Click the "Virtual Training" tab above, to see ELEVEN great, short training videos. These are a gift to us from FCKLL Alumni Jack and Peter Villa, and other members of the George Mason High School baseball team.
Now that Virginia is moving forward and we have a better sense of what may be possible, we have a draft plan for safely returning to the ballfield. While this will continue to evolve, we know you are curious about next steps for Falls Church Little League.
The plan below is what we hope for – but of course we must have the “green light” from the State of Virginia before we do anything that resembles putting a team on a field!
Plans for the Fall:
At a high level, we hope to “lift and shift” Spring into Fall. Rather than being a developmental league like normal Fall Ball (without standings, tournaments, etc.) we will try to make Fall feel as much like Spring as possible. FOR NOW, we will leave Spring teams intact. There will not be additional assessments or new drafts.
As we get closer to Phase Three, we will determine how many of our Spring players plan to play in the Fall – and will also welcome new players to join our league. From there, we will finalize team rosters and schedules. Directionally, and if we are permitted, we will start practices in mid-August and play games beginning in late August. We’ll aim for season ending tournaments in October, before it gets too cold or dark! And obviously we are 100% committed to the safety of our players and our fans, so we will follow enhanced protocols around shared equipment, close contact, etc. Please stay tuned for details on all of this.
Special note for League Age 12 players who would normally “age out” prior to Fall: We anticipate that you will be able to play, as you would have in the Spring. Stay tuned and fingers crossed.
But what about Summer?
For now, we are not permitted to play any organized ball. You can go play catch with your family – please follow Virginia Phase One and social distancing guidance, and all posted signs at local schools and parks.
We are hoping to offer some “pickup” sandlot-style baseball for our Triple A and Majors players during Phase Two or sometime later in the summer, but this can’t happen yet. We will reach out with details on that if/when available. More to come on this – we can’t move ahead until we have clarity from the Governor. You’ll need to register and sign a waiver, but there will be no cost.
Speaking of Money:
Your spring fee becomes your fall fee. We do not expect to assess any additional fees. That said, refunds are available for anyone who would like to request one. Please contact
to request a refund.
We are very grateful for the local businesses that support us and help keep costs down for our players and families. Please take a look at the Sponsors list (link in left bar), and consider giving back to these organizations that generously give to us!
STEM Education Lessons — the first lesson, taught by Nationals Park PA announcer Jerome Hruska, teaches children how to measure their strike zone. Future topics will include Reaction Time, Elasticity, Sports Vision, Aerodynamics, and Angular Momentum.
Reading Resources— reading is more important now than ever. Fans can find reading activities, featuring Nationals pitchers Sean Doolittle and Aníbal Sánchez, in both English and Spanish.
Summer Slugger— in partnership with EVERFI, Major League Baseball’s Summer Slugger program, designed for fourth and fifth graders, was developed to combat summer learning loss during vacation months but is even more relevant for students now when they may struggle with knowledge retention due to school closures.