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Hanover Youth Athletic Association (HYAA) offers youth athletic programs primarily for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade, living in the town of Hanover,  Massachusetts. Some of our programs also extend to High school aged players as well. Our goal is to impart to the youth of the community, the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty and courage by providing supervised competitive athletic games. Please read the Participant Code of Conduct.  To read more about each sport offered through HYAA, please click on the corresponding sports tab above. 


Eugene George Macomber

We would like to thank The Eugene George Macomber Family for their generous donation to The Hanover Youth Athletic Association in honor of Eugene "Gene" Macomber.  Gene was instrumental in organizing the Hanover Youth Athletic Association and mentoring the youth of Hanover and surrounding towns.

John Leo Merrick, Jr.

We would like to thank The John Leo Merrick, Jr. Family for their generous donation to The Hanover Youth Athletic Association in honor of John "Jack" Merrick, Jr.  Jack was an advocate for youth baseball leagues in Hanover and instrumental in bringing youth football to town in the early days of the Hanover Youth Athletic Association.



Hanover Youth Athletic Association offers the following sports programs:


Fall - Football, Soccer K-8, Cheerleading, Competition Cheerleading, Field Hockey

Winter - Wrestling, Basketball, Travel Basketball

Spring - Soccer K-12, Baseball and Softball

Summer - Flag Football, Travel Summer Baseball, Travel Summer Softball 


Skills clinics, coach trainings and other offerings will be announced throughout the year.


Note: Hanover Hockey and Hanover Lacrosse programs are separate from our organization. Please visit their websites for more information.




Fees vary for our programs. Costs are always thoughtfully determined and compared to similar programs in neighboring towns.  Some programs will incur a higher base rate. Registration dates will be communicated through email to all our members.  Each program will bee open for 2 weeks at base rates and a 3rd week with an additional late fee of $35.00.  A limited number of Scholarships are available for families in need due to illness, job loss or other hardship. Please email to inquire.



All registrations must be paid at the time of sign up using a credit card or debit card or they will be deleted.

We do not accept check payments for registrations.


Registering early and on time helps with program planning, equipment and uniform ordering and scheduling. Please sign up early whenever possible.



Any questions about our programs or registration may be directed to 




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Thank you to all our Spring Baseball Sponsors. Please support those businesses who support us!

Graduating Senior College Scholarships

Graduating Senior College Scholarships are due 4/1/24.  All applications can be found in the students google docs.  Click here for additional details.



Sports Parenting in 10 Sentences

1 word: Hi.  Greet your child when they get in the car with “Hi” before you ask about practice, the score of the game or homework.  

2 words: Have fun.  In all likelihood you’ve heard this statistic: 70% of kids quit sports before they turn 13 for the primary reason that they are not having fun.    Encourage and remind your kids to have fun.

3 words: Tell me more.  Before forming an opinion or dispensing advice, ask for more information from your child.  This will force them to tell more of the story and give you more information as to what is actually happening.  

4 words: Good job. Keep working.  Doc Rivers, head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers and parent of a NBA player suggests these four words.  Rivers notes that as parents we are often tempted to say more and analyze their kids performance, but saying only this might be what’s best for the kid who simply needs support.

5 words: What’s new in your world?  Ask your kids general questions that are not about gymnastics.  Even if the reply is “nothing” it gives you the opportunity to share something about your day.  

6 words: I love to watch you play.  Best six words ever.  

7 words: So what do you think about that?  You know  your opinion, so before you jump to tell your child what it is, ask what his/her opinion is.  You are not only learning more about what your child thinks but are also helping develop critical thinking skills.  

8 words: Is there something I can do to help?  Before you give a solution or an action plan, ask if that is what the child really wants.  Sometimes all the child wants to do is blow off some steam, and we jump directly to “solving” the problem.  

9 words: You are more important to me than your achievements.  You may be thinking that of course this is true.   But remind your child of it.  In the absence of hearing this from you, your children might think that one of the reasons you love them is because of what they do, not because of who they are.  

10 words: No matter what, I’m glad that I am your parent.  To be loved wholly and completely for exactly who we are, flaws and all, is the greatest gift one person can give another.  Please give that gift to your child.  



PO Box 14

Hanover, MA 02339