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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.  Xplosion is the SYA competitive travel program with teams 10U through 18U.  Visit our Little League Softball Fees page for all the details regarding age groups, payment and refund polices, equipment needs, etc.


Softball Announcements


LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL SPRING 2019 REGISTRATION

Registration for both Little League Softball for the Spring 2019 season is open! Discounted fees will end January 31! 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. We will be selecting all managers by mid-January so sign up to be included in the selection process.

Softball ages range from 7 to 16, based on player’s age on Dec 31, 2018. Players aged 4-6 should sign up for Little League TeeBall or Coach Pitch as all players at that age will play together with baseball safety balls. Additionally, all players must reside within our boundaries are determined by Little League or attend one of the schools within this boundary. For more information on our boundary: http://syasports.org/wp-content/uploads/Softball/Documents/SYA-Little-League-Softball-Boundary-Map.pdf

Important Information: We are aware that a number of our families are impacted by the partial government shutdown. If you still plan to play this spring you should register today (before late fees go into effect). When the process gets to the payment stage, just do not pay now. You can go back in later, even after Feb. 1, and pay these fees without a late fee.

Challenger Baseball registration will be open soon – 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 to your family account and make payment there. Otherwise, payments can be mailed to SYA Little League, PO Box 471, Centreville, VA 20122.


SYA LITTLE LEAGUE & AMAZON

For those Amazon shoppers, here is a way to shop and donate to SYA!

SYA is now a registered organization in the Amazon Smile program.  Amazon Smile is a simple way for you to support SYA every time you shop, at no cost to you.  When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you will find the same prices and selection as Amazon.com with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to SYA.

To participate go to smile.amazon.com and select Southwestern Youth Association as your charity (this only needs to be done the 1st time you go to smile.amazon.com).  Shop as you normally would and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your qualified purchase to SYA.  It’s that simple.  If you use Amazon.com to shop, just remember to go to smile.amazon.com


WATCH LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL REGIONAL AND WORLD SERIES PLAY

It is that time of year again as the Little League Softball World Series is coming up, with regional play starting on July 21. Watch this online. For more info, click here. McLean Little League is representing Virginia in Southeast Regional play.


SOFTBALL COUPONS AT DICK’S SPORTING GOODS

Dick’s Sporting Goods, a great supporter of SYA Little League, continues to offer our families significant saving nearly year round. This coming Saturday (August 18th) is SYA Little League Day at Dick’s in Fair Lakes. Here is the link to the SYA Day coupon (20% off). Come out and support a league sponsor while getting geared up for the coming season!

Coupon to Dick’s: Softball Season Coupons


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


PET POLICY — Not Allowed on School Grounds

SCHOOL FIELDS:

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 do not bring your pets to ANY school fields.

FAIRFAX COUNTY/REGIONAL PARK AUTHORITY PARKS:

It must be on a leash, must remain AT LEAST 15 feet from the field at all times (NEVER to be on the field), controlled by someone that can restrict its movements (i.e. not a child), and any waste must be cleaned up and taken with you.

We prefer that you would NOT bring your pet to any soccer fields. We have had many complaints from concerned parents. While most people are responsible, even the best of dogs will had a bad day. 

Because of the number of people who visit the fields, and local health codes, please consider leaving your pet at home while attending soccer games.