Each year Virginia District 9 Little League conducts a "Fun Tournament" between the end of the regular season and the start of All-Star play. The Fun Tournament was created to offer post-season activity for players in "kid pitch" divisions - AAA, Minors, and Majors - not involve in All Star play. This tournament provides an opportunity for players to enjoy more baseball and test themselves against other Little Leaguers in District 9 in a tournament-style event.
FHLL players baseball age 8 through 12 and registered for the Spring 2018 season are eligible to sign up for the Fun Tournament; participation is covered by regular season registration so there is no additional charge.
The tournament is divided into two divisions: 12U (ages 11, 12) and 10U (ages 8, 9, 10). Fun Tournament games start around June 15 and continue for approximately two weeks in a double elimination format. Games are held on weeknights and weekends on Fort Hunt fields and those of neighboring Little Leagues.
Registration for the Fun Tournament opens June 2 and closes June 9 - watch this space or contact me for more information.
Check the Little League International web site for expanded information on use of c-flaps and face guards on helmets. - https://www.littleleague.org/playing-rules/modifying-helmets-with-additional-attachments/
Two requirements must be met for a modified helmet to be legal for use in Little League.
1/ The addition of a c-flap or other face guard must not affect the NOCSAE certification of the helmet – ie, there are no adhesives, no stickers, no removal of padding, no drilling of holes, etc; and
2/ The user has – at the time of the umpire's pre-game inspection - a ‘notice’ from the manufacturer that the helmet adaptation does not void the NOCSAE certification of the helmet.
Both requirements must be met during the pre-game equipment inspection for the modified helmet to be legal for LL use at that time.
An online search shows the Boombah web site reports the Boombah Face Guard (shown above) used on a Boombah DEFCON helmet does not void NOCSAE certification.
That said, Little League requires players with a Boombah Face Guard helmet to present, during the pre-game umpire equipment inspection, a notice from the manufacturer stating that use of the modified helmet does not void the NOCSAE certification for the helmet.
NOCSAE: National Operating Committee on Standards for Sports Equipment
Skills & Drills - $350/Week - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Weekdays
Hollin Hall Fields - 1500 Shenandoah Road
Eight, One-Week Camps - June 25 thru August 17
Contact: Jack Breheny (703)-489-6956 - Niko Sanchez (301)-655-4657 - Tommy Sanchez (301)-655-4675
FHLL SPRING SEASON KEY EVENTS
ALL-LEAGUE PLAYERS ANNOUNCED - SUNDAY MAY 27
REGULAR SEASON ENDS - THURSDAY MAY 31
ALL-STARS ANNOUNCED - SATURDAY JUNE 2
OPEN FUN TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION - SUNDAY JUNE 3
ALL-LEAGUE GAMES - SATURDAY JUNE 9
CLOSE FUN TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION - SATURDAY JUNE 9
FUN TOURNAMENT TEAMS FINALIZED NLT TUESDAY JUNE 12
FUN TOURNAMENT - FRIDAY JUNE 15 to SUNDAY JUNE 24
ON PLANE PERFORMANCE SUMMER CAMPS START - JUNE 25
EARLY REGISTRATION - OPENS JANUARY 4
TUNE-UPS - JANUARY 21, 28
EARLY REGISTRATION CLOSES AGE 7 THRU 12 - FEBRUARY 3
REGISTRATION LATE FEE APPLIES AGE 7 THRU 12 - FEBRUARY 4
PLAYER SKILLS ASSESSMENTS - FEBRUARY 4 & 11
REGISTRATION AGE 7 THRU 12 CLOSES - FEBRUARY 14
MAJORS DRAFT - FEBRUARY 15
MINORS DRAFT - FEBRUARY 21
AAA DRAFT - FEBRUARY 27
REGISTRATION AGE 13, 14 CLOSES MARCH 4
A BALL PLACEMENT & AA DRAFT - WEEK OF MARCH 5
INTERMEDIATE AND JUNIORS PLAYER ASSESSMENTS - WEEK OF MARCH 5
AA DRAFT - WEEK OF MARCH 5
DICK'S SPORTS FHLL DAY - 20% OFF SATURDAY - MARCH 10
T-BALL TEAM REGISTRATION & TEAM ASSIGNMENTS - TO MARCH 11
UMPIRE MEETING - SHERWOOD HALL LIBRARY - 2:30 - MARCH 11
AA AND HIGHER DIVISION TEAMS ANNOUNCED FOLLOWING DRAFTS
CHALLENGER REGISTRATION CLOSES - MARCH 11
UMPIRE FIELD TRAINING - DARSEY FIELD - 6:00PM MARCH 19
T-BALL, A-BALL TEAMS ANNOUNCED
UNIFORMS DISTRIBUTED - APRIL 1-6
OPENING DAY, PHOTO DAY - SATURDAY APRIL 14
NATIONALS DAY - MAY 20
SENIORS REGISTRATION CLOSED - MAY 24
KEY REGISTRATION DATES
SPRING EARLY REGISTRATION - JANUARY 4 - FEBRUARY 3
LATE REGISTRATION AGE 7-12 - $50 LATE FEE APPLIES - FEB 4 - 14
LATE REGISTRATION AGE 7 THRU 12 CLOSES - FEBRUARY 14
REGISTRATION AGE 13, 14 CLOSES - MARCH 4
AGE 4-6 REGISTRATION CLOSES - MARCH 11
CHALLENGER REGISTRATION CLOSES - MARCH 11
AGE 15, 16 REGISTRATION CLOSED - MAY 24
About Fort Hunt Little League - Mission Statement
The Mission of Fort Hunt Little League is to provide youth baseball in a safe and positive environment to develop character, promote good sportsmanship and respect for others so players embody the highest and best values of the Fort Hunt community.
About Fort Hunt Little League
Founded in 1956, Fort Hunt Little League is chartered by Little League International, a not-for-profit tax-exempt organization founded in 1939. Little League International operates under a 1964 federal charter signed by the President of the United States and is located in Williamsport Pennsylvania.
Fort Hunt Little League Baseball operates under the aegis of the Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit tax-exempt organization founded in 1959. Fort hunt Youth Athletic Association provides organized youth sports in the historic Fort Hunt community of Fairfax County Virginia.
We’re pleased to host one of Northern Virginia’s highest quality baseball programs for children ages 4 through 18. We continue a long tradition of community baseball in the historic Fort Hunt area of Fairfax County dating to our founding in 1956.
Fort Hunt Little League Baseball is dedicated to preparing youngsters to meet the challenges of life by developing physical and mental disciplines essential to success through competitive sports and the great game of baseball.
We play baseball three seasons starting with spring baseball capped off with end-of-season Fun Tournaments for kids who want to play post-season tournament-style play against other District 9 teams followed by Little League All-Star play in summer plus clinics for youngsters aged 5 through 8 in late summer.
Fall Ball typically starts a week ahead of Labor Day and continues into early November.
Spring - Registration for the Spring Season opens January 1 and typically closes the third weekend in February except for T-Ball which remains open until the second weekend in March and the Seniors Division which doesn't close until the 10th or so of May.
Registration for Fall Ball typically opens July 1 and closes the third week in August.
Fort Hunt Little League Baseball is successful because of the thousands of volunteers who served in League positions both large and small over the years. You can volunteer when you register your player or by contacting me or any FHLL Board member.
Don't hesiiate to contact me for additional information.
Fort Hunt Little League Baseball is organized into divisions which consider skill levels, age and school grade. To the degree possible we keep players together with classmates and neigborhood friends but we move higher skilled players ahead to our upper divisions when warranted to keep challenging all players to do their best. In addition, we try to balance skill levels across divisions and teams so each team and Division is highly competitive. Competitive teams encourages players to compete with each other and themselves and challenges both highly skilled and less skilled players so we leave no one behind.
Our primary goal is to foster a competitive spirit, good sportsmanship and a love of the wonderful game of baseball. We start from the sure knowledge that successful people have more fun - to that end, we strive to give our players the equipment, facilities and coaching they need to be successful.
Success on the field starts with understanding and mastering good mechanics. We ask our coaches to strive to achieve three objectives: 1/ teach and encourage good mechanics, 2/ motivate players to commit to the game and compete with themselves and 3/ coach in a spirit of good will and a joy of life. The fun part will take care of itself. All we have to do is assure the players know and practice good mechanics on the field; that they learn to respect the game and their teammates and - always - are involved in an uplifting experience only good coaches can provide.
Target Ages for the various Divisions are shown below. Descriptions of each Fort Hunt Little League Division are available elsewhere on this site under "League Descriptions."
In brief, T-Ball and the A-Ball Divisions are designed for kids to play with their friends so we place players in those Divisions most often by age and on teams according to parent request.
Players in the AA Division and higher are placed in Divisions by an assessment process and drafted onto teams by Managers. Player assessment and draft order is determined from a combination of skill assessments, coach recommendations, Baseball Age and school grade.
At the Drafts, Managers select players one at a time, in turn, until all players on the draft board have been selected. Parent requests for a particular team, coach or teammate are available to Managers who consider them as best they can at each draft.
FHLL DIVISIONS - TARGETED AGES
T-Ball — 4, 5 & 6 year olds
A Division — 6, 7 & 8
AA Division — 7, 8 & 9
AAA Division — 8, 9 & 10
Minor Division — 9, 10 & 11
Major Division — 10, 11 & 12s
Intermediate Division (70' base path) — 11, 12 & 13
SPONSORS – Sponsor contributions provide uniforms and equipment and field and facility improvements. Sponsors are recognized in a number of ways and are all published in our very popular Spring Book which contains photos and rosters of all teams plus Ads for every Sponsor.
Team Sponsors have their name imprinted on player jerseys plus they each have an Ad in the Spring Book.
Banner Sponsors are displayed in a banner on the outfield fence at two of our most prestigious diamonds plus they each have an Ad in the SpringBook.
Full page color Ads in the Spring Book are real attention getters as are individualized Business Card ads.
Let us show you how sponsoring FHLL is a win-win-win - benefiting you, your company and our many Little Leaguers. Contact our Sponsor Coordinators - Steve Bearce (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kate Lavanga (email@example.com)
Thanks for your support of Fort Hunt Little League!
Please note that as of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard will be implemented. Little League-approved baseball bats that are approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity starting on January 1, 2018.
All local Little Leagues are driven and sustained by volunteers, and the volunteer category that we (and other locals LLs) struggle to fill more than any other? Not surprisingly it is the role of Umpire. Please consider volunteering for this most critical role - see the FHLL Umpire links on the FHLL page for information about upcoming training opportunities in March that will help prepare you for this rewarding and exciting position.
Click for 2018 FHLL Discount Day coupon (Sat., March 10th, 9:00am to 9:30pm at the Springfield Town Center store)