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March 28, 1:55pm: Cub 1 & 2 are closed in full. Liberty 1 infield is closed. No other field reports at this time however the fields are probably wet. If we do get any more rain between now and 5pm, all fields will be closed. If the infield or outfield is wet, please stay off them. Be mindful, don’t ruin a field for just a single day of practice or scrimmage.

2017 Opening Day Ceremony

Here is the information for SYA Little League Opening Day Ceremony, brought to us by Glory Days Grill:

DATE/TIME
Saturday, April 1
8:45 am – 10 am (arrive no later than 8:30 am)
Westfield HS Gym – Enter Door #11 (If weather is nice, we will move to the ball fields at Cub Run)

TEAM ORGANIZATION – Be On Time
Managers, notify your parents exactly where your team will gather to meet for opening day (i.e. basketball courts – preferably somewhere outside and come in as a team). We will sit all teams in VISITOR side bleachers in order by age.  T-Ball and CP in 1 section to left / MP and AA in next section and AAA and Majors in next section. We need to have everyone sitted no later than 8:40 am SHARP. The teams will then be announced with their team banner proudly displayed. While parking is abundant at the school, please pay attention to all signage and don’t park illegally.

SPECIAL NOTES
Players should wear sneakers only, no cleats. Players should have their uniform shirt, pants, and hat on. You can also leave your gloves, bats, and other baseball gear in the car. Families and all non-players should sit in the HOME stands. Players will still walk around gym and then take a place on the gym floor. Plan on heading out afterwards for your game.

Everyone should park either in front of the school or in the lot area right next to the school where door #11 is. Look for the Westfield HS baseball players to direct you to proper parking locations.

TEAM PARTICIPATION 
We expect all teams to participate as many of our sponsors will be present and we want this to be an event to celebrate our entire league, the players, and the community. SYA Little League will once again be honoring two outstanding players for their contributions as young citizens to our community. Be sure to congratulate each player as they will be recognized during the activities. We expect to see both the Centreville Wildcats and Westfield Bulldogs high school baseball teams there giving high fives to all the players as they parade around the gym – this always pumps up the oldest and youngest of players. read more…

SYA Little League Golf Outing

Hold the date, Monday, May 15th at 9am, for the SYA Little League Annual Golf Outing and Fundraiser. We will be going to Bull Run Golf Club this year so line up your foursome and register here. You can register yourself or your foursome for this scramble event – we’ll find you a foursome if you can’t. Cost is $150 per golfer and includes your golf, lunch, and non-alcoholic beverages – alcohol will be available for purchase.

2017 Spring Registration

Registration for the Spring 2017 season continues. Check out the FAQs for common questions and answers. Click here to register for the spring season. All registrations currently go on a wait list. 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.

All rosters have gone out to coaches and they should have contacted all players by Saturday, March 11. Wait listed players will be contacted shortly after registering on their status. There is currently no room at the player pitch levels and the lower levels are also filling up.

Challenger Baseball registration is open – actually register with Chantilly Little League. Check out our Challenger page for all the details.

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

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.

Age Determination – Spring 2017 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: For the 2017 season, these players will use the April 30 age determination date – April 30, 2017.

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

The 2017 Little League Age Determination Chartcan be found here on Little League’s web site. (Remember, we are 12 and under)

Charlie Bond Selected for Junior League World Series

Charlie Bond has been selected to umpire at the 2017 Little League Junior World Series in Taylor Michigan later this summer. No doubt a testament to his dedication to SYA Little League as a volunteer umpire throughout the years. Congratulations Charlie! For all the volunteer umpires across the country (and world) that have been selected for the various World Series games, check out this article.

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.

2016 Accenture Day of Service

On November 11, 2016, more than two dozen Accenture employees based in Arlington, VA volunteered their time on a beautiful Fall day to aid the Centreville community for the third consecutive year. 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 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 about the value of teamwork, and becoming good citizens.

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

Accenture-Nov-11-2016

2016 All Star Season

SYA West 9-11 fell one game short of the Championship Game. Congratulations to the team as they represented themselves, their parents, and SYA well!

Congratulations go out to the SYA West 9-11 All Star team as they won the District 10 Championship with a victory over SYA East. The team, coached by Rob Hahne, now heads to the Virginia State Championship in Honaker. This tournament begins on July 15. Send in your team pictures and we will get them posted in our gallery. 

SYA West 8-10 2016


The Little League All Star season is upon us as play begins Saturday, June 18. Prior to that, the Special Games hosted by SYA Little League for Minors players in a number of District 10 leagues begins Friday, June 17. You can follow each tournament here:

Little League All Stars: District 10 web site
Special Games: SYA Little League web site
Be sure to come out and support all our teams as they compete against other teams from District 10.

2016 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.

2016-SYA-HR-Champs

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.

Hot News – Updated Little League News on Bats

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 season. Be sure to review for bats are legal as new penalties for illegal bats (automatic outs) are in place.

http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm

Here are some additional references on baseball bats:
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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