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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.


 

2022 Highlander Youth Tackle Football

2022 Highlander Youth Tackle Football (3rd - 8th Grade)

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

Please note: to ensure all players are able to play at their age/grade-appropriate level, the Highlander Youth Football program will continue to merge teams, when necessary, with the New Providence Pioneer Youth Football Program. At any grade level, if either program does not have enough players to field a team, the two programs will merge for that grade level. The program with the greater number of players will typically field the team, which also dictates when and where that grade level practices, and which program's uniforms are worn.

The season will begin August 15th. Highlander teams will begin 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 29th (week of): League-Wide Scrimmages
  • September 11th: Season Opener
  • November 6th: Playoffs (Levels A-D only)
  • November 12th or 13th: Super Bowl (Levels A-D only)
  • November 19th: All-Star Game (Level A only)

REGISTRATION FEE: $260

EARLY REGISTRATION (PRIOR TO JUNE 1st) FEE: $220

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.

Questions?: contact Mike Honey at mhoney@bhpal.org or call 973.568.8363

Opened: 05/01/2022
Closes: 08/15/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls
born on or after: 02/01/2008

In Grades: 3 to 8 for 2022-23 School year

2022 Grapplers Wrestling Camp

Governor Livingston wrestling head coach Rick Ortega will be running his Grapplers Wrestling Camp again this summer!

The camp is open to kids entering 1st to 9th grade for the 2022-23 school year. 

Dates: July 11th-14th 2022

Time: 9am to 12pm

Location: Columbia Middle School - Blue Gym

Cost: $185

Coach Ortega and his staff will provide high quality instruction to all participants. A low instructor to athlete ratio is maintained to ensure engagement of all participants. The camp is appropriate for wrestlers of any skill level. Beginners welcome and encouraged, there will also be technique applicable to advanced grapplers.

The camp will follow all COVID guidelines that are in place at the time of the camp. 

Registered participants will receive communication prior to the camp on what to bring.

Click here for Camp Brochure.

For questions please contact Coach Ortega: rortega@bhpsnj.org

Opened: 02/24/2022
Closes: 07/12/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls
born on or after: 04/21/2003

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

2022 Highlander Softball Camp

HIGHLANDER SOFTBALL CAMP 2022

Camp Director: Erin Lanigan; Head Coach GL Softball EMC Athletics, LLC

WHEN: July 5th - July 8th (Raindate July 9th) 9:00 - 12:00

WHERE: Governor Livingston High School softball fields

AGES: Players entering 2nd - 9th Grade as of September 2022

COST: $185 (Additional sibling $175)

**CANCELLATION POLICY: For a full refund, all requests for cancellations must be made by email at least 2 weeks prior to the start of camp. Any cancellation made after, will be refunded, minus a $75 administration fee.**

WHAT TO BRING: Players should bring their own glove, helmet, and bat, along with a snack and plenty of water

OUR MISSION: To assist every player in developing their softball ability through various drills that will include defensive and individual position play, batting mechanics, baserunning, and competitive game activities and play.

Any Questions, please email Coach Lanigan at highlandersoftballcamp@gmail.com

 

Base Cost: $185.00

Opened: 04/11/2022
Closes: 07/01/2022

Open to: Girls

In Grades: 2 to 9 for 2022-23 School year

2022 Reaching Heights Field Hockey Summer camp

Governor Livingston field hockey head coach Jackie Wells will be running her first annual Reaching Heights Field Hockey Camp  this summer!

The camp is open to kids entering 2nd to 9th grade for the 2022-23 school year. 

Dates: July 25th-28th 2022

Time: 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Snyder Turf field

Cost: $180

Reaching Heights Field Hockey Camp provides a safe, fun, and engaging experience for youth field hockey players to grow in skill and knowledge of the sport. Emphasis is placed on skill development, self-esteem, & team building, on and off of the field.

Click here for Camp Brochure.

For questions please contact Coach Wells: reachingheightsfh@gmail.com

Opened: 03/08/2022
Closes: 07/26/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls

In Grades: 2 to 9 for 2022-23 School year

2022 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:     $185
 
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: 05/01/2022
Closes: 08/01/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls

In Grades: 4 to 8 for 2022-23 School year

2022 Summer Girls Field Hockey Clinic (2nd - 8th Grade)

The Berkeley Heights PAL is excited to announce its Summer Field Hockey Clinic, open to Berkeley Heights and Mountainside girls in grades 2 through 8.  Field hockey will be offered again by the BH PAL as a Fall 2022 sport, and registration is open now.  This clinic will get girls familiar with the sport through drills and games, prior to the Fall season.  
 
* While loaner sticks will be available, please add a note that you'll need a stick when registering
 
When:   4 Wednedays, July 6th-July 27th
Where:  Snyder Turf field
Who:     entering 2nd – 8th grade girls
Time:     6:30 - 8:00 PM
Cost:     $90
 
 
 
PLEASE BRING:
  • Shin Guards
  • Mouth Guard
  • Lacrosse/hockey goggles (optional)
  • Cleats or sneakers
  • Water
  • Field Hockey Stick (can be borrowed)
 
* No refunds if canceled due to weather.  We will do our best to reschedule based on field availability.  
 

Opened: 05/01/2022
Closes: 07/07/2022

Open to: Girls

In Grades: 2 to 8 for 2022-23 School year

2022 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:    Fridays 4-5pm at Snyder
Cost:     $100
 
 
 
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: 05/01/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls

In Grades: 2 to 4 for 2022-23 School year

Wrestling Open Mats (HS)

BHPAL is sponsoring wrestling open mats for spring and summer. $30 fee covers spring and summer. Will also include 1-2 dual meet tourneys. (Optional)

Open to: Boys & Girls
born on or after: 03/22/2003

In Grades: 8 to 12 for 2021-22 School year

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