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Why Holmdel Football Association???

Why Holmdel Football Association????

 

Holmdel Football Association (HFA)
A proud member of NJAYF
Home of the

2011 Jr. Pee Wee Cheerleading National Champions
2011 Pee Wee Cheerleading Big East Champions
2011 Jr. Pee Wee Cheerleading Jersey Shore Champions
2011 Midget Cheerleading Jersey Shore Champions
2011 Pee Wee Football A North Division Champions

 
Benefits of Holmdel Football Association, NJAYF, and AYF/C:

  • HFA is the ONLY youth football and cheer program in Holmdel that has been in existence for over 30 years.
  • HFA is the ONLY Holmdel organization who can TRULY boast a storied history including multiple National Cheerleading Championships, Regional Championships, and Jersey Shore Championships.
  • HFA is the ONLY Holmdel organization who can TRULY take claim to a storied football history including a team that participated in National Championships playoffs, Regional Championships, multiple Jersey Shore and Division Championships, and a National Invitational Mitey Mite Bowl.
  • HFA believes in building a strong community with the approximately 200 families that are a part of our organization.
  • HFA has a relationship with the Holmdel High School athletic program.
  • In 2011, our program had 7 football teams and 5 cheerleading squads.
  • AYF offers Spring Tackle football, football camps, and 7 on 7 off season leagues.
  • AYC allows the cheerleaders to participate in clinics during the offseason and HFA will be taking advantage of this!
  • Many of the HFA coaches have multiple years coaching experience.
  • In 2011, HFA changed our affiliation from Pop Warner to American Youth Football & Cheer along with 31 other Jersey Shore Associations forming NJAYF (New Jersey American Youth Football).
  • In 2012, NJAYF has grown to 40 associations.
  • NJAYF sent an 8th grade all-star team to Nationals this year – they were the underdog, but brought home the National Championship!
  • AYF/AYC has an All Star game in January and NJAYF accepted applications from each association and carefully selected a handful of football players and cheerleaders from the conference (NJAYF) to attend – an unforgettable experience for those boys and girls.
  • In 2011, NJAYF won a $10,000 grant from Kraft Foods for scoring highest in the “Huddle to Fight Hunger” challenge – HFA held canned food drives, bake sales, and volunteered at a local soup kitchen to help score points for our conference.  AYF/C believes in giving back to the community!
  • AYF&C Academic All-American honors all scholar athletes who have a 98% or higher grade point average.
  • HFA’s mission is to instill life-long values of teamwork, fair play, hard work and dedication both on and off the playing field while encouraging our participants to achieve academic excellence.
  • In 2011, HFA had one football player and one cheerleader named to the Scholar Team – a wonderful accomplishment.
 
Come Join the Holmdel Football Association and become part of the storied history that has defined Holmdel Football and Cheer for over thirty years.

 

2017 Fooball Division Changes

 

Earlier this year at the 2017 January JSAYF General Membership Meeting, member towns from throughout the Jersey Shore Conference overwhelmingly voted to move from Age-Weight to Age-Only to determine what teams players may join.  This moves our football teams to model most other youth sports (e.g., baseball, soccer, basketball, lacrosse) where participants will mostly play against kids their own age.  The 2017 divisions vs. 2016 divisions are illustrated below:

2017 Divisions

 

2016 Divisions

Division

Age-Cutoff
as of 7/31

Weight

 

Division

Age-Cutoff
as of 7/31

Weight

7U

7 & Under

N/A

 

Mitey Mite 7

7 & Under

105

9U

9 & Under

N/A

 

Mitey Mite

9 & Under

105

10U

10 & Under

N/A

 

Cadet

9 & Under
10 Older/Lighter

114
94

11U

11 & Under

N/A

 

Junior Pee Wee

10 & Under
11 Older/Lighter

124
104

12U

12 & Under

N/A

 

Pee Wee

11 & Under
12 Older/Lighter

139
119

 

 

 

 

Jr. Midget

12 & Under
13 Older/Lighter

159
139

14U

14* & Under

N/A

 

8th Grade Unlimited

14 & Under

N/A

*cannot be a freshman in high school

Why did they make this move?

  1. Would allow more opportunities for kids to participate as they are no longer limited by weight creating larger pools of kids and the ability to field more teams.
  2. Eliminates the need to “cut-weight” to make a team.
  3. Eliminates moving younger but heavier kids up to play against older kids as well as eliminates older, faster and more mature kids from playing down against younger kids.
  4. Levels the playing field; most successful teams were those that were composed mainly with older & lighter players. Larger towns with bigger populations had a larger pool of older/lighters putting smaller towns at a disadvantage.
  5. Aligns Jersey Shore nationally with most other AYF leagues that have or are in the process of moving to Age Only. 

How does this impact Holmdel?

  1. Since teams are now age-based, which team you sign your child up for will be based on his/her age as of 7/31 only.  Please note that the registration numbers may dictate that Holmdel may not be able to offer all teams at all levels.  As in the past, players can always play up (but never play down).  Therefore, you may choose to allow your child to play up if we do not offer a certain team.  Or you may apply for a waiver to join a team that is not offered by Holmdel in an approved town as allowed by Jersey Shore.
  2. Since this rule was adopted by Jersey Shore, all surrounding towns that are part of NJAYF will be offering the same teams.  As such, we do not anticipate any drastic changes to our game schedules.
  3. Weigh-in prior to games will no longer be required.

It is extremely important to the Board that we address any concerns that you may have regarding this change.  As such, we will be holding an information session prior to registrations to answer any and all questions regarding this change or to discuss any other questions that you may have regarding the 2017 season.  We look forward to seeing you soon and more importantly to another successful football & cheer season.

**Information/Registration Session coming SOON!!**


by posted 02/22/2017
Game Results
HFA Hall Of Champions
Holmdel Football Association
Championship Tradition

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Football

National Semi Finalist
2010 Pee Wee

Eastern Region Champions

2010 Pee Wee

East Region Semi - Finalist

2010 Jr. Pee Wee

JS Conference Champions

2010 Pee Wee
2010 Jr. Pee Wee

JS Division Champions
2010 Jr Pee Wee
2011 Pee Wee
2012 Cadet

Cheer


National Champions
2009 Pee Wee
2009 Midget
2011 Jr. Pee Wee
 
National Finalist

2010 Pee Wee
2010 Jr. Pee Wee
2011 Midgets
 


Region Champions
2007 Jr. Pee Wee
2009 Pee Wee
2009 Midgets
2010 Pee Wee
2011 Pee Wee


Eastern Region Finalists
2011 Jr. Pee Wee
2010 Jr. Midget
2011 Jr. Pee Wee
2011 Midgets


JS Conference Champions
2007 Pee Wee
2007 Midget
2009 Jr. Pee Wee
2009 Pee Wee
2009 Midgets
2010 Pee Wee
2010 Jr. Midget
2011 Jr. Pee Wee
2011 Midgets
 
Useful links

AYF

Jersey Shore AYF