Little League Baseball
On January 22-25th, SYA Little League Baseball held a “Baseball/Softball clinic” at Willow Springs Elementary School. Several parents volunteered their time to teach all K-3 classes and most 4-6 grade classes. In conjunction with the Willow Springs staff, the students received detailed training and showcased their hitting, throwing, and catching skills. The gym was filled with lots of smiles and enthusiasm for the sport. Our thanks to the Willow Springs P.E. staff Mr. Silvas and Mr. Burda. A special thank you goes out to the parent volunteers who do not have kids in the program (Dean Canestra, Chris McDonald, Megan Soyster-Heinz), and softball parent Rob Estabrooke who brought some SYA Explosion players.
On February 1st and 2nd SYA Little League Baseball held ‘Baseball Days” at Union Mill Elementary School. Several coaches volunteered their time to teach nearly 1,000 students a host of baseball skills. In conjunction with the Union Mill staff, the students received detailed training and showcased their hitting, throwing and catching skills. The Potomac National’s Uncle Slam made a guest appearance. The gym was filled with lots of smiles and enthusiasm for the sport. Our thanks to the Union Mill staff especially Ms. Murray and her team.
AA League Champs – Maryland
AA League Runner-up – Florida
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.
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:
SYA Little League Baseball would like to thank the staff and students of Union Mill Elementary School for two great days of baseball on February 21st and 22nd. 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.
Thanks to all the volunteers that came out to help out!