Field Status

Friday September 4, 5:15pm Status:

All fields at Cub Run ES are closed tonight.

Please note SYA Little League policy on practice locations as found in Section 8.1.6 in the SOP:

Practices/scrimmage games shall be held only on fields covered by SYA Little League's liability insurance policy. No play shall be conducted on league fields until the League Field Chief and the Safety Officer certifies the fields ready for use. Indoor, private facilities (i.e nZone, IMP, Rip City) available to any team, can be used for practices, however they must be covered by insurance for baseball specific activities [and paid for by the team].

Call For Umpires

Anyone interested in umpiring this fall please contact Bob Nasser at bobnasserumpire@gmail.com. You must be 12 or older to umpire. Training will be held as necessary.

All umpires under the age 18 and younger must have attended one of the rules training sessions and the field mechanics offered this spring in order to be eligible to umpire, unless they attend the fall training - No exceptions. All umpires must register as a volunteer with SYA.

15% Off At Modell's

SYA Little League family: the fall season is gearing up!  As your players grow no doubt you will need to stock up on some new gear! Modell’s is a great SYA Little League sponsor and has offered you a fabulous deal. Take in the attached coupon to any of the stores noted between August 28 and September 24 and you will receive 15% off your purchase, either regular price or sale price. Earn MVP Points too! Modell’s will then donate 5% of your purchase to SYA Little League!

Bats for Sale

Looking to not spend hundreds on a new bat? Still trying to figure out what to do as your old bat is no longer legal or your player has outgrown their existing bat? SYA Little League is maintaining a listing of bats folks have for sale. Check out the Bats For Sale page for details and listings.

Age Determination Change by Little League
In Prep for Cutover in 2018

Earlier this year, Little League adopted the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) age determination date for players born on or after January 1 2006. While Little League did defer the full implementation for all players until 2018, younger players - lower levels are impacted with the upcoming Fall 2015/Spring 2016 seasons. Here is the summary on this change and how it impacts the different age levels, effective immediately:

Any player born on or after January 1, 2006 who will turn the ages of 4-10 during the 2016 league year (Fall 2015, Spring 2016) will be eligible to participate and use the new age determination date of December 31, 2016 for the reminder of their Little League Baseball career.

Players born prior to January 1, 2006 will continue to utilize the current age determination date of April 30 for the remainder of their Little League career.


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Glory Days Grill Fundraiser

SYA Little League has a great program set up with Glory Days Grill for the 2015 season. It’s called "Dining for Dollars" and it’s very simple. From March 1 through November 30th, Glory Days will contribute 10% of all total food purchases to SYA Little League (good at any Glory Days location). Simply ask your server for a copy of your guest check (not credit card receipt) and drop it in the marked boxes at either snack shack (LLV or CUB) once the season begins, or scan and email copies to bcolella@syabaseball.org. Every receipt counts as SYA Little League earned nearly $300 in 2014.

Parking - Cub Run and All Fields

While we all recognize that parking at Cub Run can be tough to come by at times, we want to make sure that all our players and their families are safe when leaving their cars and making their way to the fields. It has come to our attention that there have been some number of incidents where cars are being parked illegally, often ignoring posted signs, making crossing streets/intersections very dangerous. This includes parking illegally in the school parking lots. Please heed all signage and consider the players, families, and the local residents in your choice for parking as there is always the school lot (other side of the building) - which is often less than half full. We expect the police to be patrolling this area more frequently because of complaints. Here is a general summary of Fairfax County parking regulations: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/parking_restrictions.htm. Please heed this warning as well as street posting. All these regulations apply to all our fields.

SYA East 9/10s and SYA West 10/11s and SYA East 11/12s Win Districts!

The SYA East 11/12 All-Star team posted a 4-0 record in Pool Play, outscoring opponents 58-6 to earn a berth into the District 10 Semifinals.  SYA East defeated Fairfax National 11-0 in the semifinals and won the District 10 title game 19-0 over Annandale-North Springfield.  In their 6 games, SYA East earned 4 shutout victories and pitched 3 no-hitters.  All 13 players on the roster contributed to the overall success of the team throughout the tournament.

SYA West 10/11s Little League completed an undefeated District 10 Championship by defeating Fairfax National 9-5.  SYA West never trailed in any of their 5 games in the tournament as they were led by P Alex Cross and RF Donovan Whitfield.  Cross pitched 5 2/3 innings where he struck out 9 batters and walked only 1.  Whitfield made a critical diving catch, one of several during the tournament.  He also had three hits and three RBI in the game.  SYA West was also aided by Caleb Roundtree’s pinch hit 2-Run homer in the third inning, which moved the lead to 7-2.  Fairfax provided a strong challenge with a rally that brought the game to 7-5, but the lead stood and 2 late runs were added, one by Aaron Fu.  Fu pitched in 3 tournament games and allowed 0 earned runs in 11 innings.

The 9/10 year old boys from SYA East completed pool play with a 4-0 record, with the most exciting game being a terrific battle with SYA West, 7-6.  In the semi-finals, SYA East trumped Fairfax National 12-5, setting up a rematch of the 2014 District 10 title game against Annandale-NS.  This time around, the boys from SYA East put together their most complete game of the tournament, taking the District 10 banner with a 9-0 victory.  SYA East outscored the six opponents they faced by a combined score of 65-12.  

Congrats - Spring Season Champions

Majors - Mets over the Dodgers

 
AAA - Co-Champs: Red Sox and Cardinals


AA - Texas A&M over Florida

 

SYA Little League Baseball at Union Mill Elementary

SYA Little League Baseball would like to thank the staff and students of Union Mill Elementary School for two great days of baseball on January 15th and 16th.  The two-day event offered plenty of fun and baseball instruction for a few hundred students.  The Potomac Nationals Uncle Slam even made a guest appearance.  Special thanks to Brian Colella for organizing the event.   

Virginia - Little League License Plates

The Virginia State Little League Association is working on getting a Little League license plate created to assist with the expenses associated with running the State Association. Before Virginia will create the plate, there has to be at least 450 commitments. How do you make this commitment? Click here for the form to make that commitment as well as Q&As on the subject. Check it out as Bob Sottile, our District 10 Administrator, is organizing this effort locally.

Hot News - Updated Little League News on Bats

Little League has updated all their information on bats for the upcoming 2013 season. Be sure to review for bats are legal as new penalities for illegal bats (automatic outs) are in place for the upcoming season.

http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm

Recent Announcements: TPX Dynasty

Here are some additional references on baseball bats:

Baseball America Bat Guide
http://paws.kettering.edu/~drussell/bats-new/compalum.html
http://ezinearticles.com/?What-is-a-Composite-Baseball-Bat?&id=1569771
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/news/story?id=4351979

 
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