Virginia District 5 Little League: Welcome

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Welcome to the internet home of Virginia's District 5 Little League. This page has been set up to keep you informed about upcoming District 5 events, as well as the latest results from this years tournament play.
Keep checking back for all the latest news from District 5.




Thursday, November 20
Age Determination Date Clarification

FOR BASEBALL DIVISIONS ONLY

In April, 2014 the International Congress approved the new league age determination amendment for Little League Baseball®. To implement the new amendment, it was decided to include a three-year waiting period to execute the change, starting in 2018. Questions from the field were raised about the impact the change would have on players that were currently league age 8 under the traditional system. Using feedback from Little League® parents through our District Administrators, the Little League International Board of Directors adjusted the April-approved implementation strategy in order to modify the impact on all of our minor and major division players. The adjustment also allows for an easier transition for players in the early years of Little League participation.

As a result of this recent adjustment to the implementation strategy, effective immediately, any player born on or after January 1, 2006 who will turn the ages of 4-9 during the 2015 calendar year will be eligible to participate in a local Little League program and will use the new age determination date of December 31 for the reminder of their Little League Baseball career. Players will still be assigned to a division based on local league divisional structure.

Consequently, players born prior to January 1, 2006 will continue to utilize the current age determination date of April 30 for the remainder of their Little League career.

To view the age determination charts, click here.




Wednesday, November 5
2014 Virginia Road Show

The 2015 Baseball/Softball season has begun!!  Local leagues have elected new board members and are in the process of preparing for the upcoming season - time for policies and procedures to be finalized, divisions to be determined and budgets to be approved.  For newly elected presidents and other board officers, the off-season paperwork can be confusing and even overwhelming without guidance.  An excellent opportunity for all board members is the Virginia Little League Road Show, a highly recommended forum for all Board members for discussions and guidance regarding the administrative functions of running a local Little League.

The 2015 Little League Road Show will be hosted by District 14 and will be held in Charlottesville VA on Saturday, January 24th - Sunday, January 25th.  For a copy of the registration form, click here. 




Monday, November 17
Volunteers are the Heart and Soul of Your League

Volunteers are the heart and soul of your league. Without their time and effort, Little League® just couldn't exist. It takes hard work to keep volunteers coming back, but with these helpful tips, you can ease the process and focus on having a successful and fun season in your league.
ACTIVE Network has put together a FREE pre-recorded webinar, Volunteers are the Heart and Soul of Your League.  The webinar will walk you through the entire Volunteer Cycle and provide tips and tricks at every step in the process.  You'll get details on:
  • How to increase volunteer sign ups
  • How to utilize registration as a recruiting tool for volunteers
  • Management of their time and expectations, making them want to come back every season
VOLUNTEERS ARE CRUCIAL TO YOUR LEAGUE. KNOWING HOW TO RECRUIT, MANAGE AND RETAIN THEM IS CRUCIAL TO YOUR SUCCESS!

Watch Volunteers are the Heart and Soul of Your League now.  Click
here to view the webinar.



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