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Updated 9/26/2016


This section contains information about the HYAA tournament baseball and softball teams.

Joe Crowley, Tournament Team Director

Baseball Travel Team Tryouts

The tryouts will include an independent evaluation. PLEASE NOTE: This schedule is subject to change, so please check the HYAA travel baseball web-site for updates to the schedule, or postponement due to inclement weather.

In accordance with Cal Ripken rules, big barrel bats are not allowed at the tryouts.

Please register with the HYAA office by sending an email to admin@hyaa.org with the following information:

  • your son's name
  • son's birthday
  • the team (age group) he intends to try out for
  • email address
  • phone number

Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled time to sign-in and warm-up. The tryouts will be held at Phillips Park in Holmdel. Note that there are 2 tryouts for each age group. We strongly encourage boys to attend both tryouts for the team(s) they are trying out for. At least one tryout must be attended.

Eligibility requirements: Only Holmdel residents who are members of HYAA are eligible for Holmdel travel baseball teams. All HYAA travel players are required to play HYAA rec baseball.

Eligibility for Travel teams is based on age, as follows:

  • For 8U born after April 30, 2008
  • For 9U born after April 30, 2007
  • For 10U born after April 30, 2006
  • For 11U born after April 30, 2005
  • For 12U born after April 30, 2004

Baseball Tryout - Remaining Schedule

All tryouts will be held at Phillips Park as follows:

Thursday, October 6
  9U:   6:00

Please be on time to allow for sign-in, numbers to be pinned on etc. Players may arrive early to warm-up if desired.

Tryouts are expected to last 2 to 2.5 hours.

For any 10u players who did not get a chance to get evaluated on pitching on Wednesday’s tryout and wish to, please inform the HYAA office and we will let you know when an alternative time will be offered.

Tryouts for 13U will be at a later date, probably in the spring.

NOTE: Travel teams are competitive baseball teams requiring a higher skill level of player, and a higher level of commitment from both player and parents than recreational baseball. There are also additional expenses involved to cover purchase of uniforms and entry into tournaments. Children who tryout are not guaranteed a spot on the team, but we encourage all who are interested to tryout.

Babe Ruth District Tournaments

This year the Babe Ruth District tournaments will start the week of June 21st. The locations hosting the tournaments are as follows:
8 's- Middletown
9's - Manalapan
11's- Matawan
12 's- 50/70 at Hazlet (Babe Ruth rules apply: leading, balks, big barrel bats, etc.)
12's- 46/60 at Middletown (if 4 or more teams enter)
13 's- Keansburg
14's- Hazlet
15's- Edison

State Championships will be held on the dates indicated at the following locations:
8's- Colonia: 7/18
9's- Hazlet: 7/18
10's- Mt. Olive: 7/10
11's- South Plainfield (46/60): 7/18
11's- Cheesequake (50/70): 7/18
12's- North Brunswick (46/60) and (50/70): 7/10
13's- Hazlet: 7/11
14's- Randolph: 7/11
15's- Bridgewater: 7/18
16's- Bloomfield: 7/10
18's- Bloomfield: 7/10

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