"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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pick your selection when registering
All-Star Patriot Package- $225.00 Best Value (Save $55)
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
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.
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.
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.