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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.


PAL Wrestling 2021-22

Berkeley Heights PAL Wrestling 2021-22 season

Registration is now open for PAL Wrestling for the 2021-22 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 1st to 8th grade for the 2021-22 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:


"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- 26th President of the United States, long time wrestler


Open to: Boys & Girls
born on or after: 07/16/2003

In Grades: 1 to 8 for 2021-22 School year

2022 Spring Boys Lacrosse

Registration is open for the Spring 2022 Berkeley Heights PAL Boys Lacrosse.


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.


All players will need full lacrosse equipment: lacrosse stick, helmet, shoulder pads, gloves, elbow pads, cup, and mouth guard. New to Spring 2022, ALL FIELD PLAYERS are required to wear shoulder pads that meet NOCSAE Standard ND2000. Please reach out with any equipment related questions at


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 4th/5th grade team).

Grade 2: NEW to BH PAL Lacrosse for 2022, we are offering a 2nd Grade Only Team. 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 BH PAL Lacrosse Commissioner, Andrew Morris at If 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: Due to anticipated lower numbers of 4th grade participants, we will be offering a joint 4th and 5th Grade team . This team will play a 5th Grade schedule, similar to past years when grades do not have enough participants to fill a team.

Grade 6: 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 If we cannot identify enough coaches, then trainers may need to be used to further support these teams at an incremental cost.


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.

Opened: 11/12/2021
Closes: 02/21/2022

Open to: Boys

In Grades: 2 to 8 for 2021-22 School year

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Open to: New Men & Women