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Office located at 4 Crawfords Corner Rd. - 732-945-8016
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10a-3p
Modified 12/06/2014

HYAA monthly meetings are generally the
2nd Wednesday of every month

The next HYAA meeting will be on Wednesday January 14th at 8:00pm in the Satz Cafeteria.

The HYAA office has moved downstairs at town hall.


Practice Schedules Now Available

Basketball practices start Saturday, December 6th and schedules are now available from the link on the basketball page. Coaches that need to adjust their practice times should work with their league president.

HYAA Ref Clinics

All those interested in being a ref for the upcoming rec basketball season need to attend the ref clinics. New refs need to attend all 3 clinics while returning refs need to attend only 1.

The clinics will be as follows

  • Dec 10 @ 5:30 in the Satz Gym
  • Dec 17 @ 5:30 in the Indian Hill Main Gym
  • Dec 20 @ 10:00a in the Indian Hill Back Gym

Please contact Jeanne Toomey if you have any questions.

Basketball Registrations Only Accepted in the Office

You can still download a copy of the registration form and return it to the HYAA office with your check - NO CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED IN THE OFFICE. Online registrations are no longer being accepted. All registrations received after November 12 are subject to a $50 late fee with no guarantee of placement on a team.

NOTE: Registration is open to Holmdel children age 5 by October 1. Girls leagues up to 10th grade Boys leagues up to 12th grade.


Registrations Now Being Accepted

HYAA is offering a three month wrestling program for grades 1-8 beginning November 11th and ending February 19th. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-7:30pm at the High School Wrestling Room. The clinic fee is $85 with discounts for multiple children.

Online registration is not available. Please print out the wrestling registration form and return with your check to the HYAA office. Additional information is available on the registration form. Registrations received after November 11th are subject to a $50 late fee.


Registrations Now Being Accepted

Registrations for the boys and girls spring lacrosse program are now being accepted. Registration forms have been distributed in the schools and can be printed from the lacrosse page. Online registrations are also being accepted. Be sure to read the overviews of each program before submitting your registrations. Registrations received by January 6 get the early registration discount. Registrations received after February 6 are subject to a $50 late fee.


Hornets 11U Team wins USABL Summer League

Hornets triumph in 15-5 win over Old Bridge in championship game at Phillips Park. Co-MVPs: Christian Gravier and Jared Battaglia.

Hornets 11U Team

From Left to Right: James Sciacca, Stevie Siebel, Nick Iulo, Jared Battaglia, Ryan Stewart, Mike Umbrino, Matt Perez, Alex Stanyek, Christian Gravier, and Drew Cannizzo, Also on the team are Mac Rainess and Kyle Polivka (not in photo). Head Coach: Steve Siebel. Asst. Coaches: Michael Umbrino and Alan Stewart.

Holmdel Highlanders Capture USABL Championship

The 12-U Holmdel Highlanders won their USABL divisional championship, with late come-from-behind playoff wins against Fair Haven (6-5) and Freehold (13-9).

They also placed 2nd in The East Brunswick Summer Slugfest, losing to Franklin 6-5 in the finals.

USABL Champs

Pictured in photo, from 4th row: coaches Pat Demech, John Cronin and Joe Hroblak. 3rd row: Nick Demech, Tanner Hroblak, Matt Bracero, Derek Chan, Jake McCarthy, Anthony Rillo, Doug Chan. 2nd row: Declan Jackman, Jason Ng, Justin Lautenberg, Hunter Cronin. 1st row: Byron Ng, Mike Hendrickson.


Galaxy Boys 4/5/6 Champs

The Galaxy coached by Brett Frieman & Peter Reddy won the HYAA Boys 4/5/6 soccer Championship on Saturday Nov 15th over Team Real coached by Howard Shallcross. It was a great game that came down to the wire. Final score was 3-2

Players from left to right are: Brydon Hayes (4th grade), Balaz Papp (6th grade), Andrew Chen (5th grade), Jack Lydel (5th grade), Aidan Lagana (5th grade), Louis Ambrosio (5th grade), Colin McCauley (6th grade), Andrew Reddy (4th grade), Henry Frieman (4th grade), Nick Seibel (4th grade), Danny Lynch (4th grade) & Shane Marion (4th grade). Not pictured is Mike Conti (5th grade).

Galaxy Boys 456 Champs

Student Volunteer Hours

All students who volunteered for HYAA soccer and need a community service form completed should send an email to Jim Calhoun at jimcalhoun1@verizon.net. You will need to provide your name, the number of hours completed and your current grade.


Important Dates

Dec 6 Basketball practices start
Jan 10 Basketball games start
Mar 14 Basketball March Madness

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.

Girls 3rd/4th Grade Travel Team Champs

Congratulations to the girls 3rd/4th grade travel team for winning the West Long Branch tournament! In the semifinal the girls won a defensive battle again archrival Marlboro, 7 - 6, to advance to the championship game. In the final, as the 16 - 4 score indicates, Freehold proved to be no match for our girls!

Coaches Karpell, Loucopoulos, and, Stolker could not be more proud of this terrific group of athletes. More importantly, the girls are great kids...a true testament to these 11 great Holmdel families.

Congratulations again to: (Top left to right) Janie Bachmann, Maggie Lamountain, Alexandra Loucopoulos, Jamie Decicco, Maddie Fanelli, Olivia Calhoun.
(Bottom left to right) Ava Rubano, Allison Cannon, Julia Karpell (Tournament Co MVP), Erica Stolker (Tournament Co MVP). Not pictured: Rachel Quirk.

Girls 3/4 Champs

Boys 3rd Grade Travel Team Wins Back-to-Back Tournaments!

The boys won 4 straight games to capture the Marlboro championship and then won 3 more to win the Long Branch Tournament.

Pictured left to right: Matt Tempone, Lawrence Mancino, Ben Kipnis (blocked from view), Gary Collyer, Julen Iturbe, Luke Brand, Luke Wassef, Tyler Gravier, James Vallillo, Patrick Sharpe, Colin Polivka and Will Gilfillan. Coaches left to right are Brendan Sharpe, Iker Iturbe and John Polivka.

Boys 3rd Grade Travel Team

Congratulations also go out to the Girls 4th grade, Boys 5th grade and Boys 6th grade teams for all winning 3 straight games and getting to the championship game.

Boys 6th Grade Travel Team Captures Hazlet Championship

Congratulations to the boys for a great team effort in winning the Hazlet tournament! The boys beat Hazlet 67-24, Marlboro 57-25, MYAA 50-32 and finally Hazlet again for the championship 53-19.

 Pictured left to right: Tigher Quinn-Steineke, Christian Gravier, Anthony Pesce, Ian Flanagan, Jaden Grillo, Alexei Iturbe, Alden Hary, Drew Cannizzo and Albert Zou. Not pictured are Kyle Polivka and Alex Baker. Coaches left to right are Tom Steineke, Iker Iturbe and John Polivka with Jeff Baker not pictured. Kyle Polivka was awarded the MVP.

Boys 6th grade travel team

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 and Softball.


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.