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SOFTBALL

Welcome to SYA Girls Softball
Centreville, Clifton, & Fairfax Areas

SYA offers softball in Centreville, Clifton, and Fairfax in Fairfax County, Virginia.  Our recreational league (house program) plays both spring and fall seasons under the Little League banner.  Girls from ages 4-16 are welcome, regardless of ability or previous playing experience.  Visit our Little League Softball Fees page for all the details regarding age groups, payment and refund polices, equipment needs, etc.  Xplosion is the SYA competitive select travel fastpitch program with teams 10U through 18U.

For all the most current information on SYA Little League Softball, check out the SYA Little League web site. We keep all the softball and baseball information most up to date on those pages.


2019 T-Mobile Little League Home Run Derby

Little League, T-Mobile, SYA Little League, and SYA Mets (SYA’s Travel Baseball Program) are bringing you the 6th annual SYA Baseball Home Run Derby to benefit pediatric cancer research through Kyle’s Kamp. The action will take place Sunday, June 2th at LLV, starting at 6pm. There will be four age groups of competition: 9u, 10u, 11u, 12u with prizes awarded at each level – age is based on your Little League baseball/softball age. You must be at least league age 9 to compete and no older than league age 12. Please note, this event is only open to SYA Little League registered players, both baseball and softball. Winners have the chance to advance, potentially going to Williamsport for the finals!

Players can bring their own pitcher or use one of the coaches present that night and must use an approved USA Baseball bat for baseball and Little League approved bat for softball. The snack shack will also be open to accommodate our big hitter and spectator appetites.

Official Rules can be found here. Parent FAQs. Pre-registration is here – click here.

A $5 suggested donation (collection taken at day of event) will go to Kyle’s Kamp in their fundraising efforts of supporting pediatric cancer research. We look forward to seeing all those interested on June 2! Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to allow time for check-in and player organization. Any questions can be directed to Brian Colella (bcolella@syabaseball.org) or Mike Gambone (mgambone@syabaseball.org).

Softball Pitching Clinic Held

This past Sunday SYA Little League Softball held a pitching clinic for our players, about 20 girls showed up with a parent – we all need catchers! Thanks for Coaches Marcy and Caitlyn for your support of our program! Look for more clinics coming up in the near future.

SYA/CYA Froghair Golf Classic

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Attention all SYA members!

SYA and CYA are teaming up once again to hold the 3rd Annual Froghair Golf Classic. The event will be held at Twin Lakes Golf Course on June 28th at 1:00 p.m. All proceeds of the event will support financial assistance programs in both CYA and SYA.  Our joint commitment to the community is no child will be left out based on their inability to pay. Come out and have fun for a very good cause!

Please see the Froghair Golf Classic website for more information! Get your foursomes together and let’s go have some fun!

–SYA Board of Directors

Reminders for all School Grounds

Smoking, Tobacco, and Alcohol: As a reminder, Fairfax County Public Schools has a policy that prohibits smoking and the use of tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, in all schools, administrative offices, facilities, FCPS vehicles, fields, and playgrounds. You can review the details by clicking here. While this specific policy doesn’t address alcohol, a similar policy is in place for alcohol. Please be sure to abide by this school policy as SYA Little League is a guest of the school system when using all their fields.

Pets: There are three Fairfax County ordinances prohibiting pets (i.e., dogs) from all Fairfax County school grounds. There are health notices on all FCPS school grounds asking pet owners to NOT bring their pets on school grounds. Please leave you pets at home while watching your kids play ball.

Parking: While we all recognize that parking at schools 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. Do not ignore posted signs, either in the school lots or local streets and consider the players, families, and the local residents in your choice for parking. Park as if you expect the police to be patrolling. Here is a general summary of Fairfax County parking regulations:

Fairfax County Parking Restrictions and Information

2019 SYA Little League Opening Day

SYA Little League, sponsored by Glory Days Grill, hosted their 2019 spring season opening ceremonies indoors at Westfield High School in Centreville, VA.  New this year was welcoming softball into SYA Little League.

Approximately 660 players spread across 63 teams participated.  Opening day sponsor Glory Days Grill came with coupons and giveaways.  The uniforms for all teams were donated by the Washington Nationals.  Centreville and Westfield High School Varsity and JV teams came out to celebrate with the players.

2019 Opening eremonies Guest speakers during the program included:

  • State Senator Dave Marsden
  • State Delegate Tim Hugo
  • Sully Supervisor Kathy Smith
  • Springfield Supervisor Pat Herrity
  • Centreville HS Varsity head coach Scott Rowland
  • Westfield HS Varsity head coach Rob Hahne
  • Glory Days marketing manager Katie Easterbrook
  • SYA Executive Director Gary Flather

During the festivities, the citizenship award winners from the baseball West division, baseball East division, and softball were recognized: Charlie Ewell, Christopher Pewett, and Avery Mercadante respectively.

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All the teams participated in a team banner parade, showing off all the banners to the crowd of parents and fans. In the banner contest, we had winners in both the professionally-made banners as well as the homemade banners.

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Professionally-made: Coach Sajdak – MP West

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Home-made: Coach Palacios – TB 2 East

 

Due to generous donations from the league sponsors,
21 raffle prizes were given away, raising over $3,100
for the league!  Thanks to our raffle assistants.
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Thanks to all who participated in the opening ceremonies, and also to all the volunteers that help out every day.  Play ball!

Softball Safety Masks – Required

SYA Little League Softball’s equipment policy: Softball face masks will be required in order to play.

This policy applies to all age groups.  If you have any questions, please reach out to: Softball Commissioner Bob Woodruff — bwoodruff@syabaseball.org

Example of a face mask is available at this link at Amazon: Amazon