Hazlet Youth Athletic League is run by volunteers.  Without you, this program would not exist.  
Through the hard work and dedication of these volunteers, we are able to provide the youth of Hazlet with many different sports programs to enjoy. 

Head Coach 
Become familiar with the league; communication & organization of practices and schedule with the players and parents;
instill safety in the game; be in charge of equipment; instill confidence in the players; select assistant coach if not provided for you;
lead by example; treatment of players with respect and treat players equally by creating fair lineups, rosters;
teaching players to cope with defeat as well as victory and help in the development of players,
and teach players sportsmanship in a competitive environment.

Assistant Coach
Will help the head coach with practices, drills, communicate with parents and help in the development of players,
and teach players sportsmanship in a competitive environment.

Committee member
The Hazlet Youth Athletic League is always looking for volunteers to be part of the all of the committees.
Ask the Sports Commissioner of that specific sport about any open opportunities

Snack Bar Captain
Assist with the opening and closing of the Snack Bar.  Appointed by the Snack Bar Commissioners. 
Please contact the Snack Bar Commissioner to ask about any open opportunities.

Field Maintenance
Assist the Football, Baseball and Softball Commissioners in the maintenance of the fields located at the HYAL Complex.

Opportunities are also available to be part of the Executive Board.  To be considered to be for the positions of President,
Executive Director, Treasurer, Secretary, and six Trustees of the Executive Board, one must first be a member of the
Hazlet Youth Athletic League and have attended a minimum of 6 general membership meetings in the 12 months prior
to the vote to be allowed to run for the position.  Any member with 4 general membership meetings in the 12 months prior
to a vote is granted a right to vote at election time and on any general membership vote. 
All Sports Commissioners are appointed executive board positions.



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.

      We offer:  

  • 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.


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Click here for Article in the Asbury Park Press.
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Thank you to the donations of Project Evergreen and the many generous companies on their contributions in rehabilitating our football field.
John Woody – Landscaper

Michael Joyce - Project Evergreen

Linda Maresca – LidoChem/Performance Nutrition

Randy Rider -  LidoChem/Performance Nutrition

Joe Pucillo-  LidoChem/Performance Nutrition  

Mary Pomarico LidoChem/Performance Nutrition