SYA Babe Ruth Program Information

SYA Babe Ruth provides a quality, fun and affordable baseball experience for 13-18 year old athletes of all skill levels.   We put the fun back in the game and play winning baseball.  The Spring season consists of two leagues.

National League: Players that are not playing High School Baseball.

American League - JV Division (13-15 year olds):  Travel and JV High School players.  Season starts at the end of the High School JV season.

 

American League - Varsity Division (16-18 year olds): High School Varsity players, College Freshman, and any other player 16-18 year old interested in playing. Season starts at the end of the High School Varsity season.

 

The following schools fall within the SYA Babe Ruth boundary as well as the Middle Schools that feed them:

 

Centreville

Westfield

Fairfax

Woodson

Robinson

Trinity

Paul VI

Champe

Freedom-South Riding

 

SYA CORONAVIRUS 2022 Updated: 07-14-2022

FINAL SYA 4 STEP PLAN FOR “RETURN TO PLAY” GUIDELINES This is a working document and will be changed as needed. With the ongoing changes in CDC, VA State, and local Health Department recommendations, the SYA Board of Directors has made changes to support the safety of our children. SYA follows and creates their protocols based on recommendations of all entities mentioned. 

 

For all SYA indoor and outdoor sports, Fairfax County has rolled back their requirements to allow all to choose whether or not to wear masks. SYA will follow these recommendations. Please respect the choices of all individuals when choosing to be masked or unmasked. Therefore, the following protocols are in place for all SYA activities: 

 

MASKS – INDOORS AND OUTDOORS - All participants, coaches, officials, and spectators have the option to wear a mask. Under all circumstances, and at no time should anyone (masked or unmasked), attend an SYA activity if they are symptomatic or exhibit any conditions listed in our 4 Step plan. 

 

Step 1 – PREVENTION - The most important part of returning to play is to ensure everyone’s safety by following some very basic rules. - Avoid touching your face, frequently wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60% alcohol if your hands aren’t soiled - Cover your mouth and nose with tissue when coughing or sneezing, dispose of tissue in the trash, and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after coughing or sneezing - Frequently clean commonly touched surfaces (i.e.: doorknobs, keyboards) with antiseptic cleanser - Stay home if you have symptoms of a respiratory illness such as a cough, runny nose, or shortness of breath. In all cases, if you, your child or family member are sick, please stay away from SYA activities and call your healthcare provider for further recommendations. Please err on the side of caution to minimize potential impacts to the teams. 

 

Step 2 – SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS - If you have any of these do not attend activities – Common symptoms – Fever (> 100.4) – Cough, Shortness of breath – Less Common Symptoms – Sore throat – Congestion, headache, chills, muscle and joint pain – Nausea or vomiting, diarrhea – Loss of sense of smell 

 

Step 3 – SELF MONITORING - Check for the following signs or symptoms of respiratory infection before attending any SYA event: - Fever (>100.4), Cough Shortness of breath - Other symptoms to pay attention to include: - Sore throat Congestion Headache Muscle and Joint Pain Chills - Nausea or Vomiting Diarrhea - Loss of Sense of Smell If you develop any of the above symptoms, please DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN ACTIVITIES and do contact your healthcare provider to discuss your particular next steps 

 

Step 4 – PREPARING FOR PLAY FOR EVERYONE - We are still requiring several cleanliness practices remain in effect. - DO NOT bring your child to any activities if they are ill or under the weather - No parents on the field - Ensure your child is properly prepared for play to include individual snacks and water - Wash your hands and face before coming to field - Each person is to bring their own personal hand sanitizer, water and snack - No spitting - Sharing of equipment / snacks / water should be avoided when possible. - Regular cleaning or spraying shared equipment is recommended - Coaches are to ensure sensitivity to player concerns are used as the leader of the team, and support their needs. Any teams traveling to other areas must follow their protocols and any teams coming to our area must follow ours.

 

Spring Baseball 2022 Registration

Registration for Spring 2022 is now open.  If changes are required due to the Coronavirus pandemic, information will be updated at that time. 

If you are too old for Little League and want to continue playing baseball, come join us at SYA Babe Ruth. 

13-15 – Any player born prior to May 1, 2009 and on or after May 1, 2006 will be eligible for Babe Ruth 13-15 League competition.

16-18 – Any player born prior to May 1, 2006 and on or after January 1, 2003 will be eligible for Babe Ruth 16-18 League competition.
Any player eligible to participate in high school athletics will be eligible to participate in the Babe Ruth League 16-18 Division
(National Federation Rule).

Any player born in 2003, 2004 and 2005 is eligible for Babe Ruth Baseball 16-18 Division.
Players born in January, February, March, and April of 2006 must play in the 16-18 Division.

Online registration will close on April 1, 2022 for ages 13-15 (or until the maximum number of players for each team are registered) and for ages 16-18.  See the Fees pages for additional information.

Register early to ensure placement on a team and avoid wait listing.  Wait listing will be determined by the total number of players and not tied to a specific date.

Spring 2022 Skills Assessment

The skills assessment for all 13-15 year old Babe Ruth players will be on April 2, 2022, 10am to 12:30pm, at Snyder Baseball Academy (6962 Wellington Rd, Manassas VA 20109).

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