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Golf - SYA Little League Fundraiser

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Westfields Golf Club will be the location of the 2016 SYA Little League Golf Open on Thursday May 5. The shotgun start will be at 8am, so get your foursome together to get outside and really shake off the winter and help raise funds for SYA Little League and the capital projects on our to-do list. You don't have to be a great golfer as it will be Captain's Choice/Scramble - Hackers, Duffers, Sandbaggers, and Scratch Players all welcome. Cost will be $150 per golfer. If you are golfer without a foursome, don't worry as we will match you up with others looking for a foursome. We are also looking for sponsors for the event - Holes, Longest Drive, Closest to Pin - so if you have any that would be interested they can sign up online too. Here is all that is included:

  • Lunch following your round
  • Longest Drive 
  • Closest to the Pin
  • Raffle
  • Mega Putt

For those that register to play by 3pm on April 25, you will get a chance to win 4 Nationals Diamond Club tickets to the April 26 game against the Phillies - donation from Kyle's Kamp. We'll throw all registered and paid golfer names into a hat and pull out the winner. CONGRATULATIONS Ryan Coughlin for winning the tickets to the game on April 25 - you should have an email with details. Still plenty of time to get your foursome together, register and come out and play with us on May 5.

Sponsorship opportunities:

Hole	                $200.00 each
Longest Drive Hole	$400.00
Closest to Pin Hole    	$400.00

Share with your family, friends, and co-workers as this is open to anyone interested.

Click here for Player Registration

Click here for Sponsor Registration

SYA Little League Night at Westfield High School

SYA Little League Night at Westfield High School is scheduled for Friday April 29. The Bulldogs will square off against Herndon High School in a battle of district teams. Game time is at 6:30 at Westfield HS. Activities throughout the night include wiffle ball, T-shirt tosses, raffle, silent auction, and prize give-aways. Meet near the 1B dugout at 6:10 to go on field for the national anthem. This is also a Kyle's Kamp Diamond Dreams game. The concession stand will be open all night, serving up your favorite ball park foods. FREE admission to all Little League players in uniform. It should be a great night. See you at the game.

Home Run Derby

The SYA Travel Mets are excited to host the 3rd annual SYA Baseball Home Run Derby to benefit pediatric cancer research through Kyle's Kamp. The action will take place Sunday, May 15 at both Upper and Lower LLV, starting at 7:00pm. There will be four age groups of competition: 9u, 10u, 11u, 12u with prizes awarded at each level. Please note, this event is only open to SYA Little League registered players. Players can bring their own pitcher or use one of the coaches present that night. The snack shack will also be open to accommodate our big hitter and spectator appetites.

A $5 entry fee and any donations will go to Kyle's Kamp in their efforts with pediatric cancer research fundraising.

We look forward to seeing all those interested on May 15! Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to allow time for check-in and player organization. Any questions can be directed to Brian Colella (bcolella@syabaseball.org).

Click here to register. 

Moe's Southwest Grill Spring Offer

Moe’s Southwest Grill once again has a special offer during the season for all kids wearing their SYA Little League uniform. Every Saturday during the season, ending June 11, kids in uniform enjoy a FREE kids meal. Stop on by Moe’s and tell Frank thanks. Click here for details and directions.

Limit 1 Free meal per day per player -- Player must be present and in uniform with a parent.

Dick's Sporting Goods Coupons

Dick's Sporting Goods, a great supporter of SYA Little League Baseball, continues to offer our families significant saving nearly year round. Click on these coupons for savings through June 30 of this year. Thanks Dick's Sporting Goods!

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 now and May 26 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!

Win a Trip to the 2016 Little League World Series

Friends of Southeastern Region Little League (FOSER) is conducting a raffle for a Trip for 4 to the 2016 Little League World Series in Williamsport that includes 4 days/4 nights accommodations for 4 in Williamsport, 4 stadium tickets with special seating for all 4 days, Museum & other special tours, plus $1000 cash to help defray travel expenses. Raffle tickets are $5 with drawing to be held on July 15, 2016. Check out the flyer and the handout with more information on FOSER. Contact Bob Woodruff (bwoodruff@syabaseball.org) if you are interested.


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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.

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.

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: 

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

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
        2005 2005 2005 2005         10
2005 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 11
2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 12
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.

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

JUST IN - New Standard to be implemented for the 2018 season - Read More about this here: http://www.littleleague.org/media/llnewsarchive/2015/May-August/Little-League-USA-Baseball-Bat-Standard-2018.htm

 
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