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SYA Little League Clinics - January/February

SYA Little League is holding a clinic on January 18 and February 15 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:

January Clinic:

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

February Clinic:

TB/CP - 8:30am to 10am
MP/AA - 8:30am to 10:15am
AAA/Majors - 9am to 11am

*All times are approximate and may change by 15-30 minutes. January times are final - Final times to be posted prior to first clinic.

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 - when camps reach 55 players for a level. Questions should be directed to Bob Woodruff, President, SYA Little League.

All players attending must 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, volunteers must be registered with SYA Little League as a volunteer/coach and submit a copy of a photo ID to bwoodruff@syabaseball.org. Little League requires all volunteers to have background checks before participating in activities where players will be present.

Register as a SYA Coach

2016 Spring Registration Continues

Registration for the Spring 2016 season continues. 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

Fees increased on Monday, February 1. Wait list for player pitch levels begins February 20. Other levels will be early March.

Challenger Baseball registration will open soon - actually register with Chantilly Little League. 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.

If you registered but did not pay, you do have the opportunity to go back online and make payment - http://www.youthleaguesusa.com/sya/15-16/UpdateInfo.html. Otherwise, payments can be mailed to the SYA Little League, PO Box 471, Centreville, VA 20122. 

SYA West Tryouts

SYA West will hold tryouts on Saturday, February 20, 2016 for players that have registered to play at "player-pitch" levels. If you are unable to attend on Saturday, you must attend the make-up tryout. Returning 2015 Spring Majors players are not required to attend tryouts. Tryout location is indoors at Complete Game Sports in Manassas (10103 Residency Rd, Manassas, VA).

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your start time for check-in and warm-ups.

Saturday, February 20 (Primary Tryout)
9:00am - Ages 9 and Under
10:30am - Age 10 and Over

ALL PLAYERS (Player Pitch Levels) MUST ATTEND THE EVALUATIONS/TRYOUTS. If you cannot make either tryout, please contact the SYA West Player Agent Larry Hopkins at lhopkins@syabaseball.org regarding a potential make-up.


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SYA East Tryouts

SYA East will hold tryouts on Saturday, February 20, 2016 for players that have registered to play at "player-pitch" levels. If you are unable to attend on Saturday, you must attend the make-up tryout. Returning 2015 Spring Majors players are not required to attend tryouts. Tryout location is indoors at Complete Game Sports in Manassas (10103 Residency Rd, Manassas, VA).

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your start time for check-in and warm-ups.

Saturday, February 20 (Primary Tryout)
1:00pm - Ages 9 and Under
2:30pm - Age 10 and Over

ALL PLAYERS (Player Pitch Levels) MUST ATTEND THE EVALUATIONS/TRYOUTS. If you cannot make either tryout, please contact the SYA East Player Agent Regina Johnson at rjohnson@syabaseball.org regarding a potential make-up.


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Call For Umpires

Anyone interested in umpiring this spring please contact Bob Nasser at bobnasserumpire@gmail.com. You must be 12 or older to umpire. Training will be held as necessary - See Umpire web page.

All umpires under the age 18 and younger must have attended one of the rules training sessions and the field mechanics offered this spring in order to be eligible to umpire - No exceptions. All umpires must register as a volunteer with SYA.

DID YOU KNOW - Parents who umpire a minimum of 8 games (Player Pitch games only) will receive a refund of their child’s registration fee (1 refund per 8 games umpired). Must attend training and schedule/report games through our web site. Contact Bob Nasser for further details.

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
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.

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.

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.

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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