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!

Coach Evaluations

It is that time of the year again as the Spring Baseball season wraps up, the SYA Baseball Board of Directors would like to solicit your feedback on the coaches from this season, including the travel coaches. This evaluation form provides valuable feedback to the league on its selection process as well as to the coaches on what they have done right and where they need to improve.

Please take a few minutes while this information is still fresh in your mind from the season to provide this feedback. We hope that you take this opportunity to be heard. This may be anonymous feedback, if you choose not to provide your name.

Thanks to everyone who has submitted an evaluation. The league will be reviewing these over the the coming weeks, months and providing feedback as necessary. For those who have yet to submit an evaluation, time still remains for your input into your SYA Baseball program.

Click here to go to the Coach Evaluation or follow the link on the left hand side of the screen.

Fall Registration Now Open

Registration for the Fall 2014 season is now open. Check out the FAQs for common questions and their answers. Click here to register. We are also seeking volunteers, not only to manage and coach but for other league activities such as umpiring. Click here to register as a volunteer.

Late fees for player registration ($25) begin Wednesday, July 23.

SYA offers scholarships to those players who qualify and are in kindergarten or above grades.  Please review the Scholarship Request Form for qualifications. There are also scholarship opportunities for kids where a military parent is deployed oversees. Please review the Kids Serve Too web site for qualifications.

Kids Serve Too
Scholarship Opportunity

Kids Serve Too is a program created by military families in support of military children who currently have a parent deployed overseas. Children in military families make sacrifices and serve their country as much as anyone in uniform. Military children quietly shoulder part of the family’s burden of overseas deployment by making sure their mom or dad know they support what they are doing and believe it is important. The daily struggles and personal sacrifices of these children go unnoticed – they receive no medals, ribbons or accolades for their contributions or their unconditional support.

The mission of Kids Serve Too is to honor, support and thank military children by offering programs and resources that demonstrate our appreciation for the sacrifices they make and the unique challenges they face. This partnership between Kids Serve Too, Fairfax County and the General Dynamics IT Fairfax Division offers scholarships to military children so they may reduce some of this stress through recreation and leisure programs.


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4th Annual Potomac Nationals Golf Tournament
The Potomac Nationals will be hosting the 4th Annual Potomac Nationals Golf Tournament that will benefit SYA Little League. On Thursday, July 31 at 1pm (registration at noon) the Golf Tournament will tee off at Old Hickory Golf Club, just down the street from the Potomac Nationals stadium in Woodbridge. As a beneficiary of this great event, SYA Little League does have to provide at least 8 volunteers that will help out on July 31 with check-in, promotional hole assistance, scoring tent, etc. If you can help out with volunteering please contact Bob Woodruff (syabaseball@cox.net). There are also opportunities to participate in the golf tournament for the players. See the flyer for all the details as your $125 fee covers golf, BBQ lunch, cart, and a complementary drink cart. If interested in golfing, complete the registration form as noted and submit as soon as you can. Come out and join the Potomac Nationals and SYA Little League for a great day for golf and a fundraiser for SYA Little League.
Summer Baseball Camps

Here are the camps our sponsors and partners are holding this summer. As others are added, this article will be updated.

Wildcat Camp - CVHS Coach Scott Findley, along with several of his high school players will be holding three separate camps July 7-10, July 28-31, and August 4-7. The day runs from 8am to 1pm. See the flyer for all the details. Location: SYA Sports Park - Field of Dreams.

Westfield / SYA LL Summer Camps:

Westfield Speciality Camps at Cub Run ES ($75 each)
-  Pitcher/Catcher Camp (ages 8 - 14)  Tuesday 8/5 - Thursday 8/7 from 9:00 am - 10:30 am
This camp will work on all aspects of pitching and catching.  Players can choose which position they would like to focus on.  Led by the Westfield HS staff of coaches and players.  
-  Infield Camp (ages 8 - 14)  Tuesday 8/5 - Thursday 8/7 from 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
This camp will work on all aspects of infield play with all 4 positions.  Players can choose a specific IF position.  Led by the Westfield HS staff of coaches and players.  
 
Westfield 90' Camp at Westfield HS ($135)
-  WHS 90' Camp (ages 12 - 15) Tuesday 8/19 - Thursday 8/21 from 9:00 am - 12 noon
This camp is for rising 7th - 9th graders who want specific instruction on the 90' field in preparation for High School baseball.  Taught the Westfield way.  Led by the Westfield HS staff of coaches and players.  
 
SYA Little League Camp at Cub Run ES ($135)
-  LL Camp (ages 7 - 12) Monday 8/25 - Thursday 8/28 from 9:00 am - 1 pm
This camp will cover all aspects of the game and includes fun drills and games each day.  Led by the Westfield HS staff of coaches and players.
 
Go to the registration page for more information or to register: https://fs12.formsite.com/SportsPlus/form137/index.html.  Slots are limited and will fill up fast.

Colangelo Baseball - Former Major Leaguer Mike Colangelo and his staff from Colangelo Baseball will hold two camps July 21-24 and August 4-7 at Rip City Sports & Fitness in Sterling. See the website for all the details.

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.

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.

2014 Opening Day Revisted - Press

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

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.

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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