Virginia District 8 Little League: District 8 News

2017 Jake Hardison Memorial Challenger Jamboree Packet Now Available
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CLICK HERE for the 2017 Jamboree Packet

 

The information and registration packet for the 2017 Jake Hardison Memorial Challenger Jamboree is now available! The 26th Annual Jamboree will be held on May 12-14, 2017 and will be hosted once again by Azalea Little League (Virginia District 8) in Norfolk. 

 

The concept for the Jamboree was started in 1992 by former Virginia District 8 Administrator Jake Hardison to provide an event similar to the Little League World Series, but in a non-competitive environment. The event gives boys, girls, and adults with disabilities the opportunity to play baseball and socialize in a positive atmosphere. Known in years past as the Challenger Tournament and Fun Weekend (1992-2005) and the Little League Worldwide Challenger Jamboree (2006-2011), the Jamboree was renamed in Mr. Hardison’s honor after his passing in 2012. 

 

The Jamboree will once again offer some of our traditionally popular events, such as the themed dance on Friday night (Luau), carnival, concessions, new activity zone, picnic on Saturday, and baseball games on Saturday and Sunday.  

 

The packet linked above is a fillable PDF giving leagues the ability to type in the information and send directly through an email. 

 

Little League Challenger teams that want to participate will need to submit their rosters, Little League ID number and their event form on or before April 20, 2017. Like last year, the Jamboree will offer games in two divisions: Little League Challenger (age 4-19) and Senior Challenger (age 15-up).

 

For additional information, please contact:

 

Gary Owens

Information/Schedule Coordinator

Jake Hardison Memorial Challenger Jamboree Committee

info@jhmcj.org

(757) 777-8877

 

Andrew Adler

District Administrator

Virginia District 8 Little League

DA@va8ll.org

(757) 288-1356


SPRING 2017 REGISTRATION

Our member leagues are preparing for the Spring 2017 season!  Baseball, Softball and Challenger player registration will place during the months of January and February.  Click the "League Locations" link on the left hand side of the page for a list of District 8 Leagues and links to individual league websites for more information about the league that serves your neighborhood.



Little League Road Show Flyer

The Little League Road Show will be coming to Hampton January 28-29, 2017!  The League Administration Clinic provides attendees a thorough understanding of the rules, regulations, policies and operating practices of Little League to assist them in developing a well-run local program.  The Umpire Clinic provides an overview and interpretation of various rules and regulations as well as instruction of basic umpire mechanics.  The flyer linked above has additional details, and registration information.  We hope to have representation from as many leagues as possible!



Tricky Tray Basket Raffle Flyer

The Tricky Tray Basket Raffle is a fundraiser for the Jake Hardison Memorial Challenger Jamboree taking place on Saturday, November 19.  You must be present to win.  A flyer with additional information about the event is linked above. 


2016 VIRGINIA STATE TOURNAMENTS

 

Green Run Little League, Junior Baseball State Champions and 2nd Place in Southeast Region!  Southeast Region Junior Baseball Schedule. 

 

Shore Little League, Senior Softball State Champions!  They advanced to the Southeast Regional hosted by Rowan Little League in Salisbury, North Carolina (NC District 2).

 

Virginia Beach Little League Junior Softball - 3rd Place in State!

 

District 8 Champions at 8-to-10 level and above advance to Virginia State Tournaments.  Links to brackets and schedules will be posted in the left hand column below as it becomes available from the host Districts. 

 

Baseball

District – Location

Host League

Report Date

8-to-10

District 10 – Manassas

Coles LL

July 14

9-to-11

District 11 – Honaker

Honaker LL

July 14

Major

District 8 – Norfolk

Fleet Park LL & Azalea LL

July 21

Junior

District 13 – Pound

Pound LL & Wise LL

July 14

Senior

District 5 – Henrico

 Tuckahoe LL

July 14

Softball

District – Location

Host League

Report Date

8-to-10

District 3 – Bridgewater

Bridgewater Community LL

July 7

Major

District 6 – Portsmouth

Olive Branch LL

July 14

Junior

District 13 – Coeburn

Coeburn LL

July 7

Senior

District 3 – Luray

 Luray LL

July 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



2016 DISTRICT 8 TOURNAMENTS

 

The 2016 District 8 Baseball and Softball Tournament schedule is below.  Brackets for each division can be found by clicking the links in the left hand column.  Photos of the District Champions will be added as they become available.

 

Baseball

Host League

Start

District 8 Champion

7-8 Special Games

Aragona/Pembroke

June 25

Fleet Park Gold

8-to-10

Fleet Park (at Azalea)

June 25

Fleet Park Gold

9-to-11

Fleet Park (at Azalea)

June 25

Virginia Beach American

Major

Fleet Park (at Azalea)

July 2

Central Accomack

Junior

Azalea

July 2

Green Run

Senior

Azalea

June 25

Azalea


Softball

Host League

Start

District 8 Champion

7-8 Special Games

Aragona/Pembroke

June 25

Aragona/Pembroke

8-to-10

Azalea

June 25

Virginia Beach

Major

Central Accomack

July 2

Central Accomack

Junior*

No tournament

n/a

Virginia Beach*

Senior

Azalea

July 2

Shore


* Virginia Beach was the only league to field a Junior Softball tournament team.  They will represent District 8 at the State Tournament.


Coaches Meeting/Book Verification:

Monday, June 20 for all tournaments starting June 25

Monday, June 27 for all tournaments starting July 2


Tournament Rules Summary:

Baseball Tournament Rules Summary 

Softball Tournament Rules Summary