SYA is an independent non profit youth sports organization. SYA is provided permits by Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) to utilize school and park gyms and fields. These permits allow us to fully use under the rules and guidance of Fairfax County, their facilities within our area.
SYA is fortunate to also be partners with certain schools and facilities, have adoption agreements and volunteer on several boards within Fairfax County to allow us to have access to some of the best fields/gyms in the area. These efforts by our volunteers also give us Priority Use of certain facilities.
SYA is required to submit requests for field and gym use at the beginning of each season. However, the schools and parks are allowed to cancel those at any time if they have a school or park event. SYA works hard to ensure that we get full use of our permits, unfortunately there are times where we are canceled by the County.
Your Board of Directors has been working tirelessly with the Fairfax County Athletic Council to minimize the disruptions that are caused by last minute cancelations. While we understand when schools are affected by emergencies such as weather, unexpected events, and official shortages, there should be very few last minute cancelations for regular scheduled activities.