WELCOME TO HYAA
|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.|
HYAA PROGRAMS AND REGISTRATION
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
Spring Soccer for grades 3-12 is a Travel Program for all participants.
Summer - Flag Football, Travel Summer Baseball, Travel Summer Softball and In Town Summer Baseball
Note: Hanover Hockey hanoverhockey.com and Hanover Lacrosse hanoverlax.org programs are separate from our organization. Please visit their websites for more information.
Skills clinics, coach trainings and other offerings will be announced throughout the year.
Registration periods vary. For each program registration will be open for 2 weeks at our base rates and then for an additional week with a $35.00 late fee. Registering early and on time helps with program planning, equipment and uniform ordering and scheduling. Please sign up early whenever possible. Specific information will be provided to our members through email communication announcing each registration period.
Fees vary for our programs. Costs are always thoughtfully determined and often compared to similar programs in neighboring towns. Some programs will incur a higher base rate. A late fee of $35.00 is added to all registration during the last week of open sign ups and for those being added to a waitlist. A waitlist may be added after registration closes at the discretion of the commissioners. Players on the waitlist should not expect to be added to teams until after the first week of the season to enable commissioners to determine if we have room and equipment for late adds. A limited number of Scholarships are available for families in need due to illness, job loss or other hardship. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
All registrations must be paid at the time of registration using a credit card or electronic check or they will be deleted. We no longer accept check payments for registrations.
Any questions about our programs or registration may be directed to email@example.com.
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.