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Potomac Nationals Baseball Ticket Offer

SYA Little League Day at Potomac Nationals is Sunday, June 12 - 1pm Game Time. The PNats are offering $4 tickets for the game which can be purchased here. The group password is "sya". 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 at Pfitzner Stadium. They are playing the Frederick Keys so come on out and see the future Nationals and Orioles battle one another.

Win a Trip to the 2016 Little League World Series

Raffle tickets will be on sale all weekend at the LLV Snack Shack during Kyle's Kamp Tournament games.

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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Future Plans at LLV - Important Update and Meeting

The Park Authority will continue taking your comments on this SYA supported project through June 27. If you haven't done so yet or attended the meeting, please consider.

There is a very important public comment meeting this Thursday May 26 at Willow Springs ES at 7pm.  We need baseball/sports people to come out in big numbers to support this project.  This impacts what is known as LLV today with our two Little League fields and the 90' diamond. Several organizations have been pushing to develop a tournament facility to include 60'/70' and 90' baseball fields, which is understandable as there is not a complex in Fairfax County to accommodate tournaments on the larger fields.  We do expect many people at the meeting who are against the project and baseball needs to outnumber them in a big way so that we can help direct the details of this facility as it develops.

Supporters may also send in an e-mail to parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov  Please highlight the need for SYA Little League to remain a huge presence at this complex as we have spent $100s of thousands of dollars and 10s of thousand of volunteer hours over the years to build and maintain a complex that our league and community can be proud of.  We also are looking for all 6 fields to be turf as the county has built well over 50 turf rectangular fields over the past decade with only 2 diamond turf fields.  E-mail's only need to be roughly 1 - 2 paragraphs highlighting your support of this project at Patriot Park North at Willow Springs (aka LLV). As many of you know, LLV is very important to the success of SYA Little League.


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Home Run Derby

Congratulations to the 2016 home run champs! 

12 - Jake Carpenter
11 - Jonny Farmelo
10 - Matthew Jenks
9 - Sean Cobbins

Roughly 80 participants and almost $1,000 raised by 11u SYA Mets which will be donated to Kyle's Kamp.

Food Drive Recap

The SYA Little League Food Drive last week with Picture Day was a success after a slow start. Here is what was shared with us:

"The St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry and the families that we serve, want to thank you, F.A.S.T., and the SYA Baseball players and families for the tremendous amount of food that you collected on our behalf this past weekend. The over 500 pounds of food that you have provided will go a long way relieving hunger concerns for our neighbors in need.

It is heart-warming and inspiring to see your organization encouraging our young athletes to not only be team players on the field, but to also be team players in their communities.

I have attached some pictures for you. Thank you for allowing our pantry the opportunity to partner with F.A.S.T. for this project!"

Also a big thank you to the Fairfax Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) volunteers that came out to give us a hand and for everyone that made a donation that went to Cub Run ES and the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. Check out some pictures.

Fall Registration Now Open

Registration for the Fall 2016 season is now open. The fall season begins our new league year (2017), that culminates with the 2017 spring season. Check out the FAQs for common questions and their answers. 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 Saturday, August 1 and multiple player family discounts ended. Wait list begins August 15.

SYA offers scholarships to those players who qualify and are in kindergarten or above grades.  Please review the Scholarship Request Form for qualifications.

Age Determination Change by Little League
Fall 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 Fall 2016 - April 30, 2017.

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 Fall 2016 - August 31, 2017.

You can read the complete Little League text here.

The new Little League Age Determination Chart, select birth month and year to determine age. SYA Little League's Fall Season is the start of our new year as we do not accept 4yr olds for the fall season. 

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 5
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 6
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 7
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 8
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 9
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 10
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 11
        2005 2005 2005 2005         11
2005 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 12
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.

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!

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.

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.

Hot News - Updated Little League News on Bats

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

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

Here are some additional references on baseball bats:

Baseball America Bat Guide
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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