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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 BH PAL Cross Country Team

For Competitors Only

2020 BH PAL CROSS COUNTRY
"HIGHLANDER WOLFPACK"

PRACTICE SCHEDULE / OVERVIEW

 

COVID-19: All children must follow the 6 feet spacing between each other and carry mask at all times. If children cannot carry out these conditions, they will be asked to leave the team.  

 

DESCRIPTION:

The BH PAL Cross Country is designed to provide the opportunity to engage in competitive, instructional program in which children run on an open air course over natural terrain. The course may include a mix of woodlands, open country, hills, and flat ground. Emphasis is on building endurance, pacing and overall running fundamentals. Training groups will be set by current fitness abilities and experience.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Register: www.bhpal.org

BH PAL REGISTRATION FEE: 

$299 RESIDENTS (BERKELEY HGTS/MOUNTAINSIDE)
$339 Out of Town

 

PROGRAM CAPPED

30 RUNNERS (First come, first serve...Waiting listed after)


GRADES: 

5 – 9
 

TRYOUTS: FRI AUGUST 7 @ 10AM

Must be able to run 3 miles continuously without stopping within 30 minutes.
If child cannot complete distance and within the timeframe, child will be released and registration will be reimbursed.

 

COMPETITION DISTANCE / AGE GROUPS:  

3K (1.8 miles) 9-12 years old

4K (2.5 miles) 13-14 years old 

5K (3.1 miles) 15-16 Years old

 

PRACTICE LOCATIONS / TIMES (posted in Teamsnap):  First Day Mon Aug 17

PRE-SEASON: M / T / Th          6-7:00pm        TBD

IN-SEASON: M / W / F             6-7:30pm       TBD

Governor Livingston High School (Meet at Track Area) & Columbia Park (Meet at Gazebo)

 

XC MEETS (posted in Teamsnap):                      

Development Meets: SEPT – Oct Most Sunday Mornings, with a minor few Saturdays

Post Season Championships: November - Early December


IMPORTANT MEMBERSHIPS TO COMPETE:

Current 2020 USATF MEMBERSHIP

Register with the USATF http://www.usatfnj.org($20 Annual Membership), Enter USATF CLUB NUMBER:  07-1089 WolfPack Track Club, If New Running member send BIRTH CERTIFICATES: e-mail copy to managingdirector@newjersey.usatf.org
 

UNIFORM:

A link will be sent to purchase children's racing kit (Tops and Bottoms). Fan wear is also available for purchase.

 

QUESTIONS:                                    
Ask Coach Steve SanAntonio at ssanantonio@bhpal.org

 

Base Cost: $299.00

Opened: 06/17/2020
Closes: 08/14/2020

In Grades: 5 to 9 for 2020-21 School year

NOTE: This program is currently only accepting waitlisted registrations. Register for the current waitlist by clicking the Join Waitlist button below.

2020 BH PAL Fall Soccer

Register now for 2020 Fall PAL soccer

The safety of our players, coaches and spectators will be our top priority for the 2020 season and we'll use recommendations from the CDC, NJ Interscholastic Athletic Association and NJ Youth Soccer to determine whether and how we can safely play this year.

New June 19 update: NJIAA issues Phase 1 guidelines.


Register now, pay later:  Due to the uncertainty with the 2020 season, we are opening registration but deferring any payment until there is clear guidance on safe return to play.  Registering now helps us plan for the upcoming season and order the correct amount of equipment.

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

All players will receive a dri-fit t-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 (drausch@bhpal.org) with any questions.  


1st& 2ndgrade boys & girls:

·     Separate teams for boys and girls will be formed.  Practices & games will be 90-minute sessions at Snyder Park field on Saturday mornings.  The season runs 10 weeks from September 12 – November 14. 

 

3rd& 4thgrade boys & girls:

·     Teams will be co-ed.  Practices & games will be 90-minute sessions at Upper Columbia field on Saturday mornings.  The season runs ten weeks from September 12 – November 14. 

 

Cost is $75 per participant.  All players are required to wear their own shin guards and cleats.

 

5th & 6th grade boys & girls:

·  Practices and games at this age level will be part of the Inter-County youth soccer league.  Visit their website (icysl.net) to see more details on game rules and practice  ** pricing and schedule will depend on the number of players that register.

  

 

Opened: 05/31/2020
Late date/fee: 09/09/2020$10.00
Closes: 10/01/2020

Open to: Boys & Girls

In Grades: 1 to 6 for 2020-21 School year

2020 Highlander Youth Tackle Football (3rd - 8th Grade)

NEW FOR 2020: REGISTER NOW, PAY LATER

Highlander Youth Tackle Football will follow the NJSIAA (New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association) decision regarding the 2020 high school football season, which is expected to depend on a state-approved return-to-school date, among other things. Youth football will start no earlier than high school football and will start late and have a truncated season, if necessary.

Calendar dates and registration fees below assume a normal start date.

All registrants will receive an email to provide payment on September 1st. This date will be further delayed if a decision on the season is still pending.

Actual start date and final registration cost, if reduced due to a truncated season, will be determined once decisions are made by the state of NJ and the NJSIAA.

 

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 is targeted to begin August 10th 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 30th (week of): League-Wide Scrimmages
  • September 13th: Season Opener
  • November 8th: Playoffs (Levels A-D only)
  • November 15th: Super Bowl (Levels A-D only)
  • November 22nd: All-Star Game (Level A only)

REGISTRATION FEE: $225

EARLY REGISTRATION (PRIOR TO JUNE 17th) FEE: $200

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.

Open to: Boys & Girls
born on or after: 02/01/2006

In Grades: 3 to 8 for 2020-21 School year

BH PAL Cheerleading 2nd-8th grade

2020 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 lisabussiculo@gmail.com or Coach Emily at estecher23@gmail.com.

 

Players will be provided with a uniform.

The cost to participate is $50. Families should register online at www.bhpal.org.  A late fee of $20 will be charged for all registrations received after September 1st.  Early registrations enable the PAL to more accurately determine the number of coaches and uniforms needed to efficiently run the program.

 

 

Opened: 06/01/2020
Late date/fee: 09/01/2020$20.00
Closes: 09/01/2020

Open to: Girls

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

2020 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:     $175
 
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: 05/18/2020
Closes: 08/24/2020

Open to: Boys & Girls

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

2020 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:    TBD depending on field availability 
Cost:     $90
 
 
 
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: 06/01/2020

Open to: Boys & Girls

In Grades: 2 to 4 for 2020-21 School year

2020 Girls Volleyball

BHPAL Middle School Girls Volleyball - Fall 2020

Registration is now open for 6th, 7th and 8th grade (2020-21 school year) girls for the Fall 2020 volleyball season. The season begins the week of September 14 and ends the week of October 26 (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 31st. It is a short season and lots of fun!

Details will be available shortly about the travel team.

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

Opened: 05/29/2020
Closes: 09/01/2020

Open to: Girls

In Grades: 6 to 8 for 2020-21 School year

Heights Heat PAL Girls Fall Softball

This is a preliminary registration for our Fall Softball Program.

As of Today, the usual age ranges will not apply for fall so we will place girls in the appropriate age groups as designated by the league. 

Please do not pay anything now, we will confirm registration at a later date and open for payment at that time.

Thanks everyone.

Opened: 06/03/2020
Closes: 08/15/2020

Open to: Girls
born between: 06/03/2006 and 01/01/2013

In Grades: 2 to 9 for 2019-20 School year

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