HVAA History

1951

Huntingdon Valley parents form a local youth baseball team and enter the team in the Sandlot Sports Association.


1953

Huntingdon Valley Athletic Association was chartered in Lower Moreland Township.


1954

The Lower Moreland Mens Club organizes a youth baseball program.


1956

Mr. Robert Derby and several residents establish the Huntingdon Valley Athletic Association and transfers the baseball program from the Mens Club.


1959

Baseball registration increases to 90 boys.  Teams play in the Sandlot Sports Association.


1964

As new residents begin to populate Lower Moreland, registration increases to 200.  Community leagues are established.


1965

The Huntingdon Valley Athletic Association transitions to the Huntingdon Valley Activities Association.  A constitution and by-laws  are written and a Board of Directors is elected.


1966

Due to philosophical differences, several HVAA board members and coaches leave HVAA and form Pine AA, a competitive youth baseball organization in HV.


1967

Pine AA is dissolved and baseball participation exceeds 300.


1969

Soccer and basketball activities are added, however, soccer is dropped due to lack of coaches.


1971

HVAA withdraws from Sandlot sports and enters all baseball travel teams in the Montco leagues.


1972

American Legion baseball franchise is granted.  Softball is introduced.


1975

Wrestling was introduced but dropped due to lack of interest.


1977

Baseball and softball registers 700 youths.  Tennis tournament becomes part of a growing HVAA program.


1978

Mr. Calvin Walsh introduces and develops our HVAA soccer program.


1979

T-Ball is introduced for 7-8 year olds.


1980

The Legion Baseball Team advances to semi-finals in Region 3 Pennsylvania Tournament after winning the Lower Montgomery County Championship.


1984

The HVAA administers a diversified program for soccer, basketball, and baseball with the total registration of 1200 for all activities.


2000

Dr. Joseph Breitman started Taekwondo at HVAA.


2002

Mr. Robert Lakata introduced the Huntingdon Valley Chess Club under the HVAA umbrella.  Participants compete in the US Chess Federation Tournaments.


2020

COVID 19 Pandemic cancelled softball, baseball, and in-house basketball seasons. Soocer was able to occur. Taekwondo continued virtually.

 

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