Picture Day Saturday, May 30th
Baseball/Softball pictures will
be taken in the Indian Hill Cafetorium this
Saturday. Check the
picture schedule for your team's
Picture forms can be picked up
in the HYAA office prior to Picture Day. If
coaches would like to grab a packet for their
team, they can distribute them at the next game
or practice. Forms will also be available at
picture day. If you would like to pre-pay for
pictures with a credit card, you can go on
www.sportjournalphotos.com, click on order
my sports photos button and type in our sports
club code which is HYABSB212X15. You can bring
your receipt and put it in the picture envelope.
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
Holmdel 9U Wins USABL
The 9U Holmdel Hornets won the
Memorial Day Classic tournament this past
weekend in Marlboro. They beat the Middletown
Lions 10-4 in the opener and then beat the
Jersey Lightning 8-1 in the second round. In the
finals, the Hornets beat the Central Jersey Red
Legs 20-6. At the present time, the Hornets have
a combined 9-1 record in tournament and league
play. The Hornets are enjoying a great season
and looking forward to the USABL and District
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
Girls Basketball Clinics
HYAA will be hosting basketball
clinics for girls in grades 1 through 4. The
girls 1st/2nd grade clinic will be on Friday
evenings beginning April 24th from 7:30 – 9:00
p.m. in the Village School New Gym. Clinic ends
Friday, June 12th. The clinic for girls in
grades 3 and 4 will start on April 14th and run
through May 26th. No online registrations
accepted so please print the appropriate form
below and return it with your payment to the
Girls 1st/2nd Grade Clinic Registration Form
Girls 3rd/4th Grade Clinic Registration Form
2015 Wrestling Spring Clinic
HYAA will once again be conducting
a spring wrestling clinic. The wrestling program
for grades 1-11 will be held inthe High School wrestling
room beginning April 1th through June 5th. Note
that there will be no sessions on April 3rd, 8th,
or 10th and no session on May 22nd.
Sessions will be held on Wednesdays
and Fridays from 6-7:30 pm. Please fill out the
registration form and return it with your check
to the HYAA office.
Online Registrations No Longer
Online registration for the boys
and girls spring lacrosse program is now closed.
Registration forms can be printed from the
lacrosse page and
brought to the HYAA office. Online registrations
are no longer being accepted. Be sure to read the
overview of each program before submitting your
registrations. Registrations received after February
6 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.
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.