15% Off At Modell's

SYA Little League family: Modell’s is a great SYA Little League sponsor and has offered you/us a fabulous deal. Take in the attached coupon to any of the stores noted between November 26 and December 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!

Coach Evaluations

It is that time of the year again as the Fall 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.

Winter Baseball Camps

Below are a number of different camps being offered in the area. Additionally, SYA Little League is looking to hold camps on MLK Day (Jan 18) and President's Day (Feb 15) - details to follow. Check these out local baseball camps:

Rip City

Their 6U-8U camp is designed to build the solid baseball foundation which is critical to progressing through little league, let alone high school baseball and beyond. Bad habits are hard to break, so let our staff promote great habits & your athlete can be productive this season and in years to come.
Their curriculum is highly organized and filled with positive energy and coaching. The program includes hitting instruction as well as defensive instruction. All Little Ripper Camps are priced at $110 and campers receive a t-shirt.

Details: Camps

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
Spring 2016 Season

Little League adopted a new age determination date for players, modifying their stance previously taken. Here is the summary on this change and how it impacts the different age levels, effective immediately:

For players born before September 1, 2005: The new age determination date of August 31 will be effective starting with the 2018 Little League Baseball Season. For the 2016 and 2017 seasons, these players will use the April 30 age determination date; for Spring 2016 - April 30, 2016.

For players born on or after September 1, 2005: The new age determination date will be effective immediately, starting with the 2016 season. You will use August 31 of the current playing year as the age determination date; for Spring 2016 - August 31, 2016.

You can read the complete Little League text here.

The new Little League Age Determination Chart, select birth month and year to determine age: 














2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 4
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 5
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 6
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 7
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 8
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 9
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 10
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2005 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 11
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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 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: 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.   

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.

Recent Announcements: TPX Dynasty

Here are some additional references on baseball bats:

Baseball America Bat Guide

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