Girls 8U, 10U, 12U & 14U Travel Softball Tryouts
HYAA will be holding a tryout
for our Girls’ Fast-Pitch Softball travel teams
on Sunday, August 9th 2015. An
additional tryout will be held by invitation
only or by parent request on Monday August 10th.
For those who cannot attend, alternative tryout
times and dates will be considered but we cannot
not guarantee they will take place. Please see
softball tryout flyer for more information
and the registration form, which needs to be
submitted by August 2.
Registration Open for Girls
Fall Softball League
HYAA is now accepting
registrations for the 2015 Fall Girls Softball
League. The season will run from September
through the end of October with games on Fridays
and Saturdays. Registrations will only be
accepted through August 13th so be sure to
You can print the
registration form and return it with payment
to the HYAA office or use our
form using a credit card. The league is open
to girls in grades 1-8 and the fee is $95 plus
the $25 association fee (payable once per family
Boys 7/8 Homerun Derby
The 7/8/9 rec league wrapped up
their season with a home run derby under the
lights at Phillips Park. For the regular season,
Holmdel Royal(7-7) edged out Holmdel Navy(7-6-2)
in the semifinals before falling to Matawan in
the championship game.
Mike Hendrickson & Nick Bauman
outslugged Mason Hroblak & Jake McCarthy in the
semi’s to reach the final round of hr derby.
Congrats to Mike “Hendu” Hendrickson(1st) & Nick
Bauman(2nd) for knocking the most balls over the
Congrats to the 4th Grade All
The All Star Baseball games were
played this past Saturday. The roving reporter
said the 4th grade game went back and forth and
was a one-run game most of the way until the
Blue team broke it open with a 5-run outburst in
the bottom of the fifth to put the game away.
Sounds like a great time was had by all. And
thanks to the father and son broadcast team of
Steve and Stevie Siebel, Jr., with some promos
by four year old Scottie Woodward!
Players on the grey team were:
Ray Baker, Andrew Reddy, Alex Hendrickson,
Elliot Chun, David Hamlin, Jake Nied, AJ Todisco,
Jeremy Topel, Nick Siebel, Jared Yasnowski,
Jared Wong, Parker Beyun, Liam Hansen, Joe
Barbarino, Ryan Harris. Coaches: Ray Baker, Pete
Reddy & Kris Hansen.
Players on the Blue team were:
Thomas Cleary, James Vallillo, Connor Capaci,
Tim Haggerty, Max Woodward, Anthony Marzano, Dan
Lynch, Michael Bracero, Ryan Hammer, Chris
Levonas, Joe Aiello, Brendan Cieplensky, Braden
Savage, Connor Fields & Colin Polivka. Coaches:
Mike Cleary, Joe Aiello & James Vallillo
Hornets 11U Sting at Rowland
HYAA's 11U Travel Team goes 4-1
beating Old Bridge 12-2 in the semis and Monroe
Purple 10-3 in the championship. Pitching staff
led by Reese Goldberg, Ryan Stewart, and Jaden
Grillo held Hornet opponents to an average of 4
runs over the final 3 games.
Pictured, from left
to right, Jack Liedel, Alex Price, Tommy Jackapino, Drew Cannizzo, Alex Stanyek, Jaden Grillo,
Jared Battaglia, James Hanley, Saverio Bodnar, Sean Brescia, Reese Goldberg, Ryan Stewart,
Sammy Goldberg, Not Pictured - Stevie Lupo, Jason Sparkes.
Holmdel 12U Wins All-Shore
After sweeping the fall league
with 10U and 12U titles in 2014, the Holmdel
Girls repeated as 12U Champions by winning the
All-Shore Spring League Championship this past
Saturday. Read the
New 2015 Softball Coaches Handbook
Be sure to check out the 2015 Softball Coaches Handbook.
This terrific guide is full of tips and ideas about getting the most out of coaching and is a great source of information for coaches at all levels.
Travel Basketball Tryouts
HYAA will be holding travel team
tryouts for boys 4th-8th grade levels and for
girls 5th-8th grade levels from May 28th through
June 12th. Note that travel
teams are highly competitive and playing time is
not guaranteed. If you are interested in the
recreation program where it is less competitive
and playing time is guaranteed, those signups
will happen in October. More information is
available in the
Fall Soccer Registration Now
Registration forms for the 2015
fall season have been distributed to the
and can be
printed here. Forms can be brought to the HYAA office
during normal business hours with your check.
Online registrations are now being accepted
secure online form (Visa/MC). See the soccer
section for more information about the fall
Registrations received after August 15 are
subject to a $50 late fee.
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.
Holmdel HS Baseball Camp
Attention HYAA Baseball players:
Do you want to have fun and get better at
baseball? Learn from the Holmdel High School
Baseball coaches, at the Holmdel summer baseball
Open to children entering grades
2-9. Sign up at the website:
2015 Holmdel Softball Camp
Holmdel HS Varsity Softball
Coach Nora Bosmans will be conducting a softball
clinic for girls entering grades 2 through 9.
The clinic will be held June 22-25 from
9:00a-12:00p. The cost of the camp is $150.
Please read the
softball camp flyer for more
information about the clinic and Coash Bosmans.
Additional information regarding
all of the summer sports camps can be found at
HYAA Summer Soccer Camp
HYAA will be running a summer
soccer camp from Monday, August 10 through
Thursday, August 13. The camp will give Holmdel
soccer players a head start for the HYAA season.
The camp is available to boys and girls from age
4 through 12 and all skill levels are welcome.
Please print out the
registration form and return it with payment
to the HYAA office.
Hornet Lacrosse Camp
The Holmdel Hornets will be
running a lacrosse camp July 13-16 from
9am-12pm. The clinic will be held on the Holmdel
High School Turf and is offered to boys entering
2nd-9th grade in September 2015. Please see the
Lacrosse Camp flyer for more information and
to submit your registration.
Girls 3rd/4th Grade Travel Team
The odds were against the girls
3/4th grade travel team facing an older, bigger,
stronger, faster Marlboro team. There is no measurement
for the heart of a champion though! Down 13-6 toward
the end of the 3rd quarter, this young group rallied
for a miraculous 18-17 comeback victory Sunday 3/8,
winning Holmdel's 1st Mid Monmouth championship
in a long time! Julia Karpell led the Hornets with
12 points, including a long jumper to cut the deficit
to 15-14 with a minute to go. Erica Stolker went
6 for 6 from the foul line in the fourth quarter,
including 4 free throws in the last 40 seconds that
turned a 15-14 deficit into an 18-15 lead. The girls
never looked back and finished the game strong to
bring home the title! These girls worked so hard
throughout the year – each contributed to an amazing
season. All 11 great Holmdel families could not
be more proud!
Pictured wearing championship sweatshirts:
(top from left): Julia Karpell, Janie Bachman, Ava
Rubano, Olivia Calhoun, Alexandra Loucopoulos, Jamie
Decicco. (bottom from left): Allison Cannon, Maddie
Fanelli, Erica Stolker, Rachel Quirk, Maggie Lamountain.
The team is coached by Dawn Karpell, Mike Loucopoulos,
and, Rob Stolker. Team coordinator is Danielle Cannon.
HYAA 3rd Grade Boys Undefeated
The Holmdel third grade boys travel basketball
team became champions of the 2015 Mid Monmouth League
on March 8th , beating Marlboro by a score of 34-22.
Not only did the boys win the championship, they
also had an undefeated 10-0 record in the Mid Monmouth
regular season. Overall for the season the team
went 21-0 in their age division! The kids really
worked hard, learned a lot about basketball and
had a lot of fun. The head coach is Iker Iturbe.
He is assisted by Brendan Sharpe and John Polivka.
Top Row Players left to right: James Vallillo,
Julen Iturbe, Luke Wassef, Ben Kipnis and Will Gilfillan.
Bottom Row left to right Lawrence Mancino, Gary
Collyer, Patrick Sharpe, Tyler Gravier, Matt Tempone,
Luke Brand and Colin Polivka. Coaches left to right
Brendan Sharpe, Iker Iturbe and John Polivka.
Rutgers SAFETY Course
HYAA will be sponsoring the Rutgers
SAFETY class on March 30th in the Satz Library.
All coaches and assistant coaches are required to
attend this one time certification class. The course
is $35, checks payable to HYAA.
The classes tend to fill up so reserve
your seat today (more
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 hope.
The outpouring of support both from
the Rutgers & local communities has been overwhelming
but as you might imagine, the family faces mounting
A website has been created
that provides more information as well as accepts
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.
Coach Background Checks
Coaches must fill out the background
check form, and bring a driver’s 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.