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Registration for "Spring" Baseball
02/20/2017
Registration for "Spring 2017" Baseball is still...
2017 Evaluation Schedule
02/17/2017
2017 Player Evaluation Schedule Saturday February 25th 8:30am -...
VBC Baseball Coach Training Clinic and Certification
02/17/2017
2017 Youth Baseball Coach Training Clinic and Coach Certification Sunday,...
Fairfax LL Day at Dick's Sporting Goods
02/14/2017
Fairfax Little League Day at Dick's Sporting Goods WHEN: March...
Pure Performance Winter Clinics
02/14/2017
      Pure Performance has kicked off the new year...
Umpire Registration for Spring 2017
01/11/2017
Umpire Registration for "Spring 2017" is Open -...
League News
12/30/2016
  We have some big news and big changes, please take a few...
Age Determination Chart for 2017
10/09/2016
  2017 Spring and Fall Little League Age Chart Match month...
Stay Connected with Fairfax Little League Baseball
09/14/2015
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Registration for "Spring" Baseball

Registration for "Spring 2017" Baseball is still Open

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

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:


by posted 02/20/2017
2017 Evaluation Schedule

2017 Player Evaluation Schedule

Saturday February 25th

8:30am - 7:30pm

at

Lanier Middle School Gym

 

    Time                     Combined Fielding and Batting

    8:30 - 9:00                 League Age 7 - 8 Check-in

    9:00 - 10:30               League Age 7 - 8 Evaluations

  10:00 - 10:30               League Age 9  Check-in

  10:30 - 12:00               League Age 9  Evaluations

  11:30 - 12:00               League Age 10 Check-in

  12:00 - 2:00                 League Age 10 Evaluations

    1:30 - 2:00                 League Age 11 Check-in

    2:00 - 4:00                 League Age 11 Evaluations

    3:30 - 4:00                 League Age 12 Check-in

    4:00 - 6:00                 League Age 12 Evaluations

    5:30 - 6:00                 Juniors Check-in

    6:00 - 7:30                 Juniors Evaluations

 

Notes:

- Managers should report 30 minutes prior to check-in time on the schedule for their age group

- Makeups will be conducted with the closest age group

- 7 - 8 year old players only need to attend if they are registered for AA or higher

- Players should enter through door #5

- All evaluations will have combined fielding and batting

- American and National leagues will be separated on individual sides of the divided gym

- Juniors will be on the American league side of the gym

- Players should bring a bat, helmet, and glove to evaluations

- Players should wear sneakers, no cleats allowed

REGISTER HERE to Volunteer to help with Evaluations

Lanier Middle School is located at 3801 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030

Contact:

American League Player Agent - Amy Wise al-player-agent@fairfaxll.org

National League Player Agent - Mark Pfeiffer nlplayeragent@fairfaxll.org


by posted 02/17/2017
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

or

Sunday, March 12th, Paul VI High School (Fairfax) 1:00 - 3:30 pm

 

Coaches,

    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.

 

RSVP HERE TODAY

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.

Youth Baseball Coaches Resources include:

  • Setting the Table for a Successful Season
  • Letter for Parents from Coach
  • Practice Schedule samples
  • Video - Teaching Hitting and Drills
  • Video - Teaching Beginner Pitching and Drills
  • Video - Teaching Throwing and Catching
  • Teaching Fielding
  • Teaching Catching

View videos at This Link

Learn more about VBC programs at www.VirginiaBaseballClub.com. We are very excited

about this program and believe that it will truly make a difference in the quality of instruction

your players receive.


by posted 02/17/2017
Fairfax LL Day at Dick's Sporting Goods

Fairfax Little League Day

at

Dick's Sporting Goods

WHEN: March 4th

WHERE: DICK'S Sporting Goods - Fair Lakes

WHAT: Bring the attached flyer to Gear Up for the season with 20% off*

 

Families can use this coupon for bats, balls, helmets, batting gloves, uniform pants, socks, scorebooks, and more to get ready for the season!

 

*Can't wait for 3/4? Feel free to use these coupons (FFX LL DSG 2017) any time throughout the season (*coupon link discount cannot be combined with 20% off)

 


by posted 02/14/2017
Pure Performance Winter Clinics

 

    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.

Regards,

Ryan Buchanan

 

Pure Performance, Inc

3805 Pickett Rd

Fairfax, VA

703-255-0002


by posted 02/14/2017
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
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
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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