Organization Purpose The Huntingdon

Organization Purpose

The Huntingdon Valley Athletic Association is organized exclusively for the development and ability to provide youth sports and activities. The organization shall operate with the intent to help promote and assist, in conjunction with our local township & school district, the growth and development of our youth by offering organized sports venues and activities.


Location

HVAA is geographically defined as the area covered by Lower Moreland Township and Bryn Athyn Borough. We do allow residents of other areas to participate in our programs, as long as facility space is available.  Our playing fields and facilities are located in Lower Moreland and Bryn Athyn. The HVAA office is located in the Red Lion Gym, at 625 Red Lion Road, Huntingdon Valley. Use the Directions link to the left to locate our playing fields and facilities for all sports, and our office. 


Programs

HVAA currently offers Baseball and Softball in the spring, Soccer in the fall, Basketball in the summer and winter, and Tae Kwon Do (martial arts) throughout the year.. Travel Sports may be active year round.  We also sponsor the Huntingdon Valley Chess Society Juniors, and American Legion baseball. Check out each program by clicking on the appropriate link on the menu. 


Activities

HVAA provides and supports other programs in addition to our intramural sports activities. We sponsor American Legion baseball teams, several travel teams in all sports offer annual scholarships (the Tom Davenport, Emmanuel Collazo & Stephen H. Silverman Awards) and donate funds to worthwhile activities that support the communities' youth. HVAA has sponsored trips to professional baseball and indoor soccer games, has conducted raffles, and has conducted fund-raising activities. As we move forward, we hope to increase these activities. 


HVAA Finances

HVAA is a non-profit organization. As such, we are eligible for several grants, which we apply for annually. We collect a modest registration fee for each participant in our programs, and we offer a multi-child discount for families with more than one athlete in each sport. In the next year, we will conduct several activities designed to raise funds for HVAA. Finally, we benefit from local businesses and generous community members offering to sponsor teams in each sport.  For information on donating or becoming a sponsor of HVAA, please contact sponsorship@hvaa.net.


 

Board of Directors

HVAA is guided by a Board of Directors, comprised of not less than 10 members. Positions named by our By-Laws are President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Solicitor. Director of Purchasing, Director of Fundraising, Director of Sponsorship, Director of Administration, Director of Information Technology, up to three (3) Directors at Large, Past President, and no less than four (4) Sports Directors, consisting of some or all of the following positions: Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Basketball and Roller Hockey,. Board positions are filled through nominations from our members, and elected during our Annual Meeting in June of each year. The Board also meets at the HVAA office on the third Thursday evening of each month at 8:00pm for regular meetings. 


Registration

HVAA registration is entirely electronic and you can visit our home page at www.hvaa.net to register for one of our activities.
 


 

HVAA Codes of Conduct

HVAA has adopted a Code of Conduct for all Coaches, Parents, and Players that support and/or participate in HVAA activities. This step has been taken in response to numerous news stories in recent years, documenting the poor behavior of participants in other children’s sporting activities. The Board of Directors has developed these codes to insure that our programs do not suffer these same problems. We are serious about these changes in our programs, and require all HVAA members to support this philosophy.
 



HVAA In the Future

HVAA is continually looking for ways to impove our programs and facilities.  A long term goal for our Association continues to be the acquisition of land and the development of an athletic complex. The complex will include baseball and soccer fields with lighting for night games, a snack bar, and restrooms. While the Lower Moreland Park site offers many of these features, it isn’t large enough for our current programs, and it doesn’t include lighting.


Coaching for HVAA

HVAA depends of volunteer coaches to assist with the running of our sports. With each season, we seek motivated, conscientious volunteers to assist us with the task of coaching our players. Your assistance is solicited for this task. Our newly formed Coaches Committee has been tasked selecting the best of the volunteers, and then providing them with guidance and resources to increase their value to our programs.

HVAA is also committed to providing a safe and rewarding atmosphere for our players, and will begin conducting background checks on our volunteers to insure that this goal is achieved. These checks will be strictly voluntary, but we will not select coaches for our activities that have not agreed to these measures.

We do appreciate the offer of all parents and interested individuals that offer to coach for HVAA. However it isn’t always possible to accept all of the volunteers that we get. Please don’t be discouraged if we can’t accommodate your request to assist us each and every season. Our goal is as always to provide the best coaching staff that we can to each and every team.

To sign up to be a coach for any of our sports, complete the forms included with each sport season’s registration materials.