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Fall Soccer Options in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ Three community organizations offer fall youth soccer programs - Berkeley Heights Recreation, the Berkeley Heights Police Athletic League (PAL) and the Berkeley Heights Youth Soccer Club (BHYSC).  These programs meet the needs of families and their children with differing levels of interest in soccer.

Berkeley Heights Recreation offers Saturday Soccer at Memorial Park.  This program is skill driven and designed as an introduction to soccer with children grouped by age either 3 and 4 or 5 and 6.  Children play and learn in a safe, positive and supportive environment.  All levels are welcome; the emphasis is on fun!  For more detailed information and to register, please view the 2013 Fall Program booklet on the township website at and click on the recreation drop-down on the left side of the screen. (Schedule will be available shortly.)

Berkeley Heights PAL soccer consists of intown league play for children in grades 1-4 on Saturdays starting September 14th through November 23rd.  Children in grades 5-8, PAL is offering out-of-town play in a local recreational league on either Saturday or Sunday.  Cost to participate is $60 per player.  Online registration is open, and families are encouraged to register online at  A late fee of $20 will be charged for registrations received after Friday, August 23rd.  Early registrations enable the PAL to more accurately determine the number of coaches and team tee shirts needed to efficiently run the program.  For more information, please go to or email

BHYSC Soccer Development Academy offers professional instruction for ages 3-7.  Children ages 3-5 will meet on Tuesday afternoons; children ages 6 and 7 will meet on both Tuesday and Friday afternoons starting the week of September 10th.   Click here for program description and pricing.  Online registration is open until late August at  E-mail inquiries to

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