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Register Now for Fall Season!
by posted 06/10/2019


Registration is now open for the Fall 2019 season!

Click here to start.

A $50 late fee will be charged for registrations after July 23.

Fall ball is a supplemental season where children ages 4 to 11 might play VLL for the first time, repeat at a level, or possibly ‘play up’ at the level they aspire to for the following Spring season.  The goal of Fall Ball is player development and the rules are modified to encourage development for both pitchers and position players. We offer Juniors through Majors, play games during September and October, and conclude with a blind-draw tournament for Majors, AAA, and AA.

Because Fall Ball is an instructional season, it has no bearing on a player’s placement for the following Spring.

For more information, see the Fall Ball FAQ

 

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VLL Newsletter: June 4th Issue
by posted 06/04/2019


Key Dates -Field Days

New – Town Tournament

New- Parent Survey

New – Coach of the Year

New-  Fall Ball

New – Nats Day

Houwzer

Summer Camps with MVP

Nationals Summer Camps

Summer Camps with PowerU

 

T-Ball, Rookie and A Field Day

Save the dates!!

June 8, 9:00am - 10:30 am: Single A Field Day

June 9, 9:00am - 4:00 pm: Tee Ball/Rookie Day

 

Single A Field Day

On or about the final day of the Single A season all Single A teams are invited to the Single A Field Day--a Yeonas Park tradition since 2007.  The Single A Field Day consists of skill competitions where the various teams compete against each other to win prizes

Tee Ball and Rookie Day at Yeonas Park

All Tee Ball and Rookie teams gather at Yeonas Park for the finale to their season. Players enjoy misting fans to beat the heat, food and drink is provided for players, coaches and families, and players take home a souvenir.

                                         

 

Town Tournament

 

Come out, watch and cheer on!

 

Majors, AAA, and AA have their tournaments going on this week. The finals will be:

 

Majors – June 11th

AAA - June 13th

AA – June 12th  

 

Player & Parent Survey

Thank you for joining us during the Spring 2019 season!

As part of our ongoing effort to improve the VLL experience for all of our members, the Board of Directors encourages you to complete the following survey link before the end of the season.

http://vll.org/Survey/Default.asp?ID=5160&n=&org=VLL.ORG

Thank you for your feedback,

 VLL Board of Directors

 

Coach of the Year

 

 

Coach of the Year: TIME TO NOMINATE!

Nominate your AAA, AA, or A Coach by June 10th!

 

 

We all know what a significant impact coaches can have on the development of our children both on and off the field. VLL coaches donate considerable time and effort to the coaching of our children and we want to recognize those that represent the very best of the VLL coaching tradition.

 

Thus we are now taking nominations for the 2019 Coach of the Year award from each AAA, AA and A leagues. A selection committee will announce the awardees in Diamond Talk and VLL will publish their photos in the 2020 Opening Day program. Criteria include player development, positive reinforcement, role model, etc.

 

Please send any recommendations, including a brief testimonial as to why your coach should be selected, by June 10 to either of the following Selection Committee members:

 

Lynn Jacquez, 

Maureen Truxton, 

 

 

 

Fall Ball Registration for ALL LEVELS is Open

 

Some of our most exciting Spring baseball is yet to be played, but it’s not too early to be thinking about fall baseball!  Vienna Little League is excited about our Fall Ball 2019 Program, with registration open now thru early August.  Early sign-up is strongly encouraged to guarantee your son or daughter a spot and to save some money.

This fall, we are bringing back our Fall Juniors program for players who were League Ages 4 and 5 this Spring.  The Fall Juniors program will operate in a Sunday afternoon-only format, with 90 minute afternoon sessions consisting of a 30 minute practice and a 60 minute game.  This is a great way for our youngest VLL’ers to stay involved with the sport in a fun, condensed format.

For our traditional levels (Single A - Majors), VLL is committed to the developmental aspect of Fall Ball, and will continue to supplement our fall offerings to include Friday night instructional clinics from local high school, college, and professional coaches.  These levels offer twice-weekly games, and scheduled practice days/times – typically a practice during the week, a weekday game, and a Saturday game (Majors will play games twice during the week in lieu of Saturdays).  Games start after Labor Day and run thru the end of October.

We have created an FAQ page to address the most common questions we receive - please take a few minutes to read thru them.

As always, we are very excited about Fall Ball and continue to improve our approach – featured instruction, more flexibility in team formation, and programs for all ages.  We hope you choose to sign up your son or daughter, and we encourage you to do so very soon. Registration is located on the VLL.org homepage or directly via THIS LINK.

 

Interested managers and parents with questions should reach out to Fall Ball Directors

Andy Dinn at    or Patrick Dorsey 

 

Nationals Day Fundraiser

VLL day at Nats park is on June 16.  We have reserved 100 seats in Section 105 for VLL for purchase at $22 a piece.  VLL receives a small donation back. Please purchase at: 

www.groupmatics.events/ViennaLL  

Thank you!

 

Know anyone selling or buying a house?

We’re fortunate to have Houwzer as a sponsor of our league this year.

Houwzer is a modern, socially responsible real estate agency. Their salaried Realtors save home sellers an average of $15,000 and provide home buyers a pressure-free experience.

They take pride in giving back to our community and maintaining an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from over 500 reviews.

If you know anyone buying or selling a home, you can both get a $100 Amazon Gift Card by referring them here. Please spread the word and help show our appreciation for Houwzer’s support this season

 

**Information on Three VLL Sponsor Summer Camps are Below**

 

MVP Baseball School Tryouts and Combo Camps

Vienna Little League sponsor MVP Baseball School is excited to offer the following summer baseball training opportunities for players in VLL.

 

 

2019 MVP Camps

MVP Baseball School is now accepting registrations for their very popular outdoor and indoor Little League pitching/hitting combo camps. Players will receive pitching and hitting instruction from some of MVP's finest professional instructors. The following camps are offered:

 

MVP Outdoor Baseball Camp

This is the 11th summer of MVP Camps for Little League players. This camp is for players ages 5 thru 12 looking to hone their baseball skills. Campers will be grouped by age and skill level. Each session has limited enrollment due to the age of the campers.

 

Location: Hook Road Baseball Fields ( Hook Road and Fairway Drive Reston, VA 20194)

Cost: $180

Time: 8:00am- 1:00pm

Days: Monday – Thursday (Friday rain date)

· Session 1: July 15-18

· Session 2: August 12-15

MVP Indoor Baseball Camp

Back by popular demand, MVP Baseball School is offering an Indoor Baseball Camp for Little League players who want to get baseball instruction while beating the heat. This camp is for players ages 6 thru 12. Campers will be grouped by age and skill level. Each session has limited enrollment due to the age of the campers.

 

Location: MVP Baseball School356 Victory Dr. Herndon, VA 22090

Cost: $200

Time: 8:00am- 1:00pm

Days: Monday – Thursday

· Session 1: June 24-27

· Session 2: July 29-August 1

· Session 3: August 12-15

Please register by clicking on one of the sessions above or by going to the MVP Baseball School website.

 

2019 Vienna Camps

MVP Baseball School also offers several summer camps in Vienna at various locations. Camp details and registration information can be found in the Vienna Summer Camp brochure located here: https://www.viennava.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/4222 MVP Camps camps can be found on pages 9 and 10. 2019 MVP Vienna Camps include:

 

MVP MAJOR LEAGUE PITCHING CAMP WITH PETE SCHOUREK (Ages 8-12)

This camp will primarily focus on instruction in the fundamentals of pitching including mechanics, arm care, strategy, and defense. It will be directed by Pete Schourek, who pitched 12 year in MLB and including being Cy Young award runner up in ’95. Pete is a 1987 Graduate of Marshall High School.

 

Warhawk T-BALL/Coach Pitch Transition Camp (Ages 4-6)

Directed by Mark Pudge Gjormand or members of the James Madison High School Baseball Coaching Staff as well as current and former players. This camp will be a 4-day camp working directly with T-ball and coach-pitch players helping to make a smooth transition to the next level. All positions will be covered.

 

All Sports Camp (Ages 6-12)

One of our more popular camps, All Sports Camp gives each participant a chance to try a variety of different sports as well as Physical Education games used to develop coordination and motor skill development. Camps will be directed by some of our top MVP staff/instructors as well as college and high school athletes from Vienna.

 

MVP Little League Baseball Camp  (Ages 7-12)

Directed by Mark Pudge Gjormand or members of the James Madison High School Baseball Coaching Staff as well as current and former players.

 

MVP Advanced Baseball Hitting Camp (Ages 11-15)

Directed by Mark Pudge Gjormand or members of the James Madison High School Baseball Coaching Staff as well as current and former players. On the field specialty camp focusing on hitting mechanics and approach.

 

MVP AP Middle School Baseball Camp (Ages 11-14)

Directed by Mark Pudge Gjormand or members of the James Madison High School Baseball Coaching Staff as well as current and former players. This 4-day camp will focus on the transitioning of play on the small diamond to the larger diamond.

 

MVP Advanced Baseball Infielders Camp (Ages 11-15)

Directed by Mark Pudge Gjormand or members of the James Madison High School Baseball Coaching Staff as well as current and former players. On the field specialty camp focusing on infield mechanics.

 

Camps are filling fast so register your ballplayer today!

 

Please visit mvpbaseballschool.com for additional information on camps and the Terps program.

 

For questions, please call Coach Mark "Pudge" Gjormand at 703-975-4124 or email him directly at  .

Nationals Baseball & Softball Summer Camps

Nationals Baseball & Softball Summer Camps offer young ballplayers the unique opportunity to learn new skills through the official Nationals Camp curriculum and get closer to the team they love! Join us for nonstop baseball and softball fun with an emphasis on teamwork, attitude, and healthy competition. Our program is divided into five levels. Players are grouped on teams that teach age appropriate skills and offer the right level of competition. Please read more about our curriculum here.

OVERNIGHT CAMP IS AVAILABLE TO 4TH GRADE AND UP! This four-day, four-night Nationals residential experience will allow ballplayers ages 9-13 to live like a Nats player, further refine their skills and enjoy some up close and personal Nationals experiences that you won't find anywhere else. Please read more here.

Baseball & Softball Camp Highlights ($599)

  • Four days of baseball & softball instruction and competition in our custom-built curriculum
  • Day-long visit to Nationals Park
  • Meet & Greet with a current Nationals player
  • Autograph from a current Nationals player
  • Full Nationals Camp uniform

Overnight Camp Highlights ($995)

  • Five days and four nights of baseball instruction and competition in our custom-built residential camp curriculum
  • World-class boarding at Episcopal High School
  • 3 meals per day in full-service dining hall
  • Trip to Nationals vs. Orioles Game
  • Full Nationals Camp uniform

Dates for Nationals Baseball & Softball Experiences

June 10 - 14: Washington, DC - Baseball World Series Experience
American University

June 17 - June 21: Oakton, VA - Baseball & Softball World Series Experiences
Flint Hill School

July 1 - July 5: Alexandria, VA - Baseball World Series Experience
Episcopal High School

July 14 - July 18: Alexandria, VA - Overnight Experience
Episcopal High School

July 22 - July 26: Bethesda, MD - Baseball & Softball World Series Experiences
Norwood School

July 29 - August 2: Washington, DC - Baseball World Series Experience
American University

August 12 - August 16: Bethesda, MD - Baseball & Softball World Series Experience
Norwood School

 

 

Summer Camp with Power U

 

Join VLL Sponsor POWERduring their SUMMER 2019 PROGRAMS

 

www.powerukids.com/summer-camp

 

For those looking to increase their athleticism and practice leadership skills all while getting outside and playing with their friends. At POWERU we have a specific mix of athletics, enrichment, free play, and featured instruction that gets kids away from the screen and out playing. Dates include:

 

July 8th – July 12th

July 15th– July 19th

July 22th – July 26nd

Aug 5th – Aug 9th
 

Questions? Email at 

 

 

 

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Fall Ball FAQ
by posted 05/31/2019


Frequently Asked Questions about the Fall season in VLL

 

What levels are offered for Fall Ball?

Fall Ball offers Juniors, Single A, AA, AAA, and Majors.  Single A thru Majors are primarily for players who were League Ages 6 thru 11 for the Spring 2019 season.  Juniors is primarily for players who were League Age 4 or 5 for the Spring 2019 season. League Age can be verified using the table HERE.

 

Juniors will embark on its second season in Fall 2019.  It operates in a Sunday afternoon-only format, with 90 minute afternoon sessions consisting of a 30 minute practice and a 60 minute game.  Most players will have played T-Ball in the Spring. Batters will hit from a tee to promote pace of play.

 

Single A is coach pitch, while AA thru Majors are kid pitch.  These levels offer twice-weekly games, and scheduled practice days/times – typically a practice during the week, a weekday game, and a Saturday game (Majors will play games twice during the week in lieu of Saturdays).

 

What’s different between Spring Baseball and Fall Ball?

Fall Ball is a much more relaxed, “supplemental” season where we try to focus on the developmental aspect of the game.  For example, standings are not kept at any level to encourage managers to give players opportunities to play different positions in a less competitive environment.  

 

Also, the levels offered for our younger players are a bit different.  In the Fall, we offer Juniors and Single A to cover League Ages 4 thru 8 - Juniors uses a tee, while Single A is coach pitch.  In the Spring, League Ages 4 thru 8 are further differentiated into T-Ball, Rookie, and Single A levels. As such, certain players may, for example, play Single A in the Fall then Rookie Ball the following Spring.

 

How long is the Fall season?

Teams will form in mid to late August, at which time you will receive an email from your son/daughter’s manager.  Games start after Labor Day and run thru the end of October.

 

When can I register my son or daughter for Fall Ball?

Registration opens on 6/1 each year and runs thru early August.  A late fee applies for all registrations after 8/1. Sign up early to save money and ensure a spot for your son or daughter.  Fall Ball can sell out.

 

Are there tryouts for Fall Ball?

No.

 

Can I request a specific manager or teammate for my son or daughter?

For our Juniors and Single A levels, we do our best to form teams with manager, teammate, and other requests in mind.  These requests can be noted in the Preferred Manager and Registration Comments section at sign-up, or by logging back into VLL.org and editing a submitted registration.   AA thru Majors are traditionally formed via draft, so specific requests typically cannot be honored.

 

Can I manage a team?

Interested managers should email our Fall Ball Directors, Andy Dinn ( ) and Patrick Dorsey ( ).

 

My son or daughter’s registration is “waitlisted” – what does that mean?

Typically, a waitlisted registration indicates a player lives outside the Vienna Little League boundary.  These players may only participate with proper documentation that confirms he or she attends a school within the Vienna Little League boundary.  Waitlisted registrations are reviewed manually, and will typically be resolved within 3-5 days. VLL will contact the parent if additional information is needed.

 

Can my son or daughter move “up” in the Fall?

The ability for players to participate in the next level (e.g. movement from AA to AAA) is on a space-available basis, and subject to the team formation process for each level.  The majority of players play at the same level as they did in the Spring.

 

How does Fall Ball impact my son or daughter’s Spring 2020 placement?

Fall Ball is considered a supplemental season.  As such, it has no bearing on a player’s Spring placement.

 

Example 1:  A player who was League Age 6 in Spring 2019 may participate in Single A in Fall 2019.  The following spring, in this case Spring 2020, Vienna Little League offers two levels for this age - Rookie Ball and Single A.  The majority of players will play Rookie Ball, while a limited number may play Single A - the latter is strictly limited to 2-3 players per team.

 

Example 2:  A player who was League Age 7 in Spring 2019 may request to participate in AA in Fall 2019.  This player would be placed on a AA team on a space available basis. In Spring 2019, this player must tryout and be drafted by a AA team to play AA.

 

How else can I help?

VLL is an all-volunteer organization, so we have ample opportunities for parents to help.  Several options can be chosen on the registration form, and you will be contacted for that role when we need you.

 

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Save 10-20% at Dicks Sporting Goods
by posted 03/03/2019


Click here for exclusive coupons for VLL members

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