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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.


 

2023 Spring Boys Lacrosse

Registration is open for the Spring 2023 Berkeley Heights PAL Boys Lacrosse.

Registration: Registration for 2023 is OPEN with a closing date of January 29th, 2023. The cost of the program is $225. That registration fee includes all field, referee, tournament, and practice pinnie costs for the season. The only additional costs will be game uniforms (if a new player or returning player that needs a new size) and additional head coach/trainer costs (if needed).

USA Lacrosse Registration: There is a league requirement that all PAL Boys Lacrosse participants are a       member of USA Lacrosse.  Please make sure that your player is registered and that their membership is up to date.  You will be required to include the player’s USA 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  5th/6th grade team). Please see below for some specific information for Grades 2/3, 5/6, 7 and 8.

Commitment: Practice (2-3 per week) starts in late February, with games running from late March through late May.  Practices and games will generally be scheduled on Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday pending on field and referee availability.

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. Continuing from Spring 2022, ALL FIELD PLAYERS are required to wear shoulder pads that meet NOCSAE Standard ND2000. (https://www.usalacrosse.com/lacrosse-chest-protector-faq)

 Please reach out with any equipment related questions at amorris@bhpal.org.

Grades 2/3:  We anticipate having a team per grade but if participants are lower, we will combine the two grades. If we are able to form two teams/grades, we would like to have a head coach and 2 assistant coaches for each team/grade.  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 5 and 6: Due to anticipated lower numbers of 5th grade participants, we will be offering a joint 5th and 6th Grade team . This team will play a 6th Grade schedule, similar to past years when grades do not have enough participants to fill a team.

Grade 7: These grades are still in need of coaches. We need a head coach and 1 assistant 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: Due to anticipated lower numbers of 8th grade participants, we will be combining our participants with New Providence. This will be a joint team between Berkeley Heights, Mountainside and New Providence. The team will be under the New Providence banner since they will have a great number of participants. The team will be coached by both Berkeley Heights and New Providence parents. Practices and games will be split between Snyder Field and Lieder Field in New Providence. Registration will continue to go through BHPAL. If you have further questions regarding the combination team, please reach out to me at amorris@bhpal.org.

 

To register for USA Lacrosse:

Please go to https://membership.usalacrosse.com/create-account/accounts

 

Opened: 11/29/2022
Closes: 01/29/2023

Open to: Boys

In Grades: 1 to 8 for 2022-23 School year

2023 Highlander Softball Winter Clinic 8U-10U

Highlander Softball Winter Clinic 2023

Six Sessions of Pre-Season Training

Director:  Erin Lanigan; Head Coach Governor Livingston Softball

EMC Athletics

 

Dates:  January 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th,  February 5th, and 12th

 

Time:  8U/10U 10:30-12:00 

 

 

Location:  343 Snyder Avenue, Berkeley Heights

 (Entrance at the back of the building)

 

*Players will need to bring their own glove, helmet, bat, and water*

**Cancellation Policy:  For a full refund, all requests for cancellations must be made by 12/20 via email.  Any cancellation made after, will be refunded, minus a $75 registration fee**

 

Any questions, email Coach Lanigan

Highlandersoftballcamp@gmail.com

 
 

Base Cost: $270.00

Opened: 11/21/2022
Closes: 01/01/2023

Open to: Girls

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

This program is currently full. We are no longer accepting applications for this program.

2023 Highlander Softball Winter Clinic 12U-14U

Highlander Softball Winter Clinic 2023

Six Sessions of Pre-Season Training

Director:  Erin Lanigan; Head Coach Governor Livingston Softball

EMC Athletics

 

Dates:  January 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, February 5th, and 12th

 

Time:  12U/14U 12:00-1:30

 

Location:  343 Snyder Avenue, Berkeley Heights

 (Entrance at the back of the building)

 

*Players will need to bring their own glove, helmet, bat, and water*

**Cancellation Policy:  For a full refund, all requests for cancellations must be made by 12/20 via email.  Any cancellation made after, will be refunded, minus a $75 registration fee**

 

Any questions, email Coach Lanigan

Highlandersoftballcamp@gmail.com

 
 

Base Cost: $270.00

Opened: 11/21/2022
Closes: 01/01/2023

Open to: Girls

In Grades: 5 to 8 for 2022-23 School year

14 open positions.  

PAL Wrestling 2022-23

Registration is now open for PAL Wrestling for the 2022-23 season. Practices begin in mid November and run through February. Competitions are optional, the team competes at various levels from beginner to advanced. Wrestlers who chose to compete are placed at a level approrpriate for their age, skill and experience.

 

The program is a feeder for GL and is only open to Berkeley Heights and Moutainside residents without prior approval. The majority of the GL team came through the PAL program and there are currently PAL/GL alum wrestling in college at TCNJ, Stevens and Washington & Lee among other universities. The program is open to kids in Kindergarten to 8th grade for the 2022-23 school year. 

 

Wrestling has been show to improve fitness, conditioning and self esteem. It is a great winter sport to help baseball and lacrosse players get in shape for their spring and summer seasons.

For more info or for any questions: bfaxon@bhpal.org

 

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."- Theodore Roosevelt (President, Wrestler)

Opened: 09/14/2022
Closes: 01/31/2023

Open to: Boys & Girls
born on or after: 09/13/2004

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

Wrestling Fall Open Mats (High School)

Wrestling Open Mats- Monday/Wednesday nights at GL. Open to current GL students grades 9-12 only

Open to: Boys & Girls
born on or after: 08/29/2004

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

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Open to: New Men & Women