HYAA will sponsor Tournament
teams for both boys and girls.
There will generally be one tournament
team per age group.
Click here for the
Travel Team Coach application (PDF).
Print the application and return
the completed application to the appropriate HYAA commissioners.
All teams shall be formed
by AGE only. The only exception shall be if there is not a sufficient
number of players in a particular age group to field an HYAA Tournament
team. The player's age is determined as of April 1st of the current
year for boys and as of December 31 of the prior year for girls.
Selection of Tournament Team
The HYAA Commissioner shall
inquire from the HYAA Coaches of a particular HYAA League as to who may
be interested in becoming Head Coach, Manager, or Assistant Coach for a
Tournament Team. The HYAA commissioners
shall conduct an election in order to determine
the Head Coach.
The HYAA Commissioner shall
direct and conduct an open tryout system that will determine the composition
of an HYAA Tournament team. It is suggested that a few tryouts are held
in order to give all of our HYAA participants an opportunity. The
Tournament team coach will select the Tournament team and they must
be registered players in that HYAA program.
Players who want to play up above their age level have the option to try
out for the higher age level and can try out for more than one age level
but have to attend at least one tryout at each age level. There is no
guarantee that if they do not make the team at the higher age level
that they will make the team at their age level. Appointment to the team
is at the sole discretion of the head coach.
In order to be eligible
for an HYAA Tournament team, a player must attend and participate in
at least 50 % of the HYAA Regular season games.
Facility usage for an HYAA
Tournament teams will be allocated only when the needs of the HYAA recreation
program and participants are fulfilled. A Recreation team practice or
game has priority to Holmdel facilities before an HYAA Tournament team.
Tournament Team Budget
The Commissioners shall
present to the EC for approval a Budget that divides the cost of Tournament
fees, uniforms, and any other expenses among all Tournament participants.
All proceeds that are received must be directed and accounted for by
the HYAA Treasurer. Any
surplus of funds shall belong to an HYAA Tournament Fund. It is
suggested that these excess funds be used to decrease the cost of that
sport’s HYAA participants during the following season.
All Team trophies that are
awarded to an HYAA Tournament team belong to HYAA. It is suggested
that these awards be displayed at events which promote our organization.
If a Tournament team
coach or group of parents wish to award their players with any additional
trophies, jackets, or other rewards, the cost of those items shall be
the responsibility of the Tournament team coach or parents.
All exceptions to this Tournament
Team policy must receive the approval of the HYAA Executive Committee.