Tewksbury Athletic Association, NJ
Welcome to the TAA!
Welcome to the Tewksbury Athletic Association's Web Site!
The mission of the Tewksbury Athletics Association is to promote sportsmanship, fair play, team play, proper exercise technique, sports safety, development of skills, discipline, self-esteem, cooperation, commitment, and making an effort. In TAA programs, while winning shall not be considered unimportant, it shall not supersede the striving to win within the boundaries of the rules and the ethics of sportsmanship in a fair competition of ability, effort and strategy. Therefore, the TAA shall not stress victory as the ultimate goal.
Oct 26 2014 - Star Ledger Article On Youth Sports
By Mario Colitti, TAA Coach & Little League Board Member
"Young Children Should Play Multiple Sports"
Please see the link to this article in the Downloads section above.
Sep 05 2014 - Rutgers SAFETY Seminar
The Rutgers Safety seminar is being offered locally in Tewksbury on Wednesday, November 12th from 6pm - 9pm. All TAA coaches are required to attend this course. If you are planning to coach in Tewksbury and have not yet taken this course, please sign up now, even if you are not coaching until the Winter or Spring seasons. Please click on Rutgers Course to the left for more information.
Jul 01 2014 - TAA Volunteer Opportunities
The TAA is seeking volunteers for the following positions:
Property Manager (courts, fields)
-Coordinate with Program Directors all field/gym needs
-Relationship Mgr. with Township DPW on field/park matters.
-Relationship Mgr. with Tewksbury Twp. Schools on field/gym matters.
Men's Softball Program Director
-Promote and organize men's summer softball in Tewksbury
-Manage softball budget
If you have an interest in any of these positions, please contact David Cooley; firstname.lastname@example.org or 9089-439-3999.
Mar 09 2012 - Are you volunteering 5, 10, 20+ hours with the TAA?
Many companies offer a volunteer matching-gift program to recognize the contribution of time their employees make to their communities. Depending on the program, companies will match service hours volunteered by the employee through monetary donations.
Based on all of our volunteers, and the endless hours they spend in support of our programs, this is an excellent opportunity for the TAA to raise additional funds to help support our capital expenses and lower our program costs. It will also help our volunteers meet their companies' program goals.
Please take the time to search your company's Web site for program information. Program Directors will verify your volunteer time and provide a formal letter of recognition from the TAA for your records and to submit to your company.
The TAA is a non-profit organization and relies on our many volunteers, sponsorships and donations for our programs to be successful. Please contact your Program Director if you have any questions or would like a recognition letter in support of your volunteer time to submit to your company.
Nov 10 2010 - TAA Garbage Policy
The TAA operates a “if you bring it, take it with you” policy regarding trash and water bottles at the township fields. Please help pitch-in and take any stray items with you as well.
Nov 10 2010 - Township Parking Rules
Please adhere to the township’s parking rules while visiting the fields.
At Tewksbury Elementary School, please park in the lower lot. The upper lot is reserved for handicap and emergency parking only.
At Christie Hoffman Farm, park vehicles on the grass to the left of the road only. The grass to the right of the road as you drive up to the fields is used by a local farmer and parking cars there will ruin his hay crop.
At Oldwick Fields, please adhere to the "No Parking Signs" and park on the orchard side of the road.
Nov 10 2010 - Positive Coaching Alliance
What is the Positive Coaching Alliance or PCA?
The TAA has partnered with the PCA to develop Double Goal Coaches, Second Goal Parents, and Triple Impact Competitors.
First and foremost, PCA stresses the importance of coaching and playing to win, however, looks to replace the “win at all cost” mentality with the more important ambition of teaching life lessons through youth sport experiences. Our actions as coaches, parents and TAA Board Members impact the environment of Tewksbury’s youth sports programs, and we all bear the responsibility of ensuring that our actions support the positive experience that we all want to provide for our kids.
Bottom line: We want to create a culture where kids love to play the game; they look forward to practices and games as times when they will have fun while learning and competing.
Through a series of upcoming mandatory seminars for coaches and parents, PCA and TAA will be presenting real life opportunities to bring this ambitious agenda to fruition in order to strengthen the already solid cultural foundation that has been established by past and present TAA volunteers. Our alliance with PCA and the mandatory seminars will reinforce, develop and sustain the culture of TAA in order to create the best overall competitive sports experience for our children.
For additional information regarding PCA, visit www.positivecoach.org.
Mar 25 2009 - TAA Hotline Number
The information and weather TAA Hotline number is 877-866-0800. Check it often for updates throughout the season.