Monday, January 4th, 2021
The CYA Buzz is a weekly e-Newsletter intended to keep our members up to date on all CYA Sports and Exciting Community Events. 
 
CYA Offers 14 Different Youth Sports Annually! 
Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Field Hockey, Tackle and Flag Football, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track, Volleyball and Wrestling.
It's 2021! Happy New Year!

Now that the Holiday season has passed, it's time to get moving on our Spring Season!  Online Spring Sport Registration is OPEN!! This issue of the CYA Weekly Buzz introduces everyone to all of our Spring Sport offerings. We are updating content on our website as quickly as possible so please be patient if you notice pages that are outdated.. 

  
 A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all of our Sport Coordinators and their teams of over-achieving volunteers. These folks invest a significant amount of time into our community and without them, none of this would be possible. Thank You! 

CYA Celebrates 50 Years!
So let's take a look back at the year 1971...

Richard Nixon was president,
Gas was .36 per gallon,
Top song: Joy to the world by Three Dog Night,
Ray Tomlinson invented internet based email,
The first Starbucks opened at the Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington,
Taco Bell was started in Downey, California, and founded by Glen Bell,
Century 21 Real Estate LLC opened its doors in Orange County, California,
Gillette introduced the Trac II razor, the first double-blade shaving tool,
The Intel 4004 was the first microprocessor,

World Series Champions: Pittsburgh Pirates
Superbowl V Champions: Baltimore Colts
NBA Champions: Milwaukee Bucks
Stanley Cup Champs: Montreal Canadiens
U.S. Open Golf Jack Nicklaus
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Stan Smith/Billie Jean King
Wimbledon (Men/Women): John Newcombe
NCAA Football Champions: Nebraska
NCAA Basketball Champions: UCLA
Kentucky Derby: Canonero II

And Best of All... CYA was Born! Happy 50th Anniversary Everyone!
CYA Little League Baseball

Coordinator: Rob Fitzhugh

Little League Baseball is for boys and girls ages 4 - 12 and includes a Challenger Baseball Program for kids with physical or mental challenges. 

Learn all about CYA's Little League Baseball Program on the Chantilly Little League Website and the Little League Facebook Page.  

Spring team sponsorships are available NOW! It's a great, cost effective way to market your business AND support CYA Baseball. Click Here for Sponsorship Information.

CYA Babe Ruth Baseball

Coordinator: Dave Gould

CYA Babe Ruth Baseball is for kids ages 13-18 and participates in the Northern Fairfax County Babe Ruth Program - www.nfcbaberuth.com. 

This should be another exciting season as our league will compete against other area programs and our all-star team will look to win another Virginia State Championship! Join your friends for a fun and competitive baseball experience! 

CYA Basketball

Coordinator: JP Prochazka

The CYA Spring Basketball Program is for all boys and girls in grades 4-12 regardless of skill level.

We also sponsor a spring AAU Travel program for boys and girls in grades 4-11.  


CYA Flag Football


CYA's Flag Football program started in 2013 and has now grown to over 200 players every Spring! No doubt, 2021 will be our biggest year ever! CYA Flag Football is for boys and girls ages 5 - 16. We are extremely pleased with the progression of our program and look forward to another great year.   

CYA Lacrosse

Coordinator: Chris Saben

The CYA Lacrosse Administrators are hard at work getting things ready to roll beginning in January. We are asking everyone to register early to help us establish numbers for uniforms/gear and submission to NVYLL for league play.

If you are a returning player from Spring 2020, you should have received an email with discount codes to be used for the upcoming season. If you have not received the email please let us know Lacrosse@ChantillyYouth.org. 
 
For new players to CYA
Our league rules require that your child be in one of the following high school pyramids to play for CYA - Chantilly HS, Fairfax HS, Oakton HS, or Westfields HS.

CYA Soccer

Soccer Coordinator: Dylan Sutherland

CYA Soccer is one of the largest and most accomplished soccer programs in Northern Virginia! Our program accommodates boys and girls of any skill level spanning ages 4 - 19. The past year has been VERY exciting with many expanded programs on the 2021 Horizon!


Learn all about CYA Soccer

Follow CYA Soccer on InstagramTwitter and Facebook!
CYA Softball

Softball Coordinator: John Philipps

CYA Softball is poised to become one of the most prestigious softball programs in the region! Softball has recreational play for all skill levels and high level travel programs for girls ages 7 - 18. We even have T-Ball for players age 5-6


Follow CYA Softball on Facebook and Twitter 
Tennis
CYA Tennis

Coordinator: Doug Keggereis

For the 24th year, Chantilly International Tennis will bring you the CYA tennis program!  
 
Over 300 kids participated in CYA Tennis annually and we expect another HUGE year in 2021 Three 6-week sessions beginning May 20th!! These sessions usually reach full capacity so register ASAP!   

Program will be held at Westfield and Chantilly High School tennis courts

CYA Track


CYA Track has several hundred kids every spring and you know why?... It's AWESOME! All of our home events take place at Chantilly High School and we couldn't be more excited about the CYA Alumni who are now competing on the National Stage. 


Make sure you follow CYA Track on Twitter!
CYA Volleyball


We recently introduced our new Volleyball logo and the positive responses have been overwhelming! Thank you to all who commented.

We have also received many emails from folks who are interested in helping us build the strongest and most exciting Volleyball Program in the area.

If you are a Volleyball enthusiast and would like to help us develop the foundation that will support the growth of Volleyball for the next 50 years, please reach out today! We are looking for volunteers to participate in many ways - join the operating committee, work on fundraising, coach, provide skill clinics and the list goes on.

Please let us know if you would like to participate! Volleyball@ChantillyYouth.org

CYA Wrestling

Coordinator: Jihoon Shin

Session #2 Starts TODAY! Jihoon and his team of wrestling enthusiasts have spent the past few months building out a dedicated wrestling room at the CYA Fieldhouse and that gives us the opportunity to have a year 'round program! Like all programs at the Fieldhouse, we are focused on making sure our athletes are kept safe so cleaning protocols are in place which includes the equipment in the Wrestling Room. CYA Wrestling is the top program in the area... Check it out!

CYA Fieldhouse Winter Recreational Basketball League
Starts THIS Week!
Due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, CYA will not be offering a traditional recreational basketball season this winter. Instead, we are hosting a league right here at the CYA Fieldhouse! The Fieldhouse offers an environment that can be regulated and monitored. Additionally, the cleaning protocols are stringent and documented. All game equipment is sanitized regularly and only players are allowed in the building – no spectators at this time.

Obviously, we won’t be able to accommodate the number of kids who typically participate in CYA Basketball over a normal winter season but we intend to get as many kids out there as possible under the very strict safety guidelines.

The program will run 12 weeks and the cost is $150 per player.
First come, first served so register ASAP!

We need volunteer coaches to make this happen! If you are interested in coaching, please contact Zack Welch (CYA Fieldhouse GM) at ZWelch@ChantillyYouth.org

Exciting News! Giant Food Community Bag Program!
We are so excited to share that CYA has been selected to be a part of the Giant Food Community Bag Program, which is designed to make it easy for customers to contribute to their local community while supporting the environment.

For the month of January, each time a reusable $2.50 Community Bag is purchased at the Giant Food located in the Greenbrier Shopping Center, $1 will be donated to CYA!

This is a great way to raise awareness, support the environment and fundraise for our cause. Let’s get started! We can begin by spreading the news to our friends and family. Call, send emails, and post on social media. The more people who learn about the program and purchase the Community Bag during the month of January, the more money we will raise.

To learn more about this program, please visit Giantfood.bags4mycause.com
Play Safely at the CYA Fieldhouse!
Our staff at the CYA Fieldhouse is doing a terrific job in making sure all of our members and user groups are kept safe. In order to support them, we have some simple procedures in place that absolutely need to be followed by anyone who is taking part in recreational activities at the FH.

First and foremost, we are not permitting spectators in the building at this time. If your kids are playing at the Fieldhouse, drop them off at the front door and wait in the parking lot for them to finish their activity. We know... it's a bummer that you can't watch your kids play but things will change soon enough and for now, we are focused on making sure all of our kids are kept safe.

For a list of things we do at the Fieldhouse to keep everyone safe, follow the link below.


As we prepare for games and sporting events, we want to remind everyone to follow the COVID-19 protocols in place designed to protect our kids and families. Coaches and Spectators (parents, guardians and fans) are to wear masks at all times. Players should wear masks to/from the event and only remove them while competing. 

A few additional instructions:
 
1) Only players and approved team officials are permitted on or around the fields. Spectators must stay clear – either outside fences or in the stands and must practice social distancing.
2) Please check your child’s temperature prior to leaving for the game. If your child has a temperature that exceeds 100.4, please keep them home!
3) Please pack extra hand sanitizer!
4) If anyone in your family feels sick, stay home!
 
Please check your sport website for additional information. 
CLICK HERE to review the CYA Return to Play Guidelines.

If you don't have a mask on and you aren't socially distancing, a coach or administrator will politely ask you to comply and if you don't want to, you will be asked to get back in your car.

Please don't put our administrators in an uncomfortable position... JUST WEAR IT!

Happy New Year Everyone!
Thank You For Supporting CYA Sports!
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We get questions all of the time about how we obtain content for "The Buzz" and the truth is, we rely on our members entirely! If you have a noteworthy story that you think would be beneficial to our membership, please send it to us! The Buzz goes out every Tuesday or Wednesday so all content needs to be in by 5:00 on Monday afternoon.