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SYA Little League Picture Day & Food Drive

This fall SYA is partnering with the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) / Athletic Service Division AND the F.A.S.T. initiative (Fairfax Athletes Stand Toegther) to sponsor a food drive on SYA Little League Picture Day, Saturday, September 30, at Cub Run ball fields. Teams have been scheduled times, which have been provided to the head coach – food drop-off can occur at any time during pictures from 8am until the last pictures at 1:30pm.

If you can volunteer an hour during the day to help accept donations, sign up here. A great way for a teen to get service hours! Players can help out too, dressed in uniforms!

Donations of non-perishable food will be collected in the NCS Teen Center bus on the side of the school near the ball fields. The donations accepted by F.A.S.T. will be in support of Lorton Community Action Center. See this flyer for all the details on the program and what items are in critical need.

Please consider making a quality of life donation as you come for team pictures.

Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Election

SYA Little League is pleased to announce the upcoming 2017 Annual Meeting and election for the Board of Directors (the Board). This body oversees the property and daily affairs of SYA East and SYA West Little Leagues, for players 4-12 years of age.

Procedures for the election call for nominations to fill the vacant slots on the Board, approximately half the Board slots become vacant each year. Election night, scheduled for Wednesday October 11, 2017 at 7pm at Stone Middle School in the Theatre.  The SYA Little League Members present will vote on the Board nominations and will review the Constitution for any potential changes, as well as receive an overview of the past year and planned league activities for 2018 and beyond. These elections will include absentee ballots from members unable to attend the Annual Meeting. Absentee ballots (contact Board Secretary Woody Slaymaker – – for a ballot) will be available Sunday, October 8 through Tuesday, October 10, 2016. For absentee ballots to be counted, the member must be registered as noted and return the ballot to the Board Secretary by 12pm on October 11.

The membership of SYA Little League is comprised of all persons registered with SYA Little League as volunteers to include managers, coaches, and other general volunteers. As members, you have the right and responsibility to participate in these elections for the Board thereby representing the overall SYA Little League community. Parents, family members and fans of the game are also encouraged to register/attend as members and participate in this annual meeting and election. All members must register to be recognized as a part of SYA Little League, regardless of position. The current Board urges your participation in this process, either in person or via absentee ballot.

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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)

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!


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:

Please heed this warning as well as street posting. All these regulations apply to all our fields.

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