Baseball

Phillips Park Commemorative Brick Program 

 

 Attention:  All Holmdel Hornets Fans   

 

HYAA Baseball is excited to launch a charitable Brick Program at Phillips Park. Beginning on February 1st until the last brick is sold. Family, fans and friends will have the ability to commemorate, honor and show their Hornets pride by purchasing a custom engraved brick that will become a permanent piece of Phillips Park. Each brick will be prominently placed along the entryway to the fields as you walk into the park for everyone to visit all year round. Net proceeds will be donated back to the improvements of Phillips Park. The Brick program is the perfect way to recognize some of the biggest Hornet fans in Holmdel. Did your child play at Phillips? Now your family name can live on forever. Be creative and choose your own text on one of two optional sizes. Mini replica bricks are an option to display at home. 

 

This limited event will close once the final brick is sold. Don't get left on the bench. 

 

Your generous donation is also tax deductible.

 

Any questions feel free to contact Todd Olson at [email protected]

 

https://donate.brickmarkers.com/hornets

 

To Register / INFORMATION

HYAA  2024 Baseball

League participation will be based on the players age grade for 2023-2024 school year.

 

Grade 2023-2024                                                                           Division__________

1st Grade and under            $95 registration fee                  Quick Ball Recommended for new players

PreK and K                           $150/$175 after 2/11                    Rookie (Coach Pitch)

1st and 2nd grade                 $150/$175 after 2/11                    Minor (Kid/Coach pitch rules)

3rd and 4th grade                 $150/$175 after 2/11                   Major (40/60 field))

5th and 6th grade                 $150/$175 after 2/11                   Major 2 (50/70 field)

7th and 8th grade                 $150/$175 after 2/11                   Major 3 (60/90 field)

Note: 7th graders who are 12U-elgible (born after May 1, 2010), may choose to play Major 2 (50/70) or Major 3 (60/90)

Important Payment Information

--Early registration and fees end February 11th

--Regular Registration ends Sunday, March 10th

--Players will be put on a wait  list after March 10th and may not receive a jersey or hat

  Volunteers

--Each family is required to submit 1 name to volunteer during the season.

--All coaches are required to have the proper background and safety certifications prior to start of season.

**Please indicate on registration if you are interested in being a League President.  Note that not all League President positions are open.

Rosters

--For each league, rosters will be created fairly and only sibling requests to play on same team will be granted.

 

Equipment List

Player Equipment Required

Quickball League

  • Water Bottle with name clearly printed
  • Cleats
  • Baseball Pants

Baseball League(ages 5-15)

  • Water Bottle with name clearly printed
  • Baseball Glove
  • Baseball Bat (USABL approved)
  • Jockstrap/Cup
  • Heart Guard
  • Cleats
  • Baseball Pants

**Optional Equipment:

  • Batting Helmet

 

2021 USABL Youth Baseball Bat Rules

Rec and Travel Baseball Newsletter

Rec Baseball 2023

The 2023 Rec Baseball Season came to an exciting finish at Phillips Park with the Major 1 and Major 2 Championships, and the Adult Home Run Derby.

The Majors 1 Championship was an exciting, hard fought game with the Yankees defeating the Mets by a score of 10-5. The Yankees were led by strong pitching performances from Cole Lowenstein, Christopher Hooper (who caught and pitched in the game), Tyler Pontecorvo, and Jackson Kosco. The crosstown rival Mets had ace pitchers Anthony Vanario, Adam Abusuleiman, and Christopher Bruno all taking the hill.

The highlight of the game was a tape measure shot of about 195 feet by Jackson Kosco that hit the warning track and one hopped over the fence for a grounds rule double. The game was then put out of reach by a 2 RBI triple by Cole Lowenstein in the bottom of the 4th. Henry Fernandez sealed the victory with a defensive gem, fielding a ground ball and forcing out a runner at second base by tossing the ball to Tyler Szumaski.

Congratulations to the Yankees for their victory and to the Mets for an outstanding season!

In the Major 2 Championship, Jason Carri’s Giants outscored Todd Olson’s Cubs 12-5 (breaking Todd’s 3-year
Championship streak). The Cubs took the lead in the top of the first inning with 2 runs, but Tyler Carri’s leadoff home run off the foul pole in left field got the Giants on the board. They hit two more home runs – Logan Placca and Greyson
Crowther – to build an insurmountable lead. Great pitching by Tyler Carri, Logan Placca, and their unhittable closer
Carter Muller sealed the victory for the Giants. Chase Polovina hit one out for the Cubs.

Travel Baseball 2023

The 2023 Spring season was another exciting season of Holmdel Travel Baseball. We had 6 teams competing in USABL, the primary league in the Mid Atlantic Region, including one at 12U, one at 11U, two at 9U, and two at 8U. The season was rife with weather challenges, be it the cold and rain of early Spring, or the smoke and haze of late Spring. Regardless, the boys of summer were out competing in all playable conditions. At the time of press, our leagues are approaching championship weekend. Two of our teams, 9U and 11U, have won playoff games and we are pleased to report that our 11U team coached by Todd Olson will be competing for the championship for the National East Division of 11U. Good luck to Todd and the boys of 11U.

As the end of school nears and summer approaches, our teams shift from league play to tournament play. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be competing in District Tournaments at each age group that we have a travel team. These teams will be playing for the right to represent our town in the State Championships. Our 9U team will be hosting their District Tournament at Phillips Park from June 16 - June 22. Come on out and enjoy a ballgame.

As has become customary, our 12U team coached by Gary Woodward will be heading out to Cooperstown in July, to compete against teams from all over the country. This is an unforgettable experience for both players and parents alike and we wish our 12U families all the best at Cooperstown.

We are also pleased to announce that we will be running two summer clinics, one for the 10U age group, and one for players age 6-8. The 10U clinic will build upon a successful rec season at this age group with the hopes of forming a travel team so boys of this age can compete and represent Holmdel in leagues and tournaments throughout Monmouth and surrounding counties. The clinic for 6-8 year olds will be focused on developing skills and teaching the great game of baseball to our youngest players in a fun-filled environment. Both clinics will be offered free of charge.

The Baseball Commissioners would like to thank all of the coaches who volunteer their time and effort in order to make our program what it is today. This would not be possible without you. We would also like to thank all of the families for their commitment to our travel program and for being a part of our baseball family.

 

Contact Us

Game Schedule

2024 Calendar of Events-TBD

Injury Report Form

In case of an injury sustained during an HYAA event, please print and complete the Injury Report Form and return it to the HYAA office. Please complete all relevant parts of the form.

Field Locations

HYAA Baseball/Softball Fields

Directions to Satz Lower and Upper Fields

The Satz School fields are located to the left of Satz Middle School and Holmdel High School on Crawfords Corner Road, just south of Holmdel Road and past the Holmdel post office. Coming from Holmdel Road, turn onto Crawfords Corner and the fields will be about 1/4 mile on your left. Please enter the 2nd driveway to get to the fields. The lower field is visible from the road and the upper field is up the path behind and to the left of the school building.

 

Directions to Hazlet Softball Fields for Girls 3/4 and 5/6

The Hazlet (HYAL) fields are located on Hazlet Ave. just off Bethany Road. Click here for directions.

Coaches Corner

Here are some articles from Bullpen, the official publication of the Babe Ruth League. The articles are great for rookie and veteran coaches and talk about ways to teach good, fundamental skills, and to keep the whole experience fun for everyone.