HYAA offers youth athletic programs primarily for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade, living in the town of Hanover. 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. To read more about each sport offered through HYAA, please click on the corresponding sports tab above.
HYAA has once again partnered with Challenger Sports' British Soccer Camp for a fun summer camp experience for Hanover residents and out of town neighbors and friends.
Challenger Sports' British Soccer Camp is the most popular soccer camp in the country based upon one of the most innovative approaches to coaching youth soccer in the US and Canada. Our experienced staff study the game at all levels and will help players improve their core techniques and become more confident on the ball. With programs for each age, the curriculums includes a variety of foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, freestyle soccer, small-sided games and coached scrimmages.
World Cup style games are held each day where campers compete for their adopted country and are encouraged to learn about different customs and cultures, and our core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership.
As always, camps include a FREE Soccer Ball, FREE Camp T-Shirt and Player Evaluation; Not to mention a FREE Soccer Jersey with early online registration.
Camp will run from August 6th-10th. Camps are open to Hanover Residents as well as non-resident friends. Please note that there will be a $10 late fee for campers registering within 10 days of the camp start date. Many camps will fill up and be closed prior to this date – please register early to avoid disappointment.
Please click this link for more information and to register
Young players will be provided with a wide variety of individual and small group practices which will help them develop the fundamental technical aspects of the game such as dribbling, turning, stopping, passing and shooting.
The practices are coached in a positive and upbeat way and feature lots of fun games and competitions that the kids love, whilst at the same time helping them learn the basics about playing with others, good sportsmanship and sharing.
One hour a day from Monday to Friday inclusive. 8:00-9:00 AM.
Half Day Camp - Boys and Girls - Ages 7-14
This is our most popular camp program and will feature individual skill development, core techniques, one on one skills, freestyle soccer, small sided games and our camp World Cup.
The Half Day Camp is suitable for all skill levels and the campers will be separated by age.
Campers will also spend time learning about Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Sportsmanship & Leadership.
3 hours a day - Monday - Friday - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Full Day Camp - Boys and Girls - Ages 9-14
Full Day camp runs for six hours a day from Monday to Friday inclusive. Sessions are split into 2 x 3 hour blocks. Camp runs from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm.
A more advanced camp for players looking for a more competitive training environment.
The Full Day Camp will follow the Half Day Camp syllabus in the morning and will then focus on game-related techniques, tactical development, skills testing and coached match play in the afternoon.
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.
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.