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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If 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 email@example.com. If 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for USA Lacrosse:
Please go to https://membership.usalacrosse.com/create-account/accounts
Open to: Boys
In Grades: 1 to 8 for 2022-23 School year