The HYAA office is located at:
Holmdel Town Hall
4 Crawfords Corner Rd.
OFFICE HOURS: Mon-Fri 10a-3p

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  TODAY'S GAMES   Modified 11/20/2020

HYAA monthly meetings will be on Zoom until further notice

Our next meeting is Thursday, December 10th at 8:00pm on Zoom



The link above is to the NJ Department of Health. HYAA is following all rules and guidelines as it relates to COVID-19. To see these guidelines in detail, please click on the link and look under schools which outlines the protocol we are following regarding confirmed cases and quarantine.


HYAA 10U Travel Baseball Champions

Congrats to the 10U Boys Travel Baseball team for their championship season. The boys had a tremendous season going 9-1-1 beating Marlboro and then Allentown to win the championship.

HYAA Fall Ball Rec Team Wins 1st Place Championship Game!

Team Name: KC
First Place Championship Game on Oct. 25, 2020 Final Score 11-10

Coaches Left to Right: Mike Messenkopf, Dave Daub, Chris Placca, Gary Woodward
Players Left to Right:
Michael Leal Gamino, Zachary Daub, Michael Arroyo, Matthew Laido, Logan Placca, Sam Sherman, Michael Messenkopf, Ryan Messenkopf, Drew Bryceland
Sitting: Scott Woodward
Missing Players: Alexander Potylitsin, Anthony Scagnelli


Under current local, state and national laws we are permitted to have a season and will attempt to do so. If at any time state or federal laws/rules change, we will abide by those rules. All COVID-19 precautionary measures will be observed. We will have temperature checks before practice and matches, a daily COVID-19 waiver to be completed by parents prior to practice, mask for coaches and no non-essential persons in the room during practice and matches. There is no guarantee that we will have matches this year with outside towns although we are in discussions to try and make that happen. This is a fluid situation, and we will adjust accordingly. The goal for this season is to keep the kids active, having fun, learning and hopefully to compete.

This three-month wrestling program is for grades K – 8 beginning Tuesday, November 24th and ending Thursday, March 4th. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. As of right now, we will be practicing at Beast Coast Wrestling Club, 192 CARR AVE, KEANSBURG, NJ 07734 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. Practice location is subject to change should the schools grant us access to use the Satz cafeteria during the season.

FEE: $135 (FIRST CHILD), $100 (ADDITIONAL CHILDREN) + $25 Association Fee. Payment of annual fee is for the first HYAA sport participated in each school year, not calendar year. If you have already paid for a prior sport, you will not be charged again.

IF YOU INTEND TO WRESTLE THIS YEAR, PLEASE REGISTER ASAP SO WE KNOW WHAT OUR NUMBERS ARE FOR THE YEAR AND CAN PLAN ACCORDINGLY. The HYAA organization has moved to a TeamSnap registration process. TeamSnap is an online mobile-enabled sports team management application that allows our league, coaches and parents a more efficient means of communication schedules and team events. Our registration process will be very similar to what was in place and will take less than two minutes to complete. If you do not have a TeamSnap account, you will be asked to create one as you register (requires an email address and password). Please register using the online form. EVERYONE MUST CREATE A FAMILY ACCOUNT and register your child(ren) on TeamSnap. All registrations require a credit card at the time of registration.



HYAA Days at Holmdel HS

The HYAA 1st grade girls took to the HS varsity field and had a chance to play under the lights. By all accounts the kids had a blast. Thanks so much to the soccer commissioners for arranging this and to Alison for capturing all the smiling faces!

Please see the COVID guidelines for the 2020 season



HYAA will be conducting travel basketball team tryouts for Girls 4th thru 8th grades and Boys 3rd thru 8th grades. As HYAA travel teams are highly competitive, there will need to be some cuts as part of the evaluation process and there is no guaranteed playing time. HYAA has a recreation program which is geared towards the less competitive player.

Exceptional 2nd grade boys can try out for the Boys 3rd grade teams (1-2 are sometimes selected). Exceptional 3rd grade girls can try out for the Girls 4th grade team (1-2 are sometimes selected).

We are asking for everyone interested in signing up to register on TeamSnap by 10/9/2020. Due to limitations on gym availability, the exact dates and times for tryouts will be announced at a later date.

Tryout Guidelines:

1. Please complete the required tryout registration form by Friday, October 9th.
2. Each tryout will consist of two 60 - 90 minute sessions.
3. Participants are strongly encouraged to participate in both days of the tryout.
4. B teams, if formed, will be picked based upon the 2 sessions (not separate tryouts).
5. Players should arrive 15 minutes before the start time to warm up.
6. Players must wear an HYAA Recreation Jersey or another jersey with a number on it so that players can be quickly and easily identified (make sure the boys/girls wear the same jersey and number you entered on the registration form).
7. Parents who want to watch the tryout are asked to sit in the bleachers and refrain from cheering and coaching the players during the tryout.
8. Selection is based upon several factors that include dribbling, speed, agility, shooting, teamwork, "coachability', defensive skills, as well as overall basketball acumen.
9. If you have any questions, please contact the HYAA office at 1-732-946-6799
10. Team selections are made by 1 or 2 independent evaluators (commissioners) in tandem with the coach (if known). If the coach is not yet known, then the selection will be made solely by the independent evaluators.






Important Dates

Dec 10 HYAA Monthly Meeting
Zoom meeting - contact the office for details

HYAA 2020-21 Meeting Dates

All meetings will be on Zoom until further notice. If you would like to attend a meeting, please contact the office for the Zoom address.

December 10
January 14
February 11
March 11
April 8
May 13
June 10

HYAA Non-Discrimination Policy

The Holmdel Youth Activities Association (“HYAA”) is a volunteer organization committed to providing youth programs in a safe and positive environment. The HYAA does not and shall not discriminate against its members, players, coaches, parents, referees, guests or volunteers on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law in any of its activities, events or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our association including our players, coaches, parents, referees, guests and volunteers.

Conduct of any individual that does not comport with this Non-Discrimination Policy during any HYAA activity or event or operations thereof will be not be tolerated. Violations of this Policy should be reported to, and will be reviewed by, the HYAA Executive Committee. The HYAA Executive Committee may issue sanctions for violations of this Policy, including but not limited to immediate removal from an HYAA activity or event, written warnings, and/or suspension for a period of time, commensurate with the severity of the actions up to and including a life-time ban from all HYAA activities.

HYAA Hosting Rutgers SAFETY Course - TBD

HYAA will be hosting a session of the three hour Rutgers SAFETY course at some time in the near future. Registration/sign-on starts at 6:30pm and the class starts at 7:00 sharp. All attendees are strongly encouraged to reserve a seat as the course does tend to fill up. All coaches and assistant coaches are required to take the one-time course.

HYAA Rules for Training in BOE Gyms

Please remember that HYAA is a guest of the Holmdel Board of Education. With this in mind, commissioners must relay to their coaches appropriate rules and regulations for indoor training. The rules listed below are to be used as guidelines, however, should be adjusted by individual sports in order to maintain the integrity of the gyms:

  • Only “soft” balls or “softies” should be used when playing any outdoor sport, indoors in the gyms.

  • At no time should tape be used on any gym/cafeteria floor.

  • Only sneakers can be worn, absolutely no cleats.

  • No hitting or throwing of balls against the gyms walls or bleachers.

  • Any unintentional damage to the gyms must be reported to the HYAA office immediately so that the BOE can be contacted.
    The sport that causes damage will be responsible for the cost of repair.

  • Repeated violation of any of these rules will result in gym privileges being revoked for that particular team and/or sport.

Coach Background Checks

In order to coach or assistant coach for HYAA, you must fill out the background check form. 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. Be sure to read HYAA's background check policy for details. Background checks must be completed every two years. All coaches and assistant coaches who haven't filled out this form in the last two years should print and scan a completed copy to the HYAA office at along with a driver's license. Information is kept private and confidential. Any questions, please contact the office.

All coaches and assistant coaches who haven’t filled out this form in the last 2 years years should print and scan a completed copy to the HYAA office at

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 2020 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.

HYAA Registrations Through Teamsnap

The HYAA organization has moved to a TeamSnap registration process. TeamSnap is an online and mobile-enabled sports team management application that allows our league, coaches and parents a more efficient means of communicating schedules and team events. If you do not have a TeamSnap account, you will be asked to create one as you register (requires an email address and password). Please register using the online form found on our website’s LACROSSE page ( EVERYONE MUST CREATE A FAMILY ACCOUNT and register your child(ren) on TeamSnap. All registrations require a credit card payment at the time of registration.

Thanks to the HYAA Sponsors

HYAA would like to thank all of our sponsors for their donations and continued support of our programs.

C & C Air Conditioning & Heating
CK Baseball 4U
Cold Stone and Blimpies
Cracked Olive
Dicks Sporting Goods
Elizabeth Truck Center
Hoch Orthodontics
JRC Electrical
Rockwell Dentistry
Salerno's Pizzeria
Shrewsbury Orthodontics
Stillwell Hansen Inc.
Stop & Shop

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:

Holmdel Township Recreation Department

Programs and activities are also available through the Holmdel Townships Parks and Recreation website. Click here for additional information.