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Registration and Tryouts

Good morning,

 

The last day for Spring Registration is tomorrow, February 24th. Starting Sunday the 25th all registrations will go on a waitlist. Please contact me for more information or other options.

Tryouts for the Rookie, Minor and Major divisions are this Sunday at 1pm. They are being held at Recreation Road. At his time there are no other divisions that need to have tryouts. Babe Ruth will hold tryouts the following week. Please let your Division Director know if you cannot make it to tryouts. Their email addresses can be found under the Board tab on our website. 

Managers if your division does not have tryouts you will be contacted by your Division Director about picking up rosters and equipment.

First practice is Saturday, March 3rd and we will need uniform sizes that day. We will have samples to try on at your practice.

Coaches and Team Parent meetings are Sunday, March 11th starting at 2pm. You are required to attend so please mark you calendars now.

Reminder we will not have teams for 10u and 12u softball. We are still hopeful that we get some additional players signed up for 16u. 

Thank you,

Chris


by posted 02/23/2018
2018 Spring Registration

Good Morning,

This is the last week for Spring Registration. After Saturday, February 24th anyone who signs up will go on a waitlist and we cannot guarantee a spot on a team. Tryouts for Rookie, Minor and Major are Sunday, February 25th. Again we still need Managers and Coaches, please consider volunteering and fill out a coaches application. You can find that under the same register button you registered your child with. Just scroll down to the coaches section.

Thank you,

Chris


by posted 02/19/2018
Managers and Coaches

Good morning,

 

I wanted to send out the projections for teams this year while asking for volunteers to help manage and coach. Without people  volunteering to help coach teams I don't know if we will be able to get practices started along with everything else we need to do to get the season off to a great start.

Right now we project:

Tee Ball - 5 teams

Junior Rookie - 2 but possibly 3 teams

Rookie - 5 teams

Minor - 4 teams

Major - 2 teams

Babe Ruth - 2 teams

8u - 2 teams

10u, 12u and 16u I will be sending out an email to you later today about the numbers.

For all of these teams we need a total of 22 managers and 53 coaches. Right now we only have 25 people signed up to coach and 6 are Board members.

We really need people to fill out coaching applications so we can get teams assigned and be ready for the draft and so Ryan can do the computer draft for our younger divisions. Please contact your Division Director for more information or sign up on the registration section of the website to coach. If you want you can contact me and I will pass along your information or questions to your Division Director.

Thank you

 

 


by posted 02/18/2018
Registration Prices go up February 17th

Good morning,

Last day to take advantage of the $100.00 for Tee Ball and $120.00 for all other divisions prices. Registration costs go up tomorrow Saturday, February 17th to $120.00 for Tee Ball and $150.00 for all other divisions. If you have trouble signing up on line please contact myself or Ryan Brown today to receive the discounted registration fee.

Anyone who signs up after February 24th except for Babe Ruth will go on a waitlist and will be assigned a team if a spot is available. Due to Opening Day being on March 24th we will not accept any more players for the wait list after March 10th.

Babe Ruth Tryouts will be held Saturday March 3rd at Dorey Park Field 5 at a time to be determined. A second tryout will be held Monday, March 5th at 6:30 at Dorey with the draft to follow. We will accept sign ups for Babe Ruth until the last tryout date.

We still need volunteers to sign up to be Managers and Coaches. Please consider signing up and helping our youth in the East End.

Anyone interested in extra practices or playing beyond the Spring season for the Minor and Major Divisions please contact our Major Division Director, Andras Bullock. He will also be holding an extra practice at Recreation Road after tryouts Sunday, February 25th for all players in Major and Minor that are interested.

Thank you,

Chris


by posted 02/17/2018
Spring Registration

Good morning,

Spring Registration is ongoing. $100.00 for Tee Ball, $120.00 for all other divisions. Pricing for registration goes up Saturday, February 17th to $120.00 for Tee Ball and $150.00 for all other divisions. If you have trouble signing up on line please contact myself or Ryan Brown before the 17th to get the prices before they go up.

Anyone who signs up after February 24th except for Babe Ruth will go on a waitlist and will be assigned a team if a spot is available. Due to Opening Day being on March 24th we will not accept any more players for the wait list after March 10th.

Babe Ruth Tryouts will be held Saturday March 3rd at Dorey Park Field 5 at a time to be determined. A second tryout will be held Monday, March 5th at 6:30 at Dorey with the draft to follow. We will accept sign ups for Babe Ruth until the last tryout date.

As of right now we project to not have enough players for 10u and 12u softball. I just want to let anyone signed up to know as soon as possible. Please contact Ryan or myself if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Chris


by posted 02/14/2018
Coaching for VYS

Hello Everyone,

 

  I wanted to piggie back off the email that was sent yesterday about registration. We at VYS rely solely on volunteers for coaching and a number of other things. When you sign your child up and are interested in coaching please register yourself as well. Coaching registration has its own tab. 

  The steps are easy. If you have coached before you just click register tab, scroll down to coaching registration and follow the prompts. Take the background check questionnaire and you are done. If this your first time coaching you will need to register the same way but you will also need to complete the Cal Ripkien Jr Coaching certification on the http://www.baberuthcoaching.org/ website. You will only have to do this once. Once complete you can email me the certificate to be put on file.

  Once you have registered please contact your division director and let them know you are interested. You obtain there email through the Board Members tab on the home page. If you can not reach them you can contact me and I will reach out to them.

Here are the directors:

Sean Alston: T-Ball Director

Joe Lobrano: Jr Rookie and Rookie Director

Reggie Thomas: Minor Director

Andras Bullock: Major Director

Mark McDonough: Babe Ruth Director

Ryan Brown: 8U,10U,12U Softball Director and ODGSL Rep

Mike Hollowman: 16U Softball Director 

 

Thank you for your time and consideration.

 


by posted 02/12/2018
2018 Spring Registration

Good afternoon,

Spring Registration is ongoing. $100.00 for Tee Ball, $120.00 for all other divisions. Pricing for registration goes up Saturday, February 17th to $120.00 for Tee Ball and $150.00 for all other divisions. If you have trouble signing up on line please contact myself or Ryan Brown before the 17th to get the prices before they go up.

Anyone who signs up after February 24th except for Babe Ruth will go on a waitlist and will be assigned a team if a spot is available. Due to Opening Day being on March 24th we will not accept any more players for the wait list after March 10th.

Babe Ruth Tryouts will be held Saturday March 3rd at Dorey Park Field 5 at a time to be determined. A second tryout will be held Monday, March 5th at 6:30 at Dorey with the draft to follow. We will accept sign ups for Babe Ruth until then last tryout date.

Thank you,

Chris

 

 


by posted 02/11/2018
Important Information for the 2018 Spring Season

Good morning,

After our latest Board Meeting I want to share with you some important dates coming up for the Spring Season. First we will be holding In Person Registration this Sunday, February 11th from 2pm to 4pm. It will be at the Dorey Park Concession stand between fields 5 and 8. 

The cost for registration will go up on Saturday, February 17th. Anyone registering after February 24th will go on a waiting list and will be assigned to teams if there is space available.

Tryouts for Rookie, Minor and Major will be held Sunday, February 25th at the fields on Recreation Road. All tryouts will be at 1pm. Rookie will be on field 5, Minor on field 2, and Major on field 1. If you cannot make the tryouts please let your Division Director know. The Draft will be held by the Managers, Division Directors, and Player Agent immediately following tryouts.

As of now these are the only three divisions in Baseball and Softball that require tryouts. Babe Ruth tryout date has not been set yet but I will send out that information as soon as it is.

Practices will begin Saturday, March 3rd.

Dick's day for VYS is Sunday, March 4th. Come to Dick's and use your 20% off coupon to get your Baseball and Softball equipment. VYS Board members will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

The Managers/Coaches and Team Parent meetings will be held on Sunday, March 11th. Times to follow.

We will hold a Youth Umpire clinic in mid-March for youth interested in Umpiring this Season. More Information to follow.

Opening Day is March 24th and will be here before we know it, so registering early and volunteering to coach will help make sure we are ready. We will not schedule any games March 31st through April 9th due to Spring Break. Picture day will be the following weekend on April 14th.

Please consider signing up to be a Manager or a Coach so we can provide the youth of the East End with a successful 2018 Spring Season.

Thank you,

Chris

 

 

 

 


by posted 02/09/2018
VYS 2018 Day at Dick's Sporting Goods

On Sunday, March 4th from 11:00am - 4:00pm the Virginia Center Commons, Dick’s Sporting Goods store location will be hosting its annual appreciation discount day to assist families and players with preparing for their upcoming baseball/softball season.

Any Varina Youth Sports participant can bring in the appreciation day flyer to receive 20% off your purchase (some exclusions apply) on Sunday, March 4th.  This is a great opportunity to not only get your new bat and other baseball/softball gear but to also take care of any other purchasing needs you may have. 

You can also stop by the Varina Youth Sports table to register to win bonus certificates from Dick’s Sporting Goods and other prizes!

We hope to see you there!

 


by posted 02/07/2018
2018 Baseball Bats

I need to remind everyone that the bat rules have changed for Baseball this year. I have posted a link to the Babe Ruth Website that explains the new bats that can be used for each division. All Sporting Goods stores should only have the legal bats and should be able to assist you. If you do have any questions you can always ask myself, Ryan or your Division Director.

Softball has not changed any rules for bats. 

I had someone reach out to me about the changes and I want to thank her for the reminder.

bat-rules.aspx

 


by posted 11/26/2017
2018 Baseball Bat Changes

Links for more information:

bat-rules.aspx

new-bat-specification-testing.aspx

USABat Tee Ball Sticker Program Overview.pdf

Click Here-Approved USA Bats List


by posted 11/26/2017
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