Field Status

Wednesday May 6, 8:30pm Status:

Rained out games rescheduled:

A50 to Thursday, Bull, 6:00PM
A51 to Friday, LLV_U, 6:30PM
B31 to Friday, Cub_1, 5:45PM
B29 to Friday, LLV_L, 6:00PM
C32 to Thursday, ECL_5, 6:00PM
C31 to Friday, ECL_5, 6:00PM

Please note SYA Little League policy on practice locations as found in Section 8.1.6 in the SOP:

Practices/scrimmage games shall be held only on fields covered by SYA Little League's liability insurance policy. No play shall be conducted on league fields until the League Field Chief and the Safety Officer certifies the fields ready for use. Indoor, private facilities (i.e nZone, IMP, Rip City) available to any team, can be used for practices, however they must be covered by insurance for baseball specific activities [and paid for by the team].

Golf - SYA Little League Fundraiser

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Westfields Golf Club will be the location of the 2015 SYA Little League Golf Open on Thursday May 7. The shotgun start will be at 8am, so get your foursome together to get outside and shake off the winter and help raise some 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, both overall and holes, so if you have any that would be interested let us know. Share with your family, friends, and co-workers as this is open to anyone interested. For registration and further details click here

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 13, 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.

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.

Baseball Ticket Offers

Baseball beyond SYA Little League is abound in our area. George Mason University and the Potomac Nationals have reached out to us in the hopes you would be interested in attending their games. Here is some information on each:

George Mason:
Offering a great group rate ticket available for groups of 15 or more people, along with a fun opportunity for younger teams to get involved with the game day experience. See the flyers (Order Form and Group Experience) for all the details - contact GMU as noted for more information.

Potomac Nationals:
SYA Little League Day at Pomotac Nationals is Sunday, June 14. The PNats are offering $4 tickets for the game which can be purchased here. The group password is syabaseball. Not only will this be a great day of baseball, SYA Little League will be playing four CP/TB games on the field following the conclusion of the PNats game. They are playing the Frederick Keys so come on out and see the future Nationals and Orioles battle one another.

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.

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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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.

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.   

SYA West Majors and 10/11 District 10 Champions!

SYA West Majors

SYA West 10/11

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.

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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