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FXLL Bat Demo Day
11/24/2017
Fairfax Little League Bat Demo Day Effective January 1, 2018,...
Flippin' Pizza Fundraiser 20 Dec 4 - 8 pm
11/20/2017
Spring Season Update
11/17/2017
 Fairfax Little League Families, Spring 2018 registration...
VBC Baseball Bat Demo Day
11/10/2017
Winter/Spring Baseball Programs at VBC Merrifield Indoor Training...
Age Determination Chart for 2018
07/01/2017
2018 Little League Age Chart FOR BASEBALL DIVISION ONLY Match...
Dick's Sporting Goods Coupons
03/03/2017
  Dick's Sporting Goods Coupons to use All Season      Use...
Read Before you Buy a New Bat! New Bat Standards for 2018
11/17/2016
New USABat Standard in 2018 for Little League    ...
 
FXLL Bat Demo Day

Fairfax Little League Bat Demo Day

Effective January 1, 2018, all bats must comply with the new USABAT criteria. Fairfax Little League will be participating in the TBall sticker program*, however all players from Single A to Juniors must use bats that meet the new USABAT standards. 

Come check out the new bats from:

AXE
DE MARINI
EASTON
LOUISVILLE SLUGGER
RAWLINGS

Bats will be sold at discounts up to 20% during the event**

Sunday December 3rd from 4:30 to 7:30 pm

at

Redline Athletics
8704 Morrissette Dr.
Springfield, VA 22152

* The T Ball sticker program allows T Ball players to use 2017 compiant bats in the 2018 season. The USABAT rules can be found at this link

** Most bats will be sold at a 20% discount, however the lower priced value line bats may not be sold at a 20% discount. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit Fairfax Little League.


by posted 11/24/2017
Flippin' Pizza Fundraiser 20 Dec 4 - 8 pm


by posted 11/20/2017
Spring Season Update

 Fairfax Little League Families,

Spring 2018 registration is open.  www.fairfaxll.com   Register by 12/31/2017 for the early bird $25 savings. Registration will close for AA to Seniors on February 22nd.  Evaluations for AA to Seniors will be Saturday and Sunday February 24th and 25th.  Team drafts and placements will happen the first week of March and practices will start the 2nd week of March.

 Opening day parade and ceremonies will be Saturday April 7th, 2018.  Some teams may play their first games the week of April 2nd thru 6th. 

 Registration for 2018 has a few changes for the 4 to 8 year old players, Tball to Single A. The Board of Directors is working hard to develop training programs for players and coaches at the Tball to AA level.  So we have added 2 new divisions to provide more age appropriate training and play: A pre-kindergarten Tball level for 4 and 5 year old’s and a Single A/machine pitch division for 1st graders. These new levels will allow the teams to be formed based on grade level to ensure 2nd graders aren’t playing against Kindergarten kids, etc.

 To do these clinics right, teach the right skills and keep teams as evenly balanced as possible, we are going to try and keep players at 4 to 8 years old on teams by grade/age. With the new Little League age of 8/31 most players will be in the same grade/age together.  Kindergarten should be mostly 6 years old, 1st grade mostly 7 years old, 2nd grade mostly 8 years old, etc. 

 Tball and Single A (Machine Pitch) divisions will look like this in 2018:

Tball – Pre-K  (4 and 5 year olds)  Players hit off a ‘T’

Tball – Kindergarten (6 year olds)  Players hit off a ‘T’ or Coach Soft Toss.

Single A – 1st grade (7 year olds) Machine Pitch.

Single A – 2nd grade (8 year olds)  Machine Pitch (players can take more than 1 base on a hit and will learn to pitch)

 

Double AA – will be mostly 9 year old 3rd graders.  Player Pitch with Coach Pitch after 2 walks per inning. 

 AA, AAA, and Majors will remain unchanged.  Majors will draft first.  All 10 year olds and 11 year olds not drafted to Majors will be drafted to a AAA team. AA will remain a draft to allow for the most even distribution of players/talent, but should be mostly 9 year old/ 3rd graders.

 We realize that many players have already been playing up a division or two and 2018 we will be extra flexible with players placement by division this coming season. 

 Parents that truly believe their player (age 4 to 9) should play up a division (not with their grade) can ask the league Player Agent for an evaluation by coaches to see if playing up is best for the player.  

 Other changes:

Baseball Bats:  ALL bats must be stamped and certified with the NEW USABat Standard.  This new Standard is for Tball (4) thru Juniors (14).  All bats that were legal in 2017 are now NOT Legal.  Please be careful buying a new bat for the 2018 season.  http://fairfaxll.com/#468957   We will be participating in the Tball sticker program to allow the use of non-conforming bats that met the bat standards under 2017 rules in the TBall/Coach Toss programs where approved T Balls will be used. http://www.littleleague.org/Assets/forms_pubs/bats/usa-baseball-tee-ball-sticker-program.pdf 

League age:  Your players league age is whatever age they will be on 8/31/2018.  (changed from 4/30).  There are a few players born in 2005 that are grandfathered in under this new rule.  http://fairfaxll.com/#411976

 

Washington Nationals Uniforms:  The Washington Nationals have invited all the leagues in District 10 (FXLL, Annandale, SYA, CYA, Bull Run, Manassas Park) to participate in a Nationals uniform program.  The nationals will give each league uniforms for all teams/players thus saving each league the huge cost of purchasing them on their own.  Each player will have a uniform that says Nationals on it.  There will be many variations of the uniforms and hats in each division so all teams don’t look exactly alike. Over 400 families participated in the survey we sent out and had on the website.  80% agreed it was a good idea and deal for FXLL.  The board of directors also voted to participate in this program for 2018 (Spring and Fall).  This program should save FXLL between $40,000 and $50,000 Dollars in 2018.  We have big plans for this savings.  See field and grounds section below.

 

Fields and grounds projects:  We hope you have noticed the projects we have done in the last few years.  We have added 3 new batting cages, 1 at providence field 4 and 2 at Bonnie Brae elementary fields. We have completely redone the fields, sod, fences and dugouts and bleachers at Providence 1 and 2.  The Infields at Thaiss 1 and 5 have been completely redone.  The City of Fairfax has matched our investments in the Providence and Thaiss field upgrades dollar for dollar. 

 http://fairfaxll.com/Pictures.asp?album=11671&team=0&n=52829&org=FAIRFAXLL.COM

 This Fall the City of Fairfax (at their cost) will add irrigation to Thaiss fields 1 and 5 and will redo the Outfield on Thaiss 1.  This is a great investment in these fields by the city.  There are plans in the next 2 years to redo the outfield on Thaiss 5 and replace the fencing on all the Thaiss fields and add a drainage system along the hill side to keep water off the fields.

 With part of the savings from the Nationals Uniform deal, we (FXLL) will redo the infield at Chilcott this Fall and have asked the City of Fairfax for Lights on Thaiss field 2 (AA), which they have agreed to do.  These 2 projects will cost FXLL about $60,000.  We are also re-doing the infield at Eakin/Mantua park.  The County of Fairfax is splitting the $12,000 cost for this project.  This is very nice field but is unusable for days after any rain.  This renovation will raise the infield and fix the drainage issues as much as possible.  

 Other projects in the works include a pavilion and new Snack Bar at Providence elementary, new batting cages nets at Burke and Chilcott and other safety nets at Chilcott and Bonnie Brae.  We also have manual scoreboards going in at Bonnie Brae, this work is being done by a local boy scout troop.

 Thank you and Play Ball.

Fairfax Little League Board of Directors.


by posted 11/17/2017
VBC Baseball Bat Demo Day

Winter/Spring Baseball Programs at VBC Merrifield Indoor Training Center
Hitting, Pitching, Catching, and Overall Skills Classes begin week of Nov 29
Learn more and Register at www.VirginialBaseballClub.com

NEW! Baseball Bat Demo Day - "Test 'em Out"
20% off Easton Bats
Saturday, December 2nd, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
At
VBC Merrifield Indoor Training Center

Test out new bats and off pitching machines and get your "exit velocity speeds". Get 20% off purchase. Youth leagues require all bats used beyond January 1st, 2018 must meet NEW regulations. As you may know, youth leagues have changed the bat requirements for the 2018 season. Effective January 1st, 2018, the rules regarding "legal" bats in Little League and Babe Ruth Cal Ripken play will change. All bats must now bear the USA Baseball logo, certifying eligibility*. Local league sponsor, Casual Adventure (located in Arlington, VA) will be on site with a full array of 2018 models. Players can hit with the new bats in batting cages and measure their exit velocity. Try out the new 2018 Easton Bats and get 20% OFF the purchase through Casual Adventure. (League wide purchases may be eligible for additional discounts). 


by posted 11/10/2017
Age Determination Chart for 2018

2018 Little League Age Chart
FOR BASEBALL DIVISION ONLY

Match month (top line) and box with year of birth. League age indicated at right.

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AGE
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2013 2013 2013 4
2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2012 5
2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 6
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 7
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 8
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 9
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 10
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 11
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 12
        2005 2005 2005 2005         12
2005 2005 2005 2005         2004 2004 2004 2004 13
2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 14
2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002 15
2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2001 2001 2001 2001 16

 

Note: This age chart is for BASEBALL DIVISIONS ONLY, and only for 2018, Spring and Fall.


by posted 07/01/2017
Dick's Sporting Goods Coupons

 

Dick's Sporting Goods

Coupons to use All Season 

 

 

Use these coupons (FFX LL DSG 2017) any time throughout the 2017 baseball season!

 


by posted 03/03/2017
Read Before you Buy a New Bat! New Bat Standards for 2018

New USABat Standard in 2018 for Little League


    Important news for parents looking to purchase baseball bats for Fall Ball. Little League and USA baseball are implementing a new standard (USABat) for bats at the youth levels next year in 2018.  This standard will create wood-like performance in youth bats, which is less than the performance of current bats on the market. 

    Please know all of the current legal composite / metal / aluminum bats available in the stores today will not be legal in 2018.  Bats that are regulated by the new USABat standard will be available to purchase by September 1st, 2017.

    Through 2017, Little League will require the use of a 2 1/4 inch diameter barrel on all of their bats for youth baseball players. Starting 2018 , the new USABat standard will allow for bats with either a 2 1/4 inch or 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter (as long as they carry the new USABat stamp).  One thing to keep in mind, however, is the sweet spot will be much smaller on the new bats than the sweet spot on the current big barrel bats available on the market.


by posted 11/17/2016
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