November 2022

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Questions and Answers

Importance of early registrations? 

In previous issues we have discussed our permit process that enables us to use the County Schools and Parks facilities. One of the questions we get in our surveys is the need for early registrations.

We wanted to share with you that early registrations enable us to determine approximate number of participants which tell us how many volunteer coaches we need for each sport and each age level. This is a critical piece of what we do as volunteers to get each seasonal sport going. We depend completely on volunteers to coach our children. May people tell us that they don't know how to coach, that is not a problem as we can teach/train you! So please don't let that stop you from volunteering.

The next most critical piece is scheduling. Like needing early numbers to determine teams and coaches, we would love to get permits for fields and gyms a month before we start. Unfortunately we never get our permits from the County until two weeks before our first practices. This is typically why you don't get info until right before the season starts.

We hope this information is useful and strive to continue to keep you informed.


Take the SYA Fall Sports Survey

The SYA Fall Sports Survey is now open. This short survey takes just 2-3 minutes to complete and helps SYA commissioners, coaches, and volunteers.

Take the Survey!

Congrats on a Great Season Fall Soccer Athletes!

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SYA Announces Soccer Camps and Clinics

Soccer Academy’s 2023 Spring Break Camp will take place at SYA Sports Park, 6626 Bull Run Post Office Road, Centreville, VA 20120, April 3-7. 

Registration is now available!

Summer Day Camps - 2023

For boys and girls ages 5 to 14 of all abilities. Our day programs are designed to meet the needs of all types of players.

Registration is now available!

PCA - Positive Coaching Alliance - What is it?

SYA has been partnering with PCA for over 10 years. PCA is an organization who’ focus is as a research-based training and resource operation for leaders to ensure positive youth experiences for all kids. PCA is used by SYA to train our coaches and parents on proper techniques for teaching our children life lessons. These classroom instructions are done 3x per year and are available for any and all coaches and assistant coaches

SYA also gets video’s and documents from PCA that we use on our website as well as in our newsletters. Please take the time to read/watch them. If you have any questions, please contact us at


COVID Information


SYA wants to thank all members for their efforts in relation to being safe. Your Board of Directors appreciates everyone's patience and understanding of adjustments that have been needed in relation to COVID and ensuring everyone's safety.

SYA develops their protocols based on information from CDC, VA State and local officials.  

Please refer to our updates on our website for the Return to Play protocols. Please note that these were recently updated as of 7-8-2022.

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Thank you for Supporting the Southwestern Youth Association!

Want to Sponsor? Contact Scott Liskey

All funds raised support the SYA Sports Park and all SYA Sports.

SYA Partnerships

Thank you to our longstanding partnerships.

The Pickett Law Group
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