Coaches Still Needed

We are still in search for coaches at the following levels. If interested please sign up as a volunteer, selecting Coach. We are trying to keep the CP/TB teams to a manageable size of 6-9 players otherwise we will end up with rosters of 12 players, which decreases the enjoyment players will get from this experience. Check out our FAQs for details of expectations - we will also help out in getting you started.

Click here to register as a volunteer

East TB 1st yr - 4 teams (4 head coaches, good!)
West TB 1st yr - 3 teams (3, good!)
East TB 2nd+ - 3 teams (2, need 1)
West TB 2nd+ - 4 teams (1, need 3)

West CP - 8 teams (7, need 1)

Sports Authority Offer - 20% Off

As a great supporter of SYA Little League, Sports Authority would like to provide you with 20% off your ENTIRE PURCHASE on the weekend of February 28-March 1. This is a great opportunity for parents and coaches to "gear up" for the upcoming season to buy all that sports equipment you may need. Please be sure to print this coupon and take it to the Fairlakes Sports Authority store.

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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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.

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

Rules Training: March 7 - 9am, March 10 - 7:30pm, March 14 - 9am, March 25 - 7:30pm. All sessions at the SYA Office. They last approximately 90 minutes.

Mechanics Training: March 22 - 5pm, Location is Liberty MS Cafeteria.

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 schedule and report games through our web site. Contact Bob Nasser for further details.

Play It Again - Gently Used Sports Equipment

Play It Again is a service project by Westfield High School student, Collin Fiala. All types of gently used sporting equipment, along with cleats, will be collected. The equipment will be donated to "Leveling the Playing Field", a nonprofit organization in Silver Spring, MD. They have helped over 25,000 kids since its start in 2011. All equipment collected by LPF is donated to schools and community programs in need of sports equipment. The collection will be from 8 am - 2 pm at SYA's Little League Opening Day at Cub Run Elementary School, Saturday April 11.  All of the collected equipment will be cleaned and made sure it is functional before being donated.  If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Collin Fiala- fiala5@cox.net. Check out the flyer.

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.

Dick's Sporting Goods will be holding an SYA Little League Day on Saturday, March 7. SYA Little League will be on hand to answer any questions as well as you will get up to 20% off of you purchase there that day. Here is coupon for this event.

15% Off At Modell's

SYA Little League family: the spring season is gearing up!  As your players grow no doubt you will need to stock up on some new gear! Modell’s is a great SYA Little League sponsor and has offered you a fabulous deal. Take in the attached coupon to any of the stores noted between March 6 and April 2 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!

SYA Little League Tryouts

Tryouts for both leagues have been completed. If you missed either session, you must contact your respective Player Agent today.

Tryouts for Majors, AAA, and AA - the player pitch levels - for both leagues will take place for each league on Sunday, February 22 as noted below. NOTE: Returning Majors players do not need to attend the tryouts. Be sure to check the player listing to ensure you are registered for tryouts and in the correct league. Once tryouts are complete, the leagues will hold their respective drafts to determine teams for the upcoming spring season. We are currently planning on beginning practices the week of March 9. Allocations of all players should be completed around March 4. 

Player/League Listing (As of Feb 20, 10am)

SYA East Tryout Information

SYA West Tryout Information

Baseball Age for the 2015 Spring Season is:

  • If born prior to January 1, 2006, players age is their age on April 30, 2015
  • If born on or after January 1, 2006, players age is their age on December 31, 2015
2015 Spring Registration Now Open

Registration for the Spring 2015 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.

Late fees for player registration ($25) are now in effect.

Wait list for player pitch begins on Febraury 23. All other levels March 9. Don't wait and lose your spot!

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 can be found under the Tryout article.

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. 

Golf Anyone? 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. Cost will be $150 per golfer. 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. Registration and further details will be available soon. 

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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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.

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.

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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