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BH PAL Wrestling
by posted 09/19/2017

Registration is open

Registration now open for 2017-18 Berkeley Heights PAL Youth Wrestling!

Who: The program is open to Berkeley Heights and Mountainside residents in grades 2 to 8. Separate practices for beginning and experienced/older wrestlers.

When: Practices will begin in early November. The beginner group will practice twice per week, the more advanced group will practice three times per week. Optional competitions will begin in December; wrestlers can decide on a week to week basis if they want to compete. We are entered in 3 different leagues of varying competitiveness. Practices will take place in the wrestling room at Governor Livingston High School.

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.

How Much: The registration fee is $150. 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.

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"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

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BH PAL - Lacrosse
by posted 09/10/2017

BH PAL Lacrosse

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Berkeley Heights PAL is launching a lacrosse program for boys in grades 3-8 for the Spring 2018 season. For over the last 20 years, Berkeley Heights boys lacrosse players have been a part of the Chiefs organization which was a combined lacrosse program between New Providence and Berkeley Heights. Given the increased interest and participation rate in the sport, it has been decided to manage each town's lacrosse program independently. Berkeley Heights PAL is proud to offer a new exciting opportunity for our youth boys.  For existing players and interested new families, an informational meeting will be held later this fall to explain the sport and goal of the program in more detail. This program is open to all Mountainside residents as well.

To build interest in the program, a FREE introductory clinic will be held on Wednesday, September 20th from 6:00-7:30pm at Snyder field (baseball field outfield) for all interested NEW players in grades 1-8. This will be a non-contact session, focused on the basic fundamentals of the sport.  Lacrosse sticks will be provided, but we encourage you to bring a stick if you have one.  All participants will be required to wear a mouth guard. You must register for the clinic so we can properly prepare for it.  Registration is available at

Following the introductory clinic, a six-week clinic has been scheduled that will run from Wednesday, September 27th through Wednesday, November 1st  at Snyder Field. This clinic is open to all new and existing players of all abilities. Grades 1-4 will play from 6:00-7:30pm on the Snyder baseball field outfield. Grades 5-8 will play from 8:00-9:30pm on the Snyder turf. Grades 1-2 will be sticks only, and grades 3-8 will require full pads (helmet, shoulder pads, gloves, and elbow pads). All participants will be required to wear a mouth guard.  The cost of the program is $95 per child.

We hope that you come out and try this fun and fast-growing sport. 

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BH PAL Travel Basketball
by posted 08/12/2017

Registration Open


BH PAL Travel Basketball program will be open to all Berkeley Heights students in the 4th through the 8th grades (2017-2018 school year). Cost is $185, register before August 31st, 2017 and receive a $25 early bird discount.

Typical commitment will include at least 1-2 practices and 1-2 games per week with some games being played on the weekends. The season will begin in early December and will end in the beginning of March.

Tryouts will be held in late September/early October.  Tryouts will be held two nights per grade.  You must register through the PAL and submit payment to participate in the tryout.  Registration will not be available at the tryout.

While this program is best suited for those interested in a higher level of competition and not every try out participant is guaranteed to make a team; the more kids that try-out the more teams we can make at various skill levels.

Please take note:  All boys travel players grades 4th through 7th participating on a Travel Team are required to play in the In-town recreational league and attend 75 percent of the games or you cannot take a spot on a Travel Team.  No exceptions.  

The In-town recreation program will begin in December. Registration will be available in the coming weeks.

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