The complete set of rules for 13U and older - click here
Hitmen Win 9/17-18 Summer Bash
The Hitmen Baseball 15U team recorded another Tournament Championship winning the Summer Bash in Fredericksburg. Despite being Hitmen Baseball, it was the pitching and defense that secured the tournament win. Over the weekend, the Hitmen edged the Prince William team 5-3 and tied a South MD team 2-2 in the pool rounds, before defeating the McLean Dirt Devils and Loudon South Eagles, 3-1 and 6-1, respectfully. In the finals, Mason S pitched 5 innings and had a critical 2 run 2 out double in the 6th. Nick G closed the door in the final two frames while contributing 3 hits. The team continues its tournament circuit this weekend at the local Longhorn in Ashburn. The Hitmen roster includes: Shonjoy B, Michael S, Christopher P, Peter O, Mason S, Riley O, Josh M, Ryan M, Nick G, Fitz H, Jeremy Z , Corey L, Daniel F, Andy R and coached by Russell Pahl, Donny Michael and Michael Yauss.
Mount Vernon Patriots 10U Tournament Victories
Congratulations to the 10U Mount Vernon Patriots who were named USSSA RVA Fall Series Week 2 Champions.
Congratulations to the 10U Mount Vernon Patriots who were named Runner Up in the USSSA Tri-County Labor Day Tournament.
Stafford Bulldogs 13U Win Tri-County Labor Day Tournament
Congratulations to the 13U Stafford Bulldogs who won the Tri-County Labor Day Weekend Tournament. The Bulldogs went undefeated for the weekend. Pictured in the front row are: Solomon, TJ, Jordan, Ty, Gray, Ryan, Coach Boles. Back Row: Coach Watts, Coach Johnson, Seth, Justin, Logan, Braden, Alex, Coach Hamilton.
Loudoun Aces 11U Blue Win Labor Day Classic Tournament
Congratulations to the 11U Loudoun Aces Blue team who won the Labor Day Classic in Savage, MD wiht Elite Baseball Experience.
Kidball Red 11U Named Essex Express Labor Day Tournament Runner Up
Congratulations to the 11U Kidball Red team who were named Runner Up in the recent Essex Express Labor Day Tournament.
Arlington Storm 12U Caps Off Historic Season with Historic Run in Cooperstown
The Arlington 12u Storm baseball team made it to the championship game in the Cooperstown Dreams Park National Tournament, losing to the Eastern Massachusetts All Stars in the final game before a crowd of over 1,000 spectators. 103 other teams from around the country competed in the tournament during the week of August 20th .
Earlier this summer Arlington won the 12u Virginia State Championship and competed in the Cal Ripken Babe Ruth Southeast Regional tournament. The team also won the Winchester Memorial Day weekend tournament and the Arlington Doc B tournament. They finished runner-up in the Ellicott City tournament. The team finished the summer with a 33-9 overall record.
In Cooperstown the Storm played 12 games in 5 days, compiling a record of 9 wins and 3 loses. During the first three days of pool play, the team went 4-2, with its two losses coming on home runs in the other team's final at bat. To reach the championship game Arlington rolled off 5 victories in the single-elimination playoff round, including a 3-2 victory versus the #4 seed New Jersey Hitmen.
The Arlington Storm's players were Adam A, Dillon B, Quinn B, Patrick C, Dean K, Nathan K Thor K, Jake L, Zach M, Ketz M, Jack O, James T, and Andrew V. The team was coached by Greg Knowles, Mike Murray, Andrew Church, and Kevin O'Connor.
Sat, October 1 -- Hitmen Baseball (Var) looking for a game
Field: Nottoway Park #6 90'
Notes: 2pm/Nottoway, Single Game
Sun, October 2 -- Loudoun South Eagles 12U Black looking for a game
Field: Lions Upper Field
Notes: Looking for a DH start time around 11am
Sun, October 2 -- SYA Mets 9U looking for a game
Field: Cub Run ES #1
Notes: SYA 9U Mets looking for a single morning game ~10am
Wed, October 5 -- Hillcats Prime (PSL) looking for a game
Field: Poplar Tree Park #5
Notes: 530PM Game, Varstiy or PSL
Thu, October 6 -- Potomac Cardinals JV looking for a game
Field: West Potomac HS
Notes: looking to play 1 game
Sat, October 8 -- Rawlings C5T ELITE 15U - Orange (JV) looking for a game
Field: South Run Park # 1 - 90'
Notes: Preferrably a AA or AAA team to play this for this game/double header
Sun, October 9 -- Arlington Arsenal 9U Blue looking for a game
Field: Barcroft #1 Youth
Notes: Arlington Arsenal looking for a game(s) over Columbus Day weekend.
Tue, October 11 -- Potomac Cardinals JV looking for a game
Field: Mount Vernon HS
Notes: looking to play 1 game
Wed, October 12 -- C5T ELITE Showcase - Robinson (PSL) looking for a game
Field: Westfield HS
Thu, October 20 -- Wildcat Baseball (Var) looking for a game
Field: Centreville HS
Notes: 6:00 start
Thu, October 27 -- Wildcat Baseball (Var) looking for a game
Field: Centreville HS
Notes: Looking for game 5:30 start
Sun, October 30 -- Jefferson Cubs 14U looking for a game
Field: Jefferson County Little League-GTE Field
Notes: 14U AAA looking for DH, field/times negotiable home field or West Loudoun/central Loudoun preferred
Sun, October 30 -- Martinsburg Blacksox 10U looking for a game
NVTBL Hot News
High School Field Care Fine
NEW POLICY ON POST EVENT FIELD CARE
(All HS Fields) If both teams don't do post event field care or violate other rules/guidelines like hopping fences, tampering w/ locks, not returning light keys, playing on a field that has puddles or is too wet, sweeping mud puddles...
Fine of $75 per team that will be paid directly to that specific high school baseball program
Potential loss of use of any and all HS fields moving forward for your team
Both teams will be fined so please don't tell us that the other team said that they would do it or it was there home field. Your players need to learn how to take care of a field and have pride in the fields that they play on. Please keep in mind that many of these HS complexes have video cameras that you cannot see.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO AFTER EVENTS
This is after all practices and games and is the responsibility of both teams. Home teams don't matter. You also must do this even if there is an event after you as they want to play on a groomed field as well.
Pick up all trash in dugouts and bleacher areas
Rake and fill all holes at bases, mound and home plate area
You should always have a rake with you in case there isn't one out at that field
Team Registration For Fall 2016 is CLOSED
Fall 2016 registration is CLOSED.
Registration fees for 8U - 12U teams - $410 (INCLUDES two dozen baseballs; does not include Insurance)
Registration fees for 13U and older teams - $800 (INCLUDES three dozen baseballs)
8/12 - First Late Fee $125 (in addition to registration fee)
8/15 - Registration closes (no exceptions) * All field availability and team availability info must be in to NVTBL
Fall Season (8U - 12U) - September 11 - November 6 (End of Season Tournament Dates - October 30 and November 6 weekend)
Fall Season (13U - PSL) - September 6 - November 6
For Fall, we ask that teams play "UP" to their Spring 2017 age level
EXISTING TEAMS & GENERAL SEASON INFO - For additional information regarding the Registration Process
Click here NOTE: All existing teams MUST have all prior season accounting cleared out before scheduling can be processed.
NVTBL's Age Determination Policy for 2016 - Click here
For further assistance regarding Fall 2016 Registration, contact Lisa Lombardozzi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-765-1561.
Baseball Bag Lost at South Run Park We have had a report of a lost dark blue Easton baseball bag. It was lost at South Run on Friday, September 16th. Please contact Greg C at 703-217-3088 if you found the bag.
Bat & Ball Guidelines for NVTBL For the 2016 season, NVTBL has the following bat restrictions:
8U - 12U teams - no restrictions
13U teams - no restrictions
14U teams - no restrictions
JV teams - bats are restricted to the BBCOR standards
Varsity teams - bats are restricted to the BBCOR standards
ODL teams - bats are restricted to the BBCOR standards
All bats must be BPF approved.
All teams MUST use NVTBL stamped baseballs.
NVTBL Logo games balls are available at Sports Plus (4429 Brookfield Corporate Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151)
Phone Number - 703-222-8255
$42 per dozen (discounted price)
Can be shipped for roughly $15 per case (10 dozen)
Each team is required to provide 2 game balls at the start of each game. After the initial 2 balls, each team must provide an equal number of game balls for each game.
NVTBL Stamped Baseball Specifications
NFHS approved baseball (high school)
Double Core Cushioned Center
High School grade leather cover
NVTBL logo stamp
Fairfax County Looking for Outstanding Volunteers
The Fairfax County Athletic Council (FCAC) is pleased to announce the annual Fairfax County Champions of Character Awards. This awards program honors youth, coaches and parents for extraordinary service in pursuing victory with honor. The program's aim is to help restore the ennobling tradition of amateur athletic competition. Despite the attention that poor behavior and bad sportsmanship attracts, there are plenty of positive role models and examples of players, parents, and coaches who demonstrate positive character in sports. The FCAC invites you to nominate outstanding youth and adults who have demonstrated extraordinary service in the sports community while modeling the basic traits of good character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.
Youth and adults participating in any county sports league, including interscholastic sports, will be invited to be recognized at a ceremony. Champions of Character award winners will receive plaques of recognition and be listed in the program book.
Anyone can nominate a player, coach or parent for consideration of a Champions of Character Award. Submit the form at the above link and narrative to Chris Pulley via email at email@example.com. The nomination should clearly illustrate how the candidate has demonstrated one or more of the appropriate criteria of consideration:
Seeking Umpires for 13-18 year old NVTBL games
NVBUA/MAC is always looking for new umpires. We do training year round including on-the-job, formal classroom, cage, and field work. Check out our web-site at http://umpires.org, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 703-978-3601 for more information or to sign up!
New Payment Processing System
NVTBL is implementing a new Payment System. We will no longer be utilizing PayPal as a payment option. Teams will be able to pay by Credit Card or an ETF (online check) or funds transferred directly from your Team's checking Account.
Your payment information is 100% secure and the information is maintained by our provider, ETS Corporation (a registered ISO/MSP) https://etsms.com. We have worked closely with ETS to assure your payment information is 100% secure and as such, the NVTBL website will not contain or store any secure payment information. ETS has the most sophisticated and secure payment platform of any provider in the market including Paypal.
In addition, if you are participating in 13U - 18U Divisions, your umpire fees will collected from your account in arears on the 15th and the 30th of each month.
To view an overview of this payment system, click here
Umpires for 8U - 12U Games Umpires Needed - anyone interested in umpiring 8-12u baseball games in the NVTBL, please contact Lisa Lombardozzi at email@example.com or call: (571) 765-1561.
Former NVTBL Players in Major League Baseball NVTBL which began in 1999 has seen several of our athletes go on to play professional baseball. Congratulations to the athletes and their former NVTBL coaches!
Paul Clemens (NCBC Nationals 2005) was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 2008 and traded to Houston Astros in 2011. Called up and pitched in long relief against the Nationals in April 2014.
Ryan Lindemuth, who played in NVTBL for the Barnstormers, was drafted by the Pirates in the 2013 Draft and the 2014 by the Yankees.
Steve Lombardozzi, a former NVTBL player who played for the Virginia Bandits and Columbia Red Dogs, is playing with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He played with the Washington Nationals in prior years.
Brandon Snyder, who played in NVTBL primarily with the Northern Virginia Silverhawks was called up to the majors by the Orioles for games in 2010 and 2011. He is with the Boston Red Sox.
Jon Link was drafted by Montreal Expos (2002) and by San Diego Padres (2005) and called up by the Dodgers for games in 2010. He is currently with the Miami Marlins organization.
Brandon Guyer, who played for the Barnstormers and was drafted by the Chicago Cubs. He was traded to Tampa Bay.
Jesse Beal (Vipers 2004-2006, Barnstormers). Drafted by the Orioles in 2008.
If you would like to add players to the list, please send their information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
USSSA Offering Teams Points for Games with NVTBL Is your team registered through USSSA? If you play an opponent in an NVTBL game and they are also registered with USSSA, you can each earn USSSA points.
Teams should email the NVTBL staff (email@example.com) and we can add your name to a list of teams wanting to be included in an Open USSSA League . Teams will report scores and they will be entered into the USSSA League Results. Both coaches must agree that the game will be reported.