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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.


2020-21 Winter Travel Basketball


With Governor Murphy's recent Executive Order permitting winter indoor basketball, with restrictions, we are opening registration as if we will play this season. Please understand we do not know if or when there will be a travel basketball season.

Registration will be open ended until more information becomes available.  Same includes but is not limited to league start dates, gym access (which we currently don't have), potential tryouts, and COVID protocols.     

If we move forward with tryouts, we would put in place special COVID health checks similar to other town sports and schools to ensure the safety of everyone involved. To provide a more organized and safe environment, we need more parent volunteers than ever before. We hope you consider getting involved.  

The sign-up cost will be $185, however, we will not charge any money until we know if there will be a season.  

In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to contact Tom Solfaro at or Mitch Stein at

Open to: Boys & Girls

In Grades: 4 to 8 for 2020-21 School year

2020-21 Wrestling

Governor Murphy has signed an order permitting winter indoor sports (including wrestling) with some restrictions.

See order here.

To that end we are planning on having BHPAL wrestling for the 2020-21 season. We will follow all national, state and local guidelines. 

Wrestling is one of the fastest growing sports in our area. This program is a terrific option for kids who want to try something new, serious wrestlers looking to take it to the next level and fall/spring athletes who are looking for a way to be active and get in shape during the winter. Wrestling teaches leadership and discipline: 11 U.S. Presidents were former wrestlers. Our program is a feeder for the Columbia and Governor Livingston teams.  

The program is open to all  Berkeley Heights and Mountainside wrestlers in grades 1 to 8. Due to the practice size limitations we will be working under we are NOT able to accept kindergarten wrestlers this year. 

The season will begin in mid-November and will run through mid February. There will be two practices a week, wrestlers will be separated by age, size and ability. As of now the competition schedule is unclear, but we will be practicing and ready for competitons as they arise.

The fee for the season is $175. This includes all practices, most competitions, a sweatshirt, tee-shirt and shorts as well as use of a singlet for competitions. (The singlet must be returned at the end of the season.)

If the season winds up being cancelled or shortened you will receive a prorated refund. 

For more information/questions contact Bill Faxon

The BHPAL is committed to not letting finances preclude kids from participating in sports. If you would like your child to participate but are unable to pay the fee please reach out to Bill (above). All inquires 100% confidential.



Open to: Boys & Girls
born on or after: 09/01/2005

In Grades: 1 to 9 for 2020-21 School year

2021 Spring Boys Lacrosse

Registration is open for the Spring 2021 Berkeley Heights PAL Boys Lacrosse.  

Registration: Registration for 2021 is OPEN with a closing date of January 31st, 2021. The cost of the program is $200.  Payment will be due starting on January 3,2021

US Lacrosse Registration: There is a league requirement that all PAL Boys Lacrosse participants are a member of US Lacrosse.  Please make sure that your that player is registered and that their membership is up to date.  You will be required to include the player’s US Lacrosse # as part of the PAL Boys Lacrosse registration.  The link for the US Lacrosse website is below.

Participants: The program is open to all Berkeley Heights and Mountainside students in grades 2nd - 8th (we expect to have one team per grade (except a joint 2nd/3rd grade team and joint 4th/5th grade team). Please see below for some specific information for grades 2/3, 4/5, and 8.

Commitment: Practice (2-3 per week) starts in late February, with games running from late March through late May. 

Games: Each team will play approximately 12 games, plus 1-2 tournaments.

Equipment Requirements: All players will need full lacrosse equipment: lacrosse stick, helmet, shoulder pads, gloves, elbow pads, cup, and mouth guard. Please reach out with any equipment related questions at

Grades 2 and 3:  These grades are still in need of coaches. We would like to have a head coach and 2 assistant coaches.  If you are interested in volunteering your time, please contact me at amorris@bhpal.orgIf we cannot identify enough coaches, then trainers may need to be used to further support these teams at an incremental cost.  

Grades 4 and 5: These grades are still in need of a head coach.  If you are interested in volunteering your time, please contact me at amorris@bhpal.orgIf we cannot identify enough coaches, then trainers may need to be used to further support these teams at an incremental cost.  

Grade 8: Pending the number of registrations, we may have two (2) separate teams.  This would solely be dictated by the number of participants. If the numbers allow two teams, we would hold tryouts in February 21’ with an “A” and “B” team format.

Opened: 11/12/2020
Closes: 01/31/2021

Open to: Boys

In Grades: 2 to 8 for 2020-21 School year

Wrestling Open Mats (HS age)

Preseason wrestling Open Mats. Monday and Wednesday nights starting 11/9 and running through start of HS season. Not affiliated with GL. $25

Open to: Boys & Girls
born on or after: 10/29/2001

In Grades: 9 to 12 for 2020-21 School year

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