Parade Is This Saturday - Route
The annual HYAA parade will be held
at Cross Farm Park this year on Saturday, April
25th at 10am. All participants (parents, kids, coaches,
etc.) are to park in the main parking lot of Cross
Farms Park and walk to the parade route which will
begin between baseball fields 3 and 4. There will
be signs directing you to the parade route and to
We will march out of the park to
Willowbrook Road, left down Longbridge Road and
back into the main entrance to Cross Farm Park to
the outfield grass of baseball field #1. There will
be a brief ceremony and then we can all join Community
Please arrive at Cross Farm Park
by 9:30am as the parade will kick off at PRECISELY
10am. Players should wear their uniforms with sneakers
and banners are encouraged!!
The schedules for most of the Boys
Baseball and Girls Softball are available on the
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.
Galaxy Boys 4/5/6 Champs
The Galaxy coached by Brett Frieman
& Peter Reddy won the HYAA Boys 4/5/6 soccer Championship
on Saturday Nov 15th over Team Real coached by Howard
Shallcross. It was a great game that came down to
the wire. Final score was 3-2
Players from left to right are:
Brydon Hayes (4th grade), Balaz Papp (6th grade),
Andrew Chen (5th grade), Jack Lydel (5th grade),
Aidan Lagana (5th grade), Louis Ambrosio (5th grade),
Colin McCauley (6th grade), Andrew Reddy (4th grade),
Henry Frieman (4th grade), Nick Seibel (4th grade),
Danny Lynch (4th grade) & Shane Marion (4th grade).
Not pictured is Mike Conti (5th grade).
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 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 HYAA office.
Girls 1st/2nd Grade Clinic Registration Form
Girls 3rd/4th Grade Clinic Registration Form
Spada's Mavericks Take Boys 5/6
Congrats to Coach Spada's Mavericks
for taking home the Boys 5/6 Grade crown. Top row
- left to right: Coach Michael Spada, Francis Ruzich,
Darren Shen, Jon Polera, Nick Spada, Tom Sardo,
Anthony Pesce, Coach Steve Burke. Bottom row - left
to right Tyler Taddio, Tommy Jackapino, Josh Burke.
Bodnar Wins 4th Grade Championship
Team Bodnar/Reddy (Thunder) beat Team Wong/Verdoort
(Heat) in 2 straight games after losing the 1st.
Both teams played real hard with the Thunder coming
out on top in the last 2 games.
Pictured from L-R: Matt Bodnar, Tyler Straley,
Andrew Arrendondo, Thomas Copolla, Andrew Reddy,
Max Woodward, Mohamed Elmesei, Parker Beyun
Final playoff brackets for all leagues
are available on the
Team Hynes Boys 4 March Madness
Team Hynes (East) beat team Baker
in a very close game.
L-R: Tim Haggerty, Dylan Lagana,
Logan Wagner, Thomas Coppola, Brendan Cieplensky,
Mike Bracero, Ben Wong, Ryan Hammer, Max Woodward,
Greg Vervoordt, Matt Bodnar, Alex Rabkin, Jeremy
Topel, Alex Hendrickson, Elliot Chun, Steven Donahue,
Anthony Marzano, Dan Lynch, Andrew Harrison, Andrew
Reddy, Colin Hynes, Andrew Arrendondo, Aidan Hynes,
Ray Baker, Braden Mohr & Ryan Kennedy.
||Community Day / Baseball/Softball
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.