SYA Moments Newsletter August 2021

September 2021

COVID Information
COVID Safeplay

SYA continues to be good stewards of our childrens' safety. We are currently re-evaluating current protocols issued by Federal, State and Local officials. While there is a relaxation going on, there is still a need for unvaccinated coaches/officials to wear masks.

Updates will be out soon on our website in the RETURN TO PLAY section.

SYA Events

SYA Gridiron Classic football sponsored by Suburban AutoBody

Saturday, September 11 @ Centreville High School

It's open to the public so come out and enjoy all the activities going on.

  • Silent Auction Baskets
  • Food Trucks including Chix & Stix, Pauly's Rib Shack and Kona Ice
  • RISE UP Physical Therapy will be onsite from 1pm-4pm doing FREE Sports injury screening and general screening which is open to everyone!

Thank you to our Gridiron Classic Sponsors! Suburban AutoBody of Herndon, XLR8 Sports Performance, Elizabeth Ann Healy Foundation, Ohana Homes, RISE UP Physical Therapy, Kona Ice, DICK'S Sporting Goods, and KickFlip Recruiting!

More information is available on the SYA Football Facebook page.

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Join us on Sunday, September 19 at 2:00 pm at the SYA Sports Park for an afternoon of fun, food and festivities.

Bring your appetite and enjoy a great fall day to celebrate SYA and the SYA Sports Park!!

Follow our Facebook page for details and the official list of vendors.


  • Suya Square
  • Village Café
  • Chix and Stix
  • Skrimp Shack
  • Kona Ice
  • Uncle Fred’s BBQ
  • Taqueria El Sabor
  • Honor Brewing
  • Tucked Away Brewing
  • A Moon Bounce!
  • SYA Volunteers and Coaches

Interested or want to Sponsor?

Contact Scott Liskey

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

SYA News and Notes

The Washington Nationals Team UP Program, Recognizes SYA Volunteer, Larry Hopkins

In 2015, the Nationals launched Team UP a substantial, multi-faceted program with a mission to provide resources and programs that supports youth baseball and softball. Team UP provides at no cost uniforms, player visits, game day experiences, recognition opportunities and recruiting assistance for its member leagues.

They asked each Nationals Team UP league to nominate someone who this past spring season generously served their league, encouraged their youth players and exemplified teamwork and sportsmanship. Larry Hopkins was nominiated by Southwestern Youth Association and was selected as a Volunteer of the Year! 

Read More Online...

Team Up Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations Larry, and thank you for all you do to support SYA Little League!

Fairfax County Stuff the Bus to Fight Hunger in our Neighborhoods

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Stuff the Bus began in 2011 in response to a critical need to help restock the shelves of local food pantries after the holidays. This collaborative program is a partnership between Fairfax County Government and local nonprofits. Now in its 10th year, Stuff the Bus continues to support food assistance efforts for families and households.

Donations accepted:

Saturday, September 11

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Drop off locations:

Sully Government Center

4900 Stonecroft Boulevard

Chantilly, VA 20151


Centreville Regional Library

14200 Saint Germain Drive

Centerville VA 20121

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SYA Winter Sports Registration is NOW OPEN!

This winter, SYA will be offering House and Travel Basketball, and Wrestling as well as several Camps/Clinics. If you have an athlete who wants to participate, register now!

Register for Winter Sports
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Supporting a Coach During a Losing Season

Maintaining Support For A Coach During A Losing Season

"Our U9 competitive soccer team has a model PCA Double-Goal Coach, but the majority of parents are struggling with our lack of wins. They chose competitive over rec in many cases because they don't want their kids on losing sides...How can I keep the parents supportive of our Double-Goal Coach?"

Read more online...

Virginia Valor Update
Fall 2021 Registration Open
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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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