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Office located at 4 Crawfords Corner Rd. - 732-945-8016
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS IN EFFECT: Tuesdays & Thursdays 10a-12p
Modified 7/28/2015

HYAA monthly meetings are generally the
2nd Wednesday of every month

The next HYAA meeting will be in September in the Satz Cafeteria.



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 the 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 register early.

You can print the registration form and return it with payment to the HYAA office or use our online 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 per year).

Boys 7/8 Homerun Derby

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.

Homerun Derby Champs

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 fence.

Congrats to the 4th Grade All Stars

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!

4th Grade All Stars

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 Park!!

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 Championship... Again!

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 full story.

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 basketball section.




Fall Soccer Registration Now Open

Registration forms for the 2015 fall season have been distributed to the schools 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 using our secure online form (Visa/MC). See the soccer section for more information about the fall program.

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 jimcalhoun1@verizon.net. You will need to provide your name, the number of hours completed and your current grade.


Important Dates

Aug 9 Girls 8U, 10U, 12U, & 14U Travel Softball Tryout - read more
Aug 13 Deadline for Fall Softball registrations REGISTER ONLINE
Aug 15 Deadline for Fall Soccer registrations REGISTER ONLINE

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 camp!!!

Open to children entering grades 2-9. Sign up at the website: http://holmdelschools.org/schools/summer_camps/summer_camps.shtm

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 http://www.holmdelschools.org/schools/summer_camps/summer_camps.shtm.

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 Champs

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!

Girls 3rd/4th Champs

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 Champions!

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.

Boys 8 Champs

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 information).

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 medical bills.

A website has been created www.FightforTimmy.com that provides more information as well as accepts donations online. 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 two years.

Coach's Guide to Concussions in Youth Sports

Please use link below to take the CDC free Coach's Concussion Course:

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 and Softball.


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 office.

Holmdel Township Recreation Department

Programs and activities are also available through the Holmdel Townships Parks and Recreation website. Click here for additional information.