2015 Spring Registration Now Open

Registration for the Spring 2015 season is now open. Check out the FAQs for common questions and their answers. Before registering, please be sure to read the article on this web site about age changes that Little League is implementing this year. 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) began Monday, February 2, 2015. 

If you are interested in a head coach position this spring, especially at the player pitch levels, you must register by January 15, 2015 to allow the interview process to be completed by early February.

Challenger Baseball registration is open also. Check out our Challenger page for all the details.

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.

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

Eariler 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 Spring 2015 season. 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 4-9 during the 2015 calendar year will be eligible to participate and use the new age determination date of December 31 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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SYA Little League - Happy Holidays from TrueAP: 20% off till Jan. 4th

Dear Parents and Coaches,

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from TrueAP. 

Get 20% on Winter Programs (DEAL ends January 4th!).

Please see flyer and registration links below.

SYA Baseball: www.syabaseball.org

Flyer: http://www.trueap.com/flyers/SYA-Baseball-Winter14-15.pdf

Website Link:  www.trueap.com/chantilly

Rob Rose, CSCS, CCS
President, TrueAP
703-568-5657

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 -  off in the right column - for baseball related items.

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 and President's Day - details to follow. Check these out local baseball camps:

SYA / CYA Youth Baseball Camp

The Westfield HS staff and players will be running these camps.  They are 8 weeks long and start on 12/7/14 (no camps from 12/21/14 - 1/4/15).  The ratio for these camps is 4:1 player to instructor maximum so there will be a lot of individualized instruction. 

For all the details: http://ripcityfit.com/camps/sully/

Little League Infield Camp 

Local HS coaches are offering two six-week indoor infield camps, with sessions for Little League players and Middle School / High School players held at the Diamond Sports Training facility in Sterling on Sunday evenings. The first camp will run from the third week of November through the holidays, with the second camp running in January through the second week in February. The camps will focus on the five F’s of infield play – footwork, field, funnel, fire and follow. Each camp will have six players and two instructors present.

For all the details: 2015 JK Infield Camp Registration.pdf

MVP Baseball 

MVP Baseball School in Reston is now accepting registrations for its very popular 8 week little league pitching/ hitting combo camps. Players will receive pitching and hitting instruction from some of MVP’s finest professional instructors. Sessions run for one hour, once a week. If players do not wish to pitch, they can focus on hitting for the entire hour. There will be a 3 to 1 player to coach ratio. There are currently only 2 sessions being offered and they WILL sell out, so don’t wait to register. Space is limited to 12 players per session. The camp is open to players ages 9-12. Advanced 8 years olds will be accepted. 

For all the details, visit their web site at http://www.mvpbaseballschool.com/

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.

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.

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.

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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