Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Election

The SYA Little League Board of Directors is pleased to announce the upcoming 2014 Annual Meeting and Election for the Board of Directors. This body oversees the property and daily affairs of SYA East and SYA West Little Leagues, for players 4-12 years of age.

Procedures for the election call for nominations to fill the current vacant slots on the Board, approximately half the board each year. On election night, scheduled for Wednesday October 8, 2014 at 7:30pm at Stone Middle School in the Theatre, those SYA Little League Members present will vote on the nominations and review the Constitution for any potential changes, as well as receive an overview of the past year and planned league activities for 2015 and beyond. These elections will include absentee ballots from those members unable to attend this meeting - Absentee Ballots (after Oct 1) will be available through Tuesday, October 7, 2014.

The membership of SYA Little League is comprised of all persons registered with SYA Little League as volunteers to include managers, coaches, and other general volunteers. As members, you have the right and responsibility to participate in these elections for the Board of Directors thereby representing the overall SYA Little League community. Parents, family members and fans of the game are also encouraged to register/attend as members and participate in this annual meeting and election. All members must register to be recognized as a part of SYA Little League, regardless of position. The current Board of Directors urges your participation in this process, either in person or via absentee ballot. 

Once this general election is completed, the new Board of Directors will convene to determine which Board Member will fill specific positions on the board as set forth in our constitution. Only members of the Board may vote during this follow-on process.

If you would like to register as a member and thus be eligible to vote in this general election, click here to register. You can just show up at this meeting and register on site. Further information will be available as the election date approaches.


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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.

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.

Dick's Sporting Goods

Dick's Sporting Goods, a great supporter of SYA Little League Baseball, continues to offer our families significant saving nearly year round. Check out their coupon that is valid through Nov 30 for baseball related items. Bring this coupon to the store now or any day prior to Nov 30 to enjoy these savings.

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 22 and September 18 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!

SYA West Majors and 10/11 District 10 Champions!

SYA West Majors

SYA West 10/11

SYA Little League All Stars Schedule

SYA West Majors has captured the District 10 title with a 10-2 win over SYA East. In the Virginia State tournament, the team played their hearts out but unfortunately came up just short in Bridgewater losing the state finals to Tuckahoe Little League 5-2. Follow progress here for states.

The SYA West 10/11 team captured the District 10 title and advanced to the Virginia State tournament where they advanced out of pool play but lost 8-6 to West Springfield during eliminations to end their season. Follow progress here.

Congratulations to all our All Star teams on their showing this summer!

Congrats to our House Season Champions

Congratulations to all our spring house playoff teams and the winners:

Majors - Dodgers Champs, Phillies Runner-Up

AAA - Cardinals Champs, Reds Runner-Up

AA - Florida Champs, Maryland Runner-Up

Home Run Derby a Success

The inaugural SYA Little League Home Run Derby was a success this past Friday evening at LLV as nearly 75 players battled in four age groups and raised nearly $500 for Kyle's Kamp. Thanks to Seth Blee, all the players, and volunteers that made this a great night.

2014 Opening Day Revisted - Press

Read the article on Little League Opening Day in the Fairfax Times. Check out some pictures also.

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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