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Modified 5/9/2019


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, 7th and 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.

Travel tryouts for Boys 3rd and Girls 3/4th grades will be in the Fall. If you are interested in the recreation basketball league, where it is more instructional in nature and players get relatively equal playing time, that registration will be in the Fall as well.

Tryout Schedule




Tryout 1

Tryout 2

Boys 3

Fall Tryouts

Fall Tryouts

Boys 4

Friday 5/31 | 6:00-7:30PM | Indian Hill New

Friday 6/7 | 6:00-7:30PM | Indian Hill New

Boys 5

Thursday 5/30 | 6:00-7:30PM | Village New

Thursday 6/6 | 6:00-7:30PM | Village New

Boys 6

Thursday 5/30 | 7:45-9:15PM | Village New

Thursday 6/6 | 7:45-9:15PM | Village New

Boys 7

Monday 6/3 | 7:45-9:15PM | Satz

Monday 6/10 | 6:00-7:30PM | Satz

Boys 8

Monday 6/3 | 6:00-7:30PM | Satz

Monday 6/10 | 7:45-9:15PM | Satz










Tryout 1

Tryout 2

Girls 3-4

Fall Tryouts

Fall Tryouts

Girls 5

Tuesday 5/28 | 6:00-7:30PM | Village New

Tuesday 6/4 | 6:00-7:30PM | Village New

Girls 6

Tuesday 5/28 | 7:45-9:15PM | Village New

Tuesday 6/4 | 7:45-9:15PM | Village New

Girls 7

Wednesday 5/29 | 6:00-7:30PM | Village New

Wednesday 6/5 | 6:00-7:30PM | Village New

Girls 8

Wednesday 5/29 | 7:45-9:15PM | Village New

Wednesday 6/5 | 7:45-9:15PM | Village New

Tryout Registration

You must register for the tryout by Friday May 24.Click on the following registration link https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/200922

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 24th. Current coaches do not need to resubmit.


Regular season schedules for ALL grades

see the full schedule for any given day

Holmdel HS Main and New Gyms

PLAYOFFS - Grades 3 and up

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

League Presidents Clinic Danielle Longyear
Boys 1st Kevin Buchan
  Boys 2nd Danielle Longyear
  Boys 3rd Sean O'Connor
  Boys 4th Brian Foster
Boys 5th/6th John Critchley / James Vallillo
Boys 7th/8th Brian Hynes
Boys HS Steve Siebel / Joe Hroblak
Girls 1st/2nd Chris Zammit
Girls 3rd/4th Brian Teevan
Girls 5th/6th John Yasnowski
Girls 7th/8th/9th/10th Ellen Flaherty
Director of Officials Jeanne Toomey

2018/19 CALENDAR

Registration Begins Sep 21
Early Registration Ends Oct 7
Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Course Oct 3
Registration Ends Oct 23
Coaches / League Presidents Meeting
Village New Gym - 7pm
Oct 30
Practices Start Nov 12
Referee Clinics
>> New refs need to attend all 3
>> Returning refs need to attend 1
Nov 26/29
Indian Hill back gym - 6:30pm
Games Start Dec 10
Playoffs Start - grade 3 and up Feb 19
March Madness Mar 16

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.


All Leagues - General Rules
League Specific Rules

Player Ranking Template

Basketball Commissioners' Responsibilities

Travel Teams

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