Field Status

Tuesday, October 21, 5:00pm Status:

Game on Upper LLV is cancelled tonight.

Fall Friendly Games

Registration is now closed. Contact your coach if you are interested, however teams are in the process of being selected and will be announced by Sunday, October 26. All players that have registered will be notified of their status at that time.

SYA Little League is gauging interest in holding a one-day Fall House Friendly Games event at Cub Run on Saturday, November 1st, 2014. This event would include one game at each Fall Player Pitch level (Introduction, Intermediate, and Advanced) pitting teams consisting of players from SYA East versus players from SYA West. Only players registered for the fall house season are eligible. FALL TRAVEL COMES FIRST; PLAYERS ON TRAVEL TEAMS WITH COMMITMENTS ON NOVEMBER 1ST ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE FALL HOUSE FRIENDLY GAMES. 

Before finalizing the event, we must determine if there will be enough players, coaches, and volunteers available at each level to hold the games. If there is sufficient interest, teams will be selected from the pool of individuals that have submitted a positive response to this commitment form by the required deadline. 

This event is unlike the Spring All Stars process and is simply an effort to provide one more day of baseball for the players and families. Playing in this event has no guarantee of being drafted at any particular playing level in the spring or being selected for any All Star team in the future. There is no financial commitment and players will use their regular season uniform jerseys and hats for the game. Weather permitting, there may be time for a few team practices before the games are played on November 1st. In the event of bad weather on this date, there will be no makeup. 

Every interested player must complete an on-line form by October 18th, 2014 to be considered for these games. Players for each team are selected by the Fall Friendly Games team manager and coaches (with input from current fall managers). Player selections will be announced on October 26th - not all players that showed an interest will be selected. 

Any questions should be directed to your league Player Agent - East: Regina Johnson (rjohnson@syabaseball.org) - West: Larry Hopkins (lhopkins@syabaseball.org).

Click here to register!

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.

Moe's Southwest Grill Fall 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 October 25, 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.

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.

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.

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 that is valid through Nov 30 for baseball related items. Bring this coupon to the store now or any day prior to Nov 30 to enjoy these savings.

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.

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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