THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS HOLLIN HALL AUTOMOTIVE SINCE 1961 VILLAGE HARDWARE SINCE 1979 EDWARDS CONSTRUCTION EDGESOURCE ANDERSON ORTHOPAEDIC NATIONAL STONE, SAND & GRAVEL POTOMAC WEALTH STRATEGIES BEYER SUBARU DICK'S SPORTING GOODS GIANT FOOD WELLS FARGO ADVISORS OLSON PHOTOGRAPHY VH SIGN THANKS TO OUR GREAT UMPIRES JOHN DONALDSON 25 YEARS&n
As is customary each September, the FHLL membership elected a new Board of Directors at the FHLL Annual Meeting September 12, 2019
This Board sits until the 2020 Annual Meeting next September
Congratulations All !!!
FHLL BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2019 - 2020
Josh Cramer – President
Tim Baker – Vice President
Anne Merchant – Secretary
Heather Viera – Treasurer
Mike McElwain – Safety Officer
Erin Anne Cardman – Player Agent
Amy Apostol – Player Agent
Brent Merchant – Training
David Bender - Registrar
Ricky Buria – Operations Director
Jacque Wagner – Special Events/Volunteer Coordinator
Jennifer Giglio – Communications
Heath Bope – Fields Director
Rick Lattanzio – Equipment Manager
Trey Hardin – Sponsorship
Jeanne Barton – Sponsorship
John Conmy - Umpire Scheduler
Mike Sheedy - Travel Team Coordinator
Erik Frazier – Rules Chair
Liam Apostol – T-ball Commissioner
Mary Alex Blanton – A Ball Commissioner
Jake Blanton – AA Commissioner/Player Agent
Ward Foley – AAA Commissioner
Dave Richkowski – Minors Commissioner
Brain Kasprzyk – Majors Commissioner
Eric Sabo – IM/Juniors/Seniors Commissioner
Jim McGuinness – Web Administrator
Tom Bratten – Assistant Web Administrator
It's been an honor to serve as President of FHLL these past six years and a privilege to work with all of you to help the youngsters of this community grow to adulthood secure in the belief they have embraced the qualities of good sportsmanship, teamwork and competitive spirit which only the great game of baseball, with all its complexities, can provide.
Your support and that of the long line of volunteers who have given generously of their energy and good spirit over the years has made Fort Hunt baseball, in all its components, a powerful presence not only in our own District but in Virginia and beyond.
Although we are, at 18,500 or so population, among the smallest of chartered Little Leagues, we have become the League to beat. And, although one day soon we're sure to compete on a larger stage, there is no more important work than to develop each player to his and her potential right here in this great Fort Hunt community.
That has to be - and certainly is - reward enough.
It's time to pass the torch to a new generation. The retiring Board is the best I've had the honor to work with. That said, I'm confident this new Board is even better prepared and has the leadership and commitment to raise Fort Hunt baseball in its entirety to even higher levels.
So bless all of you and all your children and all their children.
Good luck to everyone going forward - It's truly been an honor - Barry ____________________________________________________
FALL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
PLAYERS AGE 7 THRU 9
Age 9 birthdates 9-1-10 to 8-31-11
Age 8 birthdates 9-1-11 to 8-31-12
Age 7 birthdates 9-1-12 to 8-31-13
STARTING SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7 - 10:00 TO 11:00 AM
EVERY SATURDAY THEREAFTER 9:00 to 10:30 AM
Conducted by professional, high school, travel team and experienced FHLL coaches
An excellent opportunity for players to receive extra instruction from some of the best coaches in our area including pitching and catching practice for players just starting to participate in “kid-pitch” games.
No charge for FHLL-registered Fall Ball players
$50 for players not registered for FHLL Fall Ball
A and AA Division coaches are welcome to participate in on-field drills
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 as players grow into adults they will 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 players 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 mid to late summer.
Fall Ball typically starts a week ahead of Labor Day and continues into early November.
Spring - Registration for the Spring Season opens the first week in January 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 after July 4th 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.
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.
Thanks for your support of Fort Hunt Little League!
We are proud of the baseball program we offer to the Fort Hunt community. This presentation describes our program's philosophy, goals and the many benefits of youth baseball. Thank you for your support of Fort Hunt little League Baseball.
President, Fort Hunt Little League Baseball
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)