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SYA Travel Baseball – Managers Selected

SYA Travel Baseball’s mission is to develop the skills of advanced baseball players, both on and off the field, who live within the SYA boundaries and to help prepare these baseball players for an advanced level of play/competition and for life by teaching them a wide range of skills through the game of baseball. The managers selected for the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 season to guide these players are:

8u – Bob Woodruff
9u – Doug Neely
10u – Dwayne Nitz, Jim Poythress
11u – Scott Bowers
12u – Ben Lorigo, Cord Chase

These are the managers for the A/Prime team. Should registrations/tryouts and talent depth dictate a second team we will make every effort to put a team in place and find a manager.

Composite Bat News

Travel Baseball, depending on the league and tournament, are governed by various ruling bodies. While Little League recently announced it has adopted the USA Baseball Bat Standard, USSSA and AAU – the two popular ruling bodies – have different stances on composite bats. Click on the appropriate ruling body for their stance: USSSA, AAU (look for Bat Info).

For teams playing in NVTBL, the 8u-12u teams must use USA Baseball Bat Standard bats – have the USA  label. This is the same as Little League.


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SYA Office Location: 5950 Centreville Crest Lane, Centreville, VA 20121 | SYA Mailing Address: Southwestern Youth Association, P.O. Box 471, Centreville, VA 20122 Phone: (703) 815-3362 | Fax: (703) 815-2180 | E-mail: | Designed by GroupNet Solutions