HYAA Softball Coaches Handbook - All New 2016 Edition
Be sure to check out the updated 2016 Holmdel
Softball Coaches Handbook. The guide contains lots of great practice ideas and videos to help coaches understand how we like to teach our players.
HYAA Softball Pitching Clinic
Our HYAA softball pitching clinic is a new program starting in Holmdel in an effort to develop many talented pitchers to support our
rec, travel and school programs. This introduction to pitching is the first in a series of progressive pitching clinics HYAA will offer our female athletes.
They will run in six or eight week cycles and our goal is to have our players progress through the programs over a nine to twelve month period. There
is no obligation to continue and players can drop out at any time. The clinic will be led by Suzanne Hennessey, a former Division 1 pitcher at St. Peterís
college and an experienced player and coach. Please see the registration form for more
Travel Basketball Tryout Deadline Approaching
Travel basketball tryouts and coaching application deadline is approaching. Check the basketball page
Basketball Skills Clinics
HYAA will be conducting skills clinics for Girls in K
through 1st grade and for Boys in 2nd grade (SOLD OUT). The 5-session clinics
will start April 29th for the girls and May 2nd for the boys. The cost is $25. All interested need to complete the appropriate registration form and
return it to the HYAA office with your check.
Boys 4th Grade Travel Team Wins Title Again!
The boys 4th grade travel team won the Mid-Monmouth league championship for the second year in a row. There are a total of 27 teams
in the Mid-Monmouth league and the boys have now won 32 straight games within the league on their way to back-to-back titles. This year, the boys cruised
to victories over Ocean, Rumson, Manalapan and Marlboro to win the playoffs.
Pictured left to right in the first row are Luke Brand, Patrick Sharpe, Gary Collyer, and Joe Mahoney. Pictured left to right in the
second row are Will Gilfillan, Ben Kipnis, Matt Tempone, James Vallillo, Julen Iturbe, Colin Polivka, Luke Wassef, and Lawrence Mancino. Coaches left
to right are head coach Iker Iturbe, John Polivka and Brendan Sharpe.
March Madness All Stars
The HYAA basketball program celebrated another successful season with its annual March Madness All-Star games last Saturday. By the
looks of the Boys 5/6 All Stars below, a great time was had by all.
2016 Spring Wrestling Clinic
HYAA Wrestling will be conducting a Spring Wrestling Clinic. Sessions will be held on Fridays, beginning April 8th thru June17th from
6:00 Ė 7:30 pm at the High School wrestling room. No session May 27th.
Get more Info on the clinic and all other news about the HYAA Wrestling program at
Registrations for the upcoming Spring Lacrosse teams are NO LONGER being accepted except boys K-2 clinic and the boys 7/8 team. We will
be accepting registrations only in the HYAA office until March 1st. Please see the lacrosse section for details on
the programs being offered and the registration forms.
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Thanks to the HYAA Sponsors
HYAA would like to thank all of our sponsors for their donations and continued support of our programs.
Bull Pen Baseball & Sports Academy
C & C Air Conditioning & Heating
CKís Baseball 4U (they are already on the
Cold Stone and Blimpies
Dicksí Sporting Goods
Elizabeth Truck Center
Stillwell Hansen Inc.
Stop & Shop
HFEE Second Annual 5K and Kids Fun Run
Please join the HFEE for its Second Annual 5K and Kids Fun Run on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Bell Works! Last year's inaugural event attracted
almost 300 participants and a fun morning was had by all. This year we added a DJ and hope to see even more members of our community participate. Please
click here to register: https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Holmdel/HFEE5KWalkRun.
Modell's Discount Coupon - Extended to May 12
From April 1st through May 12th be sure to use the Modell's Coupon for all your
sports equipment needs and save 15% off your purchase. All purchases benefit HYAA as Modell's donates 5% of the sales during the promotion to HYAA.
Use the coupon as often as you like.
Time To Help One of Our Own
After fighting and recovering from cancer just two years ago, Tim McDonnell, Sr. received the phone no parent ever wants to receive.
His son Tim, Jr. while attending Rutgers was struck by a car and placed in a medically induced coma. Now weeks later, Tim faces a long road to recovery,
currently in a rehabilitation center showing some signs of hope.
The outpouring of support both from the Rutgers & local communities has been overwhelming but as you might imagine, the family faces
mounting medical bills.
A website has been created www.FightforTimmy.com that provides more information as well as
accepts donations online. Click here for some additional information.
The McDonnells have been involved in and supported many charities in the past and we are asking everyone's support to now help them
in this difficult time.
Coach Background Checks
Coaches must fill out the background check form, and bring a driverís license to the office or to a Pre-Season Coaches Meeting in order
to coach in HYAA. This applies to all head coaches and assistants. The fee will be paid by HYAA. Forms will be available at the monthly HYAA meetings,
in the HYAA office, and at any Pre-Season Coaches Meetings. Background checks must be completed every two years.
Coach's Guide to Concussions in Youth Sports
Please use link below to take the CDC free Coach's Concussion Course:
You can use this link for downloadable materials available from the CDC website on concussions:
HYAA Advertising Program
Please partner up with HYAA and help serve the youth of our community by providing them with the necessary tools to learn the sports of Baseball
PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY
HYAA is offering a sponsorship opportunity for 2015 at our busy Phillips Park Fields. All signs will be displayed for the entire season. Be sure
to print out the HYAA Sponsorship form and return it to the HYAA office.
Holmdel Township Recreation Department
Programs and activities are also available through the Holmdel Townships Parks and Recreation website.
Click here for additional information.