/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls

In Grades: 2 to 9 for 2022-23 School year

2022 FALL Girls Field Hockey Travel (5th - 8th Grade)

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 phouse@bhpal.org.

 
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. 

Opened: 05/01/2022
Closes: 08/01/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls

In Grades: 4 to 8 for 2022-23 School year

2022 Summer Girls Field Hockey Clinic (2nd - 8th Grade)

The Berkeley Heights PAL is excited to announce its Summer Field Hockey Clinic, open to Berkeley Heights and Mountainside girls in grades 2 through 8.  Field hockey will be offered again by the BH PAL as a Fall 2022 sport, and registration is open now.  This clinic will get girls familiar with the sport through drills and games, prior to the Fall season.  
 
* While loaner sticks will be available, please add a note that you'll need a stick when registering
 
When:   4 Wednedays, July 6th-July 27th
Where:  Snyder Turf field
Who:     entering 2nd – 8th grade girls
Time:     6:30 - 8:00 PM
Cost:     $90
 
 
 
PLEASE BRING:
  • Shin Guards
  • Mouth Guard
  • Lacrosse/hockey goggles (optional)
  • Cleats or sneakers
  • Water
  • Field Hockey Stick (can be borrowed)
 
* No refunds if canceled due to weather.  We will do our best to reschedule based on field availability.  
 

Opened: 05/01/2022
Closes: 07/07/2022

Open to: Girls

In Grades: 2 to 8 for 2022-23 School year

2022 FALL Girls Field Hockey Clinic (2nd - 4th Grade)

The Junior Highlanders Field Hockey clinics, open to Berkeley Heights and Mountainside kids in grades 2-4, 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 kids who may participate in other Fall sports and dance.  

The program will run from early September until early November, and will feature weekly 1 hour practices that include drills, games and fun for all.  If you have an experienced 4th grader interested in playing for the 5/6 travel team, please contact phouse@bhpal.org prior to registration.

 
When/where:    Fridays 4-5pm at Snyder
Cost:     $100
 
 
 
PLEASE BRING (to every practice):
  • Shin Guards
  • Mouth Guard
  • Lacrosse/hockey goggles (optional)
  • Cleats
  • Water
  • Field Hockey Stick (can be borrowed*)

* While loaner sticks will be available, please check the box that you'll need to borrow a stick when registering.  They are on a first come, first served basis.

 

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. 

 

Opened: 05/01/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls

In Grades: 2 to 4 for 2022-23 School year

Wrestling Open Mats (HS)

BHPAL is sponsoring wrestling open mats for spring and summer. $30 fee covers spring and summer. Will also include 1-2 dual meet tourneys. (Optional)

Open to: Boys & Girls
born on or after: 03/22/2003

In Grades: 8 to 12 for 2021-22 School year

2022 Summer High School Girls Field Hockey Training (rising 9th - 12th Grade)

The Berkeley Heights PAL will be offering expert-led training sessions, covering intermediate and advanced field hockey skills and drills, and application of skills in scrimmages.  Open to Berkeley Heights and Mountainside rising 9th-12th grade girls attending Governor Livingston HS in the fall.
 
Training will be held Wednesdays at GL from 6-8 on the turf field from July 13th - August 10th.
 
 
PLEASE BRING:
  • Shin Guards
  • Mouth Guard
  • Lacrosse/hockey goggles (optional)
  • Turf shoes or sneakers
  • Plenty of Water
  • Field Hockey Stick
 
* No refunds if canceled due to weather, but we will make every attempt to reschedule.  
** Registrations will be deleted after 10 days if payment is not made or PAL is not contacted for coverage of fees for those in financial need.
 

Base Cost: $85.00

Opened: 06/01/2022
Closes: 07/15/2022

Open to: Girls

In Grades: 9 to 12 for 2022-23 School year

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