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Diamond Talk: February 12th Issue
by posted 01/24/2018


 

February 12, 2018 Issue

In this issue:

  • Registration Closes February 23/March 15
  • NEW - Tryout Details
  • NEW - New Member Check In VIDEO
  • NEW – Umpire Training Schedule
  • NEW - DICK'S Sporting Goods VLL Day & Coupons


Registration Ends February 23rd for AA, AAA, Majors

Don't Delay!

Registration is coming to a close very soon! Be sure you know the closing dates:

  • February 23rd - AA, AAA, and Majors levels 
  • March 15th - Tball, Rookie, Single A

If you haven't already, click here to register your player. 

 

Tryout Details

Mandatory Tryouts for New Majors Players and all AAA and AA Players 

Tryouts will be held on Monday, February 19th and Sunday, February 25th. Your player should only attend one tryout. Be sure to see the detailed schedule below to know when your player should attend. 

Monday, February 19th 

  • 4:15-5:50pm – 10 Year Olds Only
  • 6:00-6:50pm – 11 Year Olds Only
  • 7:00-7:50pm – 12 Year Olds Only
  • 8:00-8:45pm – Makeup 8-12 Year Olds (only if they cannot attend on the 25th)

Sunday, February 25th

  • 12:00-12:50pm – 8 Year Olds Only
  • 1:00-2:30 – 9 Year Olds Only
  • 2:30-3:15pm – 12 Year Olds Only
  • 3:30-4:45pm – Makeup for 8-12 Year Olds

NOTE: If your player is league age 8 and is not going to play Majors, AAA, or AA, he or she does not need to try out.

Very Important Tryout Details

Know when to be there.  Because of the tight facility and the large number of players who need to tryout, your player can only tryout during the designated times. Do not show up early. We cannot honor “first come, first served.” 

Know your role as a parent. For safety reasons, the building owners have requested that parents do NOT enter the building. Please bring your player to the door, where volunteers will take your cell phone number so we can call/text you when your player is finished. We will lead all players through check in and the tryout. When they are finished—which will be approximately 40 minutes later, depending on how many players show up at any given time—we will have a volunteer wait with them at the door until you arrive. No player will be allowed back into the parking lot without a parent. We apologize for any inconvenience, but safety is paramount.

Know where you are going. The address of Tysons Playground is 8502-B Tyco Road.  It is located in the back of the Tesla dealership building. When facing the front of the dealership, go around the right side of the building.

Do not get towed. Parking is not allowed in front of the retail establishments that are open. Please use the large lot behind the buildings if necessary.

Make sure your player is equipped. Players should dress for baseball and bring their glove. If you prefer, your player may bring his or her own helmet, though we will have helmets available. Players should not bring bats, bat bags, or cleats.  

Thank you in advance for your attention to these important details. We have more than 25 volunteers giving their time to staff the tryouts, and our goal is to conduct them as efficiently, effectively, and safely as possible.

 

Mandatory New Member Check In

Know What You Need to Bring

A 'new member' is a player of any age who has not yet played a spring season in Vienna Little League. Since we do not collect age and residency documents during Fall Ball, every player must submit these during his or her first spring season. If you have previously played in VLL but skipped one or more seasons, you are not required to produce documentation again. Players are not required to attend. 

Check In Dates: Wednesdays, March 14, 21, or 28th at 6-7:45pm (attend only one; arrive at any time)

NEW VIDEO: Click here to watch a short video to understand exactly what you need to bring to the New Member Check In. To see our New Member Check In web page, click here. 

 

Umpire Training Schedule

Mark Your Calendar!

Interested in being a VLL umpire? Boys and girls who are league age 12 and up must participate in one classroom training session and one field training session. Sessions are availble on the following dates:

  • Class 1: Classroom Training - Friday March 2, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Valliere Room
  • Class 2: Classroom Training - Sunday March 4, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Valliere Room
  • Class 3: Field Training - Saturday March 10, 10:00am - 1:00pm, Rhodes
  • Class 4: Classroom Training - Tuesday March 13, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Valliere Room
  • Class 5: Field Training - Monday March 19, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Rhodes
  • Class 6: Field Training (If Necessary) - Monday April 2, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Nance

Click here to learn more about becoming an umpire.

 

Sponsor Day at DICK’s Sporting Goods

Great Savings on Baseball and Other Gear on March 10th!

Our sponsor DICK's Sporting Goods will hold Vienna Little League day at the Fair Lakes location on March 10th. Click here to get your coupon for 20% off throughout the store! If you can’t wait until the 10th, be sure to use this coupon (good any time, but can’t be combined with 20% off). 

Any questions? Please send your requests and comments to Beth Halloran, VLL Communications, at     .

 

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Positive Coaching Alliance Center
by posted 02/28/2017


VLL's partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance is  in year 5 and this partnership is important to understand and support for the sake of the kids of VLL.  

On the VLL website, there is a PCA resource center which can be accessed by clicking on the "Coaches Corner" tab on the home page.   This resource center provides valuable information on how PCA works and how your support of PCA directly impacts your player, your team, and the sport.

 

Thank you for your support and go VLL!

Brian Smith

VLL-PCA Coordinator

 

 

 

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C5T Baseball Academy In-Season Training
by posted 02/18/2017


C5T Baseball Academy In-Season Training

Hitting | Arm Care

  • High School Players
  • 13U & 14U Players
  • Little League Players (8U-12U) 

Weekly sessions consist of professional coach led arm care and batting pratice. The arm care sesisons will focus on the strengthening and mobilizing the shoulder and back muscles to support a long season of throwing.  The batting practice sessins focus on timing, hands, swing path, and swing plan to resdue slumps. 

Performance NOVA, 8502 Tyco Road, Suite B, Tysons Corner, VA. 

To register, visit the Baseball Training Programs tab at www.perfect-performancenova.com

Email c5tba@perfect-performancenova.com or call 703.662.0456 with any questions. 

To download this information, click here

 

 

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VLL's History Book-Limited Availability
by posted 09/08/2012



Vienna Little League's history has now been captured in book form.  This limited edition is priced at $25 per book.  Only a very few copies of this priceless book remain available for purchase.

To order a copy of this limited edition, please click on the following link:


https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.leagueathletics.com/Text/Documents/3755/58074.pdf

Covering the first 60 years of the League's history, the League's History Book is professionally-designed, about 160 pages and in full color.  This book is the first of its kind assembled for the league and has already become a keepsake for players, parents and coaches who have shared in the VLL experience.

If you have questions on the work involved in putting this history book together or on how to obtain a copy, please contact Brian Smith at  brian123smith@aol.com.  

ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS BOOK'S SALE GO TO VIENNA LITTLE LEAGUE

 
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