Wait-Lists may have started at some levels. Please go ahead and signup for the “Wait-list”. Players on the “wait-List may be placed onto teams in the in the order that they are signed up on the “wait-list”. It does cost anything to signup on the “Wait-list”
If you have a new neighbor who just moved into the area and may not yet know about Fairfax Little League please give them our website address: www.fairfaxll.com
If you have any questions about registration for Baseball with Fairfax Little League please contact us at:
VBC Baseball Coach Training Clinic and Certification
2017 Youth Baseball Coach Training Clinic and Coach Certification
Sunday, March 5th, Washington-Lee High School (Arlington) 1:00 - 3:30pm
Sunday, March 12th, Paul VI High School (Fairfax) 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Our league is working with Virginia Baseball Club (VBC) to provide you with the tools you will need to have a successful season. We have paid for all teh coaches in our league, and we strongly encourage you to attend one of these clinics and complete the online certification test. There is no cost to you. Simply register online today to attend one of the clinics.
This clinic features experienced coaches who are experts in teaching youth baseball.
Mike Murray: MLB International clinician, former HS baseball coach, VBC instructor
Dan Pototsky: Former head baseball coach at W-L HS, TJ HS, and VBC instructor
Aaron Tarr: Head Varsity Baseball Coach at George Marshall HS
VBC experienced clinicians will provide practical, age-appropriate teaching strategies and effective skill development techniques to coaches at all youth levels. Coaches will deliver information relevant to each coach in group break-out sessions for each skill level. There will be pertinent information for coaches T-Ball through Majors. Each T-ball, Single A, Double A, and Triple A coach who attends the clinic will receive a copy of the new VBC Youth Baseball Coach's Playbook. Following the clinic all coaches will have the opportunity to take the on-line certification test and receive a VBC certificate. The year VBC is offering a T-Ball through AA certification as well as a AAA/Majors certification.
In addition, coaches will have access to VBC online INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS.
Pure Performance has kicked off the new year by posting all of our winter clinics which will start next week. Second set of sessions start on 20 February and will be 4 weeks in duration with one session each week. We hope to get your new season started right with us as we offer a clinic to meet just about everyone's needs, but if a clinic won't do we always offer individual or small group lessons as well.
A full listing of our clinics can be found on our website at www.getpureperformance.com, and can be registered for through our online scheduling system. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at
or on my cell at 703-969-7887.
We have some big news and big changes, please take a few minutes to read important information.
As we head into the 2017 FXLL season, we have a few important changes from Little League International:
The Big league division (ages 17-18) of Little League Baseball has been eliminated. We are very disappointed in this change. FXLL has fielded at least 2 teams for the past 4 seasons and 2 second place finishes at States. But, in general, the number of players country-wide was not large enough for Little League to maintain this division. One option for this group of baseball players is the Fairfax Babe Ruth league. The website is http://leagueathletics.com/Default.asp?org=fairfaxbaberuth.org. We are checking on other options for our 17 and 18 year olds.
Majors will be a complete redraft in 2017 and 2018. Returning Majors players will be subject to the draft and could end up on another team. Second, all players, including returning Majors players, are required to attend evaluations. See below for the dates.Little League age change noted above creates a large bubble of players at 10 and 11 years old. This bubble will force FXLL to add, and then contract, Majors teams in both the American and National leagues over the next 2 or 3 seasons. The rules for adding and contracting teams are very difficult to implement and require some current majors players to be moved to other teams. The FXLL Board of Directors reviewed our options and determined that for the 2017 and 2018 seasons, the Majors division will conduct a complete redraft of teams rather than using the “Keeper System” currently in place. This system will be identical to the draft system currently used at the AA and AAA levels and is the system used by several of our neighboring leagues. Given that there are only 3 returning managers to Majors this spring, the Board believes the complete redraft for 2017 and 2018 provides the fairest way to handle the expansion and subsequent contraction of Majors teams. The Board also believes this is the best method for the development of all FXLL players, at least for the next 2 Spring seasons. We know this is a big change and will cause heartache for some. We really think this is for the best for the players.
No Intermediate division in Spring 2017. The number of players signing up has gone down from 48 (4 teams) in 2013 to only 14 in 2016. In the fall, we have fielded 2 teams in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and plan on offering it in the Fall of 2017 again. This also follows what most of our neighboring leagues are doing so we have teams to play against in the fall but not in the spring. Players age 13 in the Spring will need to play in Juniors.
The FXLL board of directors needs a few positions filled ASAP - Snack Bar coordinator and National League Player Agent. Every season there are positions open. Please ask your league president about joining the Board.
Winter / Spring training information is posted here on the Website.
FXLL Capital Campaign is always open and accepting donations. All donations go to field and grounds improvements only. Over the last 4 seasons we have paid out over $60,000 from the capitol campaign and general savings to field improvements at Providence, Burke, Bonnie Brae, Chilcott and other fields. These include the complete rebuild of providence fields 1,2 and 4. 2 new dugouts on Providence 4, a batting cage on providence 4, 2 Batting cages at Bonnie Brae, redoing the infield at Burke , Pickett #1 and #5. We still have more work to do including lights on more fields, new batting cage nets at Burke and Chilcott and dugouts on Bonnie Brae 90’ field, etc. Please help if you can. Dugouts and spectator covers (for shade and safety) coming in 2017.
Evaluations will be February 25 and 26 at Lanier Middle School. Exact times for the different age groups will be posted in January.
Drafts and team assignments will start the first week of March.
Practices should start March 11th, weather and field conditions permitting.