HYAA Mission Statement
Holmdel Youth Activities Association (HYAA) is committed to providing youth programs, that maintain the highest standards and guarantees a fun, positive experience for everyone involved, regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation. The goal of Holmdel Youth Activities Association is to develop and promote the ideals of responsibility, hard work, sportsmanship, teamwork and fellowship within a safe and positive environment. These goals will be accomplished by providing structured programs designed to educate both participants and parents in all aspects of the sport. The individual growth of our community's children is enhanced through the spirit of competition, discipline and fair play and HYAA is committed to this purpose.
The Holmdel Youth Activities Association (HYAA) was formed in 1970 for the purpose of providing a high-quality recreational program for the children of Holmdel. Accordingly, we offer an HYAA Soccer and HYAA Fall Baseball program in the Fall, an HYAA Basketball program in the Winter, and an HYAA Baseball, HYAA Softball, and HYAA Spring Soccer program in the Spring for our children. Travel teams in each these sports are offered for those children who wish to complement their participation on HYAA recreation teams.
Conducting such an extensive youth program depends upon the efforts of a large number of volunteer adults from our community. In order to facilitate this adult involvement, the family of every child who is registered into any of our sports programs automatically becomes a member of the HYAA. Each April, any member of the HYAA can be elected to the HYAA Executive Committee, which administers the recreational programs offered.
The HYAA Executive Committee structure consists of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. There are also Commissioner and League President positions for each sport.
Contact the Office
HYAA Executive Board
HYAA Code of Conduct
The following model athletic code of conduct is promulgated in accordance with the provisions of P.L. 2002, Chapter 74. NJS 5:17-1 et seq. permits youth sports organizations to require that parents and guardians of all participants agree in writing to a Code of Conduct as a condition of participation in any athletic program.
Interscholastic and youth sports programs play an important role in promoting the physical, social and emotional development of children. It is therefore essential for parents, coaches and officials to encourage youth athletes to embrace the values of good sportsmanship. The essential elements of character building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and its six core principles: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship. The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these“six pillars of character”. Moreover, adults involved in youth sports events should be models of good sportsmanship and should lead by example by demonstrating fairness, respect and self control.
I (and my guests) therefore pledge to be responsible for my words and actions while attending, coaching, officiating or participating in a youth sports event and shall conform my behavior to the following code of conduct:
How Do I Volunteer to Coach?
If you are interested in volunteering to coach for an HYAA sport, please indicate this on your child’s registration form under ‘volunteer choice’. In order to coach or assistant coach for HYAA, you must complete our background check process and complete a one time Rutgers Safety Course. All fees are covered by the organization.
Background checks must be completed every three years. All coaches and assistant coaches who haven’t completed a background check form within 3 years must fill out the form and email a completed copy along with a copy of their driver’s license to the HYAA Office(firstname.lastname@example.org). Information is kept private and confidential.
Be sure to read HYAA Background Check Policy for more details.
HYAA Hosting Rutgers SAFETY Course - TBD
HYAA will be hosting a session of the three hour Rutgers SAFETY course at some time in the near future. Registration/sign-on starts at 6:30pm and the class starts at 7:00 sharp. All attendees are strongly encouraged to reserve a seat as the course does tend to fill up. All coaches and assistant coaches are required to take the one-time course.