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Modified 5/21/2018


Travel Basketball Tryouts will be conducted in late May and early June

HYAA will be holding travel team tryouts for the Boys 4th, 5th, 6th, 7thand 8th grades and for Girls 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. These grade levels are what the boys and girls will be going into in the fall, not their current grade. With sufficient interest, qualified coaching volunteers and available gym time we will also consider forming B teams based on the tryouts. Travel teams are highly competitive with no guaranteed playing time. In addition, travel players are expected to attend a minimum of 75% of their practices and games, failure to achieve this minimum level of participation can significantly affect playing time. Tryouts for Boys 3rd and Girls 3/4th grades will be in the Fall.

You must complete the online registration form no later than Tuesday May 22nd.

Travel Basketball Tryout Schedule

The tryout schedule occasionally changes due to unforeseen conflicts, please check back throughout the month to ensure you have the right times.

Please note the travel tryout schedule changes in red below. Schedule as of Monday May 21.

Tryout 1
Tryout 2
Boys 3
Fall Tryouts
Fall Tryouts
Boys 4
Friday 6/8 | 6:00-7:30PM | Satz
Friday 6/15 | 6:00-7:30PM | Satz
Boys 5
Wednesday 6/6 | 6:00-7:30PM | Satz
Thursday 6/14 | 6:00-7:30PM | Village New
Boys 6
Wednesday 6/6 | 7:45-9:15PM | Satz
Thursday 6/14 | 7:45-9:15PM | Village New
Boys 7
Monday 6/4 | 6:00-7:30PM | Indian Hill New
Monday 6/11 | 6:00-7:30PM | Indian Hill New
Boys 8
Monday 6/4 | 7:45-9:15PM | Indian Hill New
Monday 6/11 | 7:45-9:15PM | Indian Hill New
Tryout 1
Tryout 2
Girls 3-4
Fall Tryouts
Fall Tryouts
Girls 5
Tuesday 5/29 | 6:00-7:30PM | Village New
Tuesday 6/5 | 6:00-7:30PM | Village New
Girls 6
Tuesday 5/29 | 7:45-9:15PM | Village New
Tuesday 6/5 | 7:45-9:15PM | Village New
Girls 7
Thursday 5/24 | 6:00-7:30PM | Village New
Wednesday 5/30 | 6:00-7:30PM | Satz
Girls 8
Thursday 5/24 | 7:45-9:15PM | Village New
Wednesday 5/30 | 7:45-9:15PM | Satz

Travel Basketball Tryout Guidance

  1. Each tryout will consist of two 90 minute sessions.
  2. Participants are strongly encouraged to participate in both days of the tryout.
  3. B teams, if formed, will be picked based upon the two sessions (not separate tryouts).
  4. Players should arrive 15 minutes before the start time to warm up.
  5. Players must wear the jersey color and number that they entered on the registration form so that the player can be quickly and accurately identified.
  6. 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.
  7. Selection is based upon a number of factors that include dribbling, speed, agility, shooting, teamwork, “coachability”, defensive skills, as well as overall basketball acumen.
  8. Selection is made by 1-2 independent evaluators (usually a commissioner) 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.

Travel Basketball Coaching Application

HYAA has an open coaching application process for all its travel basketball teams. If you have an interest in coaching one of the teams, please submit your coaching application to John Polivka at John.Polivka@comcast.net by May 22. Current coaches do not need to resubmit.

2017/18 CALENDAR

Registration Begins Sep 21
Early Registration Ends Oct 8
Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Course Oct 23
Registration Ends Oct 27
Coaches / League Presidents Meeting
Satz Cafeteria - 7pm
Nov 6
Practices Start Nov 13
Referee Clinics
>> New refs need to attend all 3
>> Returning refs need to attend 1
Nov 14, 20, and 21
Indian Hill Gym 6:00pm
Games Start Dec 11
Picture Day
Indian Hill Cafetorium
Jan 27
Playoffs Start - grade 3 and up Feb 12
March Madness SCHEDULE Mar 17


schedules for ALL grades

see the full schedule for any given day

Jan 27 - Indian Hill Cafetorium

Mar 17 - Holmdel HS Main and New Gyms - SCHEDULE

Use the links below for the DOUBLE ELIMINATION playoff brackets. For each game in the TOP bracket, the letter in parentheses indicates where the loser goes in the BOTTOM bracket.

Boys 3 - Champ Bronowich
Boys 4 - Champ: Wassef
Boys 56 - Champ: Serini
Boys 78 - Champ: Hanley
Boys 9/10 - Champ: Ng
Boys 11/12 - Champ: Hroblak

Girls 34 - Champ Lasalandra
Girls 56 - Champ: Reardon

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Commissioners John Critchley
Brian Hynes
John Polivka
Jay Romano
Brendan Sharpe - Head Commissioner

League Presidents Clinic Dan Bodnar / Kevin Buchan
Boys 1st Danielle Longyear
  Boys 2nd Mike Messenkopf
  Boys 3rd Rich Dormer
  Boys 4th James Valillo
Boys 5th/6th Cara Sharpe / John Polivka / John Critchley
Boys 7th/8th Brian Hynes
Girls 1st/2nd Chris Zammit
Girls 3rd/4th Brendan Sharpe / John Yasnowski
Girls 5th/6th Flavio Rubano / Brian Teevan
Girls 7th/8th/9th/10th TBD
Director of Officials Jeanne Toomey

Injury Report Form

In case of an injury sustained during an HYAA event, please print and complete the Injury Report Form and return it to the HYAA office. Please complete all relevant parts of the form.


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Player Ranking Template

Basketball Commissioners' Responsibilities

Travel Teams

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