Virginia District 8 Little League: District 8 News

2016 VIRGINIA STATE TOURNAMENTS

 

Green Run Little League, Junior Baseball State Champions!  They advance to the Southeast Regional in Greenville, South Carolina.  First game is Friday, August 5 at 1pm against the Georgia State Champions.  Click here for the complete 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).  Southeast Region Senior Softball Schedule.

 

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



2016 Jake Hardison Memorial Challenger Jamboree Packet Now Available
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The information and registration packet for the 25th Anniversary Jake Hardison Memorial Challenger Jamboree is now available! The Jamboree will be held on May 13-15, 2016 and is hosted once again by Azalea Little League (Virginia District 8) in Norfolk. 

 

The concept for the Jamboree was started in 1992 by 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.  

 

A new feature in this year’s packet is the ability to type in the information and send directly through an email. Thanks go to Bob Sottile, District Administrator of Virginia District 10, for his help in creating this feature. 

 

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, 2016. 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 2016 Player Registration

Our member leagues are preparing for the Spring 2016 season!  Baseball, Softball and Challenger player registration is taking place during the month of 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. 



2015 Virginia State Tournaments

CONGRATULATIONS:

Green Run Intermediate Baseball - Virginia State Champions!  Green Run represented Virginia in the Southeast Regional Tournament hosted by Apopoka Little League (Florida District 23).

Virginia Beach Senior Softball - 2nd Place in State!

Virginia Beach Junior Baseball - 3rd Place in State!

Baseball

District – Location

Host League/Facility

Report Date

9-10

District 7 – Newport News

Stoney Run Complex

July 16

10-11

District 12 – Roanoke

Starkey Park

July 16

Major

District 5 – Richmond

Tuckahoe LL

July 23

Intermediate

District 9 – Alexandria

Fort Hunt LL

July 9

Junior

District 13 – Pound

Pound LL

July 22

Senior

District 16 – Purcellville

Greater Fauquier LL

July 16

Big League

District 8 – Va Beach/Norfolk

Plaza LL and Azalea LL

July 10

Softball

District – Location

Host League

Report Date

9-10

District 16 – Leesburg

Loudoun Girls LL

July 9

Major

District 11 – Honaker

Honaker LL

July 16

Junior

District 11 – Richlands

Richlands LL

July 9

Senior

District 1 – Damascus

Damascus LL

July 9

Big League

District 11 – Honaker

Honaker LL

July 16

 




New Senior League Challenger Division Provides Opportunity for Older Players to Participate Regardless of Age

Since 1989, Little League has offered a program where children with mental and physical disabilities can enjoy playing the game. The new Senior League Challenger Division will provide the same opportunity for anyone over age 15, with no upper age limit.

Click the link above for the full News Release from Little League International.