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) begin this coming 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.

Player pitch tryouts will be held indoors at Rip City on Sunday, Feb 22 for all player pitch levels: West 1-5pm; East 5-9pm. Details to follow soon - makeups will be done the week following, outdoors.

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.

If you registered but did not pay, you do have the opportunity to go back online and make payment - https://www.youthleaguesusa.com/sya/14-15/Payment.html. Otherwise, payments can be mailed to the SYA Little League, PO Box 471, Centreville, VA 20122. 

SYA Little League Clinic - February 16

SYA Little League is holding a clinic on February 16 for players and coaches. Players will have the opportunity to participate in various baseball related activities appropriate for their age group. Coaches will be provided guidance on level specific practice plans and skill development as well as participate in the clinic as a "coach". We ask that players attend the correct age/level appropriate clinic as noted here:

TB/CP - 9am to 10:30am
MP/AA - 10:45am to 12:30pm
AAA/Majors - 12:45pm to 2:45pm 

There is a $10 fee for each player - coaches are free - to help offset our costs for the use of the NOVA Field House facility, to be collected during the registration process. 

NOVA Field House
14810 Murdock Street
Chantilly, VA

Players must wear sneakers - no cleats, be dressed for baseball, and ready to go. They must bring their gloves - bats and helmets are optional but if you have them bring them. Bring water only, no Gatorade or similar drinks. Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to start time to check-in.

Pre-registration is required and may close at any time. Coaches attending must also register - include information on player's registration. Questions should be directed to Bob Woodruff, President, SYA Little League.

All players attending should register here: Click here for clinic registration. Confirmation emails will be sent to all registrations. All coaches attending, please ensure you have also registered as a coach for the spring season with SYA. Also, you must complete the Little League Volunteer form (no SSN req'd) and return to Bob Woodruff along with a copy of your photo ID before the clinic date. Little League requires all volunteers to have background checks before participating in activities where players will be present.

Register as a SYA Coach

Little League Volunteer Form

NoVA Coaching Clinic

The NoVA Coaching Clinic is sponsored by the Northern Virginia Travel Baseball League (NVTBL) on Sunday, March 1st from 1-5pm at Woodson HS in Fairfax. They are bringing the very best clinicians in the area to present information to youth coaches throughout the region. Details are still being finalized, however they will be offering two sessions of the Positive Coachin Alliance (PCA) training that is mandatory by SYA LIttle League for all Managers at all levels. See their web site for details and registration: http://nvclinic.weebly.com/. This is a free event and should be attended by all managers and coaches. We will post more information here also as it becomes available.


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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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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.

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.   

Accenture Day of Service

On January 19, 2015, Accenture employees based in Arlington, VA volunteered their time to aid the Centreville community. The group completed numerous field maintenance activities on two fields used by hundreds of Southwestern Youth Association players for Little League baseball games and practices. Their day-long efforts have further enhanced the safety and use of these facilities that are used on a regular basis by the children of our community for healthy activity, learning more about the value of teamwork, and becoming good citizens. Thank you to Accenture for embodying these values and enriching our community.

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.

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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