The Hazlet Youth Athletic League (HYAL) is a 501c3 non-profit youth sports program serving the children of the
Township of Hazlet from the ages of 5 through 16.
HYAL was formed in 1957 by a group of families to provide the children with a safe and fun environment to play Baseball.
Over time we have added a number of other sports in the pursuit of helping the children become well rounded
adults by learning teamwork, sense of community, discipline and hard work.
We currently have programs for children in Baseball, Softball, Football, Cheerleading, boys and girls Basketball and Wrestling.
The Hazlet Hawks Program is a building block for Hazlet Middle School and Raritan High School sports and will continue to be for years to come.
- Organized Babe Ruth Recreation Baseball/Softball program
- USABL/Babe Ruth Travel Baseball program
- AYF Football program
- AYC Cheer program
- Boys and Girls Recreation Basketball Leagues
- Boys and Girls Mid-Monmouth and Central Jersey Travel Basketball Leagues
- Wrestling program that has teams in two leagues
- The Mid-Jersey league which is a 6th grade and under program, we place a Varsity and J.V. teams in this league
- The Jersey Shore Junior Wrestling League, which is an 8th grade and under league.
HYAL Membership is open to players residing in the Township of Hazlet.
Our program operates from registration fees we collect from participant families, fund raisers and donations from local businesses.
The HYAL does not receive a monetary budget or financial allowance from the Hazlet Township Board of Education,
Hazlet Township Property Taxes, Hazlet Township Recreation or the Township of Hazlet.
Each year HYAL also provides eight scholarships to High School Graduates who have participated in our sports programs.
Our Board Members, Sports Commissioners, Snack Bar Commissioners, Team Managers, and Coaches are all VOLUNTEERS
who provide a safe and fun environment to teach good sportsmanship and respect for their fellow players and
help the children learn the rules and strategies of their sport.
Please join us at a Membership meeting as all are welcome and we are always in need of volunteers.
Our kids are our future; together we can make a difference for all the children if we all volunteer a little time.
More hands make for lighter work.
August 2017 Newsletter
August 2017 Newsletter
Basketball & Wrestling
The Basketball & Wrestling Commissioners are currently finalizing their budgets for the 2017-2018 seasons. The registration dates will be Wednesday, September 13th, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday, September 16th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Tuesday, September 19th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and late registration will be Saturday, September 30th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. The locations and registration fees will be announced as we get closer to the dates.
Should you have any questions on Rec Basketball you can contact Jim Ryan, Travel Basketball you can contact Dave Csordos and Wrestling you can contact Jim Erven.
We are excited for the upcoming seasons and we continue to look for ways to improve our organization. We have received a commitment from Hazlet Township to help replace the old wood fence around the football field with a new chain link one. We are currently working on the lights to be replaced on the West Field. We continue to recommend the Amazon Smiles program as it provides the HYAL with a donation from Amazon based upon the goods and services purchased by our members. There is no cost to you to do this. All you need to do is click the link (https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-3658718) and choose the HYAL. Once that is done you can shop the same way you have in the past with Amazon but instead of going to www.amazon.com you go to www.smile.amazon.com . The HYAL will receive 0.5% of the total purchase price. Also one of our largest supporters, BCB Bank, has a "Pay it forward" program with the HYAL. We encourage you or your business to open an account with BCB Bayshore Bank. You can designate your account as part of the "Pay it Forward Program" to our 501C3. If you already have an account with them, you can designate it with HYAL for this reward program. Once we have 20 supporters, we will be eligible for BCB to contribute .20% of the cumulative balance totals, on a quarterly basis. NO DONATIONS ARE WITHDRAWN FROM YOUR ACCOUNT. ALL INFORMATION IS CONFIDENTIAL. WE ALSO DO NOT KNOW WHO PARTICIPATES UNLESS YOU CHOOSE TO TELL US. We are also looking at new ways of offsetting registration fees for next year and will be rolling out several initiatives that our families can take advantage of. The HYAL is also searching for a caretaker of the complex. Ideally, we are looking for someone who is retired looking for something to do a few hours a day. The hourly rate will be discussed. If interested please contact Seb Burtone directly. One thing that does not get discussed enough is how and why our organization was formed. The HYAL was formed by Hazlet residents with the sole purpose of providing the children of Hazlet a safe, fun environment to learn a sport and interact with their neighbors. Our by-laws state that we can only accept children from Hazlet. We have, from time to time, taken a child or two from another town but only under extreme circumstances. We are proud of our heritage and continue to hold true to our beliefs that we are here for the children of Hazlet. Please attend the General Meetings (4th Monday of each month) to tell us how we are doing. Speak with the various commissioners about getting involved. This is our organization and it takes a village to help create a positive experience for all the children of Hazlet!
July 2017 Newsletter