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.
As of September 10, 2014, Michael Tedeschi, President of the Holmdel Football Association, has resigned. Mike has dedicated 10 years to our organization and we would like to thank him for his time and tireless efforts to our program.
Effective immediately, Joe Hernando will be our new Board President.
Welcome to another great season of Holmdel Youth Football and Cheer!
The Holmdel Football Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enable the children and young adults of Holmdel to actively participate in football and cheerleading in a safe, structured and positive environment. We hope this will enable them to learn fundamental lessons, skills and values that they will use throughout their lives. HFA seeks to provide fun, athletic learning opportunities for children, while emphasizing the importance of academic success. We are a volunteer-only organization. The board members, coaches, team moms, cheer demonstrators, and snack stand staff, are all volunteering their time to make sure our kids have a fun, rewarding and successful season.
Fundraising is a necessary function of non-profit youth sports organizations and the Holmdel Football Association is no exception. As our expenses continue to rise, we rely more heavily on our fundraising efforts to close the gap. The purpose of fundraising is to offset program costs while keeping registration fees at a reasonable level. Some of our expenses include football and cheerleading uniforms, insurance, field usage, referee fees, facility fees, as well as the costs associated with purchasing the most up-to-date equipment to ensure the safety of our participants.
Unlike other towns, we have not had to implement mandatory fundraising (books of raffle tickets for your children to sell, canning, etc.) or work bonds. We try to keep donation requests to a minimum and only ask that you make a beverage donation to the snack stand in the beginning of the season. We also try to be mindful of your time and only ask that each family contribute 2-4 hours of snack stand duty per participant.
This year, we have 2 exciting fundraisers planned so far:
Friday, September 26th- Poker Tournament Fundraiser
Saturday, November 15th- Rutgers Youth Football Day
Please consider volunteering your time and/or participating in our upcoming fundraising events this season! If you would like to become more involved in HFA, please contact us. We always welcome new ideas!!
We are looking forward to another fantastic season! Go Hornets!
The HFA Board
Mike Tedeschi, President Sal D’Acunto, Vice President