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Player Pitch Academy Practice Tonight Mon 9 Oct

Player Pitch Academy Practice tonight, Mon 9 Oct 6-8 PM at Chantilly Park.


by posted 10/09/2017
8 THINGS SPORTS PARENTS SHOULD KNOW by Kyle McBrain

 

From: https://positivecoach.org/the-pca-blog/8-things-sports-parents-should-know/

8 THINGS SPORTS PARENTS SHOULD KNOW

by Kyle McBrain

09.29.2017

These thoughts are my own...

During my coaching career, I have had positive relationships with nearly all of my athletes’ parents. The majority of them are so helpful, kind, and supportive of the team and coaches. This post is not meant to give the idea that coaches are perfect. Believe me; I have made more mistakes than I can count.

This is for the 5% of parents that cause 95% of the issues...

1. We do play favorites (No, we don't care what your last name is)

That’s right. We do. My personal favorites are the players that have a great work ethic, are intelligent players, will do whatever it takes to help the team, and of course display athleticism and talent.

2. Yelling tips and instructions to your child from the stands does not help at all

I know we think if we give our child that one last tip before he goes up to bat, he will surely get that big hit. Unfortunately, this only causes the player to think about something other than the task at hand. This is more detrimental than anything else.

3. Lack of playing time does not mean that the coach does not like your kid

Some of my fondest memories of coaching come from players that didn’t start for me. Please realize that most coaches love all of their players. Unfortunately, in life, some people are better at certain things. This does not mean that your child is a failure. It definitely does not mean that coach loves your child less than the starters.

4. At times, less is more

In this age of select teams and travel ball burnout has become an issue. The children play way too many games throughout their youth. By the time they get to junior high or high school, they are burned out and do not enjoy the sport.

5. Focusing on one sport does not help your child earn scholarships

Let’s be honest. The chances of getting a college scholarship are slim. Not impossible, but also not likely for the majority of high school athletes. 
This is the most common excuse when deciding not to play a sport. “I’m going to focus on _____________”. Whatever sport your child is quitting will actually help them to become a better all-around athlete. The majority of professional and college athletes were multi-sport athletes in high school. They played more than one sport, and look where it got them.

6. Stop living through your child, and let them enjoy their own experiences

Everyone wants their child to be successful. However, living vicariously through your child can make his or her experience with sports very uncomfortable for everyone. Here are some signs that you are living through your child:

1) If you care more about your child’s statistics or playing time than if the team won or lost.

2) If you treat your child differently after a win or a loss.

3) If you constantly feel the need to undermine a coach because your child is not playing as much as you would like.

7. It is ok that your child has failures

Failure and dealing with failure are HUGE lessons to learn in life. If you give your child the proper tools to deal with failure in sports, this will greatly benefit him or her in the future. Making excuses or always blaming the coach for your child’s failures is merely setting them up for problems down the road. Everything that goes wrong or doesn’t work out will be somebody else’s fault.

8. Our family members are in the stands while you are bashing "the coach"

This one may bother me most of all. As a three-sport coach, I spend a lot of time away from my amazing wife and daughter. WE have made a sacrifice so that I can pursue my coaching career. That means that my time away from my family is devoted to working with your children to help them become better athletes and most of all better people. The least you can do is know who is around you while you are making these comments.

 

  • Kyle McBrain is an experienced high school baseball and girls basketball coach. He has 8 years experience coaching baseball and 7 years experience coaching girls basketball at Staunton High School (Staunton, IL). Kyle played two years of baseball at Lewis & Clark Community College and two years at Millikin University.

by posted 10/01/2017
CYA

6:00 - 8:00 PM every Monday thru 30 October at Chantilly Park.

All player pitch and prep/travel players encouraged to attend. It's a great opportunity to get a lot of good reps and learn a thing or two.

All player pitch and prep/travel coaches are encouraged to come out and help. The more help we have, the more stations we have, the more work the players get.

Please arrive on time and dress like a baseball player. No shorts. Prefer players wear fall house jersey and hat.


by posted 09/24/2017
New LL Bat Standards

Beginning with the 2018 Little League season, non-wood and laminated baseball bats used in the Little League (league ages 12 and below) shall bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USA Baseball Performance Standard.

All BPF – 1.15 bats will be prohibited beginning with the 2018 season.

Additionally, starting in 2018, the bat diameter shall not exceed 2-5/8” for these divisions of play.

Little League (Major) Division and below
The baseball bat shall not be more than thirty-three (33) inches in length nor more than two and one-quarter (2 ¼) inches in diameter. Non-wood bats shall be labeled with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.15 or less.
Composite barrel bats are prohibited unless approved by Little League International. A list of approved composite barrel bats can be found on the Little League website, at: www.LittleLeague.org/batlist.

Bats must have the USA Baseball label on them.



by posted 09/18/2017
How is Field Status Determined?

If games are moved or canceled due to field closure, you will receive a notification by email (or text if you set your account up for text messages). You can configure your notification settings by signing in, then click on "Edit My Account". 

Each weekday, the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA)  determines playability of all Fairfax County Park fields (based on FCPA personnel in-person observations) and posts athletic field status by 3PM. If FCPA closes a field, nobody should use that field and if it has lights, they will not work when park is posted as closed.

FCPA does not post field status for Fairfax County Public Schools fields. FCPA does not post status of the field at St Veronica.

Sometimes, as full adopters of Chantilly Park, we are allowed to open Chantilly Park when FCPA would normally close it. In the past year, this has been much more difficult to accomplish.

If/where/when we can, we will try to check conditions at school fields and StV. We can’t always get out or get someone else to go check a field. On a sunny day, we’re likely to assume the field is in good shape and we’ll post it as open. On a more questionable day, or the day after a field was closed, if nobody has reported to us, we will post the field as “TBD” – so that after 3:15 PM it is up to the managers of the teams scheduled to practice or play. This is also referred to as “Manager Decision” or “Game Time Decision”.

We try to update our status by 3PM. It’s safest to wait until about 3:15 to check field status. We're at work during the day, just like you, and aren't always able to check on the fields. One of the best things about the our website is that the field status page is quick and easy to update. The bad thing is we can’t add any text to the page to explain anything and there’s no date/time stamp to know when it was last updated. When possible, we’ll update Facebook and post a message on the front page of the website.

Field status may change after 3:15 PM  if we get updated reports of field conditions or weather comes in later..

Everyone needs to follow the general guidelines below for determining field status…

Please keep in mind that just because it’s raining where you work or live, does not mean a field will be closed.

Open - Green = field is open and available for use

Closed - Red = field is closed an nobody should use any part of it

TBD - Orange = Before 3:15 PM - field status has not been updated, after 3:15 PM (or on a weekend) it is up to the manager to determine field status.

Even when fields are "OPEN" it is everyone's responsibility to assess the condition upon arrival. If the field is not playable, don't step on it.

If standing water or foot prints, stay off...

You must be able to rake/drag field and actually do so after use. If it’s too wet, you just cannot rake or drag.

Managers – re: “Manager Decision” status, use the guidelines below to determine playability. Use common sense please.

Field Status Checklist...

All managers are encouraged to assess field conditions upon arrival at any open field.                      

You should not play on a baseball field if any of the following conditions exist:

·   There is standing water on any portion of the field.

·   The sound of a footstep (squish-squish) can be heard while walking on the field.

·   While standing on the field, water can be observed gathering around the sole of the foot.

·   While walking (not running) across a grass portion of the field, a footprint is left in the soil (not just the grass bending over).

·   While walking (not running) on any dirt portion of the field, an impression ½” or deeper is made in the soil.

DO NOT rake mud or sweep puddles into the grass.

DO NOT dig trenches to remove standing water.

DO NOT use Turface or any quick-dry material unless you have received authorization to do so.


by posted 05/11/2017
Dare to Chill


by posted 01/08/2017
MIke Matheney knows


by posted 11/13/2016
Update to the Implementation of Little League Age Determination

Update to the Implementation of Little League Baseball® Age Determination Date https://t.co/AieFXmhgLg

 

Little League Baseball® to Begin Utilization of August 31 Age Determination Date for the 2018 Season; Children Born Between May 1 and August 31, 2005 to be Grandfathered as 12-Year-Olds For 2018 Season

CCL

Over the past couple of years, there has been a lot of discussion about the Little League Baseball® Age Determination Date. This is an important topic to everyone involved in Little League, and Little League has sought input from volunteers, parents, and coaches that has helped guide District Administrators and the Little League International Board of Directors to ultimately change the Age Determination Date for all divisions of Little League Baseball and the Little League Challenger Division® to August 31.

Update:
At the fall 2015 meeting of the Little League International Board of Directors, it was approved to grandfather the four months of children born between May 1 and August 31, 2005, for the 2018 season, so that no child will lose their 12-year-old season of Little League Baseball.

Why the change? In 2011, Little League conducted very detailed participation research. As a result of that research, we learned that parents, players, and volunteers wanted to see Little League become, as a whole, a younger program, and give children an easier way to play Little League with their classmates. Since the research concluded, Little League revamped its Tee Ball program, established a Coach Pitch Program, and changed its residency requirements to allow children to play in the league where their school is located. Adjusting the Age Determination Date will help us achieve the goal of making Little League younger. And, making the date August 31, the same that many schools in many states use for student registration, allows Little Leaguers to play with their classmates.

This change will make the Little League Baseball Division, also known as the Major Division, truly a 12 and under program – ensuring that no child playing in the Little League/Major Division will turn 13 years old at any point during their final season in that division. The same will be true with the upper age limit at all teenage divisions of Little League Baseball.

What’s the difference? In 2014, Little League District Administrators initially voted to move the age determination date from April 30 to December 31, effective with the 2018 season. That was amended by District Administrators and the Little League International Board of Directors in August 2015, moving the date from December 31 to August 31. Effective November 2015, the implementation plan has been amended, grandfathering the four-months of children born between May 1 and August 31, 2005 as 12-year-olds for the 2018 season.

For players born on or before April 30, 2005: The new age determination date of August 31 will be effective starting with the 2018 Little League Baseball Season. For the 2016 and 2017 seasons, these players will use the April 30 age determination date.

For players born between May 1, 2005 and August 31, 2005: The new age determination date of August 31 will be effective starting with the 2019 Little League Baseball Season. For the 2016, 2017, 2018 season, these players will use the April 30 age determination date.

For players born on or after September 1, 2005: The August 31 age determination date will be effective immediately, starting with the 2016 season. This was the implementation used for the 2015 season, with players turning 4 to 9 years old during the 2015 calendar year to use the December 31 age determination date. That implementation remains in place, except instead of using December 31, you will use August 31.

“Having a meaningful Little League experience is an important milestone for millions of children around the world,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO. “As we continue to work with our volunteers and the International Board of Directors, we believe this solution allows us to accomplish our goal of making the Little League Baseball Division truly a 12 and under program, while ensuring that all children get the opportunity to fully enjoy their 12-year-old year in Little League.”

 


 

 

 

2017 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
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 2007 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
2000 2000 2000 2000 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 17
1999 1999 1999 1999 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 18

 

Note: This age chart is for BASEBALL DIVISIONS ONLY, and only for 2017.

 


 

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
2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2000 2000 2000 2000 17
2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 1999 1999 1999 1999 18

 

Note: This age chart is for BASEBALL DIVISIONS ONLY, and only for 2018.

 


 

2019 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
2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2014 2014 2014 2014 4
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2013 2013 2013 5
2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2012 6
2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 7
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 8
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 9
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 10
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 11
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 12
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 13
2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004 14
2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 15
2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002 16
2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2001 2001 2001 2001 17
2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2000 2000 2000 2000 18

 

Note: This age chart is for BASEBALL DIVISIONS ONLY, and only for 2019. 


by posted 06/28/2016
Play Ball Mobile Coach

Major League Baseball and USA Baseball are pleased to offer the Play Ball Mobile Coach Application. Play Ball Mobile Coach, which is free to all users, features the ability for baseball coaches at all levels to plan practices using drills supplied in the application through the practice planning function. The app also includes information related to Pitch Smart, including guidelines, resources, and pitch counting features. Additional tools and resources are also included, and more features will be added over time.

The Play Ball Mobile Coach app features the following:

  • Mobile interface downloadable from the Apple and Android application stores
  • Drill library with baseball specific drill documents and videos
  • Ability for coaches to create practice plans using the drill documents and videos
  • Pitch Smart pitch counter that allows coaches to enter players and their ages and keep track of pitch counts
  • Additional tools and resources including a stopwatch and more
  • Download for iOS at the Apple Store
  • Google Play for Android

by posted 09/04/2015
Field Status Updated~3PM Daily
Chantilly Park 1 - Chantilly OPEN (10/17) 
Chantilly Park 2 - Chantilly OPEN (10/17) 
Chantilly Park 3 - Chantilly OPEN (10/17) 
Franklin MS - Chantilly OPEN (10/17) 
Greenbriar Park 2 - Chantilly OPEN (10/17) 
Greenbriar Park 3 - Chantilly OPEN (10/17) 
Oak Hill ES 1 - Herndon OPEN (10/17) 
Oak Hill ES 2 - Herndon OPEN (10/17) 
Oak Hill ES 3 - Herndon OPEN (10/17) 
Oak Hill ES 4 - Herndon OPEN (10/17) 
Poplar Tree Park Field 6 - Chantilly OPEN (10/17) 
Poplar Tree Park Field 7 - Chantilly OPEN (10/17) 
Rocky Run MS Field 1 - Chantilly CLOSED (8/4) 
Rocky Run MS Field 2 - Chantilly CLOSED (8/4) 
Rocky Run MS Field 3 - Chantilly CLOSED (8/4) 
St Veronica - Chantilly OPEN (10/17) 
Sully Highlands 3 - Herndon OPEN (10/17) 
Sully Highlands 4 - Herndon OPEN (10/17) 
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