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Registration for "Spring" Baseball
01/14/2017
Registration for "Spring 2017" Baseball is nearing the...
Umpire Registration for Spring 2017
01/11/2017
Umpire Registration for "Spring 2017" is Open -...
Pure Performance Winter Clinics
01/09/2017
  Happy New Year! Pure Performance has kicked off the...
League News
12/30/2016
  We have some big news and big changes, please take a few...
Woodson Baseball Winter Camp
11/30/2016
2017 W.T. Woodson Baseball Winter Training Camp Sundays, Jan...
2017 Bill Brown Winter Youth Camps
11/29/2016
2017 Bill Brown Winter Youth Baseball Camps For all players ages...
VBC Winter & Spring Training Programs
11/17/2016
Youth Spring Training 6 week session:  Starts the week of...
New Bat Standards for 2018
11/17/2016
New USABat Standard in 2018 for Little League     Important...
Age Determination Chart for 2017
10/09/2016
  2017 Spring and Fall Little League Age Chart Match month...
 
Registration for "Spring" Baseball

Registration for "Spring 2017" Baseball is nearing the Final Stage

- To register select here or select the "Register Now" button at upper right of page at: www.fairfaxll.com

"​Regular" Registration ends Sunday 19 February. Starting Monday 20 February we will enter the "Late" registration period. All registrations (except T-Ball & Challenger) will incur a extra $25 "Late Fee per player starting Monday 20 February. Also if all teams become full at any level starting 20 February we will close that level and not be able to accept anymore new registrations. 

Registering now will avoid the late fee and will ensure your player does not miss out on playing because teams are full. Also registering now will ensure you will receive notices about Winter Training opportunities and news on the Spring Player Evaluations and other important baseball events.

​Spring Player Evaluations will be held February 25 and 26 at Lanier Middle School. Exact times for the different age groups will be posted later in January. Your players must be registered prior to be allowed to participate in Spring Player Evaluations.

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:


by posted 01/14/2017
Umpire Registration for Spring 2017

Umpire Registration for "Spring 2017" is Open

- To register: Follow this link or select the "Register Now" button at upper right of page at: www.fairfaxll.com

Registering now will ensure you will receive notices about upcoming Winter Training opportunities.

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 umpiring, please contact the head umpire at: .


by posted 01/11/2017
Pure Performance Winter Clinics

 

Happy New Year!

Pure Performance has kicked off the New Year by posting all of our winter clinics, which will start this week. Our first set of clinics are 6 weeks in duration with one session each week. Our second set will be 4 weeks in duration with one session each week. We hope to get your new year 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.

Regards,

Ryan Buchanan

 

Pure Performance, Inc

3805 Picket Road

Fairfax, VA 22031

703-255-0002


by posted 01/09/2017
League News

 

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:

  1. 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. 

  2. New baseball bat standards are coming by January 2018.  http://www.littleleague.org/media/llnewsarchive/2015/May-August/Little-League-USA-Baseball-Bat-Standard-2018.htm We will monitor this over the coming months and send updates.  A new bat bought for the 2017 season, will probably not be legal for Little League in 2018.   The new bats with the new standard should be available by September 2017.

  3. League Age change from April 30 to August 31.  This 4 month change in the league age has been implemented since the 2016 season with a group of players being grandfathered in so they would not miss out on their 12 year old season in Majors.  More on this below.  http://www.littleleague.org/media/llnewsarchive/2015/september-december/llb-age-determination-date.htm

Significant FXLL news:

  1. 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.

  2. 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. 

  3. 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.

  4. Winter / Spring training  information is posted here on the Website.

  5. 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.  

Important Dates:

  1. Evaluations will be February 25 and 26 at Lanier Middle School. Exact times for the different age groups will be posted in January.

  2. Drafts and team assignments will start the first week of March.

  3. Practices should start March 11th, weather and field conditions permitting.

  4. Opening day will be April 1st 2017.

Thank you very much,

Fairfax Little League Board of Directors


by posted 12/30/2016
Woodson Baseball Winter Camp

2017 W.T. Woodson Baseball

Winter Training Camp

Sundays, Jan 29, Feb 5 & 12

(Ages 7 - 14 / Grades 2 - 8)

 

Objective: W.T. Woodson Winter Baseball Camp provides campers with quality instruction and repetition designed to better prepare players for their Little League/Travel team tryouts and Spring season. The camp offers overall skill development and instruction in hitting, bunting, base running, fielding, throwing mechanics, and conditioning.

Camp group and individual instruction will be provided by Woodson's coaching staff along with several current Varsity players.

Each session will offer a 6:1 (or less) camper to instructor ratio

Cost: Winter Training Camp - $130 (includes 3 sessions and camp t-shirt)

When: Sundays - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
           January 29, Feb 5, Feb 12 (Feb 19 - Make up date)

Location:  Red Jenkins Gym, campus of W.T. Woodson High School. Parking on site.

Registration:  Register at wtwcamps.com and click on the baseball tab.

Space is Limited! Register Early!!!

Questions: Head coach Brett McColley
​              703-503-4676
                  
                  www.wtwoodsonsports.org

Camp Staff:

Brett McColley, WTW Head Baseball Coach; 12 years of High School coaching experience; former Head Coach at Robert E. Lee High School.

Chris Nolan, WTW JV Head Baseball Coach; 12 years of coaching experience; former JV Head Coach at Chantilly and Woodgrove High Schools.

Tim O'Brien, 8th year as WTW Varsity Baseball Assistant Coach; 15 years of High School coaching experience; member of DC Men's League HoF.

Andrew Sheldon, WTW Varsity Baseball Assistant Coach; 8 years of coaching experience; former JV Head Coach at Robert E. Lee High School.

Mike Dougherty, WTW JV Baseball Assistant Coach; 6 years of High School coaching experience.

Nick Polak, WTW JV Baseball Assistant Coach; 3 seasons as JV pitching coach.


by posted 11/30/2016
2017 Bill Brown Winter Youth Camps

2017 Bill Brown Winter Youth Baseball Camps

For all players ages 7-13

 

Dates and Times

Hitting Camp

4 Sundays, 9:00 - 11:00 am, Jan 8, 15, 22, 29

Infield Camp

6:30 - 9:00 pm Jan 12

Pitching Camp

6:30 - 9:00 pm Jan 19

Details

Bill Brown’s Winter Youth Baseball Camps are designed to provide young baseball players (ages 7-13) the opportunity to expand their baseball skills while preparing for the upcoming Spring season. All camp will be held in our 105,000 square foot indoor facility. The GMU Field House is the premier indoor facility in Northern Virginia.

-The Youth Infield Camp offers 2 ½ hours of infield instruction focused on teaching the building blocks that make up a great infielder.

-The Youth Pitching Camp offers 2 ½ hours of pitching instruction aimed at developing proper mechanics, grips, mental approach, as well as arm care and conditioning.

-The 4- Week Hitting Camp is a four-week extensive program designed to further enhance fundamental hitting technique and provides drills and repetitions to prepare for the spring season.

Cost

Pick your selection when registering

All-Star Patriot Package- $225.00  Best Value (Save $55)

All Youth Camps
Infield
Pitching
4 - Week Sunday Hitting Camp

Youth Patriot  Combo Pack- $200.00 (Save $15)

Your Choice of One Thursday Camp
Infield or Pitching
4 - Week Sunday Hitting Camp

Thursday & Sunday Youth Patriot  Camps $65.00-$150.00

4-Week Hitting Camp $150.00
Infield $65.00
Pitching $65.00

CAMP STAFF

Bill Brown - Head Coach - George Mason University - 36th Year

NCAA Playoffs – 1985, 1988, 1992,1993, 2004 & 2014

Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year – 1987, 1992, 1993, 2004, & 2008

Tag Montague – Infield/Hitting Coach

Asst. Coach - George Mason University - 4th Year

Brian Pugh – Pitching Coach

Asst. Coach – George Mason University – 3rd Year

Justin Walker – Outfield/Hitting Coach

Asst. Coach - George Mason University - 4th Year

For more information and to register, please visit www.billbrownbaseballcamps.com 


by posted 11/29/2016
VBC Winter & Spring Training Programs

Youth Spring Training
6 week sessionStarts the week of February 6th through March 19th.
Holiday & Teacher Workday Baseball Camps
Register Today!

Middle School and Youth Classes

Sharpen your player's skills and build confidence this winter with our EXPERIENCED staff professional instructors. Well-organized, small-group, age-appropriate classes.

 New class times added.

SMALL GROUP CLASSES - 4:1 RATIO or less
*Hitting *Pitching *Catching *Overall skills
 
  • Winter session (8 weeks) begins the week of November 28
  • Spring session (6 weeks) begins the week of February 6

   

Convenient LocationVBC Merrifield Indoor Training Center (Near Beltway and Rt. 50)


Holiday & Teacher Conference Baseball Camps

Come enjoy a day of baseball at one of our camps. Ages 6-12. Player/coach ratio of 8:1 or less. The camp hours are 9am-2pm. AM & PM extended hours available at the VBC Merrifield Indoor Training Center. 

Teacher Workday Baseball Camps - Jan. 20, Feb. 6, Mar. 24, April 17.
Winter Holiday Baseball Camp - December 19-23 or December 26-30
Martin Luther King Jr., Baseball Camp - January 16
Presidents' Day Baseball Camp - February 20

About Us

VBC MERRIFIELD - Spacious indoor facility on Dorr Avenue in the heart of Northern Virginia; minutes from anywhere in Northern Virginia. Six batting/pitching lanes, infield area and drill area. Comfortable observation 'sky box" for parents with WI-FI. 

THE VBC EXPERIENCE Our well-organized, low-ratio classes and professional staff will provide a valuable and enjoyable experience for your son or daughter. We pride ourselves on outstanding customer service.

We look forward to seeing you soon

Mike Murray, VBC General Manager

Virginia Baseball Club www.VirginiaBaseballClub.com

 703-698-5599


by posted 11/17/2016
New Bat Standards for 2018

New USABat Standard in 2018 for Little League


    Important news for parents looking to purchase baseball bats for 2017. Little League and USA baseball are implementing a new standard (USABat) for bats at the youth levels 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 this holiday season 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.

http://www.littleleague.org/media/llnewsarchive/2015/May-August/Little-League-USA-Baseball-Bat-Standard-2018.htm

    USSSA Baseball (NVTBL Travel Baseball) will not be affected by the USABat standard, so bats will still be produced with the USSSA BPF 1.15 certification. Little League will require the USABat "Stamp" certification. 

by posted 11/17/2016
Age Determination Chart for 2017

 

2017 Spring and Fall Little League Age Chart

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
2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2012 4
2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 5
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 6
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 7
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 8
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 200 9
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 10
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 11
        2005 2005 2005 2005         11
2005 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 12
2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 13
2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 14
2002 2002 2002 2002 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 15
2001 2001 2001 2001 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 16

 

Note: This age chart is for BASEBALL ONLY, and is only for Spring 2017 and Fall 2017

 In 2018, players born May 2005 - Aug 2005 will be considered league age 12 and can register for Spring 2018 Majors. 


by posted 10/09/2016
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