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2018 Equipment Exchange

SYA Little League is holding its 9th Annual Baseball Equipment Exchange Sunday, January 28 from 11am to 1pm at Moe’s Southwest Grill – 5005 Westone Plaza, Chantilly, VA.  We are currently in the collection phase for very good to excellent condition baseball gloves, cleats (no metal and no football/soccer cleats please), and baseball pants that are taking up space in your home. Sorry, we cannot take baseball bats for this event. For those who donate to this annual event, you will then be able to come in and pick an item from all that has been donated. Donate one thing, take one thing. Donate two things, take two things. Please make sure your name is on a piece of tape attached to your donations. First time players can select items without exchange. Over the last eight years, 400+ families have picked up cleats, pants, and gloves at no cost with an estimated total savings over $20,000. Everyone who attends the exchange will also receive a free kid’s meal from Moe’s, while supplies last, if they are registered for the 2018 spring baseball season – just bring your registration receipt.

EMAIL OUR EXCHANGE COORDINATORS (Brian Colella at bcolella@syabaseball.org) if you have any donations for the exchange so that we may arrange to obtain these from you.

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2018 Spring Registration

Registration for the Spring 2018 season is open. Check out the FAQs for common questions and answers. Click here to register for the spring season. 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. If you are interested in managing a team, you MUST register by January 15. Interviews for the player pitch levels will begin shortly thereafter.

See Age Determination article below to determine your child’s baseball age for this spring season.

Challenger Baseball registration should be opening soon – actually register with Chantilly Little League. Check out our Challenger page for all the details and check back here on when registration opens for Challenger.

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

Concussion training is mandatory this year. No player or coach will be assigned to a team unless they have completed this training. See the registration form for all the details. Any questions let us know.

If you registered but did not pay, you do have the opportunity to go back online and make payment here. Otherwise, payments can be mailed to SYA Little League, PO Box 471, Centreville, VA 20122.

SYA Little League Winter Clinics

SYA Little League is offering Winter Clinics on January 15 and February 19 for players and coaches. Players will have the opportunity to participate in various baseball related activities appropriate for their age group. Coaches will be provided guidance on level specific practice plans and skill development as well as participate in the clinic as a “coach”. The February Clinic is a great time to shake off the rust to prepare for player pitch tryouts which are the following weekend. We ask that players attend the correct age/level appropriate clinic as noted here:

January Clinic:
TB/CP – 9-10:30am

MP & 10 and under – 10:45am-12:15pm

February Clinic:
TB/CP – 9-10:30am
MP & 10 and under – 10:45am-12:30pm
10 & Older – 12:45-2:45pm

There is a $15 fee for each player – coaches are free – to help offset our costs, to include the use of the NOVA Field House facility, to be collected during the registration process. Click here to register now. We will be limiting registration, so don’t hesitate to register as registration will close once we fill the slots.

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Hot News – Updated Little League News on Bats

New Standard to be implemented for the 2018 season – Read More about this here:

Little League has updated all their information on bats for the upcoming season. Be sure to review for bats are legal as new penalties for illegal bats (automatic outs) are in place. Bats are now available in stores and can be used for our fall season!
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http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm

Note: TB/CP levels – Current bats labeled for use with TeeBalls can still be used however there must be a USA Baseball sticker placed on the bat. See the link above for details on how to acquire one of the stickers. If the bat does not say for use with TeeBalls, then the bat is illegal regardless of having a sticker or not.. It must be replaced with a new conforming bat. Any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

Age Determination – Spring 2018 Season

Little League adopted a new age determination date for players. Here is the summary on this change and how it impacts the different age levels, effective immediately:

For players born before September 1, 2005: For the 2017 fall – 2018 spring season, these players will use the April 30 age determination date – April 30, 2018.

For players born on or after September 1, 2005: For the 2017 fall – 2018 spring season, these players will use the August 31 age determination date – August 31, 2018.

The 2018 Little League Age Determination Chart can be found here Age Charts on Little League’s web site as it also applies to our Fall 2017 season. (Remember, we are 12 and under)

2017 Accenture Day of Service

On October 9, 2017, nearly two dozen Accenture employees based in Arlington, VA volunteered their time on a very warm Fall day to aid the Centreville community.  The group completed numerous field maintenance activities at a sports complex used by hundreds of Southwestern Youth Association players for Little League baseball games and practices.  Their efforts have further enhanced the safety and use of this complex that is used on a regular basis by the children of our community for healthy activity, learning about the value of teamwork, and becoming good citizens.

Thank you to Accenture and their workforce for embodying these values and enriching our community.

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House Playoffs – Closing Ceremony

On Saturday, following the Majors championship game we will be recognizing all our regular season division winners, playoff winners and runner ups, and all our All Star teams. Be sure to come out to Cub and watch all the excitement on Saturday & Monday night. Awards ceremony expected to start about 15 minutes following the Majors game completion. Game details for player pitch levels – good luck to all teams:

Majors: Yankees beat the Reds for the Championship
AAA: Pirates beat the Giants for the Championship
AA: Maryland beat Florida for the Championship

2017 Home Run Derby

Congratulations to the 2017 home run champs!

  • 12 – Cliff Ewell
  • 11 – Matthew Jenks
  • 10 – Colin Hockett
  • 9 – Thomas Soules

Roughly 65 participants and $330 raised by SYA Travel Baseball which will be donated to Kyle’s Kamp!

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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.


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