Registration now open for 2019-20 Berkeley Heights PAL Youth Wrestling!
Who: The program is open to Berkeley Heights and Mountainside residents in grades K to 8. Separate practices for beginning and experienced/older wrestlers. Sorry we are not accepting any wrestlers who are not at least in kndergarten.
When: Practices will begin in early November.
K through 2nd grade: Monday/Wednesday 6pm
3rd through 5th grade: Tuesday/Thursday 6pm
6th/7th/8th: Monday/Wednesday 7:30pm
All practices are in the GL wrestling room
We participate in 4 different leagues at 4 different competitions levels, wrestlers who choose to compete will be placed at a level commensurate with their ability.
Why: Wrestling is one of the fastest growing sports in New Jersey. 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. The overwhelming majority of GL wrestlers came through the PAL program.
How Much: The registration fee is $175. Includes t-shirt, uniform and most competitions. There may be additional charges for wrestlers who choose to compete in optional out of town tournaments.
Equipment you will need to provide: wrestling shoes, headgear.
Coaching: If you are interested in joining the staff as an assistant coach please reach out. All coaches will be required to complete a background check.
Special info for 7th/8th graders: The Columbia Middle School wrestler program will continue this year. Coach Ortega and Coach Jazz would like all Middle School wrestlers to participate in PAL again as we will continue in the North Jersey league and do weekend tournaments. Your registration includes the fee for 3 tournaments. The PAL season will start earlier and run longer than the middle school season and will coordinate with your middle school schedule.
Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org To Register: www.bhpal.org
"Wrestling is a sport that has turned many boys into men and many men into leaders. And it is a sport in which you can be a giant regardless of how big you are." -Carl Albert, former Speaker of the House.
"Once you've wrestled, everything else in life is easy. " - Dan Gable, Olympic Gold Medalist and legendary coach at The University of Iowa
Open to: Boys & Girls
In Grades: K to 8 for 2019-20 School year