Practice Schedules Now
Basketball practices start
Saturday, December 6th and schedules are now
available from the link on the
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
Dec 20 @ 10:00a in the Indian Hill
Toomey if you have any questions.
Basketball Registrations Only Accepted
in the Office
You can still download a copy
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
Registrations Now Being
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
Hornets 11U Team wins USABL Summer
Hornets triumph in 15-5 win over
Old Bridge in championship game at Phillips Park.
Co-MVPs: Christian Gravier and Jared Battaglia.
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
The 12-U Holmdel Highlanders won their USABL
divisional championship, with late come-from-behind
playoff wins against Fair Haven (6-5) and Freehold
They also placed 2nd in The East Brunswick Summer
Slugfest, losing to Franklin 6-5 in the finals.
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).
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
You will need to provide your name, the number of
hours completed and your current grade.
||Basketball games start
||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
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
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
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.
to right) Ava Rubano, Allison Cannon, Julia
Karpell (Tournament Co MVP), Erica Stolker
(Tournament Co MVP). Not pictured: Rachel Quirk.
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.
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
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
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.
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
Coach's Guide to Concussions in Youth Sports
Please use link below to take the CDC free Coach's
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
Holmdel Township Recreation Department
Programs and activities are also available through
the Holmdel Townships Parks and Recreation website.
here for additional information.