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National League Evals
02/16/2018
NATIONAL LEAGUE ONLY All National League players in AA, AAA, and...
New Bat Standards
02/12/2018
New Bat Standards        ALL bats must...
New Umpire Training
01/28/2018
Attention current and future umpires, FXLL is getting organized...
National League Manager Nomination - Feb 10 Deadline
01/21/2018
    National League is still in need of two AAA managers,...
Spring Season Update
11/17/2017
 Fairfax Little League Families, Spring 2018 registration is open.  www.fairfaxll.com  ...
Age Determination Chart for 2018
07/01/2017
2018 Little League Age Chart FOR BASEBALL DIVISION ONLY Match...
 
National League Evals

NATIONAL LEAGUE ONLY

All National League players in AA, AAA, and Majors only, must attend evaluations at their age level.

 

National League Evaluations are Feb. 24 at Lanier Middle School

3801 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030

We are still looking for volunteers to help run evaluations, please sign up via the Sign Up Genius:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080445afa923aa8-2018

 

Please show up at least 15-20 minutes before your time to get checked in.  Below is the schedule for each age group.

 

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM:  7 and 8 year olds

 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM:  9 year olds
 
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM:  10 year olds
 
 
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM:  11 year olds
 
 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM:  12 year olds
 

by posted 02/16/2018
New Bat Standards

New Bat Standards

 

     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 see note about T Ball Sticker Program).  Please be careful buying a new bat for the 2018 season. We will be participating in the Tball sticker program to allow the use of non-conforming T Ball bats (26" and under) that met the bat standards under 2017 rules in the TBall, Coach Toss, Rookie and Single A programs where approved T Balls will be used.

 

Tball sticker program details can be found at: http://www.littleleague.org/Assets/forms_pubs/bats/usa-baseball-tee-ball-sticker-program.pdf.  The T Ball sticker program applies to all bats 26" and under used in T Ball, Coach Pitch, Rookie and Single A. 


by posted 02/12/2018
New Umpire Training

Attention current and future umpires,

FXLL is getting organized for the Spring 2018 season. Request all umpires register on the FXLL website.  Navigate to the register online and scroll to the bottom for the link to register.  The 2018 registration will be used to populate the umpire database which will ensure that everyone will get the latest notifications regarding the program.  Those returning umpires who do not register will be removed.

For those umpires who umpired for the first time in the fall of 2017, you are required to attend the upcoming classroom and field training sessions. The classroom sessions will be held at Canterbury Woods ES on Feb 5, 14, 21, 26, 28, and March 1 from 6:45 - 8:15. The field training session is TBD.

For umpires who umpired for the first time last spring, attending the classroom sessions on Feb 21, 26, and 28 is strongly encouraged. On those nights, we will cover rules that you will need to know if you plan to work AAA games.

The league is in need of volunteer adults to umpire Little League games.  The training discussed in the linked flyer is all you need to do to become qualified. 

 
If you have any questions please contact Will Macht, Chief Umpire, Fairfax Little League, at 

by posted 01/28/2018
National League Manager Nomination - Feb 10 Deadline

 

 

National League is still in need of two AAA managers, Tball managers and Single A managers (both levels).  If you are interested please submit via the form below.

 

 

National League Deadline for Manager Nomination is Feb 10th

National League is looking for Managers at all levels for the 2018 Spring Season!  If you would like to nominate yourself, please do so following the link below.  To ensure your eligibility to be a Manager, you must fill this out by the Feb 10th deadline:

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1d8ds3BiIZme8eiGW-A7U7ztgt7ggYChG1Q-zWjyvkb0

 

In addition each manager will be required to submit a background check authorization form by February 10, 2018 to be considered. We will not know exactly how many teams we will have at each level until we get closer to the season. Our intention is to have the manager ranked 1-X based on how many teams are anticipated so that every manager knows how many teams will be needed at each level in order for that manager to get a team. 

Please keep in mind that we take a look at all aspects of each candidate being considered. This includes, but is not limited to, adherence to FxLL rules and regulations; coaching experience; input from other coaches, parents and board members; approach to instructing the players; communication skills with parents, players and other FxLL volunteers; observations over previous years; and availability.

We hope that we have enough teams for each of the qualified candidates to manage/coach a team, however if you do not get a team, we hope you still volunteer with Fairfax Little League as a coach, umpire or some other area.

Please keep in mind that every manager will be required to attend clinics and training provided by Fairfax Little League including rules and safety training in order to manage with FxLL. Managers will also be required to volunteer to help with at least one All-Star tournament game as Field Setup/Break down, Scorekeeper, Announcer, Pitch Counter, etc.

The volunteer background check forms can be downloaded using the following link 

 

New Volunteers:

https://www.eteamz.com/valldist10/handouts/#2543596

 

Returning Volunteers:

https://www.eteamz.com/valldist10/handouts/#2543597

 


by posted 01/21/2018
Spring Season Update

 Fairfax Little League Families,

Spring 2018 registration is open.  www.fairfaxll.com   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
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
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